Growing up in Florida, I have definitely had my fair share of the amusements parks. From Disney World to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, I have had season passes to all of them. Tomorrow I’m actually going down to Tampa and visiting Busch Gardens. I haven’t been since high school, so I am really looking forward to it. I’ll try to post some pictures and such to my Instagram, so make sure to follow! (Shameless self-promo)
I like to think I have my theme park necessities down. There are five items that I must-have with me. Whenever I leave for the park I double and triple check to make sure I have them all, because there’s nothing worse than realizing you forgot something.
+ Some type of crossbody bag, or fanny pack
I have absolutely no shame, I will wear a fanny pack to a theme park. I got this one from Urban Outfitters and I am obsessed with it. It’s so easy to throw all of your things into it and go. The best part of it is that you don’t have to get a locker! You can leave it on you and sit against it while on the rides.
I always try to wear comfortable sneakers, but you never know when a blister may come on. I make sure to carry several Bandaids for myself as well as the people I’m with. I’ve been that person who’s gotten a blister and wasn’t prepared, and don’t want to pay extra for them.
It’s no secret that I am an extremely pale person. I also sunburn very easily. I make sure to carry at least one form of sunscreen with me. Normally I’ll bring a cream like this for my face, and a small bottle of spray sunscreen for my body. I make sure to reapply as many times as I can throughout the day because I’m sweating like crazy in the Florida heat and humidity (apologies if that’s TMI).
+ Portable charger
When I’m at the parks, the last thing I want is for my phone to die. I normally take a picture of where I park, as well as plenty of pictures at the park itself. You can even use it for wait times! I make sure my portable charger is completely charged before I leave because you don’t want to have any emergencies come up!
+ Sunglasses (or hat)
I tend to wear huge sunglasses during my days at the park. That, or a hat. It really depends on the mood that I’m in that morning. These really help keep the harsh sun out of your eyes! This one is pretty self-explanatory…
Of course, I also keep a small card holder and such with me too, but I thought those were pretty standard.