Once owned by Six Flags, the chain sold the 53-acre SplashTown water park near Houston before the 2007 season. Among its more thrilling aquatic attractions are the 75-ft tall, 132-ft long Tornado tube ride, the five-story Texas Freefall, and the enclosed Space Rapids tube slides, whose pitch-dark interiors are designed to make riders feel as if they are floating through space.
For those more inclined to keep their heads above water (as it were), the park offers plenty of more relaxing fare as well, including a 500,000 gallon wave pool and the meandering Guadalupe River Adventure. Children of all sizes will enjoy the multiple aquatic activity areas comprised of Crocodile Isle, Treehouse Island, the Leaky Pipes, and the Blue Lagoon Activity Pool, which feature a number of wet and wild interactive water elements like spray cannons, tipping buckets, fountains, geysers, lily pads, and much more.
Spring, Texas (near Houston)
Park Information: (281) 355-3300, ext. 0
Guest Relations: (281) 355-3300, ext. 133
Discounts available for children and for those who purchase tickets online. Children 2 & under get in free. Season passes and group passes also available. (Note that SplashTown is a stand-alone water park and not connected to a "dry" ride park.)
Located less than a half-hour from downtown Houston on IH-45 North.
From IH-45 Northbound, take Exit 70A at the FM 2920-Tomball. SplashTown is accessible from the north service road.
From IH-45 Southbound, use Exit 68 Louetta Rd, then cross over the interstate and come up the north service road.
Water Park Features:
A large water park, SplashTown features a funnel tube ride, the twisting tube slide Thunder Run, extreme side-by-side body slides in the Texas Freefall, the enclosed family tube ride Space Rapids, and other standard water park fare like a lazy river and a wave pool.
New at the Park:
In 2013, the park is introducing Brain Drain, a new slide complex that features launch chambers.
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