We used to hate rainy days at the park, but now that we know how to prepare, they can be some our favorite times to visit. Below we discuss 6 tips on how to enjoy a rainy day at the park.
6) Dine At an indoor location
Six Flags knows how important it is to have indoor dining rooms at it's restaurants, so many of the park's locations feature some in varying extents. Restaurants that feature indoor seating include: All American Cafe, Johnny Rocket's, Oliver's Tavern, Miss Abby's Cookies & Ice Cream, Casa De Las Banderas, JB's BBQ, and Primo's Pizzeria. For more information on these restaurant locations and more, be sure to visit our park dining page.
5) SHOP AT ONE OF THE PARK'S MANY STORES
Six Flags Over Texas features plenty of unique shopping experiences to keep everyone in the party satisfied. Whether you're looking for a new T-Shirt, one of the new Nanocoaster models, or even if you're just looking around, it is easy to spend an hour or more simply browsing all that the park's stores have to offer. To see which store is best for you, visit our shopping page.
4) RIDE AN INDOOR ATTRACTION
When you need a break from the rain, sometimes riding an indoor ride can be the perfect way to dry off. Yosemite Sam & The Gold River Adventure, Runaway Mountain, and Justice League: Battle For Metropolis are 3 rides that take place entirely indoors. Rides that take place outdoors but have either fully or partially indoor queues include El Sombrero, Rodeo, Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast, and Batman: The Ride. To view information on these rides, be sure to check out our rides page using the 'Plan Your Visit' drop down option at the top of the page.
3) ENJOY INDOOR LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Throughout the year, Six Flags Over Texas features dozens of unique and exciting entertainment options for guests to enjoy. Each March, Mrs. Ruby's Wild West Cabaret makes it's debut in the Crazy Horse Saloon. Then in June, Hey Mr. DJ: Technicolor Beat flashes it's way into the David Blackburn Southern Palace Theatre. During Fright Fest, Arania's Nightmare thrills guests as they follow along a comedic adventure starring the Black Widow Bride herself. Lastly, during Holiday In The Park, All I Want For Christmas takes guests on a whimsical Christmas adventure as you sing along with holiday favorites.
2) come prepared
Coming prepared can make or break an experience on a rainy day at the park. By brining an extra pair of shoes, an umbrella, or a poncho, you can save yourself blisters and dripping wet clothes as you walk around the park. While these items are sold inside of the park's many stores, they will cost much more than they would if you bought them at a supermarket or gas station prior to your visit. Coming prepared also includes bringing the right mindset, as rides may close temporally for rain or lightning. If the rain gets really bad and park attendance is low, the entire park may close early. This is rare, but it does happen.
1) take advantage of the time it's not raining
The minutes or hours between rain showers is the perfect time to experience attractions that you normally don't want to do while it's pouring rain. This means that you should ride your favorite rides while the sun is out, and save the shows and indoor dining for the time when it's raining. As mentioned in our last tip, some rides close for the rain, so you'll want to experience these while you can so that you won't leave the park disappointed.