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Robert Niles

More top tips for theme park visitors

Published: November 12, 2009 at 8:40 AM

We've got several new tips on our top tips for visiting theme parks page, in case you're not stopping by that page on a regular basis:

All parks: Never try to make a crying child go on a theme park ride. Vote

All parks: Never close your eyes when riding a roller coaster. That will just make you dizzier, as your eyes help your sense of balance adjust. Vote

All parks: Get a bit of motion sickness? Try Ginger Gum! It's natural and tasty, too. (Just don't chew them on rides.) Vote

All parks: Use parks' free package check services to store what you buy in the park and keep your hands free while you ride. Vote

All parks: Try ordering items from the kids menu. You will be surprised how full you get and you'll save a lot of money. Vote

You can vote yes or no on these and other tips for visiting theme parks, as well as read the current Top 20 tips, by clicking over to Thanks again for reading Theme Park Insider!

Replies (2)

Anthony Murphy

Published: November 12, 2009 at 1:05 PM

I am sorry, but I am a little iffy on the crying child one. I understand for a safety standpoint, but some, especially at Disney, are not dangerous. I agree that you should think twice on putting your crying child on a ride, but my parents put us on some rides when we were kinda crying. Then again, we were not screaming:)

Published: November 13, 2009 at 10:08 AM

Sometimes they are crying because they got hurt, or are sick of standing in line (hey bring some bubbles or snacks or toys or little treats to keep them amused) and when they get up to the actual ride they are so happy to finally be going on - no more tears!

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