What can Toddlers and Preschoolers do at Sesame Place?

Posted on: June 2nd, 2021 by

Sesame Place is one of my favorite places in the world. We have been there during every season and I was so excited to take my 3 year old for his first visit to Sesame Place. The thing I love most about Sesame Place is how it is perfectly designed for a toddler or preschooler. At other theme parks there are so many things that are off limits for the little ones. The entire park is designed with their age group in mind. It makes the day run so much smoother knowing there is so much toddlers and preschoolers can do at Sesame Place.

A family with a toddler takes a family portrait at sesame place.

We had a great day exploring all Sesame Place has to offer for the toddler preschooler crowd. Thank you Sesame Place for providing the complimentary tickets for the day.

Sesame Place Rides for Toddlers and Preschoolers

One of the great things about Sesame Place is that almost every ride is appropriate for toddlers and preschoolers. Even the rides that my son wasn’t tall enough to ride alone he was able to ride with his big sister. He didn’t feel like he was missing out on anything all day.

Captain Cookies High C’s Adventure

  • Children under 48 inches must ride with a companion 14 years old or older.
  • The Captain Cookies High C’s Adventure is located in Cookie’s Monster Land.

About the Captain Cookies High C’s Adventure

This ride is boat themed and is a fast spinning ride.

  • Children under 42 inches must ride with a companion 14 years old or older.
  • The Flying Cookie Jars is located in Cookie’s Monster Land.

This ride spins and goes pretty high in the air. You can control the spinning with the steering wheel in each car. Let your toddlers and preschoolers at Sesame Place take the wheel for extra fun for them.

toddlers and preschoolers at sesame place enjoy the Flying Cookie Jars ride.

Monster Mix Up

  • Children under 42 inches must ride with a companion 14 years old or older.
  • The Monster Mix Up is located in Cookie’s Monster Land.

About the Monster Mix Up

This ride is a tea cups style ride.

Mini Monster Clubhouse

  • This attraction is for all guests 5 years old and younger.
  • The Mini Monster Clubhouse is located in Cookie’s Monster Land.

About the Mini Monster Clubhouse

This is a soft play area for guests under 5 years old.  Children must be supervised at all times. It’s a favorite for little ones that want to crawl, climb, and stretch their legs.

A toddler crawls through a tube in the Mini Monster Clubhouse at Sesame Place.

Monster Clubhouse

  • There are no height requirements for this attraction.
  • The Flying Cookie Jars is located in Cookie’s Monster Land.

About the Monster Clubhouse

This is a fun house type ride that is good for kids and adults.

Oscar’s Rotten Rusty Rockets

  • Children under 42 inches tall must ride with a companion 14 years old or older.
  • Oscar’s Rotten Rusty Rockets is located in Cookie’s Monster Land.

About Oscar’s Rotten Rusty Rockets

The cars go around in an oval and speed up as they round each curve.

toddlers and preschoolers enjoy the Oscar’s Rotten Rusty Rockets at Sesame Place with older siblings.

Peek a Bug

  • Children under 42 inches tall must ride with a companion 14 years old or older.
  • The Peek a Bug is located in Elmo’s World.

About Peek a Bug

This ride is one large car that goes back and forth getting higher each time.

Elmo’s Fish

  • Children under 48 inches tall must ride with a companion 14 years old or older.
  • Elmo’s Fish is located in Elmo’s World.

About Elmo’s FIsh

Children sit in fish like cars that hop as they spin around.

Elmo’s Cloud Chaser

  • Children between 36-42 inches tall must ride with a companion 14 years old or older.
  • The Elmo’s Cloud Chaser is located in Elmo’s World.

About Elmo’s Cloud Chaser

This is a swing ride.

Slimey’s Square

  • This attraction is for all guests 5 years old and younger.
  • Slimey’s Square is located in Sesame City.

About Slimey’s Square

This is a soft play area for guests under 5 years old. Children must be supervised at all times.

Snuffy’s Slides

  • This ride is for children under 12 years old.
  • The Snuffy’s Slides is located in Elmo’s World

About the Snuffy’s Slides

This is a kids only double slide. Kids can ride by themselves and only children under 12 years old are allowed to play.

  • Guests under 36 inches tall must ride with a companion 14 years old or older.
  • The Sunny Day Carousel is located near the front of Cooke’s Monster Land.

This is your traditional carousel good for all ages.

Sesame Place toddler on merry go round

Vapor Trail

  • To ride along you must be over the age of 3 years old. Children between 3-6 years old and under 44 inches must ride with a supervising companion 14 years old or older.
  • The Vapor Trail is located in Sesame Plaza.

About the Vapor Trail

Vapor Trail is a small roller coaster and may be too intense for many preschoolers.

Vapor Trail is a small roller coaster at Sesame Place and may be too intense for many preschoolers.

Watch some of our Sesame Place highlights

Take a look at our Sesame Place video from 2016 to see a closer look at some Sesame Placer rides and shows for little ones.

