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We Are the World This article is about the original 1985 charity song. For other uses, see We Are the World (disambiguation). “We Are the World” Single by USA for Africa from the album We Are the World B-side “Grace” Released March 7, 1985 Format 7″, 12″, VHS single Recorded January 28, 1985 A&M Recording Studios (Los Angeles, California) Genre Pop, gospel Length 7:15 Label Columbia Writer(s) Michael Jackson Lionel Richie Producer(s) Quincy Jones Michael O martian Certification 4× Platinum (RIAA) “We Are the World” is a song and charity single originally recorded by the super group USA for Africa in 1985. It was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie (with arrangements by Michael O martian) and produced by Quincy Jones for the album We Are the World. With sales in excess of 20 million copies, it is one of the fewer than 30 all-time singles to have sold at least 10 million copies worldwide. Following Band Aid’s “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” project in the UK, an idea for the creation of an American benefit single for African famine relief came from activist Harry Belafonte, who, along with fundraiser Ken Kragen, was instrumental in bringing the vision to reality. Several musicians were contacted by the pair, before Jackson and Richie were assigned the task of writing the song. The duo completed the writing of “We Are the World” seven weeks after the release of “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”, and one night before the song’s first recording session, on January 21, 1985. The historic event brought together some of the most famous artists in the music industry at the time. The song was released on March 7, 1985, as the only single from the album. A worldwide commercial success, it topped music charts throughout the world and became the fastest-selling American pop single in history. The first ever single to be certified multi-platinum, “We Are the World” received a Quadruple Platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America. However, the song garnered mixed reviews from journalists, music critics, and the public. Fans enjoyed hearing racially and musically diverse recording artists singing together on one track, and felt satisfied in buying “We Are the World”, knowing that the money was going to charity. Other individuals, including many commentators in the rock press, were disappointed that the song did not challenge listeners as to why famines occur in the first place, and felt that the lyrics were self-aggrandizing. Awarded numerous honors—including three Grammy Awards, one American Music Award, and a People’s Choice Award—the song was promoted with a critically received music video, a home video, a special edition magazine, a simulcast, and several books, posters, and shirts. The promotion and merchandise aided the success of “We Are the World” and raised over $63 million (equivalent to $136 million today) for humanitarian aid in Africa and the US. Following the devastation caused by the magnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake in Haiti on January 12, 2010, a remake of the song by another all-star cast of singers was recorded on February 1, 2010. Entitled “We Are the World 25 for Haiti”, it was released as a single on February 12, 2010, and proceeds from the record aided survivors in the impoverished country. Background and writing Recording sessions Music and vocal arrangements USA for Africa musicians Release and reception Track listing Marketing and promotion Humanitarian aid Notable live performances 25 for Haiti Legacy Charts and certifications See also Notes References External links Last edited 11 hours ago by Clue Bot NG Text is available under CC BY-SA 3.0

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How to Avoid Queues at Thorpe Par

How to Avoid Queues at Thorpe Park
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Because Thorpe Park is a popular theme park, you may find yourself spending most of your day there waiting in queues. However, if you plan accordingly, you can beat the queues and make the most out of your day at the park.

Method One of Two:
Before You Go
1
Pick the best day to visit Thorpe Park. When planning your visit, you’ll want to consider both the month and the day of the week in order to reduce the time spent in queues as much as possible.[1]
Go during the off-season months. The least busy months are from April to May, and from September to November. These months have reduced wait times as they are when the park has just opened/closed, schools have gone back, and there are no special events on. Avoid going to the park in peak summer months. Every day in the summer is busy, leading to queues of up to 4 hours per ride.
Visit the park during the week if possible. The best days to go are Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays, as on these days the queues are up to four times shorter since most people are in school or at work.
2
Plan how you’ll get to the park. It’s important to bare travel time in mind so that you’ll ensure you get to the gate on time and avoid waiting in long queues there. You can get most of the way to Thorpe Park using public transit by taking a train (or another form of transportation) to Waterloo, then hopping on a train to Reading (they leave every 20 minutes), and getting off at Staines. It’s about 30 – 40 minutes if you take the slow train. Once at Staines, you have a few different options:
Take the Thorpe Park Bus, which is faster than the local bus but more expensive (£3.70 for a return).
Take the local bus, which is a bit slower, but the tickets are cheaper (£2.40 return).
Walk, but keep in mind that the park is 4.8 km (3 miles) away, so it could take up to an hour to get there.
3
Consider pre-ordering a Fastrack package online. Fastracks enable you to skip the normal queue and enter a special, shorter queue reserved for Fastrack pass holders. If you would like to purchase a Fastrack, it’s a good idea to pre-order them online before you go, as the park only sells a limited amount of them each day and they often get sold out.[2]
Method Two of Two:
On the Day Of
1
Arrive early. Whether you have pre-ordered tickets, or are getting them at the gate (with or without vouchers) make sure you get to the gate at least half an hour early. Generally queues build up about a half hour before the park opens and it remains busy until 3PM, and then they die down in the park’s final opening hours of the day.[3]
If you have an annual pass, aim to get there up to 40 minutes early. You get prioritized entrance, meaning you get to enter the park earlier then the general public, so you can be let in 15-30 minutes early. Make sure you’re there right when they let you in to make the most of this time with short queues.
2
Ride your favourite rides first. Be reasonable, and imagine the park will be really busy, so choose 4 – 6 rides you really really want to do, and get them out of the way before the queues get too long. After you’ve ridden your favourite ones, you can then be more systematic in your choices in order to avoid queues.[4]
3
Start at the left side of the park and work your way to the right side. The public tend to swarm to the right hand side of the park, near Stealth, the Swarm and Nemesis Inferno, so do these later in the day. Try to start off over as far left as you can – the rides like Rush, Vortex, Quantum, and even Saw, Colossus or Samurai. Saw and Colossus both get queues of over 60 minutes in peak times (afternoons and weekends), so do these early.
4
Eat lunch very early or very late. Most restaurants are open by 11:30, and the queues peak from 12:30 – 1:00, especially for popular ones such as KFC or Pizza Pasta. It’s recommended to either get to the restaurant as the doors open, or wait to eat until around 2:30PM, when people are doing their final rides and starting to leave. This will pay off two-fold – you won’t have to wait in long queues to get your food, and if you’re on the rides while everyone else is eating lunch, the ride queues will be smaller.[5]
5
Wait until later to ride the bigger rides once their queues have peaked. Once you see on the billboards of ride times dotted round the park that the big rides have reached queues of up and over 40 minutes, stop joining these big queues and head for the ones with smaller queues instead. Wait until later on in the day, when people are starting to go home and the queues are dying down, to ride these big rides.
Tips
Avoid going on special days, such as Halloween, as queues will be busier then.
Buy an annual pass to get in early and avoid queues in the morning.
Stay in the park for as long as you can as the queues start to get shorter later in the day.
Warnings
If you’re visiting the park on weekdays in the off-season, note that at these times the rides are normally on one train operation, meaning that they’re running at a low capacity and queues may still build up.
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How to Overcome a Fear of Scary Rides

How to Overcome a Fear of Scary Rides
Co-authored by Tasha Rube, LMSW
Updated: April 6, 2019

Rides at amusement parks and carnivals are meant to thrill and excite their riders. Understandably, this thrill isn’t for everyone, at least at first. They can, though, be a tremendous amount of fun, and a great way to spend time with friends and family. By learning more about these rides, and what makes you afraid of going on them, you can get yourself in line for one, and survive the first trip to help you go again and again with others.

