10 Things you MUST take to the theme parks
February 17, 2015
You are ready to visit Orlando and excited to have fun at the theme parks but unsure about what to take in your backpack? We know the feeling, and we’ve got you covered! Check out our top 10 suggestions:
1. Sunscreen – Always apply sunscreen when you’re spending a whole day outside. Even if the sun is not out.
2. Hand Sanitizer – You will be exposed to people from all around the world, so it’s never a bad idea to be extra careful and sanitize.
3. Ponchos – The weather in Orlando can be very unpredictable, so take a poncho even if the prediction says zero percent chance of rain. Being prepared will save you money, because why pay $8 for a poncho that you can buy for much cheaper at a local store?
4. Camera – This is a given and most people own a cellphone that takes great pictures. But if you’re planning on going to a water park, a good option is to buy water resistant disposable cameras to capture all moments! Plus, the kids love them!
5. Autograph Book – Not sure why parents insist in paying $10 for the SAME autograph book they can buy at local stores outside of the parks for half the price or even cheaper. Trust me. They’re exactly the same ones. Buy it in advance.
6. Water Bottle – You can take a water bottle and refill them for free at the water fountains. Water bottles cost around $3 at most parks and you should be drinking much more than one bottle a day, so you can certainly save some bucks by taking your own!
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 hot and bright, so please protect your corneas. Just don’t forget 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. I’m an advocate of tennis shoes with arch support, but then you run the risk of getting them wet at a water ride and having to squeak for the rest of the day. So, there are pros and cons to each option. But either way you decide to go, make sure they’re comfortable shoes.
10. Snacks – If you stay in the park all day, you may want to take some power bars, chips, fruit or whatever 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 to dry snacks is always a safer option.