Two Way Radios For Theme / Amusement Parks
Communication while visiting theme parks is important for the safety and enjoyment for all those visiting
theme parks. Two way radios (or walkie talkies) are an excellent way for groups to stay in touch while
visiting amusement parks. Families, church groups, business groups can enjoy the convenience of, at the
touch of a button, contacting all members of their group. Parents or group leaders can keep accurate
accountability of all individuals, which is an important concern while in crowded areas. Keeping track of
children is a concern of all parents while attending theme parks, with the use of two-way radio, parents
will be able to keep track of their children and ensure their continued safety.
When shopping for a two way radio to be used for theme parks, the following features will be most
- Range – Theme parks are often spread out and staying in contact with all members is critical.
Members of a group will be spread out over the theme park and keeping in touch will allow for accountability.
- Battery Life - Without power outlets being readily available, keeping your radio charged is a big concern
while in theme parks. Look for models with extremely long battery life, those that have the ability to operate on
standard AA or AAA batteries in a pinch.
- Size/Weight – Carrying a heavy two-way radio around the park can be cumbersome and tiring. A large radio
may not be able to fit into a pocket or be secured while on rides. Because an extremely high powered radio is not
required for coverage on most amusement parks, a small and lightweight radio may be a better choice.
- NOAA Weather Information – Trip to theme parks can be ruined by sudden weather changes. Knowing that severe
weather is approaching in advance allows all members to be contacted and gathered for their safety.
The Midland GXT-860 is a very popular consumer radio and provides the most range of all consumer radios,
ranging from 36 miles in optimal conditions to 2 miles or less in urban conditions. It is compact and
lightweight, weighing only 8 ounces and can operate using AA batteries if necessary. This Midland
GXT-860-VP4 value pack includes two Midland GXT860 radios, two NiMH rechargeable batteries and two
The Motorola TALKABOUT MJ270R is a medium grade radio that provides a good mix of size and range. It is good for
medium range communications (half mile to a mile, depending on terrain), supports weather channels and
can operate on AAA batteries in a pinch. If you need a headset in the future, there are more accessory
choices for Motorola products than any other brand. This value pack includes two Motorola MJ270R two
way radios, one dual-pocket desktop charger, and NiMH rechargeable batteries for each radio, and two belt
The Cobra microTALK CXR725 delivers high power and great battery life in a small package. This is one of the smallest consumer
radios available. It has a maximum range of 27 miles and up to a mile in urban conditions. This value
pack includes two Cobra CXR725 two way radios, two belt clips, one dual pocket desktop charger, and
lithium rechargeable batteries for each radio.