As the centerpiece of a 270-acre complex in Arlington, Rangers Ballpark has played host to the city's professional baseball team since 1994. In center field, a four-story office building serves as one of the most unique backdrops in baseball, and in right field, a home-run porch and two-tiered seating section harken back to the structures of classic parks. New in 2012, the Captain Morgan Club makes its debut in center field, bringing a two-story sports bar and restaurant to the park. The adjacent Kids Zone challenges miniature and pintsize fans with interactive games, a large climbing clubhouse complete with baseball-bat slide, and other activities.
With hands gripped to the wheels of karts capable of cresting 45 miles per hour, up to 12 racers hum around the hairpin turns and straightaways of K1 Speed's indoor track during adrenaline-spiking sprints toward the podium. This brand of excitement can be found at all 24 locations, where racers eschew the fumes and inflammatory skywriting of gas kart exhaust for European, eco-friendly electric karts designed to instantly accelerate out of curves, which are bordered by safety barriers that absorb impacts.
Under the supervision of PADI-certified instructors, the one-hour course will provide water novices with the skills and confidence needed to embark on aquatic expeditions. Though the class won't churn out scuba divers certified to dive alone, it might finally put to rest a persistent fear of bathtubs and really big puddles.
The innovations of bowling unfold before your eyes through life-sized replicas, touch-screen kiosks, film montages and interactive games. See the custom bike built by the Tuetel Family and featured on Orange County Choppers program. Play on a fully functioning small-ball bowling lane. We set 'em up and you knock 'em down.
In the minds of politicians and geography teachers, Austin is the indisputable capital of Texas. But Arlington can at least claim to be the state's capital of adrenaline-inducing thrills. That's all thanks to Six Flags Over Texas and its collection of wooden and steel roller coasters. The tallest, Titan, sends riders racing down a 255-foot drop until they reach a top speed of 85 miles per hour?and that's only the beginning.
Beneath Titan's towering peak stretches a park that's home to more than 100 rides, live shows, and other attractions. Befitting the park's international theme, different areas pay homage to foreign countries such as France and Mexico. Texas has plenty of representation as well, namely the New Texas Giant. An updated version of the park's classic Texas Giant, this coaster features trains modeled after vintage Cadillacs.
Other sections of the park are ripped straight from the pages of a comic book. At Gotham City, Batman? The Ride turns the Caped Crusader into an inverted roller coaster; the ride will be even more thrilling when it's turned backwards this summer. Elsewhere, the Looney Tunes gang takes over Bugs Bunny Boomtown and its 10 kid-friendly attractions. Hang around for a while, and you might even get to shake hands with Bugs Bunny himself.
Here are a couple of tips to help you navigate the park:
Like a 24-hour caddie, Golf Pipeline empowers golfers to make tee times, keep tabs on improvement, and follow the on-course exploits of their fellow club swingers. After signing up and creating a profile, golfers enjoy access to the website's tee time reservation system, where they can search for available time slots by date, time, location, and cost, and then invite contacts from their network, Facebook, or LinkedIn to join them. The score tracker lets golfers log rounds and monitor their own performance trends such as stroke average, putts per hole, and greens hit in regulation. If they choose to join a Golf Pipeline handicap club and log five rounds in the system, golfers can submit the data in exchange for a handicap number that is helpful to know when assessing one's own game and betting their parents' house on a round of golf.