The Adventuredome Theme Park!!!! Our last Las Vegas trip was a family focused trip! My daughters second time in Vegas, but the first time she actually left the hotel/foodcourt/pool. Our prior trip was all about hubby and I, so we had babysitting set up through the resort and they took great care of my daughter poolside while hubby and I did all the non-family activities Vegas had to offer. This time around? If something was labeled kid-friendly, you bet we were there!!!! So you best believe we made the trip down the strip to Circus Circus and spent the afternoon at Adventuredome!
Located at the Circus Circus Resort, the Adventure Dome is a five acre indoor Adventure/Amusement Park for adults and children. There are rides and attractions including, Canyon Blaster, the world's only indoor double-loop, double-corkscrew roller coaster. Other rides include bumper cars, midway games, video arcade, rock climbing, FX movies, and clown shows.
All Day Passes ~ When you first arrive and feel the park isn’t as HUGE as you imagined, don’t let that stop you from purchasing an all day pass! The park is wayyy bigger than you realize and purchasing the Adventuredome all day pass will end up saving your a ton compared to purchasing each ride individually. Roller skating is even included in the all day pass! Worth every penny if you’re with kids. Trust me.
Eat Before You Arrive ~ The food at Circus Circus and Adventuredome really isn’t anything to brag about. Vegas food prices are expensive and paying high prices for just ok food?! No one is happy when that happens!! Eat before you arrive!!! You will thank me later.
Souvenir Shopping ~ Honestly, the shops inside the Circus Circus before you enter the Adventuredome have the cheapest prices I spotted for t-shirts, shot glasses, coffee mugs. You know, all the cheesy merchandise you want to being home for your friends and family!! With deals like two t-shirts for $20, I definitely brought home something for everyone!!! Even picked up a killer Las Vegas tye/dye for myself!
Plan To Spend 2-3 Hours ~ If you purchase an all day pass and plan on doing everything, plan on this being a 2-3 expedition. Adventuredome isn’t usually that crowded, but if you happen to be visiting on a holiday/weekend, you might want to add a little bit more time to your schedule since some of the coaster lines will have a small wait.
Bring Socks ~ If you purchase an all day pass, roller skating is included. To skate, you will need to be wearing a pair of socks! Come prepared if skating is your thing.
Height Requirements For Coasters ~ This is an obvious thing to keep in mind, but it’s good to know a head of time so you can prepare any kids in your party that may be under the height requirement. To ride the coasters you must be 48 inches tall. Being inside a casino, you best believe they are pretty strict about height for all the rides. Even the baby rides my daughter was being measured and she’s 7! I’m assuming it must be a policy of theirs to measure everyone for insurance reasons.
Free Clown Shows! ~ Who doesn't love clowns? FREE shows on the main stage take place all day long. Perfect activity when you want to take a break from all the action. Performances daily at noon, 1, 3 and 4 p.m. Additional shows Friday and Saturday at 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, and 9pm.
Snacks ~ I suggest to eat before you head to Adventuredome, but if the kiddos do get hungry or thirsty, there are snack shops throughout the park! You can purchase things like 20oz sodas, bags of Doritos, chips and candy! Nothing was too crazy priced either!
Nevada Resident Discount ~ you can save $2 by flashing your Nevada ID when you purchase your tickets! It’s not a huge savings, but hey! It’s at least something!
Mini Golf, Rock Climbing, 4D Movies ~ Someone in your Party not into rides?! There are a few non-ride options for that person to enjoy. A few of these activities like the golf do cost extra, but at least that person won’t be bored!
If you are hitting up Vegas with kids under 10, Adventuredome is a must! I’m honestly not a fan of the actual Circus Circus hotel since it’s a tad bit run down, but I do give the Adventuredome part of the resort two thumbs up! My 7 year old had so much fun at Adventuredome. We were trying to kill time between checking out of our hotel and heading to the airport and Adventuredome was the perfect activity to do such a thing! With all day asses we rode everything and then went on a few of our favorites one more time before heading to our Lyft.
