One of the big draws to Destin, Florida is the Big Kahuna Water & Adventure Park. With over 40 slides, pools, rides, and other attractions, Big Kahuna is a delight for adrenaline junkies or young families looking for a fun but relaxing splash in the sun. The park is out of season now, but it will be summer again in Destin before you know it, and you may already be planning your trip. Here are a few tips that will keep you sane when the day finally comes, especially if you have a whole family to coordinate.

Check Out the Rides Beforehand

Before you buy your tickets, it’s a good idea to take a look at the water park’s website and particularly what rides and attractions they have available. For instance, if your kids are toddlers and most of the rides are 70 foot slides and other thrills, that park might not be right for you. On the other hand, if the attractions are too tame, older kids might get bored. Fortunately, Big Kahuna has a wide mix of lazy, easy-going rides and big, exciting rides. However, this is a good thing to keep in mind as a rule.

Pack Sunblock

Destin is a part of the sunshine state, after all. In the midst of the summer, you’re likely to be walking around for multiple hours with the sun beating down on you, and the reflection of light off the water doesn’t help, either. You can develop quite a sunburn if you’re not careful. It’s a good policy to have plenty of sunblock for your entire Destin vacation, but in the case of your water park adventure, it’s especially important. Make sure your sunblock is waterproof, as well, so that you don’t have to keep applying.

Arrive Early

While it might be a pain to wake the family up early, you’ll be glad if you can get to the park at least 30 minutes before opening. You’ll have an easier time finding a convenient parking spot and with thinner crowds, you’ll be able to enjoy the park without so much of the chaos, at least for a while. If your kids are young and likely to get antsy when waiting in line, arriving early is essential to enjoying your water park vacation.

Take Advantage of Life Vests

Throughout Big Kahuna Water & Adventure Park, there are U.S. Coast Guard approved life vests available free of charge. There’s a good reason for that — safety is key. If you have young kids who haven’t learned to swim, or even older kids or adults who aren’t comfortable swimming, don’t be too proud to ask for a life vest. They’ll help ensure that your day is not only fun for everyone but also safe and without incident.

Need another tip for your water park adventure? Make sure to book a vacation rental property that feels like a home away from home, rather than just a place to sleep at the end of the day. Contact Forever Vacation Rentals for more information.

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