Our guide for thrill seekers in San Antonio, TX

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The Steel Eel hypercoaster hypercoaster features a vertical drop of 15 stories. | 📸 : @thecoasterchannel

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San Antonio is home to some great eats + local gems — but now it’s a destination site for those who like to live life on the dangerous side. We’re talking about high-flying, recording-breaking, thrill-seeking adventures.

With two ride openings this past week in the Alamo City, we thought it would be appropriate to round up local spots that will guarantee a rush for any daredevil out there.

SeaWorld San Antonio, 10500 Sea World Dr.

  • SeaWorld has plenty for those seeking a hair-raising experience. However, if you’re looking for something truly extreme, you’ll be happy to know that the world’s tallest + fastest dynamic swing is right in our backyard and finally open. Tidal Surge stands at 135 feet with speeds reaching up to 68 miles per hour — talk about a stomach drop.

Six Flags Fiesta Texas, 17000 W. I-10

  • The world-record-breaking action doesn’t stop there — the newly opened Dare Devil Dive Flying Machines is the tallest + fastest of its kind with loops and dives to mimic the sensation of weightlessness. Bonus: construction continues on Dr. Diabolical’s Cliffhanger — the world’s steepest dive roller coaster featuring a beyond-vertical 95-degree initial drop opening later this year.

Is there a ride more iconic than the Superman at Six Flags? | 📸 : @amusementcentral_

Not enough thrill? Here are four more places you can experience unique + exciting attractions.

  • Natural Bridge Caverns, 26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd. | We all know that the caverns are a marvel underground, but have you checked out zip rails, rope courses + other surface attractions?
  • Andretti Karting and Games, 5527 N. Loop 1604 W. | Experience the adrenaline rush of instant acceleration with the newest in electric go kart technology.
  • iFLY Indoor Skydiving, 15915 I-10 | Those with all levels of ability are invited to take part in this thrilling experience — led by world class instructors for safe and fun flights.
  • Schlitterbahn, 400 N. Liberty Ave., New Braunfels | While the park isn’t yet open, you can purchase tickets + plan to ride the Master Blaster uphill water coaster on Fri., April 15.
  • Kiddie Park, 3903 N. St. Mary’s St. | There’s fun for the whole family at the country’s oldest children’s amusement park in the country.
  • Morgan’s Wonderland, 5223 David Edwards Dr. | Those wanting an inclusive experience need to look no further — this ultra-inclusive park offers something for everyone. See the park from new heights by riding the Whirling Wonder ferris wheel.
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