IAAPA's Tips to Plan for the Weather when Visiting an Amusement Park


  • Have breakfast before you start your day.
  • Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water throughout your visit.
  • Eat several small meals and snacks throughout the day.
  • Apply and reapply sunscreen.
  • Wear cool, light-colored clothing.
  • Pack dry clothes if you plan to cool off on a water ride.
  • Take periodic breaks inside – A great time to see a show or eat a meal.
  • Don’t forget your hat!


  • Avoid umbrellas – Bring a poncho or hooded waterproof jacket.
  • Make sure your stroller has a waterproof hood.
  • Bring plastic bags to keep your essentials dry – when the rain stops put the wet stuff in the bags.
  • Stay in the park. Many attractions keep operating in light rain – when others head inside, head to your favorite ride.
  • If the weather gets severe, seek shelter.