If you’ve just picked up your Disney World tickets you’re probably getting excited about the prospect of spending a day at one of the worlds best theme parks, it’s worth tempering that excitement with a little planning though; to make sure everyone not only gets a fun day out – but also a safe one.
This article takes a look at a couple of the best tips to avoid accidents when at a theme park, allowing you to have a worry free, great day out.
1. Keeping cool.
Most of the time you’ll be booking a theme park trip to coincide with the summer holidays and because of this thinking about the weather will save you from potential hassle. Theme park workers often comment on the number of cases of sunburn, rashes, heat exhaustion and heatstroke that they deal with on a day to day basis in the summer; cases that could be avoided with a few simple steps.
Keeping hydrated is the most important, with pure water rather than sugary drinks. Keeping a bottle of water to hand will help avoid headaches and heatstroke. Next up 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 appropriated clothing, loose fitting, comfortable and preferable 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 incredible important. If you push yourself to hard, or try a ride you’re not fit for it can ruin your theme park experience. To this end, read the attraction’s boarding restrictions before getting on board. No matter how tame the ride looks, it can have hidden risks that can cause issue if you ignore the ride advice.
If you’re unsure about ride restrictions, or can’t find any, take a moment to ask a member of staff; they are, after all, here to help. Most parks also offer special guide books, usually targeted at those with disabilities, that provide a wealth of information about ride risks that may also affect those with health issues and young children as well.
Finally, don’t cheat the rules. Restrictions are there for a reason and no matter how desperate you are to get on a ride ignoring them can put you at considerable risk.