This water park is hugely popular, particularly with folks who do not want to drive out of town to enjoy the water or fight ... More
This water park is hugely popular, particularly with folks who do not want to drive out of town to enjoy the water or fight the crowds at some of the larger parks. You will find acres of body slides, tubes, pools, spraying and splashing attractions and kids areas providing hours of fun and relief from the Texas heat. Life jackets and inner tubes are included in the cost of admission. Splashtown also has lockers available for rent as well as a fairly good refreshment stand.
I decided to take my "little sister" here for a day of fun. From the free parking, to the cheap entrance fee with our coupon, to the short wait times in line, it was a great experience all around! We will absolutely be back!
This is a no frills waterpark. I like it because it is close to home and really a great deal for the price. No long lines, free parking, and concessions are reasonable. They have Dive In Movies every Friday night. If you don't want to pay at the concessions they have a little picnic area right outside of the gate where you can bring in your food from your car and eat.
Pros- easy to get to. No ridiculous long lines,parking fees,food prices like SeaWorld. The food is good and priced reasonably.Easy to monitor kids while parents relax. Cons- Restroom area not always operating 100%. Alot of rides need repaints which would probably make it look top notch alone. All rides are working properly. Never heard a complaint of rides.Just plain great fun for the price!
Our family of three (including 6 year old boy) spent a fun half-day here. Attractions are height restricted not necessarily age restricted. Under 48" for the toddler areas, 48" & over for the big kids slides. Some in between are for 42" and over.
We bought tickets online at the Splashtown website and printed at home, no convenience charge fee, the discount was about 28% ($7 off) if you plan for a Monday thru Thursday visit, but there is still a discount for weekend visits too ($5 off).
Parking is free and there is a shaded picnic area outside the park to bring your own meal. Concession stand is reasonably priced considering you are a mostly captive audience. But you can leave and come back in if you want to snack at the outside the park picnic area.
Changing rooms were large, clean, and organized. Locker rental is $4 after your deposit is returned. Pack light when you actually enter the park if you plan to rent just one locker, we squeezed in 3 sets of clothes & shoes, 3 towels, and a woman's purse, but it took a little re-arranging. We wore swim shoes for the cement sidewalks just to be safe.
Lifeguards appeared plentiful and attentive, I heard plenty of whistles in the kids area keeping them in control. There were plenty of floats around, the lines for the popular attractions weren't too long considering school is already out (Tuesday visit). Another review here or somewhere else I read complained about safety concerns of the structures, I too felt the tall towers swaying, but any engineer or building contractor will tell you that's normal for 4 to 6 story tall set of metal and cement stairs. Try taking a trip up the Empire State Building if you really want swaying. I didn't see any wear or tear on any of the attractions that concerned me for the safety of my family.
Lastly, if your on a time schedule wear a water resistant watch, I couldn't find a clock on any of the buildings in plain site to keep track of the time.
Went to Splash town with my 4 children (15, 9, 6, 5) and my husband. We all loved it sooo much, we can't wait to go back. My husband and I haven't felt like kids in such a long time, and our children loved the fact we could all do things together. Prices were reasonable. Got there at open stayed til close. For the people who say life guards were unattractive or careless, whatever. For one, I have 4 children and between my husband and I we are able to keep an eye on our children, which all parents should do anyway. Second, who cares what they look like as long as they are doing their job.
Needs serious maintenance on the entire park. Some areas were just plain disgusting. The staff was unattentive and cared less about their guests (most should be fired on the spot). If it weren't for the kiddie area, I would say the entire park should be torn down. I will definitely not be returning and I am making sure anyone I know doesn't spend their time or money at that joke of a tourist attraction.
Went to Splashtown San Antonio on 8/13/06. Only a few of the lifeguards appeared to really want to be there, the rest were very unattentive. One lifeguard was too busy playing his PSP game to keep the line moving for the "Starflight" ride. When we needed change for a $20 bill to use the vending machines(which didn't work)we were sent to the gift shop. The attendant in the gift shop had to be woken up when we entered the shop. I don't know if it was because he was too sleepy or dishonest but he tried to give my son $15 dollars change for the $20 bill. When we discovered the vending machines didn't work we attempted the concession stand, the lines were disorganized and resulted in a new line forming cutting off people who had waited for 20 minutes or longer. This infuriated one guest into a cussing fit after he pointed out the situation to a concessions attendant who said he wasn't going to do anything about it. The maintenance crew needs to do something about the wasps. Numerous people were stung while waitng in line at the rides. We counted 9 large nests within an eight foot proximity on one section of stairs for the "Starflight" ride. In some areas you were forced to stand within a couple of feet from the wasp nests while waiting in line.
I've been a return customer for several years but was very dispointed this time. Place needs maintenance and better staffing (attitudes).
On July 3, 2006 my family of five spent 6 hours at Splashtown. It had been 8 years since we were there last. The under 48" area is fantastic!!!! Our 5 and 6 year old really enjoyed it and they had a great time. That was until someone took my 6 yr old's sandles. So if you go, watch your stuff. The higher water slides are fun, but the stairs and waiting areas need some work. I was worried when the platform started rocking while waiting our turn. I was also worried that i was going to get thrown over the side. On one I got flipped over. My 8 yr old had a great time on the orange slide that drops striaght down about 40 feet. The food at the park is reasonable and is good. The changing rooms and restrooms need work and need to be cleaned more often.