San Antonio is synonymous with Tex-Mex food, the Alamo, and old Spanish missions. But what you may not know is that the River City is also home to numerous theme parks. From roller coasters to water slides, there are plenty of places to find thrills. Look for your next adventure at one of these five San Antonio theme parks!
Built into the hills of northwest San Antonio, Six Flags® Fiesta Texas offers big thrills and family fun. Standing high in the park is THE JOKER™: Carnival of Chaos, one of the world's tallest pendulum rides. You'll fly 17 stories above the ground while soaring at speeds up to 75 miles per hour. And don't forget that you'll be spinning throughout the experience!
Spinning is just the start, though, and you'll find many recognizable roller coasters at Six Flags® Fiesta Texas:
The park also has family rides and kids attractions so that all ages can enjoy an afternoon here. Additionally, the miniature train that runs through the park makes it easy to skip some of the walking. Here's a guide with more tips for enjoying Six Flags® Fiesta Texas as a family.
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SeaWorld® San Antonio is conveniently located just three miles north of Sun Outdoors San Antonio West. Packed to the gills with aquatic attractions, SeaWorld® has water rides, live entertainment, and animal experiences.
If you're chasing thrills, take a ride on the Texas Stingray, the tallest, fastest, and longest wooden roller coaster in the Lone Star State. If you're more into animal adventures, you can see beluga whales, bottlenose dolphins, penguins, and more. You can even swim with dolphins and feed sea lions at SeaWorld® San Antonio!
If you're looking for something smaller, San Antonio's Kiddie Park, is the oldest children's amusement park in America. This quaint attraction is nestled next to the San Antonio Zoo and offers per-ride tickets or unlimited ride wristbands.
The rides at Kiddie Park are designed for young children, rather than grown thrill seekers. These rides include a carousel, a train, a mini Ferris wheel, and more. The experience is a blast from the past and Kiddie Park is a great place for old-fashioned family fun.
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Gordon Hartman, a San Antonio homebuilder, realized a long-held dream when he opened Morgan's Wonderland. The park is the world's first accessible theme park and is named in honor of Hartman's daughter, Morgan, who lives with cognitive and physical challenges.
Morgan's Wonderland features more than 25 wheelchair-accessible attractions that include rides and playgrounds, as well as the unique Sensory Village™. On hot days, the popular place to be is Morgan's Inspiration Island, a waterpark with splash pads, the River Boat Adventure Ride, and waterproof wheelchairs.
Guests will also enjoy thoughtfully conceived live entertainment, numerous rest areas, and a calm fishing lake. Admission to Morgan's Wonderland is free for guests with special needs. Caregivers and other guests are asked to pay nominal admission prices to help cover the operating costs.
Wrapping up our list of San Antonio theme parks is Splashtown San Antonio. Here, you can tackle four different slide rides, including the Lone Star Luge, which features tubes large enough for three riders. You should also visit the Splash Island playground and float down the Siesta Del Rio lazy river.
In addition to the rides, Splashtown San Antonio offers the unique experience of "dive-in movies," allowing you to float in the wave pool while watching a family-friendly movie. Movies start at sunset, so you can hit the slides before relaxing in the "theater." Plus, you'll receive an extra ten percent off park admission when you visit before the movie begins!
You'll find it easy to access the San Antonio theme parks when you stay nearby. Three resorts near San Antonio offer RV camping and vacation rentals just a few miles from the action.
As previously mentioned, Sun Outdoors San Antonio West sits just three miles south of SeaWorld® San Antonio. In peak season, the resort even offers a free shuttle to and from this amazing attraction. If you're interested in marine life and water rides, San Antonio West is the place to stay.
You can also relax at Traveler's World RV Resort, which is situated five miles south of downtown San Antonio. This pleasant resort offers a heated pool, planned activities, and many amenities. Additionally, Traveler's World is connected to the San Antonio River Walk, a major walking and biking path famous for its dining, shopping and cultural experiences.
Finally, there's Sun Outdoors Texas Hill Country. Located in the town of New Braunfels, Hill Country has a huge collection of cottages that offer convenience and comfort. Hill Country is also situated just 18 miles northeast of Morgan's Wonderland.
Next time you're looking for excitement, think of San Antonio and its many theme parks. You'll find high-speed thrills and family fun just a short distance from excellent RV accommodations. Be sure to also share this post so your friends can plan a trip to San Antonio too!