Part One of Three:
Thinking About Your Fear

1
Identify what scares you about the ride. Consider what about the ride actually scares you, and makes you want to not go on. There can be many reasons why you don’t enjoy or want to go on scary rides. It could be the speed, the turns, or the feeling of falling you’ll get while on it, or even a traumatic experience you had on a ride before.[1] By identifying what it is that makes you scared, you can take more concrete steps to overcome that specific fear.
Look at pictures of the ride, watch where it goes. See if there are particular things about the ride that scare you, like going upside down on a roller coaster. Imagine yourself going through the ride, and how you would feel when you go through it.[2]
Study the rides. Look at what they are trying to do to scare you, as well as the safety features. Understanding how the rides work, and how they can keep you safe, will help you feel more comfortable getting on them.
Remember that you are in a safe environment. These rides work because people remember that they are in a safe area, and that nothing bad will actually happen to them. Scary rides are able to create a reaction by overstimulating your senses, like using sudden sounds and weird sensations in a haunted house, but will not put you in real danger.[3]

2
Set a goal for going on the ride. Maybe you just want to say you did it, or are trying to impress someone. It doesn’t need to be an earth-shattering goal, but something manageable like going on the ride once. Having a goal or reason for getting on the ride can help motivate you to actually give it a shot, and smaller goal will make it easier to follow through and have success.[4]
3
Talk to other people. Talk to your friends about going on these rides. Make sure they know that you are scared, but that you want to overcome this fear. Good friends will understand, and try to help where they can.[5]
When you talk to your friends, ask them why they enjoy going on these rides. It’s not unusual to be a little afraid of scary rides, as the point is to give you a thrill. Ask about how they overcame their fears to enjoy the ride.
Part Two of Three:
Getting Yourself on the Ride
1
Slowly expose yourself to the rides. Before jumping on line, spend some time exposing yourself to a scary ride. Look at pictures and video of it online so you can see it in action, and what you would do while on it. If you go to a theme park or carnival, walk by the ride and watch it in action. The more you see of it, the more comfortable you will be around it. This is exposure therapy, a common method for overcoming fears.[6][7]
2
Get in line for the ride. One way to help push yourself on to the ride is to put yourself in a position where you have to go on one. Maybe tell your friends you’ll definitely ride it, or buy an expensive ticket to the park. Make it very difficult for yourself to back out of going on the ride.[8]
Do your best to forget past times where you avoided the ride, or got in line only to back out. Don’t dwell on the past, but instead stay focused on the future, that this time you will go on the ride.[9]
3
Avoid catastrophizing. This is a common type of negative thinking, where you can only think of a worst-case scenario when you think about going on a scary ride. This could be something like worrying about falling out of a roller coaster each time it goes upside down.[10]
4
Use relaxation techniques to stay calm. Before you get on line, or get on the ride, use some mindfulness techniques to help relax yourself. These simple exercises are great for reducing your stress and tension, which will make you feel better as you approach the ride.[11]
Progressive muscle relaxation. This exercise involves you slowly clenching and relaxing the muscles in your body. Tense for about 5 seconds, then relax for 30, thinking not just about moving your muscles, but how it feels when they are relaxed. It can help to start in one part of your body, maybe down at your feet, and work your way up your body, tensing and relaxing all your muscles in succession.
Controlled breathing. Take a normal breath, then a deep breath. Breathe in slowly through your nose, and let the air fill your lungs and abdomen. Exhale slowly–it’s best to do so through your mouth, but it can be through your nose, if that is more comfortable.[12]
Part Three of Three:
Enjoying Your Ride
1
Try out the seats. Some rides will have seats available for you to sit in before getting on the ride. These are mostly to make sure you will fit properly, but trying them out can be a good way to get more comfortable with what you are doing.[13]
2
Get on the ride. The best way to face your fear is to push past it and get on board. You’ve come this far. You’ve learned about the ride, relaxed yourself, stood in line, and now you are here. Get in the seat, let the attendant strap you in, and get ready to roll.[14]
3
Hold on to the bar. Most rides will have some type of “grab bar” or other restraint that’s meant to help hold you into the ride. It might make you feel more secure to grab hold of the restraint. It won’t actually make you any safer, but can be a pleasant reminder that something is there to hold you in.[15]
4
Keep your eyes open. When the ride takes off, you will be tempted to squeeze your eyes shut until it’s over. Don’t do that. Instead, let your eyes guide you along the track, watching what comes next. Being able to see what follows will help make you feel more in control of what’s coming.[16]
5
Go a second time. Once you’ve gone on the ride, great. Now get back in line and go again. Going on rides more often helps habituate you to it, and will make you even more comfortable as you go along.[17]
Community Q&A
Question
What if I am afraid of trying a ride, but still want to try?
Community Answer
Open yourself to new things. If you really don’t want to go on it, you don’t have to.
Question
I’m most scared of falling from the ride because I’m really thin. The park only has height requirements. Am I at risk of falling?
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Community Answer
No, you will not fall out of the ride. There are safety harnesses to keep you in the ride at all times, and the attendants would not let you on if they thought you were too small to go on it.
Question
What if a person tries to force you to go on a scary ride and you really don’t want to?
Community Answer
Going on the ride has to be your choice. If you are really uncomfortable with going on the ride, and you are not ready for it, don’t go. It doesn’t matter what other people say.
Question
What can I do to calm down while my heart is racing?
Community Answer
Just take deep breaths. Your adrenaline will kick in and you’ll probably start having fun in no time.
Question
Is it normal to have a nervous feeling in your stomach when you go on rides?
Community Answer
Yes it is. When you try something new you are most likely going to have butterflies in your stomach. Rides can also make your stomach turn because of the speed and way they move.
Question
What if you are scared of a very fast ride?
Community Answer
Don’t look down while on the ride. Try taking deep, slow breaths if you are scared. Just relax and remember the rides are perfectly safe and meant to be fun.
Question
Why do you want to encourage yourself?
Community Answer
To make yourself a little better about the ride. For example, you could talk to yourself when you’re scared, as a way to build up courage. Say things like: “I can do this” and “I’ll be okay!”.
Question
How can I overcome my fear of being upside down on a roller coaster?
Community Answer
Take someone you trust or feel safe with you. You can also try asking the employee managing the ride questions about its safety features. Hearing more about the ride from someone familiar with it can help you feel less scared.
Question
What should I do if my seatbelt feels loose, but the employee doesn’t hear me telling them that?
Community Answer
You should do something to get their attention to make sure they hear you.
Question
What if I get on a ride that I know I can’t handle, don’t want to ruin it for everyone else?
Community Answer
If you know you can’t handle something, don’t go on it. Going on something too wild for you can make you sick or in some cases pass out. It’s good to step out of your comfort zone, but never too far.
Tips
Remember, you don’t have to enjoy going on scary rides. Some people’s brain chemistry just doesn’t allow them to enjoy the experience. At the very least, you want to be able to get on the ride with your friends without seizing up in fear.[18]
Wanting to go on a ride is an opportunity to get in better shape. Getting in better physical shape can help you reduce stress, and also make it more likely you can fit comfortably in those ride seats.
Rides are meant to thrill you and evoke a response. Go ahead and scream as it goes along. You won’t be the only one.
If you are still scared when you reach the end of the line get on the ride and think ” Well, there’s no turning back now.”
Warnings
When you decide to get on a ride, remember to follow all the posted rules. They are meant to make sure you are as safe as possible during the ride, and that nothing happens to you or other riders.
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Tasha Rube, LMSW
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This article was co-authored by Tasha Rube, LMSW. Tasha Rube is a Licensed Master Social Worker in Missouri. She received her MSW from the University of Missouri in 2014.
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How to Prepare for and Enjoy an Amusement Park

How to Prepare for and Enjoy an Amusement Park
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Updated: September 20, 2019 | References

Amusement parks are popular recreation sites that offer a wide variety of rides, games, and other fun attractions. While visiting an amusement park can be an enjoyable and memorable experience, it can also be a bit stressful if you aren’t properly prepared. By planning your visit ahead of time, dressing appropriately for the park, and packing everything you’ll need, you’ll be able to make the most of your time at the amusement park.