Sesame Place Shows for Toddlers and Preschoolers

One of my favorite things about Sesame Place are the shows. They are so fun and interactive and my kids always love them. Plus it’s great to sit down for a few minutes after a busy day at the park. A few of the shows are currently closed because of COVID but here are the ones that are currently open.

Let’s Play Together

  • Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Bert, Ernie, Rosita
  • Approximately 30 minutes
  • The Let’s Play Together Show is located at Abby’s Paradise Theater.

About Let’s Play Together

In this show Elmo learns that there are lots of different ways to play with your friends. Each character shares their favorite song or game and everyone sings and dances along.

Elmo's show Let’s Play Together is loved by toddlers and preschoolers at Sesame Place.

The Magic of Art

  • Abby Cadabby, Elmo, Grover, Cookie Monster, Telly
  • Approximately 30 minutes
  • The Magic of Art is located at Sesame Place Neighborhood Theater

About the Magic of Art

Abby’s friends show her that art comes in all shapes and sizes. Through their songs she gets inspired to create her own art. She learns that art comes from your heart.

Furry Friends Dance Party

  • Various characters
  • Approximately 30 minutes
  • The Furry Friends Dance Party is located near Oscar’s Wacky Taxi ride

About the Furry Friends Dance Party

It’s a socially distanced dance party. Toddlers and preschoolers can dance and sing with some of their favorite Sesame Street characters.

toddlers and preschoolers at Waterpark at Sesame Place in Langhorne PA
Waterpark at Sesame Place in Langhorne PA. Photo Credit Sesame Place

Water Play for Preschoolers and Toddlers at Sesame Place

Although the water rides were not open when we visited they looked amazing. Sesame Place was preparing for opening them the following weekend and we wished we could have jumped right in!

Big Bird’s Rambling River

This is a lazy river that you can travel around in a tube. It’s a relaxing opportunity to get a tour of the park.

Ernie’s Waterworks

This area is a small splash pad area specifically for guests under 7 years old and their supervising companions.

Teeny Tiny Wave Pool

This is a 10,000 square foot wave pool that guests of any age can splash around in. The maximum depth in the wave pool is 1 ½ feet.

Count’s Splash Castle

This attraction toddlers and preschoolers can do at Sesame Place is a multi level splash pad filled with interactive elements and plenty of opportunities to get soaked. Children under 5 years old must be accompanied by a supervising companion aged 14 years old or older.

Sky Splash

This is a ride the whole family can do together. Up to 6 people can ride in one raft. Throughout the ride there are ups and downs and it finishes by splashing into a big pool. Children under 36 inches tall must be accompanied by a supervising companion 14 years old or older and wear a life jacket.

More things Toddlers and Preschoolers can do at Sesame Place

Rides and shows are not the only things that Sesame Place has to offer toddlers and preschoolers. Here are a few more things to do during your visit.

Have your toddlers and preschoolers at Sesame Place meet the Sesame Street characters

One of the things you must do while at Sesame Place with toddlers and preschoolers is meet some of the characters. That looks a little different right now but it’s still a great photo opportunity. The characters are available for socially distanced photos several times during the day. Your best bet is to download the Sesame Place App and look at the schedule for the day. Make sure to get there early because the line can get long. These are some of the characters that are available for photos:

  • Elmo
  • Cookie Monster
  • Abby Cadabby
  • Julia
You can still get a selfie with Elmo at Sesame Place.

Watch the Neighborhood Street Party Parade

Currently the Neighborhood Street Party Parade is still closed due to COVID.

Pose for adorable pictures

One of the great things about Sesame Place are all the adorable photo opportunities throughout the park. Be sure to get photos of your toddlers and preschoolers at Sesame Place. Here are a few of my favorite spots to take photos at Sesame Place.

  • By the Welcome sign before you enter the park
  • By the Sesame Street Character shaped hedges when you first go into the park
  • In front of Mr. Hooper’s Store on Sesame Street
  • In Big Bird’s nest on Sesame Street
  • In front of any of the other store fronts on Sesame Street
Make sure to take photos with your toddlers and preschoolers on the steps of the iconic building on Sesame Street.

Quiet Places for Toddlers and Preschoolers at Sesame Place

A busy amusement park can be overwhelming for a toddler/preschooler. Sesame Place recognizes this and there are places throughout the park to take a break or get away from the noise when needed.

  • Shaded Benches – There are shaded benches in several spots around the park for anyone to sit and rest and get out of the sun for a little.
  • Low Sensory Areas – There are areas behind Sesame Street Neighborhood and the Twiddle Bug Tracks that are secluded and not crowded. These are great places to take a break and get away from the noise.
  • Quiet Rooms – There are 2 rooms that are designated as quiet rooms. They have low lighting and a place to relax. You can request entrance to the quiet rooms at the information area in the front of the park.
  • Abby Cadabby’s Garden Grille – While the restaurant is currently closed, this is a quiet secluded place to take a break when needed. It is covered and has tables to sit at.
  • There are two soft play areas specifically for children under 5 (Mini Monster Clubhouse and Slimey’s Square). These are great quiet places to relax or play in a less crowded spot.
A quiet room at Sesame Place offers toddlers and preschoolers a safe place to get away from the action.

