Hurricane Harbor

Hurricane Harbor is an excellent way have some fun the mercury rises. Here, you'll find one of the best places under the Texas sun to cool off at this water park in Arlington and neighbor to the Six Flags Over Texas theme park. These parks are open between May and September.

If you want an early start on the day, it makes sense to make reservations at one of the hotels near Hurricane Harbor. Several hotels, suited to various budgets, are found within a few miles of the watery fun land. Both parks are conveniently located on the route between Dallas and Fort Worth, so it would be easy to get here no matter which of the hotels you choose.

Once you've packed your sunscreen, water sandals, and shades, you'll be ready to head to Arlington with your Six Flags Hurricane Harbor tickets in hand. The 47 acres offer fun for all ages and excitement levels, whether you're the type who heads straight for the lazy river or the highest water slide.

At Hurricane Harbor, you'll find maximum thrills at the Geronimo, Hydra Maniac, and the Black Hole. The Geronimo starts out innocently enough with a horizontal slide until the heart-stopping six-story free fall. After swooshing down one of four water slides, you'll find yourself at a calm lagoon at the bottom the Hydra Maniac. The Black Hole will grab your attention with tentacles that extend from a flying-saucer-like object. Family fun is waiting at the lazy river, which rolls at a gentle speed of three miles an hour, and with the waves of the Surf Rider. On your tours of Hurricane Harbor, you'll have a chance to play some volleyball at Boogie Beach or let the sun warm your shoulders at Suntan Lagoon.

When looking for Hurricane Harbor coupons, it's smart to consider a season pass. Costing less than two tickets, the pass will pay for itself in short order. You'll enjoy unlimited admission to the water park during the entire operation season, so you can go and have fun without having to pay a separate admission price. The first time you use the pass, be sure to pick up a booklet of Hurricane Harbor coupons that you can use all season long. Some of the coupons are meant to hand out to friends who can enjoy discounted admissions on certain days.

Combination tickets with the sister park Six Flags of Texas are another way to save real money. For less than the price of a room at one of the cheap hotels, you'll enjoy unlimited admission to both of the Arlington fun parks.

Your pass also allows admission to the other Six Flags parks. If you find yourself in St. Louis, suburban Chicago, or at any of the other parks, you can visit without buying a daily admission ticket. And you'll be able to use your Hurricane Harbor coupons at their dining experiences and other places throughout the park.

If you're already planning jam-packed vacation packages, you might consider one-day Six Flags Hurricane Harbor tickets. Discounts are available for kids under 48 inches tall, while anyone under the age of three is admitted free of charge.

When you're buying Six Flags Hurricane Harbor tickets, you'll also have the chance to purchase meal vouchers. It almost always saves time and money to plan ahead, and plus, you won't have to worry about losing any quarters on the water slides. You also can save money buying one of the sport bottles that comes with the privilege of free refills.

This Arlington park isn't the only Hurricane Harbor around. Six Flags also operates water parks under the same name in Los Angeles and Jackson New Jersey. The regular season pass does not provide entry to these parks, and some of the concerts and special events at the various parks require traditional tickets.

Image: Six Flags Over Texas

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