August 1, 2012

My Adventures in Disneyland Travel Tip #2 : Sun Safety

It doesn't really matter when you visit the Disneyland Resort, California is a sunny place and you will need to be prepared. Always use a waterproof sunscreen (with an SPF of 30+) and reapply every few hours throughout your day. If you are someone who burns easily, you should wear a baseball hat or even a sun hat for the most sun protection. While wearing a visor does feel cooler than wearing a baseball cap, your scalp is left vulnerable and you risk getting a sunburn. Sunscreen is not recommended for children below the age of six months so sun avoidance if really the best way to go when dealing with a young baby at Disneyland. Be smart with sun safety because a bad sunburn is no fun, especially when you are on vacation. Sun safety is surely a must for any Disney adventure.

Below are recent pictures of Princess Dot Puddle Park. This whimsical water play area can be found in a bug's land and is located in Disney California Adventure Park. It's the perfect place to cool off on a hot summer day. Be warned though... If the ground under your feet is wet then keep your eyes open for shooting water. I have seen countless parents blindsided because they thought they were in a safe zone. For your convenience, the puddle park is surrounded by benches (with some shaded areas) and there are drinking fountains and family bathrooms nearby for bathroom breaks and for changing into swimsuits or dry clothes. If you are still looking for other ways to cool off at the Parks, you can also take a wild ride on the popular Splash Mountain or raft along the picturesque Grizzly River Run. While hotel pools and slides are also a fun option, it's nice to not have to leave the action to cool off. So, have fun but please don't forget the waterproof sunscreen!

Photo Courtesy of My Adventures in Disneyland
Photo Courtesy of My Adventures in Disneyland

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