The 7 Best San Antonio Theme Parks | Explained
The city of San Antonio has some very underrated theme parks that many visitors aren't aware of.
In this page, we will explain what the best San Antonio theme parks are, and what makes them the best.
Table of Contents
- SeaWorld San Antonio
- Six Flags Fiesta Texas
- Morgan's Wonderland
- San Antonio Zoo
- Aquatica San Antonio
- Legoland Discovery Center San Antonio
- Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park
1. SeaWorld San Antonio
SeaWorld San Antonio is our favorite theme park in San Antonio , as the 250 acre park offers some of the most thrilling rides in the state, spectacular shows, and provides an emphasis on conservation efforts, education and animal rescue.
Although this park has plenty of exciting rides to offer, it is also a fantastic place for visitors who would like to walk around at a slower pace and sightsee.
The Park Tailors to All Ages
One of the nicer features of this park is that it does a great job tailoring to all ages.
Teens and Adults
For teens and adults, there are many thrilling rides including Texas Stingray and Wavebreaker that will create unforgettable experiences.
One of the newest rides in the park happens to be the tallest, fastest, and longest wooden roller coaster in the state.
This coaster begins slowly as it climbs up the first big hill prior to making a right turn for a few seconds.
Unlike other coasters that stop at the top for a few seconds, this coaster gets right into it, and you'll immediately be going down the massive hill before you know it.
This is easily one of the coolest coasters in the park, as most wooden coasters that are out there today are on the older side.
You'll experience a modern wooden coaster that reaches speeds of 55 miles per hour.
For kids and adults of all ages the shows provide a more laid-back experience, and a perfect opportunity for visitors to get off their feet.
Our Favorite Show Hands-down is Orca Encounter
These powerful apex predators are known for their extreme intelligence, amazing power and athletic ability.
In this show you'll be able to see everything that makes orcas special.
You can read more in our is SeaWorld San Antonio worth it page.
2. Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Six Flags Fiesta Texas spans across 200 acres, featuring a whopping 39 total coasters, and 8 different themed areas.
The most popular ride at the park is the Scream ride, which is a three-legged 205 ft tower, launches riders directly into the air, before bouncing back down.
Riders will experience how fast this ride can climb 20 stories, before suddenly dropping down.
The DC Universe is the most recent addition to the areas of the park, where the super popular Superman Krypton Coaster can be found.
We've created a guide that details all of the Six Flags parks, where they are located, and each one offers.
Overall this is a great park to visit as it does a great job tailoring to all ages, but the thrill-seeking crowd will have the most fun at this park.
3. Morgan's Wonderland
As one of the most recent parks to open (opened in 2010), this 25 acre park earned a lot of buzz due to its uniqueness.
One of the coolest parts of Morgan's Wonderland is that the entire park is completely wheelchair accessible.
The reason for this is that Morgan's Wonderland was created by a father, whose daughter struggled to have a 'real' experience a theme park due to her disabilities.
His focus by building this park was to be 100% inclusive for everyone, regardless of any limitations.
This park offers over a mixture of rides, playgrounds, a carousel, a ferris wheel, a fishing lake, an ampitheater, creative play village, and many rest areas around the park.
4. San Antonio Zoo
This Zoo is not only a great attraction, but it's extremely educational for both adults and kids.
Although this zoo is about a quarter of the size of Six Flags, the great-design of the zoo more than makes up for it.
There are short walks in between the exhibits which makes it simple for visitors to find animals in their designated areas.
Some of the best parts of this park include:
- Africa Live
- Big Cat Valley
- Richard Friedrich Aquarium
- Water exhibits in general
5. Aquatica San Antonio
Aquatica San Antonio is SeaWorld San Antonio's premiere water park, and is one of the newer parks in the area, having only opened in 2012.
If you're looking to be near or in the water to cool off from the sun, and have tons of fun doing it, this may be the place for you.
This park is perfect for adults, children, and families, as there are lots of activities for each age group.
There are dozens of rides and slides including:
- Raft rides
- Body slides
- Children's play areas
- Drop pod slides
- Wave pool
- Lazy river
One of the coolest parts about this park is that there are flamingos and freshwater turtles (safely) nearby.
6. Legoland Discovery Center San Antonio
Legoland Discovery Center in San Antonio is a 65,000 sq foot area that features rides, a 4D cinema, create your own car, and even a virtual reality experience.
Legoland pride themselves on being the ultimate indoor LEGO® playground for families with children aged three to ten years to enjoy together.
The main difference with a Discovery Center, compared to a regular Legoland theme park is that the Discovery Center mainly focus on more sightseeing, and walking through areas and different buildings.
With that being said, they also showcase a 'PlayZone' which includes climbing walls, slides and a jungle gym.
Some of the best parts of this Discovery Center include:
- Lego 4D Cinema
- Kingdom Quest
- The Great Lego Race VR Experience
7. Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park
The Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park is the ultimate indoor adventure park and a destination for family fun.
This park features attractions perfect for all ages and offer the perfect destination for unforgettable kids’ birthday parties, exciting special events and family fun.
Aside from trampolines, they offer:
- Indoor climbing
- Interactive games
- Bumper cars
- Sky rider