25 Acre Typhoon Texas Waterpark Ready to Open in Katy [VIDEO]
There's a new waterpark in Texas that's ready to make a huge splash on Memorial Day Weekend. Typhoon Texas, located just West of Houston in Katy, is set to have its grand opening on May 28th.
According to a press release from Typhoon Texas, construction of west Houston’s newest family entertainment destination is on schedule.
“The team is very pleased with the progress,” says Typhoon Texas Director of Marketing Steve Mayer of the sprawling, 25-acre property adjacent to Katy Mills Mall. “The park is taking shape with every passing day.”
Slides have been installed for the park’s five major slide tower structures where workers have completed close to 1.3 miles of winding slide paths.
The park’s signature experiences include the eight-lane Lone Star Racers and The Duelin’ Daltons, a true looping waterslide where sliders are jettisoned through a translucent tube after the floor in a specially-designed launch capsule drops out from under them.
Typhoon Texas also will offer the newest waterpark gaming experience, X-Boarding, which uses a hi-tech ride vehicle with an embedded game controller to create a futuristic video game integrated waterslide.
Its Gully Washer kid’s play area features an 800-gallon water bucket and one of the tallest children’s waterpark play structures. Standing more than four stories tall, the primary play structure within the children’s Rain Fortress will offer more than 100 spray areas, eight platforms, seven different slides, elevated walkways and rope bridges.
In other areas of the park, work is well underway on a 25,000-square-foot, Texas-themed wave pool called Tidal Wave Bay with zero-grade entry and waterfront lounge seating while a resort-quality landscaping package will include the installation of mature oaks and lush plants. Progress also is evident at the park’s winding Lazy-T River, stretching five football fields in length, which soon will be finished off to create a rustic Hill Country feel.
Typhoon Texas will offer several food and beverage outlets, private cabanas, premium lounge areas and private picnic settings.
Season passes for the 2016 season are now on sale at the Typhoon Texas website, www.TyphoonTexas.com. While at the website, families also can sign up for special offers from the Typhoon Texas Double-T Club. Single-day tickets are $39.99 on weekdays and $44.99 on weekends for guests 48 inches and taller. Single-day tickets for seniors and guests under 48 inches are $34.99 daily. Children age two and younger are free. Admission includes parking and the unlimited use of mats and rafts.
Typhoon Texas will be open daily, 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. from May 28 through Labor Day. The park also will be open for special themed nights, group gatherings for schools, churches and company outings. Typhoon Texas is located at 555 Katy Fort Bend Rd., 1.5 miles west of the Grand Parkway.
Families can track the progress of Typhoon Texas at www.Facebook.com/TyphoonTexas, on Twitter and Instagram @TyphoonTexas.