Has the notion of taking your child to a theme park come into your mind a time or two? In the event it has, are you ready to proceed and do it?
Giving your younger son or daughter their first theme park experience can be magical.
First, there’s little doubt they will enjoy going on different rides suitable for them. Second, there are shows that will keep their eyes and ears occupied for several hours. Last, you can see a smile on their face when they come across some of their favorite characters in costume.
So, if a theme park sounds like a good time for you and your child, what are you waiting on?
Do Your Homework Ahead of Time
In taking your kid to a theme park, keep these three tips in mind:
- What will be appropriate – The first factor in play is what rides and shows are appropriate for your child. You don’t want them scared of something or someone they come across at the park. By doing some research ahead of your visit, you will better know what they’re more than likely going to enjoy. Since some rides and events have age restrictions on them, you’re better off knowing that ahead of time. If interested in the top rides at Universal Hollywood, check ahead to see what your child can and can’t do. Last, you want to get an idea of the lay of the land of your theme park of choice. This will make it easier to get around once you arrive there.
- Spending money is inevitable – While there are some free things in life, they may seem hard to come by. That said research again before you and your child reach your destination. Find out the cost for your family to enter the venue and then get on rides and see shows. When it comes to buying food and drink wherever you go, see if you can take some snacks in on your own. If so, you can save a few dollars in the process. Meantime, your child will not be bugging you that he or she is hungry if they have something to snack on.
- Knowing your child’s time clock – Last, who would know your child’s time clock better than you? With that being the case, make sure to plan out the day with that. You don’t want your kid crashing on you at the height of some planned rides or shows. If he or she has a set time during the day when they tend to nap, you should be able to work around that. When you do this, you and your child will be happy. If you feel the need to, you may want to make wherever you go an overnight visit. Many different theme parks have hotels on the grounds or within walking distance. As such, you and your children can get a good night’s sleep and come back the next day for more fun and entertainment.
If your child has a date with a theme park, do your prep work to increase the odds everyone will leave happy.