Method One of Four:
Planning Your Visit
1
Book your tickets in advanced. Most amusement parks sell tickets online, allowing you to skip the line to buy tickets when you get to the park. In addition, by purchasing tickets ahead of time, you’ll likely be able to get a better price than you would at the park.[1]
You may also want to search online for discounted tickets. Several websites sell tickets at a reduced price, particularly for days during the amusement park’s off-season.
2
Research the attractions to decide which are your top priorities. Unless you plan to spend multiple days at the amusement park, it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to visit every attraction. To ensure that you get to do the things you want to do the most, research what’s available ahead of time so you can make a point to visit those attractions first.[2]
It may be helpful for you to write down a list of your first, second, and third choice attractions. That way, you can focus on your first choices and only move on to your second and third choice lists if you have extra time.
While amusement parks don’t tend to be as large as theme parks, there are still usually a vast number of attractions offered. In addition, the types of attractions at amusement parks may vary more than a theme park, making it even more important for you to research what is offered ahead of time.[3]
3
Print out a park map and mark your route. Once you’ve decided which attractions you want to visit the most, print out a park map and use a pen to plan out your itinerary. This can serve as your guide once you’re in the park and help you save time getting to and from the attractions you want to visit the most.[4]
Most amusement parks have a printable map available on their website. If this isn’t the case, you can usually pick one up from a local tourism office or at the entrance of the park a day or so in advanced.
Make sure that you also make note of the food establishments that you want to visit. Then, you can plan to visit the attractions close by around the time that you think you’ll be ready for a meal.
It can also be helpful to highlight the locations of the bathrooms close to the attractions you plan to visit.
4
Check the park’s website to see what additional costs you may incur. In addition to the price of the ticket, parking, storage lockers, food, and drinks all cost extra at most amusement parks. Additionally, some rides may only be included with certain passes and, therefore, will cost extra for a base-line ticket. Checking the park’s website ahead of time can help you be aware of these additional costs and avoid the stress of incurring extra costs once you’re at the park.[5]
If you’re planning to bring cash to the park, this can also help you determine your budget for the day and know how much cash you’ll need to have on-hand.
5
Look at the parking map to decide where to park ahead of time. Larger amusement parks often have more than one parking lot to accommodate many visitors. With so many options, it can be difficult to determine where you should park to get closest to the attractions you want to visit. To avoid parking too far away, check the park’s website ahead of time and make note of the parking options that will work best for your visit.[6]
It can also be difficult to remember where you’ve parked if you don’t pay close attention. By having a plan for parking ahead of time, you’ll be much more likely to remember where you’ve parked and avoid spending hours looking for your car.
6
Book a room at a nearby hotel to save on travel time. If you’re planning to visit an amusement park out of town, search online to find out which hotels are closest to the park. While amusement parks don’t tend to have as many on-site hotels as theme parks, there are likely several hotels very close by to accommodate out of town visitors.[7]
These hotels may be a bit more expensive than hotels farther away from the park, but it might be worth it to save valuable time getting to and from the park.
7
Plan to visit on an off-day or during the off-season to avoid the crowds. If you want to avoid the crowded sidewalks and long lines at the park, plan to visit on days when the park tends to be less crowded, or during the off-season. While it varies depending on the location, Saturdays and Mondays tend to be the busiest days at amusement parks, while Tuesdays and Wednesdays tend to be the least crowded days.[8]
Summer tends to be the busiest season for most year-round amusement parks.
There are, however, many amusement parks that are open seasonally and, therefore, are likely to be crowded for most of the open season. You can still avoid the crowds, though, by going on a less busy day during the week.
Surprisingly, holidays tend to be less busy at amusement parks and can be a good time to plan your visit.[9]
Method Two of Four:
Dressing to Visit an Amusement Park
1
Dress in lightweight, comfortable clothing. In most cases, when you visit an amusement park, you’ll be walking around outside at the park for several hours. Therefore, it’s important that you wear clothing that is comfortable, appropriate for the weather, and lightweight so it won’t weigh you down.[10]
This is particularly important if you are visiting a park on a hot or sunny day, as heavier fabrics or uncomfortable cuts can make you tire quicker in the heat and can impact the amount of fun you’re able to have.
2
Choose a quick-dry fabric if there’s water attractions at the park. If you’re going to an amusement park that has water rides, you may want to consider wearing clothing that comes in a lightweight, quick-drying fabric. That way, you won’t have to lug around an extra pair of clothes, or walk around in wet clothing for too long.
You could also bring a bathing suit to change into when you visit the water attractions. A bathing suit is much smaller, lighter, and easier to carry than a change of clothes, and will keep your clothes from getting wet at the park.
3
Wear comfortable shoes for walking. Even if the amusement park you’re visiting is relatively small, you’ll still likely be doing a lot of walking throughout the day. As a result, it’s important that you wear shoes that you can comfortably walk in for a long period of time.[11]
Broken-in athletic shoes, for example, are a great option when visiting an amusement park.
Unless you’re visiting a park with a lot of water attractions, sandals will often cause your feet to blister when worn for a long, extended period of time. In addition, sandals rarely have the cushioning or support you’ll need to be comfortable walking around the park.
4
Bring adequate protection from the sun. When dressing to go to an amusement park on a sunny day, make sure that you choose items that will provide you with adequate protection from the sun’s harmful rays. Wearing polarized sunglasses and a hat can help protect your face, for example, while wearing sleeves can protect your shoulders and arms.[12]
It’s also a great idea to apply a layer of sunscreen before you get dressed for the park, and to bring the sunscreen with you to reapply throughout the day.
5
Carry a fanny pack or cross-body bag to keep your valuables safe. While it may be tempting to wear a large backpack to carry all the items you’ll potentially need at the park, it’s relatively easy for items to be stolen out of a backpack without your knowledge. Instead, choose a compact, lightweight fanny pack or cross-body bag so you can store the valuables you’ll need, such as your phone and wallet, close to your body.[13]
In addition to being closer to your body, you’ll be able to keep an eye on your fanny pack or cross-body bag at all times, since both are generally worn in front or on the side of your hips.
Method Three of Four:
Packing for Your Visit
1
Bring a camera or smartphone for taking photos. Visiting an amusement park can be a fun, memorable experience for you and your friends or family. To ensure that you capture all of these special moments, bring a camera or smartphone with you to the park.[14]
If you plan to take photos with your phone, you may want to pack a phone charger as well. [15]
If the park has water attractions, make sure that your phone or camera is water proof, or that you have a water proof pouch or baggie to store it in.
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Pack a lightweight poncho or umbrella in case of rain. While a bit of rain may end up being no big deal, if there aren’t many places to take cover, it can quickly ruin your fun at the park. If there’s a chance that it might rain on the day of your visit, make sure that you bring an umbrella or lightweight poncho. That way, you’ll be able to continue visiting attractions (weather permitting) and enjoying your time at the amusement park.[16]
You might also want to bring a waterproof baggie to keep your phone, wallet, and other valuables dry.[17]
3
Take a handheld fan with you if it’s going to be hot. At most amusement parks, you’ll spend the majority of the day outdoors. As a result, if it’s going to be hot on the day you plan to visit, it can be helpful to have a personal, portable fan with you to keep you cool as you walk around.[18]
If you have a child in a stroller, you may also want to have a clip-on fan that can attach to your child’s stroller and keep them cool. 
Portable handheld fans are generally inexpensive and are available widely online and at some drugstores, hardware stores, or other personal and home improvement retailers.
4
Bring a refillable bottle so you don’t have to buy drinks. Drinks at amusement parks, even bottled water, can be quite expensive. Since you’ll be walking a lot, you’ll likely need to drink a lot of water. To help cut back on the cost of your visit, bring your own refillable water bottle to the park with you. That way, you can refill whenever you need to without having to stretch your budget for the day.[19]
For a particularly lightweight option, choose a refillable water bottle that is collapsible.[20]
5
Pack snacks to save money on food. As with drinks, food at amusement parks can also be very expensive. While you may want to plan to eat your meals at the park, you can cut down on the cost by packing your own snacks to keep you going in between meals. Without having to spend on snacks, you can indulge in your favorite park foods for meals without over-spending.[21]
Granola bars, trail mix, and chopped fruit are all great options for snacks that will be easy to carry and tide you over until your next meal.
Method Four of Four:
Having Fun at the Amusement Park
1
Pick a meeting place right when you arrive. To give you some peace of mind as you go through the park, choose a place to meet right when you arrive in the event that someone gets separated from the group. Even if everyone in your party has a cell phone, situations can still arise where you’ll have trouble getting in touch. You’ll be able to enjoy your time more if you know that you have an arranged meeting place.[22]
This is particularly important if the park is crowded, as cellular service can be delayed when there’s a high concentration of people in one place.
2
Arrive early to avoid long lines for popular attractions. Getting to the entrance gate about 15 minutes before the park opens can save you a lot of time waiting in line. Most visitors arrive about an hour after the park opens, so if you arrive early, you’ll likely have a bit of time to enjoy the park without the crowded walkways and long lines.[23]
3
Go later in the day to avoid the crowds. If you really want to avoid the crowds, check and see if the amusement park you’re visiting is open later in the evening. Most visitors, especially those with young children, will leave the park before dinner time. So, if you’re able to go late, you’ll be able to enjoy the park’s attractions with fewer visitors.[24]
Some amusement parks are open late in the evening on particular days, and may hold special events or attractions later on those day. Check the park’s website to see if these options are available.
4
Purchase fast passes for popular attractions. If you do plan to visit an amusement park on a busier day or at a busy time, you may want to check online or at the park’s entrance to see if you can purchase fast passes. Fast passes cost a bit extra, but will save you time by allowing you to either skip the line or get in a shorter line.[25]
5
Download and check the amusement park’s smartphone app. Nowadays, many amusement parks have smartphone applications that they use to communicate announcements about park activities to visitors. To ensure that you stay up-to-date on upcoming events and special attractions, download the park’s app and check it periodically throughout the day.[26]
6
Take breaks from visiting attractions when you need them. If you only have a limited time at the amusement park, you may be tempted to try and squeeze in as many attractions as you can. While getting to the attractions you really want to visit can be enjoyable, you’ll risk wearing yourself out quickly. To ensure that you really enjoy your experience and make the most of your time, take breaks from visiting attractions whenever you start to get tired.[27]
Taking a break to go to an off-site restaurant or heading back to your hotel for a few hours, for example, can help rejuvenate you for another few hours or day at the amusement park.[28]
7
Avoid eating in the park during busy mealtimes. When the amusement park is busy, the lines for food can be even longer than the lines for popular rides. This can cause a lot of unnecessary stress, especially if you have any hungry children with you. Try to avoid this by eating an early lunch, or by bringing snacks to tide you over until after the mealtime rush.[29]
8
Use the single-rider line if you don’t mind riding alone. Many amusement parks will have two lines for popular attractions – one line for groups and one line for single-riders. Even if you’re with a group, you can get into the single-rider line, which is generally much shorter and can save you a bunch of time.[30]
Be aware, though, that you’ll likely have to sit next to a stranger on the ride. 
Community Q&A
Question
What is ideal for a teenager to pack to visit an amusement and water park?
Community Answer
Pack: Plastic bag for the phone, sunscreen, hat, water, money/credit. Maybe a jacket, comfortable pair of shoes and light snacks. A chapstick and comb might be helpful too.
Question
What should I pack in my pack?
Community Answer
Sunscreen and sunglasses (if it’s a sunny day), a snack if you don’t want to spend a lot on food, your phone, wallet/purse, and a water bottle. Don’t buy water at the parks, it’s expensive! Take one with you and fill it up at the drinking fountains. Optional things would be a waterproof cover if you plan on going on water rides, or on a rainy day, a plastic sandwich bag to put your phone and valuables in if you go on water rides, and a camera if your phone doesn’t have a decent one. If you plan on taking a disposable camera, don’t buy one at the theme park, as they’ll be very expensive.
Question
What should I wear and pack for a cold day?
Community Answer
Wear a coat, beanie, and scarf. If it’s really cold, bring gloves as well. Just make sure all of your accessories are secure while you’re going on rides so your hat doesn’t go flying, etc.
Question
How should I dress for water rides?
Community Answer
Wear something that dries out easily. No jeans or thick clothing, and definitely not white clothing, because it would be see-through. Your best bet would be some cloth shorts and something like a colored T-shirt. Remember that you can change after the ride if you want!
Question
Would I need to take spare clothes if there’s a ride that includes water?
Community Answer
It’s up to you, but most places with water rides have a drying station.
Question
What can I do to avoid being pressured onto a roller coaster?
Community Answer
Just stand your ground. Tell your friends/family that you’re not interested in riding the roller coaster and you’re not going to change your mind. You could always say you get motion sickness.
Question
Where should I put my backpack when I go on a ride if there are no bins?
Community Answer
Use a locker, have a friend hold it for you or ask the person operating the ride where you can place your backpack.
Question
How long should wait after I eat before going on a roller coaster?
Community Answer
Wait at least 30 minutes if you’re not afraid of roller coasters, but if you are, wait 45 minutes.
Question
Where could I put my phone?
Community Answer
If you have a secure, zipper pocket, put it in there. If not, ask a friend who isn’t riding to hold it or just put it in the bag you are taking. If it is not a necessity, leave it in the car but ensure that it is well hidden.
Question
What if you really want to go on a ride, but you’re scared to?
Community Answer
Either face your fears or miss out on the ride.
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How to Use a Flash Pass at Six Flags
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Using a Flash Pass at Six Flags is a convenient way to enjoy more rides during a trip to the amusement park. A Flash Pass usually comes in the form of a Q-Bot that you are supposed to make reservations on and keep with you as you enjoy the park. The cost of a Flash Pass is more than the regular admission, but park-goers who use the pass typically ride more attractions and wait in line for less time.

