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Park goers are urged to observe the following ride safety guidelines:
Parents with children:
* Don't assume a ride is safe for children if you hold on to them.
* Parents should never ride go-carts or bumper cars with children on their laps.
* Observe age, height and weight restrictions.
* Talk to children so they know what to expect of the ride.
* If your child gets scared, ask (if possible) that the ride be stopped.
* If your child is afraid of the ride, it's probably best not to put her or him on it.
* Not all rides are appropriate for all children, even if they do meet the height requirements.
* Water rides require additional attention.
* Walk, don't run, on pool decks and surroundings.
* On water slides, follow instructions and leave the pool area at the bottom quickly. Always slide feet first; sliding head first is a major cause of head and neck injuries.
* Use flotation devices when needed.
* Listen to the ride operator's instructions.
* Read and follow posted warnings and instructions.
* Keep hands and feet inside the ride while it is moving.
* Don't reach toward fences or barriers.
* Secure loose clothing and long hair.
* Don't drink and ride.
* Don't stand or attempt to leave a ride until it comes to a complete stop.
* Check restraining devices to make sure they are properly latched.
* Avoid horseplay.
* Never attempt to unlock or loosen a restraining device until instructed by the operator.
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