Travel Tips

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

10 Things you MUST take to the theme parks

1. SunscreenProtect your skin! Even if is not sunny, you should apply sunscreen when you’re spending a whole day outside.

2. Hand Sanitizer – You will be exposed to people from all around the world and touching the same places they do, so sanitizing your hands every couple of hours or anytime you remember to do so it’s a good way to keep germs away.

3. Ponchos – The weather in Orlando can be quite unpredictable, so take a poncho even if the prediction says zero percent chance of rain. That way you won’t have to hunt down a location to buy a poncho, and you’ll avoid paying double the price for an item you can easily get at a local store!

4. Camera – This is a given and most everyone owns a cellphone that takes great pictures.  But if you’re planning on going to a water park a good option is to buy a water resistant disposable camera to capture all moments!

5. Autograph Book – I don’t know how many times I’ve seen parents paying $10 for the SAME autograph book they can buy at local stores or gift shops outside of the parks for half the price or even cheaper.

6. Water Bottle – You can take a water bottle and refill them for free at the water fountains. That can save a family a lot of money since water bottles cost around $3 at most parks and you should be drinking much more than one bottle a day.

7. Portable Phone Charger – We all know that the battery on smartphones are not the most reliable, so taking a portable phone charger can save you the trouble of having to be stuck at a wall outlet to revive your phone. After all, you can’t make your friends jealous by posting live pictures of your amazing trip if your phone is dead.

8. Sunglasses – Well, it’s bright out most of the time, so please protect your corneas. Just remember to take your sunglasses off before going on a high-speed ride where you may forever lose them.

9. Walking Shoes Some people, hence Floridians, love their flip flops and feel most comfortable in them. Personally, I believe tennis shoes with more arch support are better for walking, but with closed shoes you run the risk of getting them wet at a water ride and having to squeak for the rest of the day. Either way you decide to go, make sure they’re comfortable if you’re walking long distances.

10. Snacks – If you stay in the park all day, you may want to take some power bars, trail mix, fruit or whatever easy snack of your choice. Eating a meal at one of the restaurants is a cool experience, but if you want to avoid eating in the part altogether you can even take sandwiches or wraps to save up. Just remember that if it’s really hot outside things may spoil faster, so sticking with dry snacks is always a safer option.[/one_half_last]