Visit The Typhoon Texas Austin
At only about 20 minutes north of Austin, including Typhoon Texas is a summer must-do. With a full overhaul of the water-park (previously Hawaiian Falls), this Texas water park promises good times and safety as first priorities – something the old property notoriously struggled with.
A fantastic park with friendly staff and plenty to do! The rides are always clean, and they’re a lot of fun. It’s an excellent investment, especially if you live nearby. I enjoy the water and go after work every day during the summer, even if it is only for an hour.
The following are some of the water park attractions’ highlights:
- The Duelin’ Daltons feature five slides with tight, winding turns, dark tunnels, and free-fall experiences, including two seven-story open-air drop slides.
- The Snake Pit features three slides that twist in and out of the sunlight and darkness, while the Lone Star Racers is a headfirst racing waterslide for thrill seekers of all ages.
- The Gully Washer is a four-story-tall, 800-gallon water bucket and play structure with spray areas, slides, and elevated walkways.
- Families also enjoy Tidal Wave Bay‘s waves, the Lazy-T River, and the Howdy Hollow activity pool, which includes basketball and interactive water features.
Where the previous park lacked any really good space for your littlest swimmers (or the sort of “in-betweener,” kids a tad unsure of large water slides), Typhoon Texas offers the Gully Washer and Buckaroo Bayou to please all ages and experience levels. It’s nice for parents wanting to sit in the shade and watch kids play, and also great as a sort of a baby-step for those new to the experience, as slides in this area range in size to ease you in. From here families can check out such rides as The Gunslinger, which locals lovingly refer to as Death Drop.
In addition to water-play, Typhoon Texas has an elaborate ropes course and even a zip line tour to really work up a sweat before hitting the pool. Included in your admission ticket, there are two self-guided tours spanning bridges and various obstacles which vary in difficulty and suit a wide age range. At an additional $12.99, the zip lines take off from truly towering heights and allow for unbeatable views. Close-toed shoes and dry clothing are required in this section of the park. Thankfully though you’ll not have to lug around a huge bag or change behind a bush, as lockers and dressing rooms are readily available.
While Typhoon Texas is covered with umbrellas and cabanas, it’s not a bad idea to hit the park early, knocking it out before that sun really gets going. Also keep in mind that outside food or drink (other than bottled water) is prohibited, though a bevy of yummy options are available. In addition to pizza, snacks and BBQ, the park has a bar complete with frozen cocktails and an assortment of beer. It’s a nice touch and rounds out a great summer activity.
Thursdays – Movie Night. For a complete list of films see their calendar. Fridays – Night Slides! Enjoy the park after the sun goes down with a DJ till 10 p.m.
Saturdays – Family Night. Local bands play every Saturday all summer long, from 5-9 p.m. See who’s performing this week on the Typhoon Texas events calendar.
Father’s Day Special: Dads get in for FREE! Simply purchase a regularly-priced, above-48-inch, single-day ticket at the Typhoon Texas ticket window, and dad can enter for free.
Visit the Typhoon Texas website for more information, including hours and prices. Check out the Season Pass Perks if you think you’ll be out more than once this summer. On their Facebook page, you can also find photos, updates, occasional discount deals, and announcements of special events such as July 4th fireworks.
Where: 18500 TX-130 North Service Road, Pflugerville, TX
When: Sun – Wed: 10:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Sat: 10:30 a.m – 10:00 p.m.
Cost: Weekdays – $34.99; Under 48″ Tall – $29.99
Age 2 & Under – FREE; Zip Line Tour – $12.99; Cabana Rentals – starting at $74.99/day, cabana’s include food, wait staff, VIP parking & early admission to the park.
Contact: (512) 782-2592