The long lines, blistering heat and oppressive humidity can make a summer theme park vacation seem more like cruel torture than thrilling fun. However, school calendars typically dictate the best time to get out of town and for many on a traditional schedule, this is it. To protect yourself from exhaustion, sunburn and massive family feuds brought on by sweaty irritability, consider these handy tips.
Pack a Water Bottle
Slather on Sunscreen
Prepare to Get Wet
At some point during your summer theme park vacation you will find yourself overtaken with the urge to get completely drenched. Whether you plan to race down Ripsaw Falls, frolic in Curious George’s play land or just stand in the mister fan for an inordinately long amount of time, you should be ready for the consequences. Do not wear white or khaki unless you’re ok with sharing what you’re wearing underneath it. Keep your cell phone, camera and other electronics in a locker or in a sealed zip top bag. Have some hair ties and bobby pins on hand for the disaster that can strike when you combine damp hair, heat and humidity.
Get the Proper Headgear
Don’t Wear Black
You’re at a theme park, not a trendy club. Whatever you do, don’t decide that wearing black all day will be the perfect slimming option for all your vacay pics. It will just draw the sun and heat to you like a magnet. Being sweaty, flushed, hot and uncomfortable is not sexy, even if your fitted black tee is. So lighten up your wardrobe and save the darker hues for an evening out if you must have them at all.