Texas Flooding - Will it affect my trip?

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 1:08 PM

I'm going to Texas in about a week for SFFT and SFOT, along with a trip to Houston. We have everything planned, except we noticed SFOT had some flooding earlier, along with other parts of Texas. What's the forecast for a week? Also, are any SFOT rides shut down for an extended period? I'm particularly worried about NTAG. Same with SFFT - was it affected?

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 1:32 PM

Looks like Weather.com and the individual park websites have all that information.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 2:26 PM

Do the websites have info about whether specific attractions are closed for an extended period?.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 3:25 PM

There's plenty of weather sites out there to check for specific forecasts. For the area around SFOT, the forecast looks rain-free for the next week, but the local weather guys are saying that rain could make a comeback late next week. I don't believe SFFT or the Galveston area boardwalks were impacted by any of the flooding. Some routes in between the parks could still be closed, but I would expect most to be clear unless you're taking back roads between Austin and San Antonio.

The thing to remember about the flooding at SFOT is that it goes away as quick as it happens even in the most extreme cases. I took my 4 year old to the park this morning and the only ride still closed because of flood damage was Gold River (and given how bad of shape the animations and effects were in on my last visit, I would only hope it's being put out of its misery).

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 3:59 PM

Let me put my broken record on....

...call or email the parks directly and ask, if you're concerned. Then you'll have the most accurate information, right from the source.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 4:53 PM

SFoT floods...a lot. We were there when Giant and Titan were closed, as well as Shockwave on the other side of the park, all due to high water. Thankfully, the place also drains pretty well, so the park was fully opened a couple hours later...

In short, I'd be very surprised if anything remained closed after more than a day.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 8:17 PM

Oddly enough, nothing of consequence was closed last week (Tuesday) or this week (Tuesday and Wednesday). NTG was defiantly (sic) open and definitely kicking ass this morning. Shockwave has been running a lot (usually the one that closes for flooding) so there really hasn't been any issue.

And Gator, are you talking about 2 falls ago? NTG was closed because of the accident when you were here in 2013 (Titan was up, Shockwave was down for maintenance, IIRC).

Last edited by ApolloAndy, Wednesday, June 3, 2015 8:17 PM
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 8:58 PM

No, previous visit. The fact that Jill was actually a fan of the old Giant was a big bonus for me; usually the more aggressive wooden coasters she won't ride more than once.

But really, SFoT was *loaded* with really good and great steel rides even before the RMC change. Would like to get back sooner rather than later...

edit: thinking back, I've stayed at 4 or 5 different hotels within (virtual) walking distance of SFoT...I love that place!

Last edited by rollergator, Wednesday, June 3, 2015 9:00 PM
Monday, June 8, 2015 1:54 PM

Thanks. Is SFFT operating normally? How's everything going there?

Monday, June 8, 2015 2:01 PM

I don't know, but I bet the park does. Why not ask them?


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