Fun for the whole family: Your guide to the best Texas theme parks

Natus Little, Quick reads reporter

With Spring Break just around the corner, here’s a look at the top amusement parks in the state:

Six Flags Fiesta Texas

Admission:

General: $54.99 a day

Children under 48-inches tall: $39.99

Children under 2: Free

Parking: $15 per day

Buy tickets online, at the gate, or call 210-697-5442

Pros:

On-site dining, age-appropriate games and rides, Looney Tunes character area for kids, live entertainment, including shows, concerts and parades.

Cons:

Getting around the park at peak times of the year can be difficult.

Location:

17000 IH-10 West, San Antonio

SeaWorld

Admission:

Adults: $44.09 for one day and $48.99 for two days.

Children: $35.09 for one day, $38.99 for two days (Season passes available)

Buy tickets online, at the gate, or call (800) 700-7786

Pros:

On-site dining, age-appropriate educational programs, vacation packages available, wide variety of exhibits, rides and activities.

Cons:

Crowded during peak season

Location:

10500 SeaWorld Blvd., San Antonio

Wonder World Park

Admission:

Adults (13+): $19.95

Children (6-12): $14.95, children (3-5): $7.50, children (2 & under): Free

Pros:

Cave tours, educational earthquake programs, Texas Wildlife petting parks, train tours, anti-gravity house and Tejas Tower

Cons:

Crowded during peak season

Hours:

Summer hours (Memorial Day through Labor day): 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Winter hours (Labor Day through Memorial Day): 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Location:

1000 Prospect St., San Marcos

FunTrackers Family Fun Center

Admission:

Arcade area: Free

Most parks feature mini-golf, go-karts, bumper boats: $5 per person.

Pros:

Mini-golf, bumper boats, go-karts, mechanical bull, arcade, Raceway Cafe

Cons:

No “big” rides

Location:

9605 South Padre Island Dr., Corpus Christi

Six Flags over Texas

Admission:

Adults: $54.99

Children under 48-inches tall: $34.99

Children 2 and under: Free

For more information, call 817-640-8900

Pros:

Looney Tunes area for kids, Aquaman Splashdown and the Acme Rock-n-Rocket are just some of the more popular rides.

Cons:

Crowding and long lines during peak season

Location:

2201 Road to Six Flags, Arlington

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