Texas is home to a number of amusement parks and theme parks, making it an environment that is ripe for fun – but also for injury, if you’re not careful. Heeding these theme park safety tips should help ensure your next trip to a Texas amusement park ends in happy memories instead of a tragedy:

Obey all rules and regulations. Parks have posted rules and regulations that parents should read aloud to children. If anyone is too small or too large for a ride, the safety restraints may fail. Pay attention to and obey the rules and restrictions for all rides.

Make sure ride is appropriate. Thrill rides are named that because they’re thrilling – emotionally intense and sometimes physically demanding. Be sure whoever is riding can handle it.

Use safety devices as intended. The safety devices on rides are there for your protection, so be sure they are used as intended. Don’t think you can safely “hold” a child in. Always err on the side of caution.

Stay seated. Once a rider is locked in, they should remain in that position until the ride is over and the attendant has given them permission to exit the ride. Keep all legs and arms inside the ride and never stand up. Keep eyes focused ahead to protect your neck.

Take breaks. If you are riding on rides that feature high-g forces, be sure to take a break between rides since repeated use of these rides can cause a loss of consciousness. If you get tired at any time you are at the park, take a break and be sure to stay hydrated.

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