It has been seriously hot this week. Like hotter than hot. I don't think I ever remember it being so hot. Ever. So we decided to drive down to Sesame Place to beat the heat and have some splashing water fun.
Related Post: Navigating Sesame Place When You Have a Kid with Autism
|The Boy's favorite spot: Splash Castle|
We arrived at Sesame Place ten minutes before opening (10am) which was perfect for us. We scored three chairs in front of The Count's Splash Castle - The Boy's absolute favorite spot! We didn't waste any time.
At 10 am it was already hot and sticky but overcast. The weather report said it was going to rain and I think that it deterred people from arriving early.
We like getting to the Splash Castle at around opening time since it's easier to manage when there isn't a crowd.
At 10 am, it was so hot that I even got in...I even stood under the bucket to get splashed!
|Keep cool & your valuables dry|
Today was also the first time we used our plastic lanyard wallet and fanny pack. We were able to leave our towels and slippers by our chairs but we could keep our valuables with us. And they stayed completely dry.
After sliding and splashing at the Castle, we decided to relax on Big Birds Rambling River.
Maybe it was because it was early or maybe it was because it was supposed to rain, but surprisingly there wasn't a long line.
The Husband and I love the Rambling River. But The Boy wanted to head back to Splash Castle...
By lunch the park started to fill up and we decided to change and grab something to eat before getting on some dry rides. (It was also a little cloudy and the weather app on my phone kept saying it would rain.)
The Boy really wanted to ride the Flyin Fish and Grover's World Twirl. And on a really really hot day, Grover's World Twirl may be the coolest dry ride you can get on. (Elmo's Cloud Chaser a close second.) It's shaded and you get a breeze from all the spinning. We rode it twice.
And in between dry rides, how does one stay keep cool at Sesame Place? Why at the Cooling Stations, of course! Just press the button and get sprayed with a cool gentle mist of water.
We also treated The Boy to ice cream.
Of course no visit to Sesame Place would be complete without stopping by the gift shop. I bought something for The Boy I am really excited about but that's for another post.
Then we were on our way. We left about 2pm but we had a fun filled day. And...it never rained.
There are some really exciting things taking place later this month at Sesame Place. For more details regarding July events see related post: What's Going On at Sesame Place in July.
Whether rain or shine, it's always a sunny day at Sesame Place.
I am a Sesame Place Blog Ambassador. I was not compensated for this post but was provided with a 2013 Season Pass for myself and complimentary admission for my family.
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AutismWonderland - written by Lisa Quinones-Fontanez - is a personal blog chronicling a NYC family's journey with autism, while also sharing local resources for children/families with special needs.