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Best Texas Amusement Parks

Texas is home to the best amusement parks with thrilling roller coasters. Check out this list of 10 of the best amusement parks of Texas located in Arlington, San Antonio, Houston, Galveston, Amarillo, Seguin, Lubbock, and other cities.

Six Flags Over Texas
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Six Flags Over Texas

#1 in Best Top 10 Amusement Parks to Visit in Texas

Six Flags Over Texas located in Arlington, Texas is the prime attraction of Dallas-Fort Worth area. The 212 acre theme park features over 60 adventure fun rides including thrill rides, family rides, and kids rides. Other attractions of the park include live entertainment shows, restaurants, and dining. Six Flags Over Texas also hosts holidays events throughout the year such as Fright Fest and Holiday in the Park.

Six Flags Over Texas Attractions

  • 13 Roller Coasters
  • Gotham City
  • Boomtown Depot Train Ride
  • Bugs Bunny Boomtown
  • Goodtimes Square
  • Silver Star Carousel
  • Go Karts
  • Fairis Wheel
  • Caddo Lake Barge
  • Superman: Tower of Power
  • Runaway Mine Train
  • Texas Depot
  • Texas Tea Cups

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Six Flags Fiesta Texas
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Six Flags Fiesta Texas

#2 in Best Top 10 Amusement Parks to Visit in Texas

Six Flags Fiesta Texas located in San Antonio, Texas features over 60 thrilling rides, shows & attractions. The 220 acres theme park has five themed areas: Los Festivales, Crackaxle Canyon, Spassburg, Rockville, and Fiesta Bay Boardwalk. White Water Bay water park of Six Flags Fiesta Texas amusement park features water slides and attractions. Six Flags Fiesta Texas also hosts live shows and events throughout park.

Six Flags Fiesta Texas Attractions

  • Family Rides
  • Kids Rides
  • Thrill Rides
  • Water Park Rides

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SeaWorld San Antonio
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SeaWorld San Antonio

#3 in Best Top 10 Amusement Parks to Visit in Texas

SeaWorld San Antonio is the largest of three SeaWorld parks in the United States. The 250 acres theme park features rides, live entertainment shows, interactive exhibits, theaters, and shops. SeaWorld is known for its popular live daily shows including Sesame Street Party Parade, Orca Encounter, Ocean Discovery, Sea Lion High, and Sunny Day Celebration. The shows features live animals such as killer whales, beluga whales, sea lions, dolphins, seals, sea turtles, and otters. The themed park includes roller coasters and fun rides. SeaWorld San Antonio also as water park called Aquatica. Visitors can also touch, feed, and interact with animals.

SeaWorld San Antonio Attractions

  • Live Entertainment Shows
  • Roller Coasters & Rides
  • Live Animal Interaction
  • Parade
  • Aquatica Water Park
  • Christmas Light Displays

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Kemah Boardwalk

Kemah Boardwalk

#4 in Best Top 10 Amusement Parks to Visit in Texas

Located 20 miles from downtown Houston, Kemah Boardwalk is one of top Houston are theme park. Built along the shores of Galveston Bay, Kemah Boardwalk has waterfront restaurants and amusement rides for people of all ages. There is no admission fee to visit and walk around on the boardwalk. Individual rides tickets or day passes can be purchased. Other boardwalk attractions include aquarium, live music, playground, and dancing water fountains.

Kemah Boardwalk Attractions

  • Wonder Wheel
  • Double-Decker Carousel
  • Century Wheel
  • Train
  • HypnoSpin
  • Boardwalk Tower
  • Jungle Bounce
  • Aviator
  • Pharaoh's Fury
  • Drop Zone
  • Rockin' Rocket
  • Flare
  • Boardwalk Bullet
  • Iron Eagle
  • Boardwalk Beast Speedboat
  • Stingray Reef & Rainforest Exhibit

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Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier
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Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier

#5 in Best Top 10 Amusement Parks to Visit in Texas

Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier built over the Gulf of Mexico featured amusement rides, games, shopping, and dining. The pier has 16 fun rides and a 5D Theater. The Pleasure Pier requires walk on pass just to visit the pier and for individual ride tickets. All Day Ride Pass does not require to pay for walk on pass.

Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier Attractions

  • Texas Star Flyer
  • Iron Shark Roller coaster
  • Pirate's Plunge
  • Gulf Glider
  • Revolution
  • Galaxy Wheel
  • Cyclone
  • Sea Dragon
  • Rock N Roll
  • Sky Shooter
  • Carousel
  • Big Wheeling'
  • Frog Hopper
  • Texas Tea
  • Pier Pileup
  • Lil' Captain Wheel

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Morgan's Wonderland
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Morgan's Wonderland

#6 in Best Top 10 Amusement Parks to Visit in Texas

Morgan's Wonderland located in San Antonio, Texas is a non-profit theme park for people of all ages and abilities. The park has more than 25 wheelchair accessible fun attractions including rides, playscapes and interactive elements. The 25-acres amusement park also celebrates 4th of July, Halloween, and Christmas. Packages are available to host birtday party or private events.

Morgan's Wonderland Attractions

  • Sensory Village
  • Butterfly Playground
  • The Wharf
  • Whirling Wonder
  • Wonderland Express
  • Off-Road Adventure Ride
  • Carousel
  • Water Works
  • Sand Circle and Music Garden
  • Starlight Amphiteater
  • Wheelchair Swings
  • Pirates Island
  • Talking Flight Bronze Sculpture

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Wonderland Amusement Park
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Wonderland Amusement Park

#7 in Best Top 10 Amusement Parks to Visit in Texas

Wonderland Amusement Park located in Amarillo, Texas is a family owned attraction that attracts more than 200,000 visitors each year. The amusement park is located in Thompson Memorial Park. Park attractions include coasters, thrill rides, water rides, slides, kids rides, miniature golf, and games.

Wonderland Amusement Park Attractions

  • Texas Tornado Roller Coaster
  • Drop of Fear
  • Fantastic Journey
  • Cyclone Coaster
  • Hornet Coaster
  • Texas Intimidator
  • Mouse Trap Coaster
  • Thunder Jet Racers
  • Big Splash Log Flume
  • Pipeline Plunge
  • Rattlesnake River

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ZDT's Amusement Park
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ZDT's Amusement Park

#8 in Best Top 10 Amusement Parks to Visit in Texas

ZDT's Amusement Park located in Seguin, Texas is the family attraction of San Antonio area. The 10 acres amusement park features roller coasters, thrill rides, and water rides. The park has fun rides for the whole family. Unlimited Wristband offers unlimited admission to all indoor and outdoor rides. The amusement park also offers packages to host birthday parties and private events.

ZDT's Amusement Park Attractions

  • Switchback Roller Coaster
  • Thundervolt Speedway Go Karts
  • Dizzy Toucan
  • Parachute Drop
  • Maxflight Simulator
  • Jungle Playland
  • Trampoline Thing
  • Rock Wall
  • Silo Climb
  • Mad Raft Water Coaster
  • The Viper
  • Viper's Trail
  • Splash Zone

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Kiddie Park
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Kiddie Park

#9 in Best Top 10 Amusement Parks to Visit in Texas

Established in 1925, Kiddie Park is the oldest children's amusement park in the U.S. Located inside San Antonio Zoo, the park features old-fashioned amusement rides for children such as carousel ride and train ride. Visitors can purchase individual ride tickets that start at $3 per ride or purchase unlimited rides wristband at $14 per guest. The park also offers packages to host birthday parties or private events.

Kiddie Park Attractions

  • Carousel
  • Train Ride
  • Helicopter
  • Flying Saucers
  • The Whip Ride

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Joyland Amusement Park
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Joyland Amusement Park

#10 in Best Top 10 Amusement Parks to Visit in Texas

Joyland Amusement Park located in Lubbock, Texas features over 30 fun rides and attractions. The amusement park has kids rides, family rides, thrill rides, and water rides. The park is open from March to September 6 days a week. Kids rides include Dragon Wagon, Rock-It Express, Antique Cars, Big Trucks, Boats, Helicopters, Sky Fighters, and Whip. Water rides include Big Splash Water Slide, Vortex Water Coaster, and Wild River Log Flume.

Joyland Amusement Park Attractions

  • Sandstorm Coaster
  • The X-Factor Extreme
  • Grizzly Gondola Ride
  • Dare Devil Drop
  • Galaxi Coaster
  • Musik Express
  • Roll-O-Plane
  • Rock-O-Plane
  • Scrambler
  • Space Shuttle
  • Spider
  • Tilt-A-Whirl
  • Trabant

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