Fair Park will reinvent itself during our hottest months for a new round of thrills with its just-announced Summer Adventures series. It looks to be geared more towards the little ones than rowdy young adults, but all who show up will get a first look at the newest Fair attraction, the Top o' Texas Tower, a 100 person capacity ride destined to stretch twice as high as the Texas Star ferris wheel.
A complete list of rides is still being negotiated, although the State Fair of Texas is predicting roughly 30 in total, and they'll be a combination of much-loved mainstays as well as new additions brought in specifically for the summertime run. So far surf rider, log ride, carousel, Love Bug, pirate ship, bumper cars, the new Tower (naturally) and the Texas Sky Way are being promised. And since you're wondering: yes, there will be fried food, but "new fun food" will also be offered.
Scheduled to run from May 4th through mid-August, the massive concrete city-within-a-city will convert into a "tropical oasis," filled with heat-targested attractions like splash-worthy water rides, play pools, fountains, misters and other additions to lower your body temp during the melty months.
Unlike the State Fair of Texas proper, Summer Adventures in Fair Park will charge a flat-fee admission that includes the cost of rides and museum entry throughout the space's 18 participating acres.
Here's the entire press release:
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SUMMER ADVENTURES IN FAIR PARK™ ARRIVES MAY 2013 Dallas' entertainment menu is about to add an item in May when Summer Adventures in Fair Park amusement destination makes its splash. Presented by the State Fair of Texas, Summer Adventures is the metroplex's coolest way to beat the Texas heat while having fun in the sun.
Primarily geared to families with kiddos aged five to 13, parents and children of all ages will be amazed at Fair Park's transformation each summer from early May through mid-August. Summer Adventures will feature 18 acres of rides, games, stage shows, water play pools, fountains and misters. Summer Adventures visitors will be among the first to climb aboard the Top o' Texas Tower, the new 500-feet ride that is more than twice as tall as the Texas Star ferris wheel, for a panoramic view of downtown Dallas and the metroplex itself. The Texas Skyway will transport revelers from one end of the fun to the other. Visitors can walk through crooked houses, relax in hammocks and enjoy putt-putt golf; entertainment adventures are unlimited.
A Summer Adventures passport will allow explorers to experience The Children's Aquarium, offering interactive exhibits for friends of sea creatures, while butterflies galore are at one's fingertips in Texas Discovery Gardens.
Summer Adventures in Fair Park arrives May 4, 2013. Operating hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays through mid-August. The pay-one-price general admission of $29.95 for adults, $24.95 for seniors age 60 and older and children under 48 inches tall includes park admission, unlimited rides and museum entry.