Theme parks can be bastions of fun or pits of frustration depending on how you handle the situations you encounter while there. In most cases, it’s a lot of fun and a little frustration…and that’s OK. You expect it. You’re going to experience a healthy balance of the two plus any number of other emotions while you are there.
These places are playgrounds with super fast rides and awesome experiences everyone can enjoy. Whenever you head to a theme park, you can expect their to be tons of people so just go with the flow and try not to do these 3 things.
1) Don’t Be Rude To Other People.
Yes, it might be a hot day and, yes, you might be very hungry…you might even have waited in a line for an hour just to get on a ride. But remember…everyone at the park is having to experience those things and they are dealing with it. Another thing, theme parks are crowded and, as in many situations, patience is a virtue. Don’t shove your way past people and don’t push people either. Don’t be rude to people. It’s just not appropriate. You’ll have more fun by being nice.
2) Don’t Expect To Do It All.
Most theme parks are HUGE. Disney World alone consists of 4 main theme parks, two water parks, a sports-themed park and a small town dedicated to restaurants and bars. So have an idea of what you want to see and do. If you think you’ll be able to do everything then you’re going to be disappointed. A lot of these parks are designed so you can’t possibly do it all in one visit and with the goal that you will return to continue your experience sometime. Don’t treat it like a military operation…just have fun!
3) Don’t Wing It.
Now, while you should n0t try to do everything in one visit, you also shouldn’t go in blindly. Read up on the different rides and attractions. If you have children, find out what is appropriate for them to experience and if there is a child swap program. Also, buy or register for a fast pass to cut time down. You might want to decide on at least one restaurant where you want to eat during the day so you are prepared to take a rest break at some point. A little preparation goes a long way.
4) Don’t Forget To Eat.
There are so many exciting things going on at a theme park and sometimes it can be easy to forget about lunch and/or dinner. Make sure to eat! At many theme parks the restaurants are just as fun as anything else. Many of the eating establishments at Disney take reservations and, in fact, you might not be able to gain access to many of them without a reservation because of demand.
5) Don’t Feel Like You Need To Wake Up Early.
If you are going to a theme park then you are likely on holiday. Be sure to remember this fact. Sleep in and let everyone rest up…remember, it’s supposed to be fun. If you’re well rested, you are more likely to enjoy your experience.
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