Magical Mystery Tour 2018 (Thu prePAX adventuring) Do It Yourself Version

punziepunzie Cookie PimpRegistered User regular
edited January 2018 in PAX South
2018 Magical Mystery Tour of San Antonio!
Twitter: @PAX_MMT

Sorry all. Punzie won't be leading you around this time. I hope you adventure and see some things in your own though!

Who: You! And me. And other PAX peeps. AKA your future friends.
What: Visit interesting places in and around San Antonio.
Where: Schedule will be posted below.
When: The two days before PAX: Thurs 1/11. Traditionally runs from 9am to 5pm but you don't have to do the whole thing. (Follow the twitter feed for live updates of where we are.)
Why: See something of San Antonio other than the convention center and your hotel. And do it with cool people!
How: Walking and San Antonio's public transit

Adventure in your own.

Potential stops:
As new places are suggested, I'll add them here. Read them over, visit the websites, form an opinion, discuss their merits in this thread. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SUGGEST NEW DESTINATIONS!
Prices listed are per each adult. Discounts are often given for children, seniors, students, and sometimes military.
Any notes about reservations are for my benefit.
13th Floor
What it is: a haunted house
Hours: 7pm-10pm
Additional Notes: I expect the usual jump scares. Not recommended for pregnant women or children under 12. Some rooms are able to be bypassed (in case they're too scary).
The Alamo
What it is: A mission and site of a battle between Texans and Santa Anna.
Price: free!
Hours: 9am-5:30pm
Alamo City Ghost Tours
What it is: An hour long walking tour of downtown San Antonio with ghost stories
Price: $15
Hours: 9pm
Additional Notes: They provide ghost hunting equipment, which is a cool bonus. But their website hurts my eyes and they apparently don't know the difference between "hung" and "hanged." Discounts for groups of 10 or more.
Amazing Mirror Maze
What it is: a mirror maze and laser obstacle course
Price: $11.99 for 1 attraction, $14.99 for both
Hours: 10am-7pm