I usually have at least one thing to complain about, but besides the Circus Circus being run down, I have zero complaints about the actual Adventuredome! Everything was priced right considering you are in Vegas and we had a blast! If I find myself in Vegas with my daughter again, we will be back!
Have you been to Adventuredome?
Not going to lie, this is definitely not a Courtjey original! We actually attended a Little Mermaid fundraiser a few years back and these beyond adorable sandwiches are what we were served!!!! They were so cute, my daughter and I have been making them ever since.
Sonce mermaids are all the rage these days, I figured I would show of our Mermaid Party “Crab” Sandwiches. So fun!!! Perfect for summer!!! Enjoy!!!
• Candy Eyes
• Tooth Picks
Slice your Croissants to almost the opposite end, but stop slicing so the end of the Croissant is still attached.
Place your ham & cheese inside the croissant.
Take two candy eyes and place a dot of mustard on the backs. Now take two toothpicks and poke them into your croissant. You will want to place the toothpicks at an angle so your candy eyes are are almost laying flat.
Once your tooth picks are in, take your candy eyes and place them on the toothpicks. The mustard will act as a glue! This is why it’s nice to have the tooth picks at an angle. Less chance of the candy eyes moving!
Serve & enjoy!!!
The world has been obsessed with all things Royal Baby this week!!!! I would be lying if I didn’t admit that I too have been intrigued with the newest royal bundle of joy. I don’t know what it is about the British Royal Family, but they definitely have a way of pulling everyone into their lives, even people like me that aren’t that into celebs. I just can’t get enough royal gossip!
With the first Royal Baby photos going live this morning and shortly after the name announcement, I figured it was a fabulous time to show off this Royal Baby-Worthy Beyond Junior Y High Chair I was sent. Don’t get too excited, I don’t have a royal baby of my own popping out anytime soon, but I do have a bestie that does! Made with beautiful mahogany wood, this ultra-modern high chair is a must for all babies wanting a little royal fabulousity in their lives.
Beyond Junior Y Chair
Beyond Junior Y Chair is an ultra-modern high chair, designed to grow with your child all the way to adulthood. Its revolutionary EZ-Seat technology not only makes the sitting area easy for cleaning, it also enables quick adjustment of the seat in less than 20 seconds. This eco-friendly high chair, made from top-quality European cultivated beech wood, is a perfect choice for your family that will last for years to come.
EZ-Seat ~ The wooden high chair can be transformed to a toddler’s or a dining chair for all ages, all within less than 20 seconds! It's economical and instantly provides an extra chair to your home when needed.
Waterproof Cushion ~ Even with unexpected spills, the cushion will stay dry with a quick wipe.
Dual-Restraint System ~ The restraint system can be adjusted for a 3 or 5 point harness, keeping your loved one secure and comfortable.
Dishwasher Safe ~ The one-hand removable tray cover is dishwasher-friendly, a convenient solution for every busy parent.
Eco- Friendly ~ The high-quality European cultivated beech wood is recyclable & biodegradable; the wood has been carefully selected to keep the forests healthy and sustainably productive.
Heat Sterilization ~ The state of the art pressure assisted high-temperature sterilization at 248°F on wood material ensures a hygienic environment for your child.
Ease of Cleaning ~ The chair is designed with several easy access points for parents to clean up the food crumbs & mess left on the seat.
With a price tag of $194, I’m sure y’all want to know if it’s actually royal baby-worthy!!! Is it really THAT boujee?!! The honest answer is yes! This high chair is pretty study! Not a single piece of cheap feeling wood! Even the washable chair sections are pretty sturdy. Not flimsy plastic like the high chairs back in my daughters day! My daughter is only 7 and I swear you would think she was born 20 years ago based on how fabulous baby gear is these days. If you wanted a wooden high chair back then, it would have looked like something your grandma sat in. Not all modern and fab looking like the Beyond Junior Y Chair! To be honest, I’m sorta jealous of my friends little royal baby since he/she will be coming into this world sitting in style and not a piece of plastic like my bundle of joy! If you have the money to splurge, do it! Definitely a high end piece of furniture that you can show off in any room of the house since it’s so universal and chic!!!
