Ever since Typhoon Texas opened in the Houston area my children have wanted to visit. The first year it was open we even discussed season passes but the girls were a little too short to be able to ride everything. But this year I had promised them there would be at least one visit to the water park before they headed back to school and I was able to keep that promise in the best possible way. School days were just around the corner and I realized that we really hadn’t done as many fun things together as we usually do for the summer. Last year was sort of a bust too since we moved. I was determined that this summer would go out with a bang. So plans were made to head to Typhoon Texas for one last hurrah before they start school.
This content is brought to you in partnership with Typhoon Texas. All other expenses were entirely my own. All opinions expressed are my own and my family’s.
About Typhoon Texas
Typhoon Texas is water park located just minutes (well depending on traffic) from Houston, in the suburb of Katy, Texas. With 10 waterpark rides including the Tidal Wave Bay for general relaxation to the Dueling Daltons with a 7 story free fall down an open air slide. Kick back and relax in the lazy river and little ones can enjoy the Buckaroo Bayou with mini slides and splash pads. Daily tickets, after 5 pm and weekend tickets are available for purchase as well as season passes, which a number of my friends have and go every week!
The day we selected for our family’s last hurrah dawned bright and early with beautiful skies, and early morning admission. We reserved a cabana which are available on a limited reservation basis. It was the perfect start to our day as customer service and our cabana concierge helped it quickly get settled, sunscreen the kids and then it was off to the lazy river for a lazy start to a fun filled day.
Settling in to our cabana I realized that there are also several seating areas and shades spots throughout the park. But first, the cabana! Two lounge chairs, four seats and two bar stools. Inside the “bar” where shelves for storing our personal items which came in very handy.
Cabana add ons are available and you can select from three different packages. We selected on the mid range upgrade which included water bottles, sunscreen, lunch tray, funnel cake dessert and unlimited drink refills. Those refills could be delivered to your cabana or you can get your own at one of the locations throughout the park. Our conceriege was always right on top of things and the kids never went without a drink. Don’t worry, soda isn’t the only refill available. You can also get water too. I appreciated the sunscreen being 70 SPF as that was even stronger than what we brought. After some sunscreen, the children were off and running! The lazy river was their first stop and then it went on to bigger and better rides from there.
Money Saving Tip: Look for discounts/coupons to Typhoon Texas available when ordering from Papa John’s Pizza or when you bring a Pepsi can to the ticket counter. Available for a limited time this summer.
Right in front of our cabana was a covered area with picnic tables which was great for groups and families. There were also chairs and lounge chairs near each area of the rides making it easy to at least keep an eye on one section of the park. Life guards were available. I highly recommend the “fast passes” You just get a whole lot more accomplished in less time. It gave our children time to go back and revisit their favorite rides, The Twister and Tidal Wave Bay.
There are a number of dining options available at Typhoon Texas and I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food as well as the portions! The only difference between what we had delivered to the cabana is that it was delivered but it is all available at one of the dining establishments at the water park.
We appreciated that the meals came in a couple of different sizes. We ordered the sandwiches (pictured above) for us all to share as well as a smaller size nacho. I couldn’t believe that THIS was the smaller size nacho! There was definitely plenty of food for our party of 6 to share.
For those desiring something that is made just for those over 21 head to the E’ZEE Ice House for beer, frozen drinks and smoothies. It’s where we got our yummy Tidal Wave for us grown ups to enjoy.
Later on in the day the kids had worked up an appetite so we enjoyed an afternoon snack of smoothies and funnel cake. The funnel cake was just the right size for us all to share and of course the Texas shape was a big win with our Texas sized appetite!
Money Saving Tip: Live in the Katy area? Did you know that several HOAs have been offered discounted tickets to Typhoon Texas for their homeowners? Among those HOAs with discounted tickets available online are Falcon Point, Grand Harbor, Cane Island, Waterview Estates, Bridgewater and Jordan Ranch. (available for a limited time)
Frequently asked questions:
There is a whole section of questions asked and answered to help you prepare for your visit. Here’s a few items we found of note.
- Parking is free.
- You can not bring in outside food, however, you can have a cooler in your car and come and go.
- You CAN bring in one plastic, clear bottle of water for each person in your party.
- If you decide on a season pass there are some amazing perks to it! You can go cashless, unlimited admission to Typhoon Texas – Austin, Bring a Buddy for Free with a coupon, discounts on dining at the park and early admission just to name a few. That early admission comes in really handy since seating is first come first served.
- You can not bring outside chairs in, but towels and goggles are permitted.
I was pleasantly surprised at how much fun our family had at Typhoon Texas this summer. It was definitely worth the wait! Whether it is one last hurrah before the kids head back to school or the ending to your summer fun before Labor Day arrives it is definitely one of the hottest spots my family enjoyed this summer in one really cool way.