Tips for coaches to get the most enjoyment out of your next theme park trip

Part of becoming a better coach is understanding where rewards need to come into play. Going to a theme park such as Disneyland or Universal Studios is at the top of many people’s lists when it comes to fun ideas that leave lasting positive impacts. If you truly want to make the most of the experience, there are lots of little tips you can try that will take your enjoyment of the day to the next level. These suggestions can be a genuine help when it comes to planning a theme park trip. Read on to find out more, and let the excitement begin!

Plan ahead

With a theme park trip, one of the key factors is to plan in advance. For example, you can buy your tickets online and work out where the best place to park is to save time when you arrive. It’s also helpful to decide which rides and attractions you most want to go on and prioritize those. This is important because you may well find there’s not enough time in the day to do everything on offer! Making the most of ‘fast pass’ options can also reduce the time you spend queuing for rides. Finally, before you head there, check if the theme park has an app you can download so that you have all the information, such as maps and showtimes, at your fingertips.

Make the most of discounts

It’s no secret that theme parks can be expensive places to visit, yet with some forward planning, it is definitely possible to bring that cost down. Purchasing your tickets in advance can be cheaper because you can use Busch Gardens coupons and other discounts. Annual passes are also a great way to save money if you plan to visit a few times, in a year. You might even find combination tickets that include the cost of parking, photos, food, or entry to other parks. Finally, bringing in your own food and drink (if allowed) can be a fantastic way to keep costs down.

Take advantage of timing

The timing of your theme park trip can make a big difference to your experience. For instance, if possible, try to avoid visiting during weekends or school vacations, as these are inevitably the most crowded times. If you aim to arrive early in the morning when the park first opens, you are likely to enjoy shorter queues, and the same is true if you visit in the evening or head to rides when the parades and other shows are on. Many parks also offer cheaper tickets for late entry, so if you live nearby, this can be a good tip.

Bring supplies

Your day at the theme park is likely to be a long one, so be sure to bring everything you might want with you and the rest of your employees (or at least recommend what they might need!). This includes sunscreen, a sun hat, and sunglasses if the weather is good, or an umbrella and lightweight raincoat if the weather is wet. Water and snacks are also handy if you’re allowed to bring them into the grounds, plus a little waterproof bag for your phone if you’re planning to go on water rides.