Splashtown

Splashtown Water Park is located in the town of Spring, Texas about 30 miles north of Downtown Houston and about ten miles north of the George Bush Intercontinental Airport. The company is based in Florida, and has other parks; most are scattered across the southern United States, although there is one in Washington State and one in New York. There are also some theme parks, including Frontier City in Oklahoma and a NASCAR Speed Park in North Carolina and South Carolina. Magic Springs and Crystal Falls in Arkansas is a combination water and theme park. Another Splashtown Texas park is located in San Antonio. And a family entertainment park (called Mountasia) is located near Dallas.

Buying Splashtown tickets at the park on the day of your visit is the most expensive method of attendance, and season pass Splashtown tickets provide the most value as you have unlimited visits during the season. The best time to go to Houston for Splashtown visits is from April 1 to the end of September. During April, May, and September, the park is closed for most weekdays.

It is possible to put your season pass on “PlayAway,” a form of layaway in which your credit card is charged a certain amount each month until it is paid off. Do make the decision to do this carefully, as the charge cannot be canceled once initiated. Children under age two have free admission; children under 48 inches tall and senior citizens can purchase their Splashtown tickets at a reduced rate. The height cut-off is due to the fact that you must be more than 48 inches tall for many of the more thrilling rides. You can also purchase season parking tickets instead of paying for parking on each visit, a significant savings.

The Splashtown Texas Water Park also will provide free tickets to qualifying not for profit organizations, and there are discounts for groups comprised of fifteen or more people. This is excellent for groups getting together for special events such as weddings, family reunions, and birthday parties. Party group deals include an indoor party area, pizza, drinks, and ice cream.

Splashtown in Houston has 53 acres of slides and pools, raft rides, and family rides. The slides are the most thrilling, and many have a height limit. The Wild Wave Pool and the Blue Lagoon Activity Pool are excellent for family vacations and are available for all ages. The other family rides include Tree House Island (a climbing network) and Guadalupe River Adventure (a rafting ride). Two of the family rides, Crocodile Isle and Leaky Pipes are specifically for children, and you must be under 50 inches in height to enjoy them without an adult.

As Splashtown Texas is located along Route 45, a major north-south highway, there are several motels and inexpensive hotels nearby. About six miles north of Splashtown is The Woodlands, which has a number of large shopping venues and numerous dining spots. The dining options at the water park are fairly limited, including only a couple fast food chain restaurants and a food courts servings burgers, pizza, and similar fare. There is a good number of more upscale hotels nearby, including Hilton, Woodlands Resort, and the Residence Inn.

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