Have you been following all the Royal Baby gossip?!?
Elmo!!!! I swear every kid goes through an Elmo stage!!! To be honest, my daughter still loves Elmo. Thankfully, all the kiddos in her class do too!!!
Last week my daughter was home “sick”. She has strep throat. So basically she was actually sick for a few days and then couldn’t return to school because she was still contagious even though she felt better. To keep her nice and occupied when she was banned from being social, one afternoon, we made D.I.Y Elmo Cookies!!!! Enjoy!!
• Large Wilton Candy Eyes
• Sugar Cookies
• Red Frosting
• Butter Scotch Hard Candies
Take your red frosting and frost each of your sugar cookies.
Place two candy eyes on each cookie. Now take one Butter Scotch hard candy and place it on your cookie to create Elmo’s nose.
& Just like that you have yourself Elmo Cookies!!!!
Who is your favorite Sesame Street Character?
Thank you Sesame Place for hosting our trip. As usual, all opinions 100% my own.
During our little weekend getaway to Sesame Place, located just outside of Philadelphia, we had the opportunity to dine with every little ones favorite Sesame Street Character, ELMO!!! Abby Cadabby, Burt & Ernie also would be gracing us with their presence, so we were pretty stoked!!!! We named our puppy Abby Cadabby after all, so it’s safe to say we love our Sesame Street in this house!!!!
Dine With Me!
Dine With Elmo & Friends is located right inside the Sesame Place gates. You will need to purchase a theme park ticket to have this character dining experience. Since Sesame Place only does one seating for breakfast, you will want to arrive a little early. The line to be seated gets pretty long.
Before I get into all the details of this character breakfast experience, I will tell you what most of you are thinking. What is the cost?! Honestly, this is the best part! If you’ve been to Orlando, you know thosw parks charge and arm & a leg to meet their characters, Sesame Place on the other hand got it right! $27 for adults, $11 for kids and kids 2 and under are FREE! You won’t break the bank giving your kids their dream breakfast which is pretty sweet if you ask me!
Once the hostess seats you, you will wait for your table number to be called to head to the buffet. While
waiting and eating, all of the characters besides Elmo will make their rounds for photo opportunities. Elmo has his own little setup which you will have to wait in a short line to snap your photo. Also during the breakfast, the characters will have a dance party that your kiddos can participate in. Probably the most magical part of the whole experience. Total bragging rights saying you danced with Abby Cadabby & Elmo!!
Photographers will amake rounds snapping photos using their fancy professional cameras. I thought this was awesome since not all of us have someone to snap that family photo. This way EVERYONE is included in the shot. You will get one photo for free, which is included in the cost of breakfast and you can purchase additional photos if you want them all!
The food is exactly what you would expect. Basic breakfast foods like eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage, cereal, etc.... nothing spectacular, but honestly the main focus of this breakfast is meeting your favorite Sesame Street characters. The food could have been cereal only and we still would have had the time of our lives chillen with Elmo!
Honestly, we loved everything about this character dining experience. The price was spot on, the breakfast lasted about an hour which is PERFECT!!! Just long enough to do everything and eat before hitting the park.
Food was perfect for picky eaters too. My daughter hates pretty much everything and she still managed to find something to eat thanks to the cereal, yogurt and fruit offerings!
Characters were super friendly and let you take as long as you needs to get that photo. Loved that we were not rushed at all. A huge plus!!!!
Only thing I didn’t care for was the chairs. They weren’t exactly the most comfy things in the world, but the theme is a school cafeteria, so theme-wise they work!
If if you’re heading to Sesame Place, I highly recommend Dine with Elmo & Friends! Your kids will talk about it forever!!!!
Have you been to Sesame Place?
CourtneyLynne is former model turned mommy & wifey! When not blogging all things foodie, fashion, travel, mom life & straight up fabulousness to the masses, she can be found chasing her toddler around in 6in stilettos & laughing at her own jokes her glass of wine told her to tell.