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Amusement parks

Sea World

Sea World San Antonio is Texas Family Travel's favorite theme park in Texas.  The park is clean and well-maintained, and there is just so much to do.  Sea World is like three theme parks in one: animal encounters, amusement park, and water park.

Our family's favorites included:

  • Feeding the dolphins.  Check early in the day for the feeding schedule.
  • Hitting the water park early before the crowds.  Complimentary life jackets are provided.  We even put our 6-year-old (who can swim) in a life jacket to give us peace of mind so that we could relax and enjoy.
  • Viva! Dolphin and Beluga whale show.  The acrobats are awesome.
  • Shamu Express roller coaster.  Our kids' first roller-coaster.  Just the right speed for first-timers.

Tips to simplify your trip (and make it more affordable):

  •  Map out your day before you go.  You can download a park map and make a tentative plan about where you will start and which shows you will see.
  • If at all possible, go on a weekday.  Weekends can get extremely crowded.
  • Consider going for more than one day.  A multi-day ticket costs the same price as a single-day pass.
  • Bring a stroller for any child under 7.  You will do an amazing amount of walking at the park.
  • Outside food and drink is not allowed in the park.  You can, however, return to your car for a quick picnic lunch.  This frees up money for fun drinks and snacks throughout the day.
Watching your child's face the first time they see Shamu leap into the air is a priceless moment that every Texas family should experience.

Six Flags Fiesta Texas

"Toot-toot, chugga-chugga, Big Red Car."  Our kids have always been Wiggles fans.  So, of course, we were thrilled to experience Wiggles World at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, and we were not disappointed.  Bright colors, costumed characters, and Wiggles music made us feel like we had stepped into a Wiggles movie, and the five Wiggles-themed rides were perfect for our 3 and 5 year olds.  Families with young children are sure to love Wiggles World at Fiesta Texas.




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