Things are really heating up here in Central Florida, which means most of us are desperate to find a way to cool off. Why not head to one of the many water parks located in the region? You can explore the all-new Volcano Bay, chill out at Blizzard Beach, ride the waves at Typhoon Lagoon, and swim with the dolphins at Aquatica and Discovery Cove. There are tons of options, but you definitely won’t be the only ones at the park… that’s why our Orlando Toyota dealership has come up with a list of water park hacks to help you make the most of your day. Check it out!
Use these water park hacks to help save time and money
Tip #1: Invest in plastic bags… lots of them. You’ll want Ziploc bags to put your electronics in to guard against water damage, and plastic grocery bags to store wet clothes and towels so they don’t soak the inside of your car.
Tip #2: Pack carefully. You can get towels at the water park, but you may want extras, so we recommend bringing your own in. You’ll also need dry clothes for the ride home, plenty of sunscreen, and (if allowed) snacks and drinks to keep everyone happy and also to keep costs down. If your child is small, bring their floaties or life vest along so they don’t have to miss out on hitting the water. You may also want to bring water shoes if you don’t want to walk around barefoot all day.
Tip #3: Be aware of lifeguards. Most rides and pools have a lifeguard on duty to keep an eye on swimmers and also to help ensure the rides run smoothly. Try to scope out spots near them if you have little ones along with you, and think twice about letting the smaller kids go on rides if there’s not an attendant present.
Tip #4: Arrive as early as possible! Not only will it cut down on wait time in the lines, you’ll also be able to get the best spots when it comes to putting down the beach blanket or claiming your lounge chairs. Once you’ve scored your spot, start at the back of the park and work your way forward when it comes to rides.
Know how to visit the parks like a pro this summer!
Tip #5: Make note of a meeting place. Always have a designated meeting place for everyone to reconvene if people decide to split up or inadvertently get separated. Also, remember to teach smaller kids how to handle getting separated from the adults and what they should do in that event.
Tip #6: Skip bringing the pool and water toys. They’ll most likely just get lost, broken, or forgotten, so save yourself the headache! Plus, a lot of Orlando theme parks and water parks won’t let you bring your own floats. Check the rules ahead of time to see what’s allowed and what you should leave at home.
We hope these tips are helpful… have a great summer and enjoy the parks!