RIVERS RISE

Houston's newest amusement park splashes back for big opening after delay

Big Rivers is back. Big Rivers Water Park/Facebook.

Houston-area families who’ve been eagerly awaiting the reopening of the city’s newest amusement park won’t have to wait much longer. Big Rivers Waterpark & Adventures has announced that it will open all attractions on Saturday, April 30.

This comes after the big open in March was delayed, as CultureMap previously reported. Notably, this will be the park’s first season with amusement park rides.

Admission to the park is $44.99 at the gate or $39.99 online. This includes waterpark attractions, Wild Isle (a floating obstacle course on the lake), seven different amusement park rides, axe throwing, archery, a petting zoo, giant maze, and more, per a press release.

Watery fun also comes via one of the largest lazy rivers in Texas, as well as a wave pool that can make the largest waves in Houston, the park promises.

Attendees can also pay for additional activities including ziplines; climbing walls; the Vultures Dive, a freefall activity where guests jump off an 80-foot tower; Eagles Challenge, a ninja-warrior type challenge course; and the Alligator Interaction, where guests can safely swim with live alligators.

Those interested in season passes can secure them for $79.99 on the Big Rivers website.

The park and all attractions will be open on weekends from 11 am – 7 pm, then 11 am-7 pm weekdays beginning May 30. The park will also host weekly “Park After Dark” events, where it will stay open until 11 pm.

Continue on CultureMap to learn more.

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