Is June A Good Time To Visit Theme Parks With Young Children
Is June A Good Time To Visit Theme Parks With Young Children?
I'm from Southeast Asia and am planning to visit Gold Coast with my 5-year-old and 7-year-old. The choice is either mid June or early December, in conjunction with the longer school holidays.
For us, the main focus will be theme parks. We would also like to cover one of the water parks, although water sports/swimming in general will not be a high priority.
I know summer would be nice for water parks but am worried it might get too hot and uncomfortable for rides, outdoor activities etc at the theme parks. What would you recommend?
There are pros and cons for each potential time to visit.
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It is certainly cooler in June to enjoy the rides at the main theme parks (Sea World, MovieWorld and Wet n Wild).
The water parks heat their water during winter and are not too busy at all.
They are definitely not as popular during the winter months and you would have to decide whether you and your children could handle the water in the cooler weather.
I say YOU, because I find that I want to give up before the kids do ;-)
Depending when you visit during June it may be quiet or you may co-incide with our school holidays
and it can get busy.
June also has the added bonus that you can do whale watching in the Gold Coast too! The kids might enjoy that - quite an experience.
If you were interested in the Animal Experiences at Sea World
, you can do them in June, but the kids might not enjoy them quite so much as during December. Either way you would need to book these ahead of time as they are popular.
can be a fantastic time to visit, as the parks are often not too busy - there are school groups at this time of the year, but there are generally less visitors at this time so it is one of my favourite times to visit.
It certainly can get hot, particularly MovieWorld and Dreamworld, as they are inland, unlike SeaWorld which is on the coast and gets a sea breeze.
MovieWorld has good shade areas especially after they covered Main Street. DreamWorld
in my opinion gets quite a bit hotter - and there seems to be less places to hide!
We were at MovieWorld and Wet n Wild in early December this year and it was really great, with a bit of cloud cover, no rain, but a breeze that kept us cool! I didn't feel like it was too hot at all.
As always it is hard to predict which would be the best, but either time would be good.
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