Part One of Three:
Obtaining the Flash Pass

1
Be prepared for the cost of the Flash Pass. A Flash Pass is great for skipping lines, but it can be quite costly if you are going to Six Flags with a larger group. A Platinum Flash Pass (the most expensive pass) would cost $896 for a family of four, and that’s not including parking and food. The Flash Pass would definitely be worth it on busy days, but it might not be if you visit the park when it’s not peak season.[1]
A regular pass is usually about $45.
You can go to the park and look at the screen that shows wait times to decide if the pass will be worth it.

2
Decide what kind of flash pass you would like. Six Flags theme parks may have different Flash Pass plans and prices, though many parks do offer the same plans. Typically, three different Flash Passes are offered. There is a regular Flash Pass, Gold Flash Pass, and Platinum Flash Pass. The regular Flash Pass is the cheapest, and the Platinum is the most expensive. Determine which plan best meets your needs and fits your budget. [2]
The Gold Flash pass promises to reduce wait time by 50%. This pass usually costs about $70.
The Platinum Flash Pas promises to reduce wait time by 90%. This type of pass can range from $100 to $145.
Some parks also offer an All Season Flash Pass.
3
Purchase your Six Flags Flash Pass online. The simplest and easiest way to buy the Flash Pass is online. Go to the Six Flags website for the location you will be visiting. Find the section for Flash Passes and choose a pass. Select how many people will be in your group. Although up to six people can be on one device for the pass, you will need to purchase each pass separately. Fill in your billing information and then you can pick up the pass when you arrive at the park.[3]
It is important that you make sure you’re buying a Flash Pass for the right Six Flags theme park.
You will need to bring your ID with you. Only one person per group will need to leave their ID at the registration center. Their ID will be held while using the Flash Pass and will be given back when they return the device.
4
Buy the pass at the park. It’s okay if you can’t buy the pass online. You can buy a Flash Pass when you purchase your entry tickets at the gate of the park. Keep in mind that the wait will probably be longer if you wait to purchase the tickets and Flash Pass at the park.[4]
5
Pick up the Flash Pass. When you purchase a Flash Pass, you will usually receive a Q-Bot, which is a device used to make ride reservations. One Q-Bot can be used for up to six people. The device resembles an oval-shaped beeper. The Q-Bot will have a screen that you can scroll through to make reservations for rides.[5]
Part Two of Three:
Choosing Rides
1
Choose a roller coaster you want to ride. Individual Six Flags theme parks offer different rides, so your choices will vary from park to park. The easiest way to see which rides the Flash Pass works for is to check the list online at your specific park’s website. You can also check with park operations for a complete list of which rides are eligible for the Flash Pass service.[6]
The pass will usually work for all of the major rides at the park.
2
Make a ride reservation. Do this once you’ve identified the ride you want to go on. This is done by either scanning a pager-like device through the reservation stations in front of each Flash Pass compliant attraction, or by entering the information on your Q-Bot. The reservation system varies by park, so check with Six Flags officials about the reservation process at each park.[7]
3
Keep the Flash Pass in a safe spot. Once you’ve made your initial reservations, keep the Q-Bot in a safe place while you enjoy the park. Most of the Flash Passes will come with a clip, so it is best to clip it to a belt loop or somewhere else that is secure. You can also keep it in a pocket, but don’t carry it around in your hand if you don’t have to.[8]
The pass could be dropped or lost if you carry it around in your hand.
Part Three of Three:
Using the Flash Pass
1
Enjoy other attractions while you wait. Once you’ve filed your Flash Pass reservation, you’re free to enjoy other attractions at Six Flags. Your Q-Bot will notify you when it’s time to go to your reserved Flash Pass attraction. It will typically notify you by vibrating, so keep the Flash Pass close to you.[9]
2
Locate the Flash Pass entrance. Each attraction offers a separate entrance for Flash Pass users. The entrance will either lead to a different line, or allow you to cut the regular line. An employee will scan the Flash Pass to confirm your reservation, and then you can enjoy your ride with little to no wait time.[10]
Some rides will require you to sit in Flash Pass rows.
3
Cancel ride reservations if you change your mind. It’s okay if you want to take a break or change your mind about a ride. It’s simple to cancel reservations. The Q-Bot should give you an option to cancel ride reservations, but if not, you can ask an employee.[11]
4
Return the Q-Bot. Go to the Flash Pass center at the park to return your Q-Bot. The Q-Bot should be in the same condition as you received it or you will have to pay a fee. The fee varies from park to park.[12]
Community Q&A
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Would I be able to reserve more than one ride with the flash pass at Six Flags?
Community Answer
No. All passes are designed to reserve a single ride. More expensive passes shorten the wait for that single ride.
Question
After I’m done with the first ride can I reserve a second and more after that when using a Flash Pass?
Community Answer
Yes, as soon as you check in for the ride you can start reserving the next one. As long as your current reservation is over you’re good to go.
Question
Can two separate flash passes (with two riders, each) sync up so all four riders could ride together?
Community Answer
No. You could reserve times together so that you can possibly ride together, but there is no guarantee the four of you all will ride together.
Question
How does the regular flash pass work if you don’t avoid wait times?
Community Answer
The regular flash pass will hold your spot equal to waiting 90 minutes in line. During those 90 minutes of reservation, you can go on other rides. When your reservation time arrives, head to the front of the line via the flash pass entrance.
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Do I need to buy park tickets in addition to the flash pass?
Community Answer
Yes.
Question
Can two groups schedule the same time on a ride?
Community Answer
It really depends on how many people are in your group and at the park as a whole, but typically, yes.
Question
Can I take a flash pass home and bring it back to the Six Flags park?
Community Answer
No, you cannot. If you accidentally bring it home, you will be fined. You can only do such things with a season pass.
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Is it true that I need an ID?
Community Answer
Yes. You do need an ID in order to get one.
Question
How many people can use a Flash Pass?
Community Answer
One Flash Pass can have up to 6 people using it. Keep in mind that adding people will require a fee.
Question
Can I purchase one Flash Pass for a group of people?
Community Answer
No, you can not.
Tips
Book reservations for rides with the longest wait times first so that you can be sure you will make the ride before the end of the trip.[13]
The Q-Bot is water resistant, so don’t be afraid to take it on water rides.[14]
Some Six Flags parks don’t provide the electronic Q-Bot system, or even offer a Flash Pass program. If the Flash Pass program is important to you, make sure you research each Six Flags amusement park before purchasing tickets.
Warnings
Some Six Flags theme parks allow you to show up for your reserved ride any time after your Flash Pass reservation has been called. However, other parks may cancel your reservations if you show up too late. Make sure you understand the Flash Pass time limitations at each park.
If your device is lost, damaged, or stolen, you will have to pay a $250 fine. If you don’t pay, your ID will not be given back until you pay it.
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How to Become a Celebrity
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These days, it is a lot easier to become a celebrity. Social media makes it easier and faster to connect with large groups of people. Getting to celebrity status, however, takes time and commitment. It won’t happen overnight, but there are few ways to make it more likely to happen.

