According to Jeff Forward of the Community Impact Newspaper, the newest water park in the Greater Houston area is set to open May 28 in Katy.
The water park features nine massive water rides, multiple dining options and a slate of summer activities, including movies, concerts and a summer camp.
“Guests will experience an unparalleled environment, rides—and just fun,” said Keith Dalton, one of the co-owners of the water park. “Day one, we will be the most advanced water park in the country. We built this big park to take on the big crowds.”
The water park was a joint idea of Dalton and fellow co-owner Terry Hlavinka. The pair attended Texas A&M University and have worked on other construction projects together in the past.
Several years ago, the two friends decided they wanted to build a different kind of project, Hlavinka said.
“We wanted it to be fun. We took about six months studying the market, we focused on something entertainment-related,” Hlavinka said. “We both came up with a crazy idea of building a water park.”
The result of all their planning is one of the largest water parks in the state with one-of-a-kind rides and amenities, said Steve Mayer, the park’s marketing director.
“This is the biggest privately built water park in the United States in the past 10 years,” Mayer said. “The park will be lit at night, and we’ll do private corporate picnics and church events.”
“It’s a first-class, nationally respected water park,” Reina said. “The city is very happy.”
“I kind of see the industry going in the direction of mixing rides with video games and social media,” Mayer said.
Typhoon Texas has rides for all ages, including a group ride that can hold up to six people in one raft. The Gully Washer is a children’s themed ride with features aimed at younger riders. JEFF FORWARDAdditional activities will include weekly movie nights, music concerts on a stage near the wave pool and a summer camp for children, he said.
“It’s the customer experience [that will set us apart]. We’ve tried to not do some of the things other water parks do,” Hlavinka said. “In relation to food service, we’re cooking our foods from scratch.
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