Hurricane Harbor Splashtown is a Six Flags water park with more than 2 dozen attractions, including thrilling waterslides and a 500,000-gallon wave pool. You'll find attractions suitable for a more action-oriented experience alongside laid-back fun such as the lazy river and water play areas specifically designed for kids. Many of the larger rides here have miniature versions located in the kids' area, so little ones don't have to miss out on the fun.

    Given its family-friendly design, Hurricane Harbor Splashtown is sure to delight guests of all ages. Plus, you can enjoy a variety of food and beverage options in the designated children's area while keeping an eye on your kids. Most people spend at least 3 to 4 hours at this park, but many people choose to make a day of it by staying from open to close.

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    What are the highlights of Hurricane Harbor Splashtown in Houston?

    When you visit Hurricane Harbor Splashtown, keep an eye out for the park's highlights to ensure you don't miss the best rides and activities. One of the most popular is the Brain Drain, which is a speed slide that starts off with what is effectively a free-fall drop. The Texas Freefall is similar, as this 5-story drop is almost completely vertical. More thrills can be found on the Tornado, though expect to wait in a line for that one since it's one of the park's most popular rides.

    If you're visiting Hurricane Harbor Splashtown with small kids, you won't want to miss out on the Tree House attraction, which is an interactive 3-story environment complete with ladders, slides, climbing nets, and a tipping water bucket. If your little ones are under 50 inches tall, they can check out the toddler area with kid-friendly versions of the popular big rides.

    A brief history of Hurricane Harbor Splashtown in Houston

    Before Hurricane Harbor Splashtown was the water park it's known as today, it was the site of a standard theme park based on Hanna-Barbera cartoons. That only lasted for 2 seasons, however, after which the first water park here, Splashtown USA, was created in the mid-1980s. It wasn't until 1999 that the water park was bought and acquired by Six Flags.

    Six Flags operated the park for 8 years before it was sold in 2007 and operated by an independent company. Eleven years later, Six Flags reclaimed the park and retains control to this day. Hurricane Harbor Splashtown was made the official name in 2019, having operated under the Wet'n'Wild branding beforehand. After several renovations and delays, the park as it stands today opened in July 2021.

    What else is good to know about Hurricane Harbor Splashtown in Houston?

    Before you make your way to Hurricane Harbor Splashtown, there are some factors you need to keep in mind. There are strict rules about what items you can bring into the park. Food and drink, for example, are prohibited, although exceptions are made for special diets and infant food. Additionally, you're not allowed to bring selfie sticks, chairs, or drones. Smoking and e-cigarettes are also banned.

    Quite a few rules are in place at Hurricane Harbor Splashtown to maintain a family-friendly environment. For instance, all dress must be appropriate for everyone, and any potentially obscene tattoos will have to be covered up. Additionally, by entering the park, you are automatically granting Six Flags the right to record or photograph you.

    Hurricane Harbor Splashtown in Houston

    Location: 21300 I-45, Spring, TX 77373, USA

    Open: Hours vary by season

    Phone: +1 281-355-3300

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