Part One of Three:
Setting the Stage

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Choose your type of celebrity. There are lots of different kinds of celebrities from singers and actors to bloggers, fiction writers, humanitarians, models, or, even, chefs. To become a celebrity, you have to pick an area to become a celebrity in. Simply ‘being a celebrity’ isn’t going to get you very far, as it is too vague a goal to work towards.
It’s also good to decide whether you’re looking for that 15 minutes of fame or whether you want your celebrity to be a lifelong endeavor. The former is easier to accomplish, but won’t give you much lasting power. The latter takes time and effort to accomplish, but will last much longer.

2
Practice. If you’re wanting to be a celebrity at something, you’re going to have to work at it until you’re at a level that makes people want to invest in you. While it’s true that celebrities aren’t always the best at what they do, they still tend to be good at it, whether it’s acting, singing, writing, or cooking.[1]
Put in 1 hour every day at your chosen field. This will help get you focused on your creative endeavor and keep you focused towards your goal, which is having people know you and your work.

3
Be creative. There is a lot of the same old same old out there, and it is true that copy cats can become well known (think the many copy cats of books like Twilight or Harry Potter), but it’s the original product that is remembered the best.
This means, you can use the work of others as a jumping off place. You’ll need to add your own flare, or individuality to what you’re presenting. For example: if you want to write a vampire novel, that’s great! But instead of copying the Anne Rice or Twilight formula of pretty immortal vampires, come up with something unusual about your vampires, something that readers will be intrigued by and remember.
Being creative basically means having something that people will remember, because it stands out. Of course, this can backfire if you’re too focused on complete originality (there is no such thing), but you should tease out what specific and original thing you have to offer, because that will help when you’re selling your project.

