Fall winds are indeed bringing change, a change in temperature that some North Texans welcome. Others sigh, knowing that exciting summer fun will be taking a long hiatus. Yet there is one spot in DFW where wet, watery thrills last all year long. Aqua Shop of Dallas, in Plano has a Flowrider system that offers bogey boarding and upright indoor surfing any season, any time. Located in the Willow Bend mall, from the outside, Aqua Shop might appear to be a sports retailer, stocked full with stylish water garb and accessories, but a few steps inside will reveal adventure, thrills, and the chance to experience something new right inside the store.
The Flowrider at Aqua Shop is the first to be built outside a waterpark or a cruise ship, making it an attraction all one its own. It measures eleven feet tall. Clocking in at 25 m.p.h., at this speed newbies and skilled riders will both find the rush they are looking for. For beginners, a trainer will be available until ready to take on the Flowrider one-on-one. Take a break from the chilly air and test your moves on the Flowrider. Dry off, gather yourself, and then take a stroll back into reality.
For $20, an individual can book half an hour of time. Hour time slots are also available. Additionally, groups and parties can reserve the Flowrider and private party time to make sure each guest gets their share of waves. For littler ones, the Thrill Zone, complete with bounce house and play area will entertain so the adults can be free to embrace their own challenge. So, pull that bathing suit back out of the closet and make your way to Plano! After all, if you don't have to sign a waiver, you're just not living.