Planning on taking the family to Dallas this summer? There's no better place for kids than the always fun Six Flags Over Texas amusement park in Arlington. Featuring more than 50 rides - including a wide variety of thrill rides (roller coasters), kids' rides and family rides - Six Flags Over Texas covers 212 acres. And it's sure to please kids of all ages (including grown-up kids).
Roller coaster ride at Six Flags Over Texas — Photo courtesy of Six Flags Over Texas
The park is open every day during the summer season. In addition to the rides, Six Flags Over Texas also has a ton of onsite restaurants featuring regional Texas cuisine (Tex-Mex, Southern fare, etc.), live shows and more.
There's even an area for the smallest visitors, Looney Tunes Land, which features rides designed for toddlers. In fact, this area has been expanded in the past year, so there's even more for the littlest visitors to do.
If you're going to be in Dallas during the heart of the summer, don't miss Six Flags Over Texas' annual July Fourth weekend celebration, taking place from July 4th until July 6th.
Visitors can spend the daytime hours strolling through the huge park, riding the rides and enjoying delicious Texas summertime treats, like ice cream sundaes, churros, fried chicken and funnel cakes. In the evenings after dark, buy the kiddos glow bracelets or necklaces and watch the dazzling daily fireworks show together. There's even live music, so you can dance the night away, too!
This summer, Six Flags Over Texas is featuring BATMAN: The Ride BACKWARDS for a limited time only. This ride is one of the most adrenaline-charged roller coasters in the whole park, and visitors can now experience what's like flying through the air backwards!
Then, visitors can cool off by getting splashed on one of many water rides, including the El Aserradero, a classic flume ride featuring heart-pounding drops and beautiful views on a mountain river, and AQUAMAN Splashdown, a ride in which visitors ride in a big boat over a raging waterfall.
If you're planning on visiting the park more than once during your trip, save money by purchasing season passes, which also feature coupons for park restaurants, free parking and visitor passes for friends.
The park is open daily during the summer from 10:30 a.m. until 10 p.m. It offers stroller, wheelchair and electronic convenience vehicle rentals, and they are on a first-come, first-served basis. Visitors who want to save money on food can pack their own picnics and eat snacks or meals in a picnic table area just outside the entrance gates during lunchtime.