1. WHAT TO BRING
The Texas sun is no joke, so sunscreen is a definite must on your list of things to bring, followed by a change of clothes, waterproof bag (for wet towels and swimwear) and toiletries. Although they have lockers available for rent (starting at $13), you’ll want to have your phones with you to take selfies by the pool, right? Well here’s my pro tip: Get a waterproof smartphone pouch (you can fit your keys in it, too!). For more information on the waterpark’s services like ATMs, tubes and cabana rentals click here.
2. FOR THE THRILL SEEKERS
If free-falling and open-air body sliding are what you’re here for, try to get on the thrill rides right when the park opens at 10:30 a.m. or around 5 p.m. to avoid waiting in line. Start at the Black Hole, where you get to slide on a two-person raft down the 80-foot tall tube. Next, try the Mega Wedgie, a gigantic four-story half pipe where you’ll swoop up and down at 23 miles per hour. Another fun rafting-style ride you won’t want to miss is the 132-foot tunnel called Tornado. For the ultimate thrill, get on the Dive Bomber, where you’d stand on a trapdoor at 72 feet above the ground and free fall as soon as the trapdoor opens. For a full list of thrill rides and minimum height requirements, click here.
3. FOR PARENTS WITH YOUNGER KIDS
If you’re visiting with toddlers and younger kids, Hook’s Lagoon Treehouse is where you want to spend most of your time. This water playground features spray fountains, giant splash pads, as well as lounging areas for parents and adults. Nearby is Hook’s Ship, which is made up of four small slides, water sprayers and shallow water (no height requirement) perfect for splashing around. The most popular attraction here and my personal favorite, is the Lazy River. If you’re looking for an even more relaxed setting, head over to the Suntan Lagoon to chill out. For a full list of family-friendly rides, click here.
4. WHAT TO EAT
We love the diverse dining option here! Hurricane Harbor offers everything from classic, all-American fare like hot dogs and burgers, to Italian, Mexican and even vegetarian burgers and salads. Must try: funnel cake sundaes at Mermaid Meg’s (by the main entrance) and the turkey leg basket at J.B’s BBQ. If you’re gluten free like my 4 year-old, nachos and fries are always good! Click here to view a list of restaurants with healthy options or click here to view the full list of all restaurants at the park.
5. HOW TO SAVE
In celebration of Father’s Day, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor is having a sale on season passes through June 17. With season passes, you get unlimited visits through the year, free tickets for friends (on select days) and other discounts. Save $7 per ticket when you purchase online and in advance (minimum three days prior to visit). To save time, you can also pay for your parking, purchase meal deals and flash passes online here.
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