General Tips and Tricks

  • ALWAYS wear good walking shoes! A supportive tennis shoe with good cushion is best. Make sure they are broken in before you go as well. This will help save your feet and blisters.
  • Pack a spare set of shoes if your feet get wet on in the rain or one a ride. It’s better to be safe than sorry!
  • On days with a threat of rain, pack a pair of Crocs or flip flops. Switch out of your socks and shoes and trudge through the rain. Parks typically clear out of rain lasts more than 15-20 minutes. During a summer shower, you can check many attractions of your list if you’re willing to run around in the rain!
  • Pack a ziplock bag to save your phones and cameras from water splashes.
  • Bring band aids or moleskin (sold in all major pharmacies by the band aids). This will save your feet from hot spots (the start of blisters). Cut to multiple sizes and bring them with you to the park. They stay on better than band aids and provide a cushion. Don’t let a blister ruin your vacation! If your forget, all parks have a first aid station available.
  • Take a photo of your parking section. Don’t leave it up to memory. After a long, hot day in the parks you may not remember and the last thing you want to do is wander. If you’ve rented a car, you may want to take a photo of the car and license plate as well.
  • While Key to the World cards still exist, take a photo of those as well. Make sure the number is visible. If you lose your card, it can be replaced with adequate proof that it was yours!
  • Bring an extension cord to plug in your electronics at night.


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