Research age and height restrictions
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It’s incredibly frustrating to invest a lot of time and money into planning a trip to an amusement park with your tot only to get there and find out she needs to be 36 inches to ride the Teacup Twirl, and she’s currently measuring at 33 inches. Most major parks list height and age restrictions on their websites. Take a few minutes to check these out before hitting the road.
Take a practice spin
Whether it’s as simple as a carousel at your local mall or a more involved playspace with a small selection of rides, like the Legoland Discovery Centers and Crayola Experiences around the country, it’s a smart idea to take your toddler to a small park before hitting a big one. This will get him used to the idea of waiting in line and some experience with the flashing lights and noises that can be overwhelming for some children.