♦Plan your day keeping flexibility in mind. Go over the park’s attractions with your children and make a list of everything they would love to do. Then choose priorities, just in case there isn’t time to do it all.
♦Review the park map and check show schedules. Plan meals and activities around show times. For example, if you want to be sure to see the “Rock Around the Block" parade, have lunch early so there’s plenty of time to get a good spot for the parade.
♦If you are staying overnight, find a hotel nearby so the child can go back for a nap. Get your hand stamped for re-admission.
♦Consider what clothing to bring by how you plan your day. Do you want to do water rides immediately? If so, you could wear bathing suits under clothing and bring another outfit for later. Remember to pack water shoes, towels and a change of clothes — perhaps two bathing suits.
♦Have keys and valuables in a small case that you can wear or easily hold.
♦When meeting the Sesame Place characters, suggest the children ask them “yes”î and “no”î questions, as the lovable walkaround characters will happily respond to these type of questions.
♦Knowing young children, anything is possible. The youngster eager to meet Elmo might get shy when first meeting him. Take your time. Let him look from afar until he is comfortable getting close enough for a hug and a photo!