North Texas Jellystone Par to debut its double tubular waterslides

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BURLESON, Tex. — The North Texas Jellystone Park location is ready to debut its long-awaited double tubular waterslides, which will open at its adjacent Pirates’ Cove water play park over Memorial Day weekend.

The two new 65-foot tall, 350-foot long tubular waterslides twist and turn underneath the park’s existing slide, which draws families from throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area and beyond.

While children and their families will soon be enjoying the new tubular waterslides, construction work is underway on a very unique type of rental unit that families won’t find anywhere else: a fully furnished pirate ship!

“We’re building it right now,” said Steve Stafford, general manager of the North Texas Jellystone Park. “It’s a humongous ship. It’s 260 feet long and its masts are 85 feet tall. It looks like something out of a storybook. It even has two cannons with red lights to simulate the firing of cannonballs!”

The unique rental attraction will contain 10 different cabin units, each of which can sleep a family of six. Each unit also has a kitchen and a private bathroom with a shower.

The pirate ship will be the latest rental accommodation designed for families visiting the North Texas Jellystone Park location. Last year, the park completed the installation of 20 new two-bedroom cabins, which give the park a total of 120 cabins, and the addition to 106 additional RV sites, which give the park a total of 221 RV sites.

Of course, the main attractions at the North Texas Jellystone Park are the family amenities, activities, and the ability to visit with Yogi Bear. The park’s theme weekends range from family athletic competitions with various sporting events to Christmas in July with Christmas karaoke and other holiday themed activities to Halloween-themed weekends with costume and campsite decorating contests and trick-or-treating.

The North Texas Jellystone Park location also offers a suspense-filled escape challenge, where teams of two, four, or six players enter the zone and must quickly solve a series of mostly math problems to obtain clues that lead them out of the escape challenge before the time runs out.

Stafford said the park’s recent improvements and expansions have created a need for more housekeeping, grounds and maintenance staff. The park plans to hire 35 international students this year to help in August when the park’s high school and college age employees return to school. The park typically hires 400 employees for the peak summer camping season.

The North Texas Jellystone Park is open year-round. For more information, including a full schedule of the park’s activities and theme weekends, please visit

SOURCE: Jellystone Park Camp Resorts press release

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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