Theme park expert reveals the rides to avoid in the morning

Next time you’re the first to the amusement park, you might want to reconsider which rides to hit first.

A theme park expert has revealed which rides make you wait until lunchtime, especially on hotter days.

You might want to avoid the morning water rides—no matter how hot it is


You might want to avoid the morning water rides—no matter how hot it isPhoto credit: Thorpe Park

With a heatwave hitting the UK this week, a trip to a theme park looks like the perfect way to enjoy the belated sunny weather.

Although temperatures hit 30°C in some parts of the country, there are some clever ways to stay cool, especially at a carnival.

experts from explained why the wild water rides are the best rides in the middle of the day.

They said, “Plan a trip to the water and slide rides during the midday and early afternoon hours, when the sun is at its hottest.”

“Fortunately, most major UK theme parks have these rides.”

For inexperienced theme park goers this week, the experts provided some examples of Britain’s finest water slides to cool off.

They continued, “If you’re new to water-based rides, one thing is for sure: you won’t stay dry!”

“Chill out at rides like Ramese’s Revenge at Chessington World of Adventures Resort, cool down at the Tidal Wave ride at Thorpe Park, or the Congo River Rapids at Alton Towers.”

The whitewater rides aren’t the only way to stay cool during the theme park heatwave.

The experts recommend bringing items with you that will make things easier for visitors outside of the rides.

They added, “Take your preparation one step further and bring a pocket fan with you on your trip.”

“If you don’t want to miss even a moment in the sun, you wouldn’t be the first to pack an electric handheld fan.

“Another favorite among seasoned amusement park goers is the refillable bottomless cool mist spray bottle – your salvation in long queues.”

“Fill up with water at the water stations and stay cool all day on the go.”

Finally, the experts recommend finding out where all the shady spots are as soon as you arrive at the amusement park.

So the guests know where to hide when it gets too much.

They also pointed out some indoor areas that are perfect for hiding from the heat.

They said: “It can be worth looking out for the many shady spots to retreat to when you need a little respite from the sun.”

“Fortunately, there are many designated areas in the parks.

“Visit the indoor exhibits at Sharkbait Reef by Sea Life in Alton Towers or grab an afternoon ice cream and pick me up while you seek the lush shade in Thorpe Park.”

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Meanwhile, this British TV star revealed a theme park hack to increase guests’ chances of winning toys for their kids.

And this mum shared a trick to getting food at theme parks for as little as 40p.

The best time for water cruising is around lunchtime - you can cool off but you won't be wet all day


The best time for water cruising is around lunchtime – you can cool off but you won’t be wet all dayPhoto credit: Getty

Russell Falcon

Russell Falcon is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Russell Falcon joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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