Dining with Toddlers and Preschoolers at Sesame Place

During your busy day at Sesame Place you are bound to get hungry. Don’t worry there are plenty of food options for toddlers and preschoolers. There are sit down meals with characters, cafeteria style restaurants, and food trucks for eating on the go.

Dine with Elmo and Friends

  • This is a sit down character dining restaurant at Sesame Place. 
  • Dine with Elmo and Friends is located in Sesame Plaza. 
  • High chairs are available
  • Reservations are required for this restaurant.

What does Dine with Elmo and Friends have for toddlers and preschoolers at Sesame Place to eat?

Dine with Elmo and Friends offers a wide selection of American foods. The food is served buffet style so you can pick and choose your favorites.

Elmo’s Eatery

  • This is a sit down restaurant.
  • Elmo’s Eatery is located in Elmo’s World. 
  • High chairs are available.

What does Elmo’s Eatery have for toddlers and preschoolers to eat?

Elmo’s Eatery serves all the favorites. They have meatball subs, pizza, hot dogs, chicken nuggets, and more.

  • Food truck
  • The Cookie Monster’s Foodie Truck is located in Sesame Neighborhood 

This food truck has a menu especially for kids. They have hot dogs, mac and cheese, and uncrustable sandwiches.

eating macaroni and cheese at Sesame Place
No longer a preschooler, but she still enjoys eating macaroni and cheese at Sesame Place.

Mr. Hooper’s Food Market

  • Grab and go 
  • The Mr. Hooper’s Food Market is located in Sesame Neighborhood .

What does Mr. Hooper’s Food Market have for toddlers and preschoolers at Sesame Place to eat?

The food market has a variety of prepackaged snacks and cold drinks for a quick snack.

Coffee and Cone Corner

  • Grab and go 
  • The Coffee and Cone Corner is located in Elmo’s World

What does Coffee and Cone Corner have for toddlers and preschoolers to eat?

This is the place to go when you need an ice cream break!

  • Grab and Go
  • The Cookie’s Sometimes/Anytime Food Market is located in Cookie Monster Land. 

The market has quick snacks like buttery popcorn and Elmo shaped pretzels.

  • Sit down
  • Cookie’s Cafe is located near Count’s Court 
  • High chairs are available

The kid’s meal options include mac and cheese, hot dogs, chicken nuggets, and uncrustables.

Snuffy’s Street Treats

  • Food Truck
  • Snuffy’s Street Treats is located in Sesame Neighborhood. 

What does Snuffy’s Street Treats have for toddlers and preschoolers to eat?

This is the place to go for ice cream and milkshakes.

Cool Creations

  • Grab and go
  • Cool Creations is located in Count’s Court.

What does Cool Creations have for toddlers and preschoolers to eat?

This is the place to go for ice cream sundaes, funnel cake, and fried oreos!

Information for grownups taking Toddlers and Preschoolers to Sesame Place

How much does it cost to take toddlers and preschoolers to Sesame Place?

  • The one day ticket price for all guests 2 and over is $89.99
  • The two day ticket price (the visits do not need to be used on consecutive days) for all guests 2 and over is $99.99.
  • Guests under 2 are free and don’t require a ticket or reservation.
  • Tickets can be purchased online at the Sesame Place website.

How much is parking?

Prepaid parking is recommended to help with social distancing and it’s cheaper than paying at the park.

  • General Parking is $22.50
  • Preferred Parking starts at $30

Where can I stay near Sesame Place?

Coming soon, information about the best places to stay with kids near Sesame Place.

How much time can I spend with my toddlers and preschoolers at Sesame Place?

Sesame Place has so much to do you could spend all day here. I recommend using the 2 day ticket option.  Between the shows, characters, and rides, there were so many things we wanted to do at Sesame Place and we couldn’t fit it all into one day.  

Do toddlers and preschoolers have to wear masks at Sesame Place?

Sesame Place is following current CDC recommendations. All unvaccinated guests 2 and older need to wear a mask at all times. Fully vaccinated individuals do not need to wear a mask.

Strollers at Sesame Place

Sesame Place is very stroller friendly. The pathways are wide and there is stroller parking located near rides, restaurants, and shows.  

Can I bring my own stroller to Sesame Place?

Yes, strollers can be brought into the park.

Are there strollers I can rent?

Double strollers are available to rent. It costs $30 a day to rent. You can reserve your rental online in advance and pick it up when you enter the park. You can also rent strollers at the information center when you enter the Sesame Place.

Sleeping in stroller at Sesame Place Opening Day April 30 2011

Can we bring in outside food at Sesame Place?

Outside food and drinks are not permitted in Sesame Place. You can leave and reenter the park if you want to pack a cooler and eat in your car.

Sesame Place is the perfect amusement park for toddlers and preschoolers. Everything is geared toward their age group and almost every ride or attraction is accessible for them. There are also many quiet areas when you need to take a break. My 3 year old had a blast and can’t wait to go back again.

For more fun things to do near Sesame Place visit our articles about things to do in Philadelphia with kids.

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