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What to wear and when to ride: The theme park travel tips of the week

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Published: February 17, 2010 at 12:14 PM

Here are three new tips from the Theme Park Insider Travel tips for visiting theme parks page.

Here's the deal, for those of you who might be unfamiliar with that page. Basically, any reader (including you!) can submit a short, one-line tip for visiting a particular theme park, or parks in general. Then, other readers vote on that tip - yes or no. A tip gets one point per yes vote and loses one for each no. The tips with the highest scores move to the top of the page. (You'll also find tips on each of the park listing pages.)

Click on the link icon after each tip to cast your vote - yes or no - on each of these tips.

- "On water rides, bring something to cover your clothes or they will get wet. This would not be the case during the summer. If necessary, bring extra clothes with you." Link

- "Ride rides during meal times." Link

- "Start at the back of the park." Link

And here are two more tips that I think deserve some extra consideration. First:

- "If you're going to get an annual pass, add parking to at least one pass (if it isn't included already). It seems expensive at first, but at more than $10 a pop for parking at most parks, it pays off in the end." Link

And second. I'll admit that this one is a little, well, harsh on our friends from the U.K. But it offers some excellent advice:

- "Don't look like some clueless, sun-fried British tourist. Wear sunscreen whenever you visit a theme park." Link

Readers' Opinions

From on February 17, 2010 at 12:53 PM
Thanks for the stereotype, I thought it was totally unecessary, insulting and does not reflect the usual high standards that this excellent website normally adheres to.

Dave (visiting Orlando again this year)

From Robert Niles on February 17, 2010 at 1:26 PM
Then vote it down. And submit another version that others can vote up.
From David Sutter on February 17, 2010 at 4:45 PM
Well put Robert. Having been a cast member and working the parks...Nothing makes me madder then to see Guests so sunburned and red...And the toddlers just as bad...Not only id it painful but bad for your health. So yea be insulted ..But the truths the truth. I never understood what the big deal is about going home weather its Europe, Cannada, or The Northern U.S. Fromm a trip to the Orlando parks. And feeling the need to go home like you need to be served with melted butter and lemon. I mean no disrespect to anyone ..But explain that to me please.
From luis gonzalez on February 17, 2010 at 5:25 PM
british people always get burnt up, they look like little tomatoes in soccer jerseys, and dont get me started on the body odor.

i totally agree with starting in the back of the park and lunch time rides, thats why i always eat early and lunch/dinner late.

cheerio to your mum, gubna!!!!!!!!

From James Koehl on February 18, 2010 at 6:59 AM
Come on, children, play nice. The snarky anti-British comments are rapidly approaching the troll category.
From Kris Jeronimus on February 18, 2010 at 7:53 AM
Hey, its not just the Brittish or any other nation. I'm from the norther US and I was stupid and used no sunscreen on a trip to Disney's Typhoon Lagoon. Spend about 4 hours in the wave pool and got burnt to a crisp. Any moron (myself included) from any country can get sunburned.

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