Most Popular Amusement Parks in Texas

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Texas, or the Lone Star State, is very well-known for many things. This state is famous for being a huge state in the US, also known in the oil industry, and loved by many for its yummy barbeques. These are some of the reasons why most people like moving to Texas. Texas has a nice and friendly environment with people of all ages from all walks of life enjoying their lives in this fun-filled state. 

If you are from Texas or have ever visited the state, you would agree that everything is bigger in Texas. The amusement parks, for one, are a concrete example of this. Texas has many amusement parks of various themes, perfect for people of all ages. In this state, you will see amusement parks such as the Six Flags parks, and other marine tourist attractions, like SeaWorld. 

Friends and families like visiting Texas amusement parks because they are so fun and, at the same time, you can learn a lot of great things. If you are planning on visiting the state, add at least one amusement park to your itinerary. However, you will surely not regret it if you could visit several amusement parks in Texas. 

Six Flags Fiesta Texas

water ride in Six Flags Fiesta Texas

Six Flags Fiesta Texas, a theme park located in San Antonio, Texas, is among the state’s largest and most famous amusement parks. In 1992, Six Flags Fiesta Texas first opened its doors with several thrilling rides perfect for friends and families. Here, you will enjoy many fun and thrilling rides, watch several shows and do many other fun activities. 

Six Flags Fiesta Texas have over 40 rides, and everything is truly fun and exciting. The amusement park has five areas: Texas Boom Town- the 1920s Western Town, Rockville- the 1950s-themed area, the boardwalk, the German village, and the Los Festivales. 

One of the thrilling rides in this amusement park you can find in the boardwalk area is the spinning roller coaster ride called the Pandemonium, which according to other people, would make you sick to your stomach. And if you want a more thrilling roller coaster ride, you can visit the German Village and try their Superman: Krypton Coaster, a roller coaster with no floors. 

If you want to ride Iron Rattler, the state’s highest roller coaster, you can go to the 1920s-themed area. In Los Festivales, there are several theaters featuring many shows you can watch with your friends and family. Lastly, Rockville, the 1950s-themed area in Six Flags Fiesta Texas, consists of a high school and Batman: The Ride, one of the popular rides in the amusement park.  

All areas have rides, restaurants, and food stalls, so you will surely go home with much fun and a full stomach after visiting Six Flags Fiesta Texas. 

Galveston Island Pleasure Pier

Galveston Island Pleasure Pier overlooking the sea

Galveston, a city on the Gulf Coast of Texas, is the home of Galveston Island Pleasure Pier, one of the popular amusement parks in the state. After enjoying the beautiful beaches in Galveston, you can go to Galveston Island Pleasure Pier and have a great day full of fun and exciting rides. The amusement park is located on Galveston’s old pier, so you can expect a lot of fun water rides, making Galveston Island Pleasure Pier a unique and popular place to go. 

Before it became an amusement park, Galveston Island Pleasure Pier was built in the 1940s to entertain the military and their families. A hurricane badly destroyed it in 2008, which eventually led to its closure. However, in 2012, they decided to reconstruct and reopen the amusement park, offering thrilling rides, such as roller coasters, sea dragon ships, and more.  

One of the most famous rides in Galveston Island Pleasure Pier is the Iron Shark, a roller coaster ride that has a drop of 100ft at 50 miles per hour. The Cyclone coaster, Pirate’s Plunge, and the Texas Star Flyer are also among the popular rides in the park. 

Aside from these thrilling rides, Galveston Island Pleasure Pier also offers midway-styled games, shops where you can buy souvenirs, and restaurants to enjoy a full meal after a whole day of fun and excitement. 

Morgan’s Wonderland

entrance of Morgan’s Wonderland

If we’re talking about the list of the best amusement parks in the world, Morgan’s Wonderland would surely make that list. Morgan’s Wonderland is an amusement park located in San Antonio, specifically made for people with special needs. 

This amusement park is open for people of all ages and abilities. It provides people, especially the challenged ones, with a fun and exciting experience while still ensuring their safety and protection. 

Morgan’s Wonderland was considered the first amusement park ultra-accessible for all. It has a lot of rides that promote inclusivity and accessibility. Some of their rides and attractions are the butterfly playground, Ferris wheel, and the wheelchair swings. 

Gordon Hartman thought of the idea of an inclusive and accessible amusement park. Hartman was a former home builder who promotes philanthropy. His daughter, Morgan, was also a child with special needs, so Hartman’s goal was to let other children, like Morgan, have a fun experience in an amusement park without sacrificing their safety and protection.   

Aside from the rides and other attractions, Morgan’s Wonderland also conducts live shows focusing on awareness about disabilities and special needs. People with special needs are granted free access to the amusement park and other recreational services in Morgan’s Wonderland. 

Kemah Boardwalk

Kemah Boardwalk is an amusement park in Kemah, Texas overlooking the Galveston Bay and is only 20 minutes away from Houston. It has fun and amusing rides, themed restaurants, and different shops perfect for the whole family. 

Kemah Boardwalk features a Ferris wheel, which you can ride if you want to avoid other stressful and thrilling rides. Aside from the Ferris wheel, you can also go around the boardwalk using a train, take a zip line over the boardwalk, and then continue with the Boardwalk Beast. Expect to be drenched in water after this ride because you will be sprayed with water as the ride goes on. 

Kemah Boardwalk has free admission. However, you still have to purchase the tickets to the rides individually. There are also shops and restaurants you can visit if you’re already tired of trying all the fun rides in the park. 

Zero Gravity Thrill Amusement Park

If you are up for an intense and thrilling adventure, the Zero Gravity Thrill Amusement Park is just right for you. This amusement park promotes “zero gravity” on all their rides. 

One of the rides in this amusement park is the Nothing but Net, wherein you are placed on the 16th story of the building and then drops you without safety gears like cords, a parachute, or straps. The only thing that you have at the bottom is a net that would catch you from falling. 

If you have acrophobia (fear of heights) or get easily sick to your stomach, then their rides aren’t for you. However, Zero Gravity Thrill Amusement Park remains one of the state’s best amusement parks because of the thrill it gives you. 

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