With spring approaching and tourist season a year-round affair in Orlando, there is no time like the present to freshen up on some safety tips for amusement parks. They are usually a blast, but we would hate to see your vacation ruined by a theme park injury. So keep the following safety tips in mind:
- Sunscreen and water. Make sure to apply sun block and drink water often, especially for tourists who are not used to the Florida heat and sun.
- Avoid restricted areas. Any place that is fenced or gated off is for a good reason. If you cross a barrier where you are not permitted, the park may not be liable for any injuries.
- Follow the rules. Safety rules and park guidelines are written for a reason, so make sure you and your children obey them. They are posted for your own safety.
- Stay inside the carts on rides. Be cautious of your arms, legs, hands, hair etc. There are many moving parts on rides and they can be dangerous. Hold on to handrails.
- Pay attention to restrictions. If you or your children are too small—or big—for a certain attraction, do not attempt to sneak on. This is simply asking for trouble.
- Stay in your seat. Don’t attempt to wiggle out or let your children move around. Remain seated until the ride comes to a complete stop. Make sure your safety bar or belt is secure.
- Don’t drink. Do not attempt to ride or visit an attraction under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- Keep your eyes peeled. If any part of a ride or attraction does not appear to be functioning properly, alert the staff immediately. Better safe than sorry.
So keep these tips in mind when enjoying Orlando’s many attractions this year.
Wooten Kimbrough, P.A.—Orlando personal injury attorneys.