Texans pride themselves on making everything bigger than it has to be. That certainly is the case when it comes to theme parks. Texas is home to some of the biggest and best parks and rides in the country.
You'll get your thrills at water parks, huge amusement parks, and even a park incorporating a natural cave, and a park for those with special needs.
San Antonio's Six Flags Fiesta Texas offers the only "floorless" roller coaster in the southwest, plus over 100 rides, shows, a waterpark and more.
Look for the park's special events such as the Mardi Gras Festival and the huge Fourth of July celebration. To take in everything Fiesta Texas has to offer, visitors usually have to spend more than one day at this popular theme park.
New is a place where you can see huge sea turtles called Turtle Reef, and two thrill rides—the Sea Swinger and Riptide Rescue. The park offers opportunities to get up close and personal with dolphins, sea lions, Beluga whales, and penguins.
SeaWorld is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Lone Star State.
Funtrackers Family Fun Center in Corpus Christi offers entertainment for the whole family, including an arcade, mechanical bull, bumper boats, go-carts, kiddie rides and more.
Funtrackers Family Fun Center is a great option for filling out an evening after spending the day on one of Corpus Christi's many amazing beaches.
There are kids rides and thrill rides like a Batman ride, "Catwoman Whip," and "Dive Bomber Alley" where you soar 16 stories through the air at 60-80 mph for a close-to-real skydiving experience.
Anyone who enjoys theme parks must visit the "original" Six Flags Over Texas theme park.
Incorporating a natural cave formed by an earthquake along the Balcones Fault Line, Wonder World Park offers guided cave tours, educational earthquake programs, a wildlife park, and train rides.
You can climb the observation tower, visit the anti-gravity house, and pet the animals in the petting zoo. There's a science center, picnic and playground areas. New for 2019, are amusement rides and food carts.
Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier
There's a bit of nostalgia at this coastal attraction. The Pleasure Pier was built in the 1940s as a place where the military and their families could relax and have some fun. While there is the nostalgia aspect, the pier has some exciting rides like the roller coaster and rides that swing you out over the water.
When you visit the pier you can also play games and have dinner and drinks at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company. Nearby, you'll find Landry's and Fish Tales.
Morgan's Wonderland is the world's first "Ultra-Accessible," family fun park located in San Antonio, Texas providing experiences everyone can enjoy.
They have over 25 wheelchair-accessible attractions such as rides, playscapes, and interactive elements. There's a splash park for warmer days.
Billed as the world’s first theme park designed with special-needs individuals in mind, Morgan's Wonderland has something for everyone. Anyone with a special need is admitted free of charge.