SW Texas

Disneyfan754321

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Feb 19, 2019
We had planned orlando this summer but we are changing plans. We are thinking about going to the one in Texas. We have not been there in 8 years or so but we can drive there so its easily changed if this covid thing comes back for round 2. Do they have the all you can eat pass? Do they have some sesame street stuff?
 

Sandiz08

DIS Veteran
Joined
Oct 15, 2017
They do have the all you can eat pass and Sesame Street. The pass is a good deal. Make sure you do the waterpark, and the sting ray experience,( you get into the water with them and can feed them). I believe any kid 5 and under gets a free "kinder pass" every year if you sign up before the summer. There is normally a sign up period, I would google that.
 


Captain Morgan Sparrow

Earning My Ears
Joined
Jan 2, 2020
Went last year. Yes, they do have all you can eat - we did it, but regretted it. It became more about maximizing our food consumption to "beat them" than about enjoying ourselves. We ate like pigs. And frequently, unless its changed or we were wrong, you cant just get a frozen lemonade from a cart - you have to go in the restaurant and eat a "meal" (we would frequently get a cold dessert at the BBQ place by Shamus in lieu of paying more out of pocket for a frozen beverage. There is also a refillable drink cup that is not included with the all-day dining, which I would definateley recommend (but I drink a lot)

They have a pretty legit parade featuring sesame street, plus an entire middle section dedicated to it, where there is a meet and greet. There is a kiddie coaster, a carousel, and a "Rockin' Wave". There is a giant splash pad of sorts - everyone should wear water shoes and swimsuits. You'll be glad you did. (It was 100+ the day we went, and so we would ride a couple of rides, then head back to the splash pad - we spent more time there than anywhere else.) They've added a couple of more mild rides, and a section about sea turtles. (My younger kids LOVED the riptide rescue and sea spinner - although these had minimal height requirements which they enforce VERY harshly... kids a good quarter inch past the line were being turned away!)

If you guys are planning on going when its busy or planning to ride any big people rides, I'd get the quick queue unlimited. For me, it was worth its weight in gold - but be advised, last year you had to print the piece of paper and carry it around with you as your quick queue pass! So plan to bring a waterproof baggie or something for them.

It was cleaner and more well run than Fiesta Texas, but Fiesta did have way more rides and attractions.

Since its been 8 years, I'll tell you - they have added at least 1 steel coaster, which is out over the lake and awesome. Plus there is a brand new wooden coaster opening this year (I dont think quick queue will work on it yet). Its still not a thrill ride park, but they are growing their collection as they deemphasize the whale shows.

Its a locals park - which you can use to your advantage. If you arrive and are inside at park opening, you will have your run of the place for the first chunk of the day while all the San Antonians are sleeping in.

I gave you way more than you asked for. I'm sorry. But when i saw a San Antonio thread, I just got super excited, since its kind of the red headed stepchild of the Sea World family, and yet its the one I have been to most - due to geography.
 

Disneyfan754321

DIS Veteran
Joined
Feb 19, 2019
Went last year. Yes, they do have all you can eat - we did it, but regretted it. It became more about maximizing our food consumption to "beat them" than about enjoying ourselves. We ate like pigs. And frequently, unless its changed or we were wrong, you cant just get a frozen lemonade from a cart - you have to go in the restaurant and eat a "meal" (we would frequently get a cold dessert at the BBQ place by Shamus in lieu of paying more out of pocket for a frozen beverage. There is also a refillable drink cup that is not included with the all-day dining, which I would definateley recommend (but I drink a lot)

They have a pretty legit parade featuring sesame street, plus an entire middle section dedicated to it, where there is a meet and greet. There is a kiddie coaster, a carousel, and a "Rockin' Wave". There is a giant splash pad of sorts - everyone should wear water shoes and swimsuits. You'll be glad you did. (It was 100+ the day we went, and so we would ride a couple of rides, then head back to the splash pad - we spent more time there than anywhere else.) They've added a couple of more mild rides, and a section about sea turtles. (My younger kids LOVED the riptide rescue and sea spinner - although these had minimal height requirements which they enforce VERY harshly... kids a good quarter inch past the line were being turned away!)

If you guys are planning on going when its busy or planning to ride any big people rides, I'd get the quick queue unlimited. For me, it was worth its weight in gold - but be advised, last year you had to print the piece of paper and carry it around with you as your quick queue pass! So plan to bring a waterproof baggie or something for them.

It was cleaner and more well run than Fiesta Texas, but Fiesta did have way more rides and attractions.

Since its been 8 years, I'll tell you - they have added at least 1 steel coaster, which is out over the lake and awesome. Plus there is a brand new wooden coaster opening this year (I dont think quick queue will work on it yet). Its still not a thrill ride park, but they are growing their collection as they deemphasize the whale shows.

Its a locals park - which you can use to your advantage. If you arrive and are inside at park opening, you will have your run of the place for the first chunk of the day while all the San Antonians are sleeping in.

I gave you way more than you asked for. I'm sorry. But when i saw a San Antonio thread, I just got super excited, since its kind of the red headed stepchild of the Sea World family, and yet its the one I have been to most - due to geography.
Thank you so much.... last time we went there we stayed at one of the resorts near by it was super nice had a lazy river smores campfire... kids did not want to leave hotel.... i mean resort lol. We live in East texas we can drive there in about 7 hours. So its half the drive to orlando. My son is suppose to spend his birthday in june in central Florida... we were at disney a few days before it closed for his brothers birthday. I have to do something grand.
 

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