This month's top tips for theme park visitors
Written by Robert Niles
Here are some of the more popular tips for visiting theme parks that readers have submitted to our tips page. Click the links following each tip to cast your "yes" or "no" vote on whether you think it's good advice for other theme park visitors.Tweet
Disneyland: If you want a Dole Whip, go inside the Tiki Room waiting area and order from that side. There's almost never a wait. Link
All parks: Want to avoid the big crowds? Try going when the kids are in school on a weekday if you're able to. Families tend to come on weekend and when the kids are out of school. Link
All parks: Drink plenty of fluids on a hot day! The last thing you want is to become dehydrated. Try to stay in the shade as much as possible as well. Link
All parks: Freeze water bottles the night before and they will offer cold water for a few hours as they melt. Link
Universal Orlando: Show your AAA card whenever you buy food or merchandise. Even though a sign may not be displayed, it's an automatic 10% discount. Link
Disney parks: Disney raises ticket prices every August. If you are planning a trip for the back half of the year, buy before Aug to lock in the lower rate. Link
Holiday World: Ride the coasters after 1:00 PM. Lines are almost non existent on most days at that time. Link
Walt Disney World: If you want to rent a stroller and arrive after noon, just hang out by the stroller return and buy one for a few bucks off someone returning it. Much cheaper that way. Link
Remember, you if have some great advice you don't see on the tips page, scroll down to the bottom and click the button to submit your own tip!
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