When the kids have spring vacation from school, many
families visit a theme park. This trip is the perfect way to break up the
monotony of winter and enjoy family fun in a (hopefully) warmer climate. Between
finding cheap airline tickets and
park admissions to being prepared for all types of weather, there is a lot to
consider when planning this trip.
Look online for discount
airline tickets to the destination of choice, reviewing all options
including trips with multiple stops. For families with young children, a
multi-leg journey may be a blessing because it offers a break between flights so
kids can stretch their legs. Plan the departing flight for Friday afternoon or
Saturday morning. This allows time to rest before returning to work and school.
Review the different theme park ticket options to find one
that offers the best deal. If the family plans to visit multiple attractions
within the same park, such as amusement rides plus a water park, buy a ticket
that includes both. This will usually be cheaper than purchasing admission to
each area separately and it offers more flexibility if plans change.
Weather does not always cooperate during the spring vacation
so be prepared for some clouds and rain. Choose a theme park that has both
covered outdoor and indoor attractions. Bring raingear for each family member
and on the worst days, have children do their homework so they do not have to
do it upon return.
Special considerations should be made when traveling with a
teenager. Let the teen bring a friend or plan a portion of the trip. Allow
teens to use their cell phones to keep in touch with friends and schedule some
teen-friendly activities during rainy days. To begin planning, click here to
find a discount airline ticket for
each family member.