The Ultimate Keeping Kids Safe at Theme Parks Quiz
by Staff
Taking your kids to a theme park can either be the best or worst experience of the year. It could be the best, because seeing little children's faces alight with happiness is one of the most rewarding human experiences. It could be the worst, because a long day in the heat, navigating wild rides and throngs of people can lead to throwing up, dehydration, exhaustion and injury. Take our quiz and learn some great ways to make your day out at the theme park a great experience for all.

How many people visit theme parks every year?

  • 250 million
  • 300 million
  • one billion

What is a safe way for you and your kids to deal with crowded theme parks?

  • Avoid them by coming to theme parks at off-season times.
  • Remain with your kids at all times.
  • Wear bright colors so your family stands out in the crowd.

What should you tell your kids to do if they get separated from you?

  • Stay where they are.
  • Go straight to a prearranged meeting point.
  • Start searching for you immediately.

When should you begin your preparations for your day out at a theme park?

  • a few days before
  • on the day
  • unnecessary to prepare

How often should you apply sunscreen on your kids?

  • When you arrive and then reapply as often as needed throughout the day.
  • You should reapply sunscreen every three hours.
  • Before you leave your home.

Children under what age are at greater risk for injury on rides?

  • five
  • eight
  • 13

What is a good way to decide whether a ride is appropriate for your kids?

  • If it moves faster than 20 miles an hour, it is a no-no.
  • Ask the ride attendant whether they recommend it.
  • Evaluate the ride -- watch a round first before deciding whether to go on it.

How can you avoid throwing up after a dizzying ride?

  • Take travel sickness pills half an hour before getting on a ride.
  • Plan your day and avoid the more wild rides after eating.
  • Chew on ginger candies; ginger has natural anti-nausea properties.

How can you best deal with the range of energy levels a family has on a day out?

  • Have a clear policy that the length and nature of the day out will be decided by the health and safety needs of the weakest member.
  • Divide your family up into ages and stages, so that all activities will be suitable for energy and maturity levels.
  • Bring books for Grandma and toys the little ones, because they will be doing a lot of sitting around while the tweens and teens have a blast.

How can you ensure that your kids will remain seated when on the rides?

  • That is up to the ride attendant, not up to you.
  • Accompany them on all rides.
  • Discuss safety rules and concepts with your kids beforehand about ride safety.