Hi Thrill Seekers,
For some first timers theme parks in Florida and the shear amount of them can be daunting! You want to get the most out of your once in a lifetime holiday.
If you’re worried about what to take with you or you find yourself agonising over what supplies you will need throughout your day? Then perhaps my Top Ten Tips for Surviving a Theme Park is just what you need. Here are my top 10 necessities:
You may be looking at this thinking yeah, ok, that’s obvious? But believe me, it’s the most common one to forget and no one wants to be ‘that person’!
If you are travelling in a large group, this could be crucial to your visit. The last thing you’re going to want to be doing is spending your holiday chasing around after someone you’ve lost!
Also the majority of the major theme parks now offer free WiFi and have their own app’s which help increase your enjoyment of the parks.
Don’t forget to take money with you! You’re going on holiday to the one of the most amazing places in the world! You know you’re going to want to buy something even if it just food!
Who wants to look like a lobster? Exactly, no one! Whack some sunscreen in your bag and you won’t be fooled by the ever-changing weather, one minute you think you’re fine, the next the sun is beaming down on you sizzling your skin and standing in a queue in the baking sun is a recipe for disaster.
Reusable water bottle
There is nothing worse than dragging yourself around all day in the hot sun without a drink handy. You know if you don’t pack one, as soon as you decide to go buy a drink, the queue will be out the door! That’s just life! It happens to the best of us!
If you’ve got young children with you, snacks is a must almost everywhere you go! Everyone knows that unless you’re extremely lucky you’re going to be queuing, snacks can help break up the boredom for children and adults alike.
Simple First Aid
With it being hot, it’s very common to get a headache. Take some paracetamol with you, it’s not going to take up a lot of space and it could make a whole World of difference to your trip! Plasters for the blisters! You will be doing a lot of walking, so your feet are definitely going to hurt!
So I know the majority of the rides will take your photo and they’re really really funny but you are going to want to take your own photos of the sites and of each other. Check out our instagram account of some of the cracking photo opportunities in Orlando.
There’s bound to be someone that doesn’t like the water rides so just pack a poncho so they don’t get wet! It works out cheaper than buying one at the park.
Last but not least, don’t forget to make sure that the bag you pack all of this into is waterproof! The last thing you’re going to want is to be efficient by packing all of the above and then getting on a water ride and it all getting soaked! A lot of people won’t want to take a big backpack; they want to travel as lightly as possible with just the bare minimum of necessities. If this is you, a simple camera bag is ideal. You can squeeze in cash, cards and tickets. You can always carry a water bottle in your hands and fill it up at the water fountains located around the parks!
So there we have it, my top 10 survival tips for a hot day in the parks! I hope it helps. If you have any tips of your own we’d love to hear them either in the comments section below or on our facebook page.