4
Study celebrities in your chosen field. You need to see what is popular in your chosen field to know how to market yourself so that people want to see you and you’ll get a good idea the things you want to avoid and the things you want to emulate.
See how those celebrities got famous. Chances are, however, you won’t see all the background work that went into getting them to their celebrity status, but you will be able to see where they started.
For example: a lot of celebrities talk about their early years and what they did to further their careers. Study how and where they got the break that allowed them to become a celebrity and how much work they had to do simply to get to that place.
5
Locate people who can help you. Part of becoming a celebrity is about who you know and who is helping you achieve your goal. This doesn’t necessarily mean befriending a celebrity, but it is good to find someone in the industry to act as a sort of mentor, to help you avoid pitfalls.
You’ll want to hire, or at least speak with a marketing professional, since a lot of getting famous comes through marketing yourself and you’ll want, if possible, to have an expert’s opinion on how best to market yourself.
You really will want to acquire a mentor of some sort, someone who has experience with the area in which you’re interested in becoming a celebrity. For example: if you’re wanting to become a published (and celebrity) author, seek advice from other writers.
Look around your city or town and see if there are others who are going for the same goal and work to help one another out.
Part Two of Three:
Becoming a Celebrity
1
Develop your image. This is a version of you, since you don’t want to pretend to be someone else, but a more idealized version of you. It’s the person who you’ll be publicly and which you’ll capitalize on when you’re marketing yourself.
Basically, there are two different people in this equation. There’s the real you, which is fallible, imperfect and then there’s the idealized you (which is the one that you’re going to be selling). The idealized you is perfect, amazing and awesome.
The times when you need to use this image are when you’re selling yourself and your product (book, singing, cooking, etc.) to others, whether it’s the general public or a publisher or music producers. Just remember, the idealized you only needs to be on for a short period of time, and then you can go back to being your usual self.
2
Market yourself. This is the big one, because if you can’t market yourself you’re not going to be a celebrity. People who make celebrity status are the ones who create an image and then know how to effectively sell that image to whatever industry they want to be part of, as well as to the general public.[2]
Explain why you’re unique. Part of marketing yourself is to show why people should be interested in you. What is it about your work and your presence that people should like.
Be persistent. Marketing yourself means being visible and being visible means you have to keep marketing yourself. For example: if your book keep getting rejected from publishers, submit things (like short stories) to literary magazines to get writing credits that will help your writer’s image.
Before you can go on big media circuits to the Daily Show or Ellen, you’ll need to set yourself up on local t.v. and radio, so that people will be able to see that you’re a good person to interview and that you are providing interesting and unique product. When you’ve gotten yourself set up in whatever it is you want to become a celebrity in, contact your local news outlets and let them know what you’re doing. Again, be persistent. If they aren’t immediately interested, keep doing what you’re doing and keep letting them know what you’re up to.
3
Use social media. Social media and the Internet have helped a lot of people gain some amount of celebrity (or notoriety) and so it’s definitely an avenue you want to consider when you’re attempting to become a celebrity. While it’s probably not best to rely on social media alone, it can definitely help.[3]
One of the most important aspects of social media is having a constant internet presence. Set up a website that showcases your talents. Get on YouTube and create a vlog. Become part of the Tumblr and Twitter communities. You can talk about things other than your talent (and should because otherwise people will lose interest). You want to create an interest in you, so make sure you’re using the idealized you, because you are still marketing yourself in these interactions.
Look at people who have achieved fame through social media (especially through YouTube) and consider what they did and how they did it. Justin Bieber is one of the most obvious ones, as he was discovered through his YouTube videos, but again it was perseverance and talent (he does have musical talent) that helped cement what he created by putting himself out there.
Another example could be John Green who does YouTube videos back and forth with his brother Hank Green, but who has also become a bestselling author. He created the groundwork to delve into writing because he already had a following and had already, in a sense, proved that his image was marketable. Proving yourself marketable through social media, can greatly help your marketability in the long-term.
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Develop a relationship with other celebrities. A good way to break into a field is to have someone who is already a success in that. It isn’t easy to just ‘make friends’ with a celebrity, since a ton of people are already trying that.
Approach them in a public setting, if you can. For actors, or writers, there are workshops and panels that they sit on for events that you can attend and meet them. You can also connect with a lot of celebrities through social media, where you can ask them for advice.
Sometimes it’s good if you have a moment with them to ask for tips on how they got to where they are. Many people are happy to share their advice and their experiences with someone who is interested.
Part Three of Three:
Maintaining Celebrity Status
1
Keep innovating your ideas. One you’ve achieved your celebrity status, you’ll want to keep a hold of it. A good way to do that is to change things up. Experiment with different ideas and options.
Do more than one thing. If you’re a singer, for example, try out dancing or modeling or acting. Branch out into comedy. Utilize these things in your music.
2
Maintain a good relationship with your fans. Your fans are the ones who got you to the place you’re at, through their own devotion to you and by passing the word about you along to other people. Treat them with respect. Thank them in interviews and in person.
Consider occasionally releasing something free for them (a free story download, or a free song).
If someone (especially a fan) offers criticism of whatever you’re doing, don’t get angry at them. Instead, if it’s abusive, respond appropriately by blocking them or having the authorities deal with them (this can mean something like the admins on Twitter, etc.; it doesn’t necessarily mean the police), and if it’s not abusive, respectfully engage the person to find out where they are coming from.
3
Use your status positively. If you’ve become a celebrity it means that a lot of people are watching you and learning from you and taking what you say as the gospel. There’s a lot of responsibility that comes with making that sort of impression on a large group of people.
Organize and participate in fundraisers for good causes (ending hunger, making sure everyone has access to health care and clean water, ending slavery, and sex trafficking). Give money to these causes
Raise awareness for these issues through social media and through your own work.
Community Q&A
Question
How do I become a celebrity if I don’t have any talent?
Community Answer
Everyone has a talent. You just need to tap into yours. And there’s no way you could do that if don’t step out of your comfort zone. Try new things. And if it fails, try being the most authentic version of yourself. Look how far it got Cardi B.
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What do I need to do to become an actress?
Community Answer
Take part in a local theater group to be sure of your career choice, then you could start searching for auditions on the internet. Start small, most of the actors you see on screen now were in the same position as you once. Most started off in small roles, then got more and more famous as their roles got more important.
Question
I don’t use any social media. How do I become a celebrity?
Community Answer
Emily Blunt, a successful and well-known actress, also does not use social media. While it is a recommend method to gain fans and become known, you can rely on building yourself in your skill with auditions or practice, and find an agent or someone to represent you. Eventually, your reputation will grow on its own without any social media.
Question
How long will it take for me to become a celebrity?
Community Answer
There’s no set amount of time. Some people become celebrities overnight when they post a popular YouTube video. Other people might work for years to become a celebrity.
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How do I sing better than I already sing?
Community Answer
Practice. You can always improve your skills, no matter what they are. Practice makes perfect.
Question
How do I become a child celebrity when my parents won’t allow it?
Community Answer
The best thing is to work out what you want to do. Once you’ve worked this out, practice and study for the future. If you show enough dedication, your parents may let you as they realize how much you want this.
Question
I want to be a singer. How can I think of ideas for songs?
Community Answer
You can find ideas by going outside or maybe based on what’s happened in your life.
Question
How can I be famous but still be a good person?
Community Answer
Do good things with your fame. Speak about important things that are happening in the world, donate to charities, be a role model, and always be polite to fans.
Question
Can I become a famous person if I like to sing and dance?
Community Answer
Absolutely. Lady Gaga, for example, became famous through her skills in both singing and choreography, as have many others.
Question
What if I don’t become one?
Community Answer
If you don’t become one, you will survive. Most people aren’t celebrities, and they’re doing just fine. If you want to be a celebrity, work hard for your dream, but accept the reality that it may just not be in the cards for you.
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Tips
Always be positive don’t let anyone look you down because you are young set examples for the believers.
Always stay positive and never give up.
A lie can travel half way around the world, while the truth is just putting on its shoes…be yourself!
If you don’t shoot to stardom straight away, don’t worry! No celebrity got there easily, just keep trying and don’t give up! Don’t expect to shoot to fame, because it may take a few years to become a worldwide celebrity.
If someone in your family is famous, ask them to help you.
Don’t use your fame in a bad way. Support local charities with some of your well earned money and you might get a shoutout on the news!
Never give up and believe in yourself because you can do it.
The haters are going to hate but don’t let that stop you.
Start a web show or create a magazine for your city or community.
Have as many connections as possible, including other celebrities.
Warnings
Be aware of scams. Submissions to talent agencies should be free. If anyone demands your money for it, do not listen to them.
Contrary to popular belief, being a celebrity is not always easy. Once you are famous, your personal life is no longer your own. Try to keep it separate as much as you can.
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References
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↑http://edition.cnn.com/2008/TECH/05/01/roflcon/
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How to Deal With Motion Sickness on Rides

How to Deal With Motion Sickness on Rides
Co-authored by Laura Marusinec, MD
Updated: September 6, 2019

Motion sickness on amusement parks rides takes the amusement right out of the experience. Our eyes, inner ears, muscles, and joints senses these motion changes and transmits the information to our brain. When the ride begins to rock, these different parts of our bodies send different information, which disorients our brains and leads to queasiness, dizziness, and in the worst situations, projectile vomit. Roller coasters aren’t the only place that this can occur, so the advice for dealing with motion sickness on rides is applicable to boats, trains, planes, and motor vehicles. In order to overcome motion sickness, you can take medication or adjust other aspects of your life that might exacerbate motion sickness, like diet and body position.

Method One of Two:
Taking Medication for Motion Sickness

1
Get some over-the-counter dramamine. Dimenhydrinate (Dramamine, but brand names vary) is an antihistamine drug that can be purchased at most grocery stores and pharmacies. These drugs block receptors in the brain associated with nausea and vomiting. You can purchase dramamine in two tablet forms — drowsy and non-drowsy. Non-drowsy is best for amusement parks. If you are taking a train or a plane long distance and can sleep, the drowsy kind will work well.
To prevent motion sickness, the first dose should be taken 30 minutes to one hour before you go to the amusement park. Adults and children older than age 12 can usually take dimenhydrinate every four to six hours as needed to prevent or treat motion sickness. Children under 12 can usually be given dimenhydrinate every six to eight hours or as needed to prevent or treat motion sickness, but talk to your child’s doctor before using medications on young children.
There are a few other similar medications used for motion sickness. check with your doctor or pharmacist on which medication may be best for you.

2
Acquire a scopolamine patch. You’ll need to see a doctor to get a prescription for this medication. Generally, this medication is saved for those who aren’t helped by dramamine. Most of the time, scopolamine is administered in a patch form.
Talk to your doctor about potential side effects of this medication, which can include drowsiness, disorientation, dry mouth, or hallucinations.[1]
People with glaucoma or certain other medical problems may not be able to use scopolamine, so make sure to tell your doctor about any medical problems you have.
3
Apply a scopolamine patch. The patch should be applied as directed on the package. Normally, it should be placed on the back of the ear, at least four hours prior to when it is actually needed. Wash behind your ear before applying. Remove the patch from the protective packaging. Place on the skin. Wash your hands thoroughly afterwards. Leave on for as long as you need it or as long as the package prescribes.[2]
4
Try some ginger supplements. Ginger (zingiber officinale) is cheap and effective. You can consume ginger raw or in lozenge/pill form. You can purchase ginger at any grocery store or pharmacy.
If you want to take raw ginger before you get on a ride, just peel it and dice it into a small cube. Picture a piece of gum and try to make your raw ginger resemble that size. Know that many find the aftertaste of ginger to be pungent and generally unpleasant. If this is you, choose the pill or lozenge form.[3]
Method Two of Two:
Riding Strategically to Avoid Motion Sickness
1
Eat something to settle your stomach. Either before you get on the ride or when you get off the ride, find somewhere to eat something that will soothe your stomach, like crackers or ginger ale. Bland food, high in carbohydrates and low in fats are best for motion sickness. Eat foods with ginger in them or breads, cereals, grains, or fruits.[4]
Spicy and acidic foods can irritate the stomach lining, making your whole system more susceptible to problems.[5]
2
Sit in the most stable part of the ride. Depending on the vehicle, this will change. Generally, the most stable part of a roller coaster is the middle. The back and front of the ride tend to whip around more than the middle. In cars, the most stable part is the front seat. On boats and planes, the most stable part is the middle again.[6]
3
Keep your head and neck straight. Since motion sickness is often caused by conflicting signals from various parts of your body, try to keep your head and neck straight at all times. By keeping your body in a straight line, you’ll keep your head from bouncing around more. On roller coasters, this is especially important if you want to avoid head and neck injuries.[7]
4
Keep your eyes on a fixed point. You are more likely to get dizzy if your eyes are swirling around in front of you. Keep your eyes on a fixed point wherever you are. If you are on a roller coaster, it helps to stare at the car in front of you or simply to close your eyes. If you are on a boat, stare at the horizon. This will reduce sea-sickness.[8]
5
Reduce your activity. Simplicity is best for motion sickness. Obviously, this doesn’t really apply to amusement park rides, where multitasking is nearly impossible. But on planes, trains, boats, or in cars, try to do less. Stop reading your book or watching a movie. Just sit back and relax to cure motion sickness.[9]
6
Apply pressure to your P6 point. The acupuncture point known as Pericardium 6 is said to relieve general nausea. It is on the inside of the wrist, a little more than an inch up the arm from the center of the wrist crease. Many travel stores sell wristbands with built in buttons that apply pressure to this point. Scientific studies have shown the effectiveness of this method on motion sickness.[10]
There is still some debate as to whether the pressure point or the act of pressing the point helps reduce nausea.[11] Either way, give it a try.
Community Q&A
Question
One of my friends was sick after the Rampage. She said she didn’t have motion sickness and was fine before. She was vomiting after. Any ideas why she was unwell?
M. Jacqueline
Community Answer
It most likely was because she ate something before the ride or because of the twists and turns. The intensity of the ride could have caused it.
Question
I am going to the fair with some friends, and every time I ride a ride or even look at a fast ride, I get dizzy and my stomach starts to turn. How do I prevent that?
M. Jacqueline
Community Answer
A way to relieve tension from your stomach is to scream instead of holding your breath. You can also ask others about their experiences or ride with friends. Don’t watch the ride while you are in line or walking past it. You can also think of something funny to get your mind off of it.
Question
What are some types of roller coasters I should avoid if I don’t want to get sick?
Community Answer
Don’t start off with the fastest or tallest roller coasters as those can sometimes cause motion sickness. Also, avoid roller coasters that have a lot of loops or quick jerks/turns.
Question
I am going to Adventure Island with my school as a trip. I suffer from motion sickness, how can I avoid vomiting?
Community Answer
Dramamine. It’s an over the counter medication for motion sickness, and I’ve found it works pretty well. There may be a non-name brand version as well, I’m not sure. As usual, read the label and follow the directions.
Question
I just got off a ride, how do I stop my nausea?
Nat8703
Community Answer
Find a nearby bench and sit down for a bit. Take a few deep breaths and congratulate yourself that you successfully rode the ride. Think about how the ride was so much fun and that it was worth it. Before you know it, your nausea will be gone.
Question
How can I prevent puking after getting off a roller-coaster?
Community Answer
Don’t be nervous and remember everything is okay. One thing that helps is closing your eyes, and squeeze the bars as tight as you want to.
Question
What do I do if I feel like the world is shaking after I ride a ride?
Community Answer
Try medication beforehand, or afterwards sit out for a bit and take some deep breaths. This also could be because of the intensity of the ride; either don’t ride it or sit in the most stable part.
Question
I heard that there’s types of food I can eat to prevent nausea and motion sickness before riding a ride. What foods are best?
Community Answer
Try ginger or crackers. If you are at an amusement park or even on the go, you can also try drinking a sports drink like Gatorade. Water can help some people, but can also make others vomit.
Question
What foods shouldn’t I eat when I get motion sickness on rides?
Community Answer
Spicy or acidic foods can cause nausea, so it is best if you avoid those foods.
Question
Can I take Dramamine if I am pregnant?
Community Answer
Yes, Dramamine is safe for expectant mothers.
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References
↑https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a682509.html
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a682509.html
↑http://www.motion-sickness-guru.com/ginger-for-motion-sickness.html
↑http://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/healthy_living/hic_Steps_to_Staying_Well/hic_Travel_Medical_Kit/hic_What_You_Need_to_Know_about_Seasickness-or-motion-sickness
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↑http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/2060606-clinical
http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0701/p41-s1.html
↑Tal D, et al. Artificial Horizon Effects on Motion Sickness and Performance. Otology & Neurotology. 33:878.2012.
↑. http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0701/p41-s1.html
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ow to Find Used Buses

How to Find Used Buses
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Updated: July 28, 2015

Whether you need a transportation vehicle to haul students, to transport your band or simply to have enough room to move items that you sell, knowing how to find used buses and how to purchase them will give you a tremendous cost savings over trying to find anything new. Your search will depend on your budget and how far away you are willing to find the bus, but you can easily track down the right vehicle for you.

Steps

1
Start your used bus search locally.
Check out the newspaper classified section to see if there are any used buses for sale.
Also watch the newspaper for any local auctions that are selling used buses.
Check out the inventory of local automobile dealerships online. While most dealerships do not list their entire inventory in their print advertising, you can generally find it on the website.

2
Move out to a regional search.
Repeat the same steps as you would for a local search, but do so using online tools for the closest big city.
Review the online version of the newspaper of the closest large metropolitan area near you.
Watch the online newspaper for auctions. You might even be able to flag the key term to alert you, if the online newspaper has that feature.
Check out automobile websites in that area to search their entire inventories.

3
Switch to a more comprehensive web search for your used bus search.
4
Follow a few general rules about purchasing a used bus.
Don’t purchase a vehicle that is heavily rusted.
Make sure that you are aware of the status and origin of any replacement parts.
Try to not purchase a used bus that needs a lot of work done to it. You could invest more into repair than it is worth.
Determine the needs of your organization or your personal needs before settling on a bus type or model.
Have an inspection on any used bus that you are considering for purchase.
Verify that the bus you are looking at has a legitimate title before purchasing the vehicle.
5
Make sure that you have a business plan in place to handle the cost of the bus. You want to include all of the numbers associated with bus ownership including cost of the vehicle, insurance, licensing fees, maintenance, repair figures and/or cost for training of the driver.
Tips
Speak to your insurance agent about the increase your insurance bill will see if and when you add a used bus to your collection of vehicles. You will probably see a large increase in premium due to the enormous liability that a bus can mean to you personally or to your organization.
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How to Ride a Personal Watercraft (PWC)

How to Ride a Personal Watercraft (PWC)
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Updated: June 13, 2018

Personal Water crafts have been around since the 1960s starting with Bombardier but quickly brought to popular market by Kawasaki Jet Ski. If you want to learn to ride a PWC, read the following steps.

Steps

1
Securely attach the PWC lanyard to your life jacket which has to be approved by the Coast Guard

2
Insist that all operators and passengers wear Coast Guard-approved life jackets at all times.

3
Insist that all operators know and observe the navigation rules of the state.

4
Observe the age-limit rules for all operators to be at least 16 years old.

5
Make sure that there is nothing in the water that could clog the water intake grate and that the PWC is started or ran in water AT LEAST 3 feet (0.9 m) deep. PWC engines can suck rocks and debris from the bottom in shallow waters resulting in a damaged or clogged impeller. Never operate a PWC in shallow water.
6
Like any other boat, look around before starting and slowly leave the dock.
7
Observe and pay attention to your PWC’s fuel level.
8
Idle in residential coves and slow-no-wake zones and do not exceed 5 mph (8.0 km/h).
9
Pay attention to changing weather conditions, such as thunderstorms that produce lightning, hailstorms, or winds that can produce huge waves and choppy waters.
10
Pay attention to submerged rocks, obstacles or hazards as well as currents and tide levels.
11
Know the rules. All boats which are underway and up on-plane are required to be AT LEAST 100 feet (30.5 m) from other boats and AT LEAST 150 feet (45.7 m) from shore or docks. The same rules apply to PWCs.
12
Pay attention to your surroundings and be polite and courteous to other boats, giving them a wide operating gap to navigate. Boats generally travel in a consistent linear pattern whereas PWC operators often ride in impulsive, erratic “freestyle” patterns of S curves, circles and figure eights, which substantially increase the potential for collision with a boat and may run afoul of the “rules of the road”.
Spatial disorientation and inattention can quickly result by being lost in the moment but increase the risk of being hit by another boat after having quickly but unwittingly maneuvered the PWC directly into the path of another boat’s immediate strike zone. Freestyle riding that includes radical maneuvers, high-speed spins, carves, jumps and tricks should be performed in a non-residential cove or remote area of the lake that is not subject to frequent boat traffic.
13
Do not jump the wake of another boat or linger behind a boat similar to as if the boat was pulling a water skier.
14
Do not spray other boats or docks with water while underway.
15
Do not weave through congested boat traffic.
16
When traveling with other PWCs, consolidate together as a small operating unit when navigating congested traffic with the intent of staying clear of other boats as a pack.
17
Do not harass or antagonize wildlife, such as duck or marine animals.
18
Be conscientious about how other users are using the reservoir, lake or park. Many other people came to the same place for peace and quiet. If it appears that PWC usage is infringing upon the rights of others to have solace, then ride to areas away from other people where no one will be disrupted. Being a public nuisance puts the entire sport at risk for everyone to face PWC bans and heighten restrictions.
19
Be polite to other boaters: everyone has the right to be on the water together. Respect begets respect.
Warnings
A younger crowd could be more prone to show-off or attempt radical maneuvers without paying much attention to their surroundings which is the number one cause of collision-type accidents.
Excessive speed, inappropriate speed for the conditions, inattention, carelessness, reckless operation, alcohol consumption and willful or unintentional violations of the “Rules of the Road” are the leading or contributing factors toward PWC accidents.
A Personal Watercraft is not a toy. According to the United States Coast Guard, a PWC is classified as a “boat” which is subject to the same laws as any other vessel on the water. PWCs may endure greater scrutiny as they are required to yield to less-maneuverable vessels and are also restricted to day use due to lack of nighttime navigation lights, vessel length and seating configuration in which the rider is in closer proximity to the water.
Like all boats, nearly all PWCs do not have brakes, airbags or seat belts. Most PWCs also lack off-throttle steering which can easily cause a rider to unintentionally collide with another object due to inability to steer the watercraft unless throttle is applied – adding to increased risk of injury or death.
Speed on the water is relative to two to three times the speed on land. Highways speeds are typically 75 mph (121 km/h) whereas waterway traffic speeds for “runabout” boats less than 26 feet (7.9 m) is typically 25 to 40 mph (40 to 64 km/h) when underway and up on-plane.
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How to Repair Fiberglass Finishings on Boats, Cars and other Objects

How to Repair Fiberglass Finishings on Boats, Cars and other Objects
Author Info | Reader-Approved
Updated: August 19, 2019

Use this procedure to make small fiberglass repairs to cars, boats, or other fiberglass objects. The procedure is especially useful for marine applications. The procedure covers basic repairs, not cosmetic repairs, and does not include instructions for applying gel coat.

Steps

1
Measure your damaged area. If it is larger than a quarter, you will use epoxy resin for this repair, otherwise, use polyester resin. Slower-curing composites will have a greater strength. Unless UV Cured coatings are used.

2
Note: Resin cures best above 18 degrees Celsius (65 fahrenheit) and in moderate humidity.

3
Note: Polyester resin is porous and may not be suitable for use in areas which will be frequently underwater.

4
Select your glass reinforcement. If your damaged area is extensive or is in a structural area of the object you are repairing, you will need to use some form of glass in the repair itself. Smaller repairs that require strength reinforcement may use fiberglass filler, otherwise use fiberglass cloth.
5
Clear loose pieces from the damaged area and clean the area with acetone.
6
Tape off the area to be repaired with masking tape.
7
Mix resin and hardener, in the proportion recommended on the packaging, for a total volume twice that of the area to be repaired. Use the cup and stirring utensil.
8
Caution: avoid contact with skin, use eye and breathing protection.
9
If using fiberglass filler, mix the filler into the resin until the consistency is like peanut butter.
10
If using fiberglass cloth, cut a segment which will completely cover your damaged area and apply the resin to both sides of the material until it is just barely saturated with the resin.
11
If you are using resin without glass reinforcement or fiberglass filler, apply the resin until the entire damaged area is filled and just slightly overflowing with resin.
12
If you are using woven roving, apply the material until it is covering the interior of the damaged area entirely. If there are holes in the damaged area, these must later be filled with resin or resin mixed with filler as necessary (see steps above.)
13
Note: If you have selected a hardening agent with a fast cure time, you may need to work quickly as you must properly apply the composite before it begins to harden.
14
Allow time for the repair to cure based on the recommendations from the resin manufacturer.
15
Caution: Curing composites are hot! DO NOT TOUCH curing composites.
16
Once cured, you will remove the tape and sand the damaged area. You may use course (40-60 grit) paper in order to obtain the general shape you desire. Once the general shape has been obtained, you will use a medium-grit (100-200 grit) paper to smooth the area followed by fine grit (300+) paper. You may use finer paper or polishing compounds until the desired finish is obtained.
17
Caution: Eye protection, skin protection, and a breathing apparatus are needed for sanding. Though cured epoxy may not smell noxious, particles created when sanding are still toxic.
Community Q&A
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Can I use fiberglass for waterproofing?
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Yes you can, but don’t forget that the fiberglass layer has a certain thickness. It will make the item you are waterproofing a bit larger.
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Can I make a seat podium with fiberglass?
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Yes, but it does not have properties suitable to local loading (screws, pitch points, corners), so it would be better to use metal. Stainless steel is most commonly used and likely just as cost effective.
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How do I repair hairline cracks in my fiberglass model racing boat?
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Use epoxy and a sealer. The epoxy goes in the cracks, and will act as a sort of glue (as epoxy tends to do), and then you can sand it down to shape. The sanded epoxy should be fairly smooth, but when you add water repellent paint over the top, it will be invisible, and your boat will work better than ever.
Question
Can I put fiberglass in and reweld a whole area?
Community Answer
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I have a fiberglass water line with a fitting that goes into it. The fiberglass is cracked and the fitting leaks. What do I do?
Community Answer
Fibreglass is a poor material for fluid transfer due to its matrix structure. Depending on the application, I suggest installing a line made from material suitable for the situation, e.g. a rubber hose for cooling water, plastic hose for drinking water, PVC pipe for household waste water, or copper pipe for pressurized water.
Question
How do I prepare a wood hull before fiberglassing?
Community Answer
Simply ensure the wood is dry, structurally strong (rot-free) and bare. A wipe with methylated spirits before fibreglassing will ensure it is clean of oil and grime.
Tips
Don’t buy more resin and hardener than you need. These supplies do not keep well after you open them. Single repair packets can be bought at marine supply stores under the WEST brand. Hardware stores normally carry several resins and, possibly, filler and fiberglass cloth. BONDO is a cheap and widely carried polyester resin.
Warnings
DO NOT PEEL resin from your skin. DO USE a waterless hand cleaner to cleanse resin from your skin.
DO NOT TOUCH curing composites. Curing composites are hot!
Caution: Epoxy resin, polyester resin, and hardening agents are toxic chemicals.
You MUST WEAR proper skin protection, eye protection, and a breathing apparatus.
Things You’ll Need
Rubber gloves or appropriate skin protection
Safety glasses and a breathing apparatus rated for use with epoxy/polyester resins
Rubbing alcohol
Rags
Epoxy or polyester resin, whichever is appropriate
Hardening agent
A mixing cup and stirring utensil
Fiberglass filler or woven roving, if necessary
Tape
Note: Masking tape is best as it is easily applied and removed without residue.
Sandpaper – rough (40-80) grit, medium(100-200) grit, and fine (300+) grit are needed
Rubbing compound and polish to obtain the finest finish (optional)
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