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Parents Upset After Waiting and Not Getting In During Free Waterpark Admittance

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Click2Houston.com reported on Friday that many Houston families were upset by what they felt was a misleading radio offer. Local country radio station 93Q told Houstonians to arrive at Typhoon Texas from 7 to 9 a.m. to get into the waterpark for free. Unfortunately, by 8:15 a.m., part of the line was told they would not be allowed admission due to the length of the line in front of them. Officials said that they wouldn’t be able to get through security before 9 a.m., so they would need to pay.

Needless to say, parents weren’t happy after getting their kids up early on a Friday. “I couldn’t believe it, we were told 7 to 9 a.m., there were no limitations for how many people or anything  like that, but said we’re at capacity,” Micki Malbrough said.

Despite the snafu, it seems like plenty of people had a great time at Typhoon Texas on what they report was “National Waterpark Day” on their Facebook. Twilight passes were available that night for $25 and included a showing of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.”


Though it might seem more logical to show up bright and early for a waterpark, Typhoon Texas’s Houston and Austin locations offer price reduced twilight passes as a way for families to cool off later in the day for less (available after 4 p.m. in Austin, and after 5 p.m. in Houston.) Tickets can be bought here.