Touchdown is correct! Hit San Antonio and you can't got wrong. SFFT is the most unique of the Six Flags parks with the quarry cliffs, Sea World's Steel Eel is a blast and Schitterbahn is the most fun I've had in all the parks I've been to. And I've been to a few.
Bosshawk said: ...they are quite a distance apart so...
I guess it depends on what you're used to.
Dallas to Houston: 240 miles Houston to San Antonio: 196 miles San Antonio to Dallas: 274 miles
Seems pretty reasonable to me for a coaster trip assuming you'll be in one of those cities to begin with.
I'd say it depends on how often you get to that area of the country. If you're in Texas a lot, then hit the parks at your leisure. If this is a once or twice in a lifetime chance, then take the time to hit as many as possible.
I have the chance to get to Texas later this summer and for me it's the latter (I have no reason to go to Texas again in the foreseeable future) - I'm going to take a week and hit all 4 major parks in that triangle. If you're going to Texas anyway and you have a SF pass, it becomes a very inexpensive trip. That's how I'm approaching it.
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They are all unique and offer different ride styles.
AW has Done a major remodling job and I dont think you will be dissapointed with it, inspite of what people post. Corporate gave them some money to fix up the park finally, it is looks awesome. I live about 5 minutes from the park so if you need any info about the area, or where to stay, I would be glad to help.
AS others have pointed out. The drive between parks is going to be about 4-5 hours apart.
I'm going to Texas next week and doing a coaster vacation. Been wanting to go there for a LONG time and finally got the chance.
Flying in to Houston and renting a car. Going to do a BIG triangle...Houston, Dallas, San Antonio then back to Houston. I've never been there so I'm renting a car to drive in between the cities. They'll be long drives but well woth it so that I can site see a little bit. Six days, 3 cities and 4 parks...SFAW, SFoT, SWA, SFFT. It looks like it's Texas school Spring Break that week...all of the parks are open all week.
Since you are here during spring break you may want to check out the Rodeo to. Ticket are available for most performences next week, and they have a really good carnival, so you get a chance to ride some more carny rides. Neatest part, when you park for Astroworld you will be able to walk to the rodeo from the parking lot. They share lots. If you are interested check out HLSR.COM for info. It's a lot of fun, great food and rides, and you get to go into the Reliant Stadium, home of the last superbowl. *** Edited 3/9/2004 2:30:26 PM UTC by Markieb***
I will back up those who suggest San Antonio! Went ther last summer. Fiesta Texas is the gem of the Six Flags chain. This is not meant as an insult, as this park holds its own against any of the themers out there. Great floorless and mine ride. All around clean park and friendly staff. Head to Sea World and try out the classic "but not so hyper" Steel Eel! The eel is one of the most underrated steelies in the country. There is never a wait. They also have a Batman Clone (Great White)---and who doesn't enjoy those!
There has never been a water park that can compare to Shlitterbahn. And I hate water parks. The old section of Shlitterbahn is a one of a kind that should NOT be missed by anybody who is even remotely an amusement park enthusiast!