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Tips for Beating the Heat at Hurricane Harbor Splashtown

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Tips for Beating the Houston Heat & Staying Cool at Hurricane Harbor Splashtown

When the dog days of summer hit, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown is the coolest way to beat the heat!

Just a short drive from downtown Houston, this water park is famous for its mix of thrilling water slides, relaxing lazy river, and exciting, family-friendly areas. Whether you’re looking to rest and relax or seeking pulse-pounding excitement, Hurricane Harbor Splashtown has something exciting for everyone to enjoy.

If you live in south Texas, you know just how hot and humid our summers can be! It’s important to stay safe and stay cool when the temperatures rise. 
Check out these water park tips and tricks to make your next visit a splashing success!

Pre-visit Prep

Ready to dive into a day of fun? Here’s your ultimate guide on what to pack to stay cool and comfortable. 

Sun Safety Essentials 

First things first: protect yourself from the sun’s sizzling rays! Arm yourself with sunscreen, stylish shades, and a snazzy hat.

It might seem counterintuitive, but long sleeves can help you stay cool in the blistering heat. Opt for loose, breathable clothing, like a long-sleeve rash guard. Some clothes even have UPF protection built into the fabric.

Swim Style 

Make a splash in the right swim gear! Choose a suit that’s comfy and secure. Slide into water-friendly shoes, grab some trusty towels, and don’t forget a waterproof phone case! You’ll want to capture every moment without a worry in the world!

Pack these must-haves and you’ll be geared up to create a tidal wave of unforgettable moments!

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Beating the Heat: Strategies for Staying Cool

Arrive Early 

To make the most of your day and beat the midday heat, arrive at the waterpark early. Aim to be there when the gates open for the day so you can be the first to enjoy the rides and attractions!

Take Breaks 

Use shaded areas and rest zones to take a break from the sun. Rent a cabana to create your own private rest-and-relaxation station. Some rentals even come with food and beverage service and your own personal wait staff!

Break time is a great time to reapply sunscreen, drink water and cool down before diving back into the excitement. 

Go With the Flow 

Here’s one of our best water park tips: take advantage of the large water attractions to maximize your fun. Paradise River, Hurricane Bay and the Blue Lagoon Activity Pool are ideal places to cool off and relax with friends or family. 

Stay Hydrated 

Be sure to check out all the restaurant and dining options Hurricane Harbor Splashtown has to offer. Fuel your crew with tasty treats, kid-friendly fare and, of course, LOTS OF WATER!

Frozen treats like Dippin’ Dots are great for cooling off! ICEE® Mix-It-Up can help you stay hydrated and cool, too.

All snack bars and restaurants offer bottled water, so be sure to drink water early and often!  

Stay Alert and Stay Safe 

As temperatures rise, it’s crucial to keep an eye out for heat-related illnesses. Excessive sweating, dizziness, headaches and nausea can be warning signs of trouble. Pay extra attention to the kids in your group. Children are more susceptible to heat-related illnesses such as dehydration and heat exhaustion.

If you or someone in your family is feeling unwell, head to a first-aid station to check in with a professional. 

Apply Sunscreen Regularly 

Maximize your time by applying your first round of sunscreen before you get to the park. This way, you (and impatient kiddos) can head straight to your favorite attraction!

Reapply sunscreen approximately every two hours. It’s easy to lose track of time when you are having fun in the sun, so set a timer on your phone or watch to remind you when it’s time for more sunscreen!

Apply sunscreen generously to all exposed skin areas, including commonly overlooked areas like ears, the back of the neck, and tops of feet. This helps ensure continuous protection and reduces the risk of sunburn and skin damage.

If you run out of sunscreen or leave your goggles behind, we’ve got you covered! Tradewinds located at our park entrance and Sammy’s Surf Shop located at the back of the park are both stocked with all the essentials for a great day in the park.

After a Day of Fun 

After a thrilling full day in the sun, you’re bound to be tired! Post-visit care is your secret weapon to rejuvenate and replenish your skin after all the excitement.

Hydration is key—drink plenty of water to rehydrate your body and skin.

Help soothe sun-kissed skin with aloe vera or soothing lotions to calm any redness or irritation.

Don’t forget your lips! Use a moisturizing lip balm to prevent dryness.

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Plan Your Visit to Hurricane Harbor Splashtown

As the temperatures rise and summer is in full swing, there’s no better place to beat the heat than Hurricane Harbor Splashtown. Follow these water park tips and tricks for your best day ever!

Plan your visit today! Snag your Season Pass and single-day tickets so you’ll be ready for some ultracool fun when the heat cranks up.

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