Amusement Park Safety Guidelines

Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 18-Jul-2017

Amusement park season isin full swing. However, it is important to keep in mind the risks involved when taking your family for a day of summer fun. While a day at an amusement park can be an exciting adventure, it has the potential to be stressful and exhausting as well. Here are some tips to stay safe, happy, and energized during a trip to an amusement park.

  • Stay hydrated. Bring your own reusable water bottles to avoid having to pay inflated prices for water bottles in the park. When you go to the restroom, refill your bottles at the water fountains outside.
  • Protect yourself from the sun. Put on sunscreen half an hour before you arrive at the park, and remember to reapply every hour or two for continued protection. Protecting your eyes is also important, so wear a hat or sunglasses too, but if you’re worried about losing them put them in your bag when you get on rides. Set reminders on your phone to make sure that you remember to reapply sunscreen throughout the day.
  • Make a contact card. Write down your cell phone number and home address or the address of where you’re staying, put it in a sandwich bag, and put it in your child’s pocket. That way if they get lost, they can give it to a police officer or park employee so that they will know how to get your child back to you.
  • Take a picture of your child before you go. In the event that your child does get lost, it is useful to have a picture of exactly what they look like that day.
  • Give yourself a break. Take a break at least fifteen minutes long between high velocity rides to give your body a chance to readjust. This can mean stopping to drink some water, reapply sunscreen, or even waiting in a long line for the next ride.
  • Bring healthy food. All of the fatty and sugary foods for sale at amusement parks are tempting, and it can be fun to indulge, but you won’t feel well if that’s all you eat all day. If you do plan to purchase food at the park, consider choosing to either buy lunch and bring your own snacks or buy snacks and bring your own lunch. Eating healthfully may even help prevent or mitigate feelings of nausea on rides with lots of spinning or large drops.

If you or a loved one suffered injuries at an amusement park, the Washington DC personal injury attorneys at Regan Zambri Long, PLLC can help you explore possible legal options.

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