The phrase “theme park” can conjure all sorts of thoughts … long lines, hot and sticky weather, and whining kids among them. However, it doesn’t have to be that way — in fact, theme parks can be one of the most pleasant activities for a family vacation.

Whether you want to check out the new LEGOLAND in Atlanta, go west to Disneyland, or find out how to Universal Studios Hollywood in a single day, our blogger network has all sorts of theme park survival tips.

Want to learn more? Join us for the #TMOM Monday Twitter Party at 9 pm EDT on April 2 to for helpful tips and tricks from fellow moms and dads! And then head over to find out how you could win a family vacation for four to Universal Orlando Resort – including airfare!

**WHEN:** April 2, 9-10 pm EDT (8-9 pm CT; 7-8 pm MT; 6-7 pm PT)

**WHO:** Panelists @TravelingMoms @KimOrlando @DebMomOf3 @MJTam @ThemeParkMom @CiaoMom @AndreaGuthmann @UORNews @CindyRichards

**WHAT:** Twitter party – theme park fun

**HOW TO JOIN:** Follow the hashtag #TMOM #UORFamily

**PRIZES:** We’ve got some great prizes from Universal Orlando:

Prize pack 1:

- 4 Universal Studios visors
- 1 autograph book and pencil
- 1 Revenge of the Mummy magnet
- 1 Universal Studios keychain
- 1 Woody Woodpecker plush

Prize pack 2:

- Woody Woodpecker plush
- 1 Revenge of the Mummy magnet
- 1 Universal Studios keychain
- 4 Universal Studios t-shirts
- 1 autograph book and pencil

Prize pack 3:

- 4 Universal Studios hats
- 1 Woody Woodpecker plush
- 1 Revenge of the Mummy magnet
- 1 Universal Studios keychain
- 1 autograph book and pencil

**Grand prize:**

- 1 Universal Studios tote bag
- 1 Universal Studios fan spray bottle to keep cool
- 1 Woody Woodpecker plush
- 1 Universal Studios keychain
- 1 Revenge of the Mummy magnet
- 1 Universal Studios four-pack tumbler set
- 1 autograph book and pencil
- 4 Universal Studios hats
- 4 t-shirts

To be eligible, you must:

1. RSVP by leaving your Twitter handle in the comment section below. (If you aren’t on Twitter, it’s easy—and free—to sign up. Go to www.twitter.com to see how.)

2. Have at least one tweet on the party from 9-10 pm EDT on April 2.

Please help us spread the word about #TMOM Monday by tweeting:

**We’re talking theme parks on #TMOM 9pm EDT 4/2. RSVP for prizes: http://bit.ly/H3YYKg**

**Free trip for a family of 4 to #UniversalOrlando! Sound good? Enter to win http://bit.ly/H3CE1Y #TMOM #UORFamily**

Then leave the link to the tweet here. (To get a link to your tweet, simply click on the time and date stamp below your tweet. It will take you to the page and give you the link. Clip and paste the link below in the comments section.) Remember, you only get credit for this entry if you leave the link to your tweet in the comment section below. You may tweet as often as you like and get a new entry for each tweet but remember: There is a fine line between being promotional and spamming your followers.

To ensure you never miss the latest travel stories, news and updates, sign up for the TravelingMom newsletter. Are you already a subscriber? Then please forward the newsletter to a friend. We have more great contests coming up soon. You won’t want to miss any of it.

Prizes and details subject to change and subject to availability. All winners will be chosen using random.org. Restrictions may apply. You will have 48 hours to respond and claim your prize. Winners please DM your address to @TravelingMoms and allow 3-4 weeks for delivery.

RSVP @twodartmom OR @jasfields_jail

RSVP @twodartmom

tweet 2 – https://twitter.com/nanuwins/status/521700928974385152

Tweet 1 – https://twitter.com/nanuwins/status/521700853963444225

RSVP @nanuwins

@JULIE_CONN I will be there!

RSVP @M_thirtymommy

@legendterri

@melinda74

@Melinda74

longleggedmomi

@lovernsaver

@MochaMoments

https://twitter.com/#!/Leighbra/status/186991604798717952 Tweet tweet!

Tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/Leighbra/status/186991554337046529

@mommytravels

@Mami2Mommy

@KinderJet

I’m here! @Leighbra

This party is a bit confusing, overwhelming. Hope I’m doing it right 🙁

#TMOM #UORFamily

@simplyandreah

RSVP @lindopotts

https://twitter.com/?lang=en&logged_out=1#!/maryheston/status/186982153031139329

I’m a couple minutes late but I’m here! @candypo

RSVP @lovernsaver

#TMOM #UORFamily Would love to win! I tweeted with @ryazmom

Tweeted = https://twitter.com/#!/ConnieFoggles/status/186982205795483648

RSVP @zkellyq

@ionmyadventures

RSVP @ConnieFoggles

@maryheston happily tweeting

https://twitter.com/#!/waterbluffy/status/186981505518678016

RSVP @EastCoastMary

Oh, and I am RSVP’ing too!! @danielleleitch

I’ll be there!

https://twitter.com/#!/SippyCupMom/status/186974082728865792

@danielleleitch retweeted @cindyrichards tweet from tonight promoting the party

Hoping to make it! @dreamfishing

whoops @nancyberk

Looking forward to the chat.

https://twitter.com/#!/mellanhead/status/186978091619467264

https://twitter.com/#!/mellanhead/status/186977516488114176

RSVP and tweeted:

https://twitter.com/#!/livelovelynn/status/186976851221151744

@livelovelynn

RSVP @livelovelynn

Rsvp @sharpmoms

tetweet twitter party topic

https://twitter.com/#!/allierose/statuses/186974114748174337

@cindyrichards retweet https://twitter.com/#!/allierose/statuses/186974280012144641

tweet https://twitter.com/#!/allierose/statuses/186973064939057152

retweeted https://twitter.com/#!/allierose/statuses/186972060319354880

RSVP @allierose

Theme Park Travel Tip 4/2/2012:

Be sure to have some motion sickness or nausea medicine with you. This can be purchased over the counter at a pharmacy.

mayble73(at)yahoo(dot)com

Tweet:

https://twitter.com/#!/cin_20/statuses/186961120785993728

https://twitter.com/#!/mellanhead/status/186960939575287808

Tweet:

http://twitter.com/cin_20/statuses/186960714018201601

https://twitter.com/#!/mellanhead/status/186960612998381569

RSVP @cin_20

RSVP @twinlins

@surveylisa

My handle is @ClassyMommy – can’t wait!

love to take family to a fun trip IM in NOrth Florida and tweeting @waterbluffy

Links to my tweets….

https://twitter.com/#!/coolmom234/status/186933426862034944

https://twitter.com/#!/coolmom234/status/186932653986029569

https://twitter.com/#!/mellanhead/status/186932541700308992

https://twitter.com/#!/mellanhead/status/186932168247877632

@coolmom234 RSVP my Twitter handle for the party! 🙂

@DiandraN26

https://twitter.com/nikki2kids/status/186926607389294594

Tweet about the party

@nikki2kids

Rsvp @nikki2kids

https://twitter.com/#!/mellanhead/status/186914033851572224

https://twitter.com/#!/mellanhead/status/186913691340513280

tweet https://twitter.com/#!/LLLSummer/status/186909024208420864

@kymri RSVPing!

https://twitter.com/#!/mellanhead/status/186892550337085441

https://twitter.com/#!/NextMasterChef/status/186891587693985794

https://twitter.com/#!/mellanhead/status/186892003915739136

RSVP @NextMasterChef

Excited! Theme Parks are my fave family vacations!

https://twitter.com/#!/SamanthaDamit/status/186890930903711744

@Samanthadamit Can’t wait!

RSVP @tiffany053p

https://twitter.com/#!/mowpow08/status/186874084162936832

@mowpow08

https://twitter.com/#!/mellanhead/status/186871440971272192

https://twitter.com/#!/mellanhead/status/186871178265235456

@GratefulHoops

https://twitter.com/#!/MOM4EVEREVER/status/186849806776418305

https://twitter.com/#!/MOM4EVEREVER/status/186849864339038208

https://twitter.com/#!/mellanhead/status/186849892067577856

https://twitter.com/#!/mellanhead/status/186849491188580353

https://twitter.com/#!/sunrae17/statuses/186845350437470209

@sunrae17

tweet2: https://twitter.com/#!/go2kauai/status/186671988973113344

tweet1: https://twitter.com/#!/go2kauai/status/186672048075046913

tweet https://twitter.com/#!/LLLSummer/status/186826729678049281

tweet https://twitter.com/#!/LLLSummer/status/186826446562541568

rsvp @LLLSummer

https://twitter.com/#!/mellanhead/status/186812207210827776

https://twitter.com/#!/mellanhead/status/186811949785427968

https://twitter.com/#!/MOM4EVEREVER/status/186805626431746048

https://twitter.com/#!/MOM4EVEREVER/status/186805731113189376

https://twitter.com/#!/mellanhead/status/186796905399975937

https://twitter.com/#!/mellanhead/status/186796720770916352

@go2kauai will be there!

@birdbanter

https://twitter.com/#!/mellanhead/status/186650465994424320

https://twitter.com/#!/mellanhead/status/186650301531561984

https://twitter.com/#!/MOM4EVEREVER/status/186640643009953792

https://twitter.com/#!/MOM4EVEREVER/status/186640771301126145

@christielomb

https://twitter.com/#!/mellanhead/status/186601402179665922

https://twitter.com/#!/mellanhead/status/186600989296574465

I’ll be there!!

@KIMboZINNI

https://twitter.com/#!/MOM4EVEREVER/status/186591066764476416

https://twitter.com/#!/MOM4EVEREVER/status/186590969783787522

https://twitter.com/#!/mellanhead/status/186575823497740288

https://twitter.com/#!/mellanhead/status/186575523982487552

RSVPing @createwithjoy1

I’ll be there. @weightwars1

https://twitter.com/#!/mellanhead/status/186540947574751232

https://twitter.com/#!/mellanhead/status/186540622532980736

https://twitter.com/#!/MOM4EVEREVER/status/186538057086935040

https://twitter.com/#!/MOM4EVEREVER/status/186537392365252608

https://twitter.com/#!/mellanhead/status/186512384217714688

https://twitter.com/#!/mellanhead/status/186512078918520832

https://twitter.com/#!/MOM4EVEREVER/status/186491217599672320

Hi there! I love theme parks. Can’t wait!!

@inkscrblr

Thriftymommastips

Thriftymommasbrainfood

https://twitter.com/#!/mellanhead/status/186479015677267969

@mellanhead

tweet #2

https://twitter.com/#!/kjmaje/status/186267279237984256

tweet #1

https://twitter.com/#!/kjmaje/status/186267121423101952

RSVP

@kjmaje

https://twitter.com/#!/rkosully/status/186257556904226816

tweeted about the giveaway!

@rkosully

thanks!

https://twitter.com/#!/rkosully/status/186257140330147840

tweeted about the party!

RSVP @rkosully

Looking forward to the party!

https://twitter.com/#!/MOM4EVEREVER/status/186246574660255744

https://twitter.com/#!/TeresaShaw/status/186214188891377666

https://twitter.com/#!/erodg/status/186204503173894145

@erodg

Tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/roadtriplover/status/186135234255917056

Pets and Service Dogs Traveling Mom will be there!

https://twitter.com/#!/mom4everandever/status/186114221866627072

@TibsTravel Monday April 2 Twitter party; Blended Family Traveling Mom will be there

https://twitter.com/#!/MOM4EVEREVER/status/186063163219902464

https://twitter.com/#!/MOM4EVEREVER/status/186063249001816064

Theme Park Tip for 3/31/2012

Wear Comfortable Clothing and Shoes at Theme Parks

mayble73(at)yahoo(dot)com

RSVP: @swtthing3

Theme Park Party Tweet:

https://twitter.com/#!/swtthing3/status/185975318333501440

Tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/abbebrown/status/185943194977050624

RSVP @abbebrown

https://twitter.com/#!/MOM4EVEREVER/status/185901489066225665

rsvp

I ll be there 🙂

@klcmaher I’ll be there!

https://twitter.com/#!/klcmaher/status/185741732380545024

@dreamfishing

@teresashaw I’ll be there!

Can’t wait to see you at the Twitter party, love themeparks!