Now that summer has officially arrived Sesame Place has opened all its rides! While riding roller coasters and other rides is lots of fun, you always have to remember that safety is a priority.
While some restrictions on rides may seem unfair, those guidelines are in place for a reason. You should always check to see if the rides have any limits on height, weight and medical conditions before riding. These rules are there to make your ride a better experience! Whenever I go to Amusement Parks I usually see if there is a ride seat that I can test out before I get in the line so that I know I will fit properly.
Always make sure to listen to ride operators, they know these rides very well! If a ride operator instructs you on something, it's a good idea to listen to them. Harnesses and seat belts need to be used properly, and an operator will be able to help you wear them correctly. On the flip side, if you think a ride operator is being inattentive it's best to not ride if your instincts tell you not to.
It's also a good idea to listen to your kids as well, as they know what they are capable of handling! If a child does not want to get on a ride, it's best to respect their wishes, since uneasy kids tend to get more injuries on rides. Even when kids are happy to be riding, always supervise them and make sure they're following park rules!
Just by following some easy guidelines for safe riding your trip will be much more enjoyable. Remember that you can be safe and have fun at the same time, it's easy!
These helpful tips come to you from the state Pennsylvania which celebrated ride safety week June 3–9, Agriculture Secretary George Greig offered amusement ride safety tips during a visit to Waldameer Park & Water World. To find out more about ride safety visit The Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Ride and Measurement Standards.