5 Easy Ways of How to Stay Cool at a Theme Park
When you spend hours at a theme park, you'll quickly realize that it's very easy to sweat and get hot.
In this page, we will explain our best tips of how to stay cool at a theme park.
Table of Contents
- Use a Portable Fan
- Purchase a Refillable Cup
- Purchase a Fast Pass
- Use Cooling Towels
- Step Into Restaurants/Shows
1. Use a Portable Fan
There are a few types of portable fans, but our favorites are the portable handheld mist fan, and the portable neck fan.
These items are very affordable, lightweight work immediately, are easy to carry around, and later put away.
It ultimately comes down to preference.
Portable Handheld Mist Fan
The portable handheld mist fan will allow you to carry with your hand, and point it at any part of you that needs to cool off the most.
- Easy to Store
- Works immediately
- Can cool down other people
- Can be charged with a USB-C cord
- You'll have to constantly move the fan around to cool you off
Portable Neck Fan
The portable neck fan is hands-free, and you can simply turn it on and forget about it, while you cool down in the process.
- Hands free- You can simply place it around your neck/on your shoulders and 'set and forget it'
- Works immediately
- Adjustable to get different angles of airflow
- Has 2 fans
- It'll only cool down your face/head/neck area
2. Purchase a Refillable Cup
Many theme parks have Refillable Cups that allow you to purchase a giant cup to drink soft drinks, and use that same cup for the day or season (depending on which you purchase), without needing to pay for a brand new drink every time.
Refillable cups can cost between $15 - $35, depending on which bottle you choose, and which theme park you are at.
These Refillable bottles can be purchased directly from the theme park's website.
3. Purchase a Fast Pass
Something that many guests don't account for when it comes to heat, is how hot it can get when waiting in lines at a theme park.
A Fast Pass provides visitors access to a separate and quicker line for the most popular rides.
Most theme parks (almost all of the large ones) have their own version of their Fast Pass:
- Busch Gardens and SeaWorld have a Quick Queue pass
- Six Flags has a Flash Pass
- Cedar Fair parks like Knott's Berry Farm have a Fast Lane pass
The list goes on forever.
The point is that you'll want to look into this type of pass for the park that you're visiting.
How These Cut the Line Passes Work
After you've purchased your type of fast pass, you'll be allowed access to a different (and faster) entrance.
The entrance will either lead to a different line, or allow you to cut the regular line.
An employee will scan your fast pass to confirm your reservation (some parks simply give out wristbands), and then you can enjoy your ride with little to no wait time.
This essentially acts as a fast pass for the parks, as you'll spend less time waiting in lines, and more time riding the actual rides.
4. Use Cooling Towels
There are really two types of towels to bring to a theme park.
- To Cool Off
- To Dry Off
The Cooling Towels have exploded in popularity over the last few years, as guests can use these to quickly cool off on a hot day.
These towels hold 8 times more water than a regular towel, and uses its evaporation technology to cool the user off.
Most guests will use these towels on their necks, heads, and arms to quickly cool off.
5. Step Into Restaurants/Shows
When you take a break to grab a bite to eat, make sure that you are doing so at a restaurant with indoor seating.
This will provide you with an easy way to cool off, and get away from the sun, while refueling.
Another alternative is to simply plan to visit (indoor) shows at the hottest time of the day.
Shows are a great way to get off of your feet after miles of walking, and a great change of pace for the day.
Additionally, you'll want to know the best clothes to wear to a theme park.
Wearing the wrong clothes can massively affect your day.