Be prepared to spend a lot of time waiting for it to be your turn.
When you find yourself going around in circles it's nice to see a familiar face greeting you with a smile and a wave.
If things start getting too hot, find some shade and retreat to take a breather.
That first hill you've got to climb up is usually the largest and takes the longest.
There will always be large crowds that you have to navigate your way through.
In times of frayed nerves and crankiness, a giant ice cream cone covered in sprinkles hits the spot. Every time.
It's always better with a friend or loved one sitting in the seat next to you.
Sometimes, there is nothing left to do but grab the hand of the person next to you, and scream your lungs out.
Enjoy the view from the top. The time there is limited. But, with the right attitude, the rest of the ride is even better than the journey to that point.
Some rides will leave your feet dangling above the ground. Some will toss you upside down, or can leave you backed in the corner, being bumped into by friends and strangers alike.
You can choose a ride based upon what you can see of it, what you see of the people in line for it, and what others before you have said about it. Until you hop on that ride for yourself, you have no real idea what to expect.
Even if you think you know what to expect, that quick dip down and sharp turn to the right will still take you by surprise and leave you breathless.
Hold onto anything you don't want to loss when the ride takes off.
It doesn't hurt to ask if you can stay on for one more time. You might get told no. Or, you may be given another spin.
It's hard to know how long a ride will last. Some seem longer than others. Some go by so fast it's disorienting. No matter what, we almost always wish the ride had lasted just a little bit longer.