If you’re a fan of theme parks, then chances are you have been dreaming of a trip to Orlando. There are so many great parks within such a relatively small area, meaning that you can easily spend a few days or weeks exploring them. Whether you’re heading away as a couple, in a group of friends or as a family, there are a few things you can do in advance to ensure that you have the most fun trip possible. Here are my top tips for visiting the theme parks in Orlando:
1. Rent a Car
Orlando is very spread out, with plenty of other attractions that are considerable distances from each other. It’s not somewhere where I would suggest on relying on public transport – you’ll simply spend too much time trying to get between places and waiting around. It’s the perfect place to rent a car. If you’re coming from overseas I suggest investing in a local sim card so you can use Google Maps while driving. You can easily Book a car rental, to ensure that the car is ready for you when you arrive giving you more time to explore the theme parks.
2. Don’t Forget Sunblock
Chances are it’s going to be sunny when you hit the theme parks and hours in the sun can do real damage to your skin. It’s really important that you apply sunscreen and reapply regularly, especially if you’re sweating or enjoying any water rides. I always apply sunscreen to my face before leaving the house, but also regularly take a sunscreen stick with me to ensure I can easily reapply at regular intervals. Check the directions on the back to see how often you need to reapply and set an alarm on your phone to remind you. Time is different when you’re in a theme park, so having regular reminders will make sure you keep yourself and your family safe.
3. Dress Comfy
I act like I’m running a marathon whenever I go to a theme park. I tend to choose moisture wicking clothes that I know will keep me fresh and dry fast if they get wet. I wear running shoes because although I’m not running around, I’ll be basically walking my legs off. Don’t be silly and try out new shoes for a day at the theme park, you’re going to want your older, already worn in shoes to be as comfortable as possible. There’s nothing like a blister to ruin a fun day at the parks.
4. Take Snacks
While there are some delicious foods available in the theme parks, there’s also a ton of overpriced, sugar laden snacks that are basically nutritionally void. While there’s nothing wrong with indulging in those, you might find yourself craving something healthier and with a little more substance. I personally like to carry some light snacks like fruit, muesli bars and nuts to eat when I’m in line and I start getting hunger pangs. Not only does it save you time as you wont have to rush to the nearest shop for food, but it will also save you money. Hit up Walmart or Target before you go to the theme parks to get some decent snacks.
The theme parks are such a fun travel adventure, use these tips to ensure you have the best time possible. And if you’re still looking for a car rental place in Orlando, look no further than Miles Car Rental for great prices and cars.