Does driving or riding in a stock car traveling nearly 200 MPH peak your curiosity? You may want to visit Texas Motor Speedway for the NASCAR Racing Experience. You can pick from a wide array of packages from a ride along, where the fan is a passenger alongside a professional driver, to the popular Rookie package, featuring eight full minutes of track time. Other options include longer stints on the track, pit stops and driver’s meetings.
Whether it’s with a group of friends, family or a team-building exercise, escape rooms are very popular, and DFW has plenty. At Red Door Escape Room in Southlake, players can choose from six different scenarios, including Prison Break or Taken. Other popular escape rooms in the area include Escape the Room (Dallas), Escape Rooms HQ (Lewisville), Room Escape Adventures (Plano) and Countdown 2 Escape (Frisco).
Frisco is home the thrilling attraction iFly—a chain of indoor skydiving centers where you can simulate skydiving inside a wind tunnel. To get you ready to fly high, you’ll be fitted for equipment before attending a brief meeting with a qualified instructor. Then, it’s time to hit the tunnel itself. Paying attention to your instructor, who stands at the entrance to the tunnel, is advisable and following his or her hand signals. After several “jumps” inside the tunnel, your flight concludes. iFly is simultaneously firing, exhilarating and quite addicting.
Those not afraid of heights should visit Go Ape! in Plano for their fix. This treetop adventure at Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve features five different sections with 39 different crossings, including Pirate’s Crossing, two zip lines and five Tarzan swings. Go Ape!’s slogan is “Live Life Adventurously,” a simple but great mantra to live by. The company also promises a one-of-a-kind outdoor adventure experience worth talking about.
Indoor trampoline parks are another popular attraction, especially with families here in DFW, and there are plenty such facilities across the Metroplex. Altitude has locations in Cedar Hill, Grapevine and Richardson; Jumpstreet has locations in Dallas and Plano; Flight Deck can be found in Arlington and Fort Worth while Urban Air has spots in Coppell, Frisco and Southlake.
I don’t know about you, but speeding down the twists and turns of a waterslide always gets my heart racing! Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark is home to tons of awesome thrill rides like the Texas Twist and YellowJacket Drop. If you want to wind down after all the adrenaline, simply hop in the Rio Grand and take a float — it’s the longest indoor lazy river in Texas.