SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — With San Antonio’s Tricentennial anniversary celebration in 2018, visitors have more to discover this Spring Break than ever before. New rides, slides and shows will provide seemingly endless entertainment at San Antonio’s theme parks, while special exhibits and events at cultural institutions will disguise learning as fun. Families will want to see for themselves why “National Geographic Traveler” named San Antonio one of the “Best of the World” for 2018.
THEME PARK THRILLS:
The world’s first single-rail coaster will premiere at Six Flags Fiesta Texas in early March, as the park completes its DC Super Hero Trilogy of Rides with the first-ever Wonder Woman-themed coaster. WONDER WOMAN™ Golden Lasso will operate on a one-of-a-kind single rail coaster giving riders unobstructed views as they twist and turn above the 100-foot quarry walls. Riders will experience a thrilling 90-degree drop, overbanked wave turn, zero-g roll and a steep uphill spiral.
Aquatica San Antonio, SeaWorld’s Waterpark™, will debut its high-speed racing water slide, Taumata Racer® March 10. Named for a famous hill in New Zealand, Taumata Racer allows riders to zoom downhill head first on foam bodysurfing mats in one of six side-by-side lanes. Spring Break at SeaWorld also means Wild Days – an action-packed month of events, shows and up-close animal encounters.
Morgan’s Wonderland, the world’s first theme park designed with special-needs individuals in mind and built for everyone’s enjoyment, will be open daily March 9-18. Experience fun shows including “Music, Mutts, Magic and More,” in addition to more than 25 wheelchair-accessible rides and playscapes.
CULTURAL FUN FOR ALL AGES:
Make memories and take family selfies while discovering San Antonio’s famous River Walk aboard one of Go Rio River Cruises’ new electric river boats.
Get moving at The DoSeum’s special exhibit “Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures in Action.” Kids will build skills in balance, strength and coordination as they master poses in the Yoga Station, navigate their boards through mountains and oceans in Surf Snow and maneuver across a rocky wall in Climbing Canyon. Exhibit open through April 8.
Beginning March 1, experience history like never before with the Alamo Reality app. Using a careful blending of technology and scholarship, this new smartphone app invites users to travel back in time to explore the legendary siege of the Alamo. Through augmented reality, visitors to the Shrine of Texas Liberty can inspect the mission grounds, walls, gates and barracks and learn more about the stories behind the legend.
Celebrate San Antonio’s Tricentennial at The Witte Museum with “Confluence and Culture: 300 Years of San Antonio History,” a multi-faceted exhibit that portrays San Antonio as the hub of the frontier over three centuries. Opening March 3, the exhibit illustrates how early Spanish settlement in San Antonio influenced the economic and cultural development of the city through modern times.
Explore nature at the San Antonio Botanical Garden’s Spring Break events March 12-23, including a plant sale, native plant walks, bird walks, dog days, butterfly walks and Starlight Movies in the Garden.
Experience Texas as it was in the 1880’s with “Spring Break on the Back 40” at the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures. Learn about life on the frontier while seeing buildings and artifacts from the period up close.
ACTIVITIES FOR THE BUDDING ARTIST:
The Briscoe Western Art Museum will host its Lil Partners Spring Break Film Series March 13-15, featuring kid-friendly westerns including “Back to the Future Part III,” “Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron” and “Rango.”
The McNay Art Museum will host family-friendly hours on March 13-14, 2-4 p.m. featuring art activities, tours, lawn games and special performances inside and outside the museum, all inspired by work featured as a part of its “100 Years of African American Art” exhibition.
The San Antonio Museum of Art will host a free Spring Break family day on March 13. Enjoy family art activities inspired by San Antonio’s Tricentennial and the “San Antonio 1718: Art from Viceregal Mexico” exhibit.
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