If you’ve just bought your Disney World tickets, you’re probably getting excited at the prospect of spending a day at one of the best theme parks in the world – it’s worth tempering that excitement with a little planning; to make sure everyone not only has a fun day, but also a safe one.
This article looks at some of the best tips for avoiding accidents at a theme park, allowing you to have a great day carefree.
1. Staying cool.
Most of the time, you will book a trip to a theme park to coincide with your summer vacation, and because of this, thinking about the weather will save you potential trouble. Theme park workers often comment on the number of cases of sunburn, rash, heat exhaustion, and heatstroke they deal with on a day-to-day basis during the summer; cases that could be avoided with a few simple steps.
Staying hydrated is the most important thing, with plain water instead of sugary drinks. Having a bottle of water handy will help prevent headaches and heat stroke. The next step is a decent waterproof sunscreen, to help prevent sunburn. It’s also worth mentioning that if you’re in the park for a full day, remember to reapply your sunscreen during the day. Finally we have adequate, loose, comfortable clothing and preferably with a hat; to help you weather the heat.
2. Know your limits
When it comes to getting the most out of your theme park trip, knowing your limits is incredibly important. If you push yourself too hard or try a ride that you’re not suitable for, it can ruin your theme park experience. To do this, read the attraction’s boarding restrictions before you get on board. No matter how tame the trip looks like, you can have hidden risks that can cause problems if you ignore travel advice.
If you are unsure about travel restrictions, or cannot find any, please take a moment to ask a member of staff; after all, they are here to help. Most parks also offer special guides, usually aimed at people with disabilities, that provide a wealth of information on travel hazards that can also affect people with health problems and young children.
Finally, don’t cheat the rules. Restrictions exist for a reason and no matter how desperate you are to get on a ride, ignoring them can put you at considerable risk.