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Family-Friendly Water Parks of Texas Part I: Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, Arlington

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Get soaked at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor in Arlington, Texas, on over-the-top water park rides mixed with family-friendly fun. One the main ingredients for a great Texas summer is a trip to a water park, and Six Flags never fails to impress! Those that are feeling adventurous can do a free-fall for six stories on Geronimo, a hydro-powered horizontal start to your day! Or you can surf on the Surf Rider, which is a truly realistic surfing simulator. And last but not least, you can brave the Mega Wedgie, which is named after a certain experience where your shorts boldly go where no shorts should go.

If you’d like some simple family time, it’s tough to beat chilling and relaxing in the Surf Lagoon (a wave pool featuring rolling water at roughly four feet in height) or smoothly gliding down a lazy river on an inner tube. Littler kids will love Hook’s Lagoon Treehouse and the older ones going off on their own will have a blast experiencing the Wahoo Racer – which opened in 2014 and was once billed as the tallest waterslide in the world! Featured on the Six Flags Over Texas YouTube Channel, this video gives you a small glimpse of the gallons of fun that are awaiting your family!

Standing at close to 60 feet in height, Wahoo Racer sends riders down a winding stretch of colorful tubes, then shoots them into six racetrack-type lanes, where they splash into water head-first on aerodynamic toboggans specially built for the ride. The times for completion are tracked for each rider, challenging them to reach the red flag and win. The first of many additions to the park over a multi-year enhancement project, the slide opened on Memorial Day weekend of 2014 and has been attracting thrill-seekers ever since. Make a plan to get away to Six Flags Hurricane Harbor in North Texas and experience a wet and wild weekend unlike any other!