• Arrive early, at least one-half hour before opening. Some parks will
    allow you to enter even earlier. You will  not be able to get on the rides
    early, but you might be first in line.
  • Agree on a meeting place if you get separated
  • Most parks use characters and/or colors to label their parking lot
    sections. Remember where you park, even if you have to write your
    section's name down.
  • Develop a plan in order to see as much as possible. Use the park's
    map and tip board to help you plan your day.
  • Don't follow the crowd. Many people will go to the right and move
    clockwise throughout the park. Check into going left and moving
    counterclockwise.
  • Check out the tip board for parade routes, character appearances,
    time and other helpful information on rides such as wait times, hours
    open, height, age and health restrictions
  • **By picking a spot toward the beginning of the parade, you will get a
    jump on everyone else. You will have finished watching the parade
    and made it to the most popular rides while most of the crowd is still
    watching the parade
  • Drink lots of water
  • When buying souvenirs, remember you might have to carry them
    around all day.  You might hold off your purchases until the end of the
    day. Many parks will close their rides but still leave their shops open
    for a while
  • If you think you've had enough and it's time to leave, get your hand
    stamped. After a little rest and a shower, you might feel like returning,
    especially since it cools off a little after sunset and the crowds thin
    out. Most of the parks have a grand finale show such as a big parade,
    light show or fireworks
Park Suggestions

Suggestions for your
Florida Vacation

  • Keep an eye out for coupon books and discounts for theme parks, attractions,restaurants, etc.
  • Try to plan what you want to see and do in advance, but don't over schedule.
  • Bring plenty of film because Florida is filled with photo opportunities.
  • Use sunscreen, wear a hat and drink plenty of water when you're outdoors, even
if  you are not at the beach or pool.
  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, especially if you're visiting a theme park.
  • Ask about discounts for seniors, students, Florida residents, etc., at theme parks and  
    attractions.