Tuesday, February 17, 2015
10 Things you MUST take to the theme parks
1. Sunscreen – Apply sunscreen before leaving the house, but take a mini bottle with you to ensure you are protected all day.
2. Hand Sanitizer – Keep it healthy! You will be exposed to people from all around the world and touching the same places they do, so it’s never a bad idea to be extra careful and sanitize.
3. Ponchos – The weather in Orlando can be pretty unpredictable, so take a poncho just in case. Being prepared will save you money if you get some unexpected rain, because why pay $8 for a poncho that you can buy for much cheaper at the dollar store?
4. Camera – This is a given. 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. 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 – Taking a portable phone charger can save you the trouble of having to be stuck at a wall outlet to revive your phone. Smartphones tend to die quickly, so you won’t regret the investment. 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 hot and bright, so please protect your precious eyes. Just make sure to take your sunglasses off before going on a high-speed ride where you may forever lose them.
9. Walking Shoes – This is all about personal preference. 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, but then 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.
10. Snacks – If you stay in the park all day, you may want to take some chips, trail mix, chewy bars 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.