While visiting Orlando, take your toddlers to experience Seuss Landing at the Islands of Adventure theme park (sister park to Universal Studios Orlando). Young children love Dr. Seuss and all his fun characters, including The Cat in the Hat and the Grinch. Toddlers will enjoy the park's trolley train ride, carousel, interactive play area and other adventures in this 10-acre section.
Just north of Philadelphia, you'll find Sesame Place in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. This entire theme park is devoted to all your favorite characters from Sesame Street including Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch and Elmo. Little kids love the water attractions, themed rides, live shows, parades and, of course, the costumed characters.
Though Cedar Point is known for its thrilling roller coasters, this Sandusky, Ohio, theme park also has a special place just for toddlers and young kids. Planet Snoopy offers a bouncy tower, mini teacup ride, Peanuts playground, train ride and other dedicated zones just for wee ones.
If you're visiting the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, (adjacent to Minneapolis), you can't miss Nickelodeon Universe. This is the largest indoor theme park in the country. The park features 24 rides in 7 acres. The popular rides include the first indoor, looping roller coaster in the world. What your toddlers will really love is the meet-and-greet events with Nickelodeon characters that are held every day. If you aren't traveling to Minnesota, your family can also experience the Nick characters while staying at the Nickelodeon Suites Resort in Orlando. This resort hotel offers themed suites, 13 water park rides, live entertainment and other attractions featuring popular Nickelodeon characters such as SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer.