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Visiting the parks
So, you’re off to Orlando and you want to visit the spectacular theme parks! Great idea! They are fantastic! Now, have you planned your day or are you going to decide what to do when you get there? The latter sounds like the relaxed holiday way to approach things and that will suit some people, but I can guarantee you those who adopt this choice will miss out! You need to plan what you are going to do as there is simply so much! You also need to plan when you are not going to go to the parks as you will need rest days.
Well before you arrive you need to have gathered the information together about the parks. All of this can be found on the web. You need to know the opening times and their weekly programmes. Some parks vary their special events to certain days and you won’t want to miss out! When you have all this information to hand, sit down with a large piece of paper and make up a calendar for your holiday. Then start adding to each day the particular parks you need to be at on certain days. There will be some overlaps but you’ll spot these and will be able to rearrange them to suit. Trust me, when you are in Orlando and excited, it is easy to miss these things so it is important that you plan now!
Remember that you won’t fully appreciate the parks in only one day. You’ll need a couple of days at each as you’ll need to visit every single attraction. No matter how cool you are or what age you must see everything! My recommendation is to visit a different park each day, not the same park two days running. This way the visit feels fresh each time.
Rest is very important as you’ll be getting up early and staying well into the evenings usually to see the fireworks or spectacular shows that the parks have to offer. I suggest that you plan to visit a water park after a few days to recuperate! Breaking up the parks with some relaxation will give you the stamina to continue, and believe me you’ll need it!
And finally, remember that as you’ll be on your feet all day you need to be dressed right! Standard dress is trainers/sneakers, shorts, bum/fanny bag, hat/cap and sun glasses! You can get rain ponchos in the parks so don’t worry about carrying waterproofs around all day. Have a great holiday!
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