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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Top 10 MUST HAVE Items To Take To A Theme Park

Not pictured is my Drivers License, for obvious reasons.


1. MANNERS
I feel like this is something that I shouldn't even have to mention, but I do. The day that I originally typed up the post, I noticed the nastiest family being just awful to each other as well as to others and employees. There is no need for that kind of stuff. If you're going to be in a bad mood and take it out on others, just stay home. A theme park is supposed to be enjoyable. If you encounter a rude employee, find another employee or a supervisor (Dark Maroon shit) and talk to them about it. One person(s) doesn't reflect the attitude of the entire park and they shouldn't let you think everyone is nasty. BUT, as a guest attending the park you should have manners as well. Don't be nasty and rude to othes as well as employees, they are there to make your day go smoothly and enjoyable. Don't go running through the park trying to get to another area, the rides don't move, they will be there all day. Why are you rushing? I've seen people shove others out of the way, to try and get where they are going. I just.I can't. Don't think that this is only children, teenagers and young adults. More often that not, it is grown adults doing all of this. Don't get me wrong, a lot of kids come to the parks and then turn into wild animals...nothing irritates me more, but what are you gonna do?
The jist of what I am trying to say is at least have some manners. Say Thank you and please. Heck, if you're daring even say "May I...", I do, because it's corteous.

2. COMMON SENSE
I feel that this is another thing I shouldn't have to address but I do. Use your dang common sense. I mean, come on now! In this day and age, I feel like most people have no common sense. Just find it, and use it.

3. ID/Pass to get into the park
If you're 21 or older, you will need your ID to purchase an alcoholic drink. Make sure you have your ID, because if you don't have it, no alcohol for you. Also, you could need your ID if your pass doesn't work in the turnstile and they need to verify that you are who you say you are. I've had to do it before. I make sure to always bring my ID into the park, regardless.
Please, don't forget your pass to get into the park either! I've seen many people get into line to go through the turnstiles and can't find their passes. There is nothing more upsetting that getting all of the way to the park and realizing you can't get it! If you are a pass memeber and you don't have it, you should be able to go to Guest Relations and get a new one. I'm not sure if you have to pay for it or not. I'm not sure on that.

4. Money
The one main thing that you need to get anything in the park is money. Don't forget it. The only thing free in the park is the rides and water. Again, I've seen quite a few people forget to bring money.

5. Refillable Cup
This is on the list because it is a money saver. You pay, whatever it is for the cup, which varies depending on the park you are at. And then it's just $0.99 for refilles. Or it is cheaper if you get a pass member discount. $1.07 instead of $3.99 everytime you want a drink is a heck of a lot cheaper on your wallet! However, if you don't want sugary drinks, water if free. They are required by law to provide water for free. You don't need the refillable cup for that, but without one, it's not that big of a cup. So just keep that in mind when you go to any theme park. Also, just because you have a Busch Gardens cup, doesn't mean you can't use it in other theme parks. You can take it to Universal and get it filled for the same price. Heck, I usually use one from the Florida Aquarium when I come!

6. Backpack
Obviously you're going to need something to carry all of your stuff in! I suggest a backpack because it's just easier on your back. I've got two different onces that I use. Depending on what I am carrying depends on the backpack I bring...Actually I have three but I need to find the other one! On the days I bring the laptop, (yes, I bring a laptop to do work) I bring the big Busch Gardens branded backpack because it is the only one I have that fits it. On most other days I bring my rainbow hearts dickies(?) brand backpack that I had in high school. That is the one I use more often than not and it fits everything I need. When I plan on bringing less, I'll get the tiny Quicksilver one I purchased in 2010 from Busch Gardens.

7. Hand Sanitizer
This is a biggie for me.People are gross, especially when they're at a theme park. They don't cover their mouths when they cough or sneese...they don't wash their hands after they use the bathroom. It's just gross. Plus, you don't know if other people are sick or anything. I'd rather be safe than sorry and keep my hands germ free. I am a freak like that.

8. Sunscreen
You're going to be in the sun. There isn't a lot of shade. This is a given. Remember your sunscreen and protect your skin!

9. Medication
If you take any kind of medication during the day and are going to be at a theme park, please bring it! They don't want to have to call 911 for an ambulance to take you to the hospital! Also, if you need Tylenol or a band aid, you can go to first aid for those! If anything happens and you don't have your medication or just something happens period, please find an employee and ask them to call for First Aid!

10. Cell Phone
In this day and age the way people have their cell phones atattched to their hands, they would bring them in. A lot of people don't! Most theme parks sell water proof pouches to put your phones in! Also, if you don't want to spend the money for one of those, bring a ziploc. That's what I do most of the time! :) Especially if I know it's going to rain, or if it might rain, I put my phone and anything else that could get ruined in a handy dandy ziploc. I always have one or two on me.

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