How to stay cool at theme parks during heat warnings
Published: August 24, 2010 at 4:27 PM
So I'd like to remind everyone to follow our advice for staying safe at theme parks, which includes some excellent advice on staying cool.
Adding to that, I'd like to remind everyone to choose indoor attractions and restaurants whenever possible, to give you extra moments to cool down. Usually, I'm not a huge fan of going in and out of the heat; I find that temperature consistency helps me feel more comfortable. But when the air is *this* hot, you need relief.
Also, on days like these it is especially important to take our long-standing advice to arrive at the park early - when it opens - then ditch in the middle of the day if you can, and return later in the evening. We give that advice as strategy to avoid the longest lines in the parks, but it also provides a great way for you to avoid the worst of the mid-day heat.
If you choose to take a break with a swim or visit to a water park, remember that the sun's rays can get you underwater, too. Keep that sunscreen on throughout the day.
Finally, here's my rule for strollers (and cars, if you can manage it): *Always* park in the shade.
So, please, stay safe, stay cool, and enjoy your day at your favorite theme park. Additional tips welcomed, in the comments.