Typhoon Texas Opens
BBQ, bikinis and X-Boarding: 10 cool things to look for at the new Typhoon Texas waterpark
Just when you think the phrase everything’s bigger in Texas has been completely played out, a waterpark, like Typhoon Texas and its 1,500-foot Lazy-T river, which stretches the length of five football fields, comes around and proves once again that the saying is true and should remain in tact.
Plus there’s a 25,000-square-foot Texas-sized wave pool.
1. There are more than 35 slide paths stretching a third of a mile, so there are lots of places for the kids (and adventurous adults) to check out.
2. X-Boarding – think Guitar Hero on a water slide. X-Boarding is the newest water park gaming experience and it’s always changing. It uses a hi-tech ride vehicle with an embedded game controller to create a futuristic video game integrated water slide. For those parents who can't pull their kids away from the video games, this is your best hope this summer.
3. If you’re water conscious, this park’s for you. Seriously. The park uses pumps that recirculate 70,000 gallons of water per minute, which is less water usage than a typical high school.
4. Taking your Texas pride to a whole new level. The Texas flag, which is prominently placed throughout the park will put you in the Texas spirit, plus you’ll just love the lifeguards and other staff’s uniforms, which (obviously) don the state flag, so even visitors won’t forget where they are.
5. Season passes are less than $100. Talk about getting your Texas summer money’s worth! (Individual admission is $44.99 weekends/holidays, $39.99 weekdays.)
6. Not feasible to take the kids to Vegas? You can still rent cabanas, with just a slightly different vibe.
7. Life jackets are available (upon request) and free of charge, but it is BYOT (Bring Your Own Towel).
8. If you have a competitive streak, take it to the Lone Star Racers for bragging rights. The Lone Star Racers features eight lanes to race headfirst against your neighbors.
9. BBQ and Bikinis. While it’s not officially under the Roegels name, The River Grille & Smokin’ BBQ features slow-smoked daily BBQ, where the staff was trained by pitmaster Russell Roegels. And it's pretty dang good.
10. There is no booze onsite (nor can you bring any in), unless you rent the space out for a corporate event, which should quickly become a trend. Tell your boss.
Here’s to a bigger and better summer in the 'burbs. Add another point to the “move to Katy” win column.