We have some phenomenal waterparks in San Antonio. There is no shortage of BIG fun available if you want an exciting water day!
Inspiration Island at Morgan’s Wonderland on the Northeast side is dubbed the world’s only ultra-accessible splash park. The whole Morgan’s Wonderland area was built specifically to be inclusive to everyone regardless of ability, and their waterpark is no different. Taken right from their site, “In keeping with the Morgan’s Wonderland mission of inclusion and the desire to enable everyone to play, wheelchair users have the opportunity to transfer into waterproof wheelchairs provided by the park, free of charge. The park also provides complimentary waterproof bags for ventilators and O2 water-collar covers for guests who need to cover tracheas. We proudly provide three types of waterproof wheelchairs that fit a variety of heights and sizes to ensure EVERYONE can fully embrace the freedom of accessible, inclusive play.”
But this park isn’t just for people with disabilities and their families. It’s a fantastic and fun park by any standards, and goes above and beyond with it’s commitment to inclusivity.
Guests with special needs always get free admission at both parks, as well as kids under two. Single day tickets range from $13-$29, and they have a variety of membership options. Hours vary a bit, so double check before you go, but the splash park is open 11-6 most days through the summer.
Located on the west side of the city, Aquatica at Sea World is a fantastic sprawling water park with pools, splash areas, a lazy river, and big rides. This park has something to offer every age. You can buy tickets to just Aquatica (single-day tickets start around $35 online – buy ahead online to save money!) or you can get SeaWorld/Aquatica combo passes. They also offer a variety of season pass options.
Schlitterbahn is a whole experience. This isn’t somewhere you drop by for a few hours for a little swim. It’s a BIG sprawling waterpark with shuttles to get you around their wide array of attractions. You can go for the day, but many people make a vacation of it and stay overnight at one of their many resort options. It’s on the pricey end, but an amazing experience that people love. Their hours are a bit different every day, so be sure to check out their site before you go.
This is not a park you can just go visit for the day, but it seems worth mentioning. If you want to book a luxury staycation at the JW Marriott Hill Country Resort and Spa, you get access to one amazing resort water park. Resort guests have exclusive access to an impressive 9-acre water park that includes multiple pools, water slides, whirlpools, and a lazy river. There are adult-only pool areas for people who want a break from the kids, but families will love a luxurious getaway at this beautiful resort.
In case you’re wondering about this waterpark right along I-35 in San Antonio, it permanently closed in September 2001 after 37 years in business.
So there you have it. It may be a loooong hot summer for us in South Texas, and luckily we have a lot of pool and splash pad options for staying cool while enjoying some fresh air. But if you want to give your kids a more epic waterpark experience one day this summer, one of these waterparks in San Antonio (or nearby) will definitely fit the bill.
Want more info on other San Antonio summer options? I’ve got a few other round-ups for you:
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