Texas set to sizzle this summer
For those who are young or simply young at heart, Texas is set to turn up the heat this summer with even more attractions, parks and accommodation offerings. The question now is, how to fit it all in? Here’s a taste of what’s install…
The Aquatica at SeaWorld in San Antonio, opened to the public on 19th May 2012. The new addition to SeaWorld allows families to gain an up-close experience with marine animals combined with its famous water park. Tickets are US$59.99 (approximately £38) for adults and US$49.99 (approximately £31) for children (3-9) for a day pass to SeaWorld. It is an additional US$20 (approximately £13) per person entry into Aquatica.
The Schlitterbahn Beach Resort will open this summer in South Padre Island and the new 221-room resort will feature family suites, a variety of shops and restaurants, as well as unlimited access to the indoor and outdoor waterparks.
Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio will introduce Sky Screamer this summer. The ride will spin thrill seekers 200 feet in the air and once at full swing, it will soar them in a 98-foot circle at speeds up to 40mph. Tickets are US$56.99 (approximately £36) for adults, US$39.99 (approximately £25) for children and children under 2 are free.
The Historic Pleasure Pier on Galveston Island is opening on 28th May. The park is based on the original Pleasure Pier that was built on the island in the 1940s, and will offer 16 rides, a full-service restaurant, midway games, shopping and live entertainment. Entrance to the pier is US$10 (approximately £6) for adults and US$8 (approximately £5) for children, ride tickets are sold separately, and start from US$3.50 (approximately £2) per ride.
For those who prefer museums the Houston Museum of Natural Science will debut the Paleontology Hall on 2nd June. Measuring two stories tall and the length of a football field, this new hall will house 60 new mounted skeletons featuring more than 30 dinosaurs and large mammals. On offer will also be a Prehistoric Safari lead by Dr. Bakker, which is priced from US$18 (approximately £11) per person.
Julie Chase, director of tourism for the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and Tourism said “Texas is the perfect destination for travellers in search of a spring or summer destination packed with entertaining attractions for the entire family.”
For further information about Texas visit traveltex.com.