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Safe Summer Tips: Amusement Park Safety for the Thrill Seekers

The weather is warming up in Alabama—what have you done to celebrate? If you are a parent, you may want to consider taking your kids on a fun day trip. Have you ever been to Waterville USA? Located in Gulf Shores, Alabama, this 20-acre water and amusement park is fun for all ages. Even if you don’t have kids, an amusement park can be fun for adults, too! The most important thing to remember when visiting an amusement park, regardless of your age, is safety. From riding the attractions to just walking around in the hot sun, keeping yourself safe can be as easy as following a few rules.

First, be sure you take care of yourself at the amusement park. Pay attention to the sun and how it is affecting your skin throughout the day. Bring plenty of sunscreen with you and apply it often. Get out of the sun whenever you can. Also, be sure to drink plenty of water. Sure, a nice slushie or ice cream cone is a great treat at the amusement park, but be sure that is not the only hydration you get during the day.

When it comes to the rides, you know yourself better than anyone else does. Even if you seem to fit all the safety requirements for a ride, you can still feel uncomfortable getting on it. It is OK to pass on those rides that do not feel safe to you. Chances are, they probably meet and exceed all the safety requirements they need to, but if they don’t feel safe to you, don’t feel forced to ride!

When you do decide on a ride, make sure you follow all the rules given to you by the attendant. Keep your arms and legs inside the vehicle at all times. Use all the safety harnesses, seatbelts, and bars properly. If you have long hair, keep it tied back in a ponytail if you can. Secure any loose items before the rides starts.

Keeping safe at the amusement park can help you avoid accidents and injuries. Of course, having fun is also up there in the list of high priorities so make sure you do so! Our agents at Hundley Batts & Associates Insurance Agency hope that you, your friends, and family have a wonderful, safe time this summer.