Saturday, March 6, 2004 1:13 PM
I will be going to Texas in June and I was wondering what Parks are definately worth visiting while I am there(and maybe some reasons as to why) Thank you!
Saturday, March 6, 2004 1:55 PM
What part of texas are you going to. Dallas, Houston, San Anton?
Saturday, March 6, 2004 2:03 PM
We visited SFoT during Thanksgiving Break, and it is definitely worth visiting. Great park!
Saturday, March 6, 2004 3:16 PM
Not to miss parks (Ive been to)-SFFT, Shlitterbahn (I know its a water park but you wont regret going)

Highly suggest-SFOT

Suggest-Sea World

Saturday, March 6, 2004 8:36 PM
There are really only about 4 major ones and they are quite a distance apart so...
Sunday, March 7, 2004 1:20 AM
I have about 4 days in Texas so I don't think It really matters where they are.
Sunday, March 7, 2004 1:36 AM
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.
Sunday, March 7, 2004 3:33 AM
Personally, SF Astroworld was a waste of time... but, I'm a spoiled Cedar Point brat, and not afraid to admit it. ;)
Sunday, March 7, 2004 4:15 AM

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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Sunday, March 7, 2004 11:34 AM
True, they are defiantely doable as far as driving time is concerned. Just seems like a lot of people get under the impression that they are all pretty cloose since they are in the same state.
Monday, March 8, 2004 9:40 AM
I would hit all the SF's. Yes even AW.

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.

Monday, March 8, 2004 2:57 PM
Is Sea World San An. the other "major" park in the state? I may do a Gonch-esque trip at some point.
Monday, March 8, 2004 3:07 PM
Houston Area- Astroworld , Space Center Houston,

Kemah Board Walk.

Dallas - Over Texas

San Antonio - Sea World 2 coasters

SAn Antonio - Fiseta Texas

And lots of waterparks too!

Monday, March 8, 2004 3:52 PM
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.

Tuesday, March 9, 2004 9:29 AM
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***
Tuesday, March 9, 2004 3:47 PM

FScottS said:
They'll be long drives but well woth it so that I can site see a little bit.

FYI, there's nothing between the big cities in Texas....other than the road and the occasional gas station.

Tuesday, March 9, 2004 3:55 PM
...and the ever-present Dairy Queen.

If anyone's preparing to drive the triangle, be ready to put your brain on cruise control.

Tuesday, March 9, 2004 4:03 PM
Sounds like a job for Books On Tape.
Tuesday, March 9, 2004 4:26 PM
Dont forget the gigantic multiplexes (36, 48, I think even a 72) as you reach the outer suberbs of all the cities too.
Tuesday, March 9, 2004 5:19 PM
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!

Han in San Antonio!


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