This is when Kemah Boardwalk, Pleasure Pier and other attractions around Houston will reopen

HOUSTON – Gov. Greg Abbott is allowing amusement parks to reopen at 50% capacity as long as they meet certain requirements.

According to a press release from Abbott’s office, the 50% limit also includes waterparks already operating at 25% capacity.

Here’s a look at what some amusement parks and water parks are planning to do:

Kemah Boardwalk

All rides on Kemah Boardwalk will reopen this Friday. Dining areas and shops on the boardwalk remain open.

The Boardwalk Beast, Kemah’s “wild” boat ride will resume operations Saturday.

Kemah Boardwalk - Reopening June 5!

It's official we are opening all rides on Friday, 6/5! We can't wait to see you! Tickets will go on sale tomorrow. Extra Bonus - the Boardwalk Beast is opening Saturday June 6!

Posted by Kemah Boardwalk on Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Pleasure Pier

Pleasure Pier announced Thursday they will reopen all rides starting Friday. Currently, Walk-on-Pier passes are given for visitors. Dining and shops remain open on the pier.

Pier officials said hours can change without notice or due to weather.

Pleasure Pier Reopening!

It's official we are opening all rides on Friday, 6/5! We can't wait to see you! Tickets will go on sale by tomorrow. Ride On!

Posted by Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier on Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Six Flags Fiesta Texas

For those seeking big thrills, Six Flags Fiesta Texas will reopen starting June 19 for season pass holders and members and June 22 to the public.

Reservations are required to visit Six Flags and begins June 4 for members, June 5 for season pass holders and June 6 for the public. Visit their website to learn more and to reserve your spot.

We’re bringing back the fun on June 19! Visit for more info on how to make your reservation.

Posted by Six Flags Fiesta Texas on Thursday, June 4, 2020

Typhoon Texas

Typhoon Texas announced Thursday they will increase their capacity to 50%.

The Katy-based waterpark will require reservations and customers who purchase a ticket for $44.99 can receive unlimited visits for the summer. Visit their website to purchase tickets and make reservations.

We are ready for even MORE memories! 💦 😊 Buy a $44.99 day ticket 🎟 and rest of summer FREE, on us! Thank you to the...

Posted by Typhoon Texas Houston on Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Space Center Houston

Space Center Houston announced via Facebook on May 22 they will reopen to visitors on July 1. Member-only Welcome Back days are set for June 28-30.

Tram tours to NASA’s astronaut training facility will also begin at the same time of the reopening.

We are excited to announce that we plan to reopen July 1 with new exhibits, spacious outdoor experiences and additional...

Posted by Space Center Houston on Friday, May 22, 2020

Hermann Park

Hermann Park announced Monday they have reopened their train ride and pedal boats, operating at limited hours. Seating will be very limited due to social distancing protocols.

Visit the Hermann Park website to learn more about how the park is taking precautions.

We've got news! Hermann Park Railroad and pedal boats are back! Starting today, the train will be open daily from 10 am...

Posted by Hermann Park Conservancy on Monday, June 1, 2020

Houston-area attractions closed:

  • Houston FunPlex
  • Downtown Aquarium (ferris wheel, other rides closed; aquarium open)
  • Moody Gardens (ZipLine and Ropes Course only)

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A graduate of the University of Houston-Downtown, Ana moved to H-Town from sunny southern California in 2015. In 2020, she joined the KPRC 2 digital team as an intern. Ana is a self-proclaimed coffee connoisseur, a catmom of 2, and an aquarium enthusiast. In her spare time, she's an avid video gamer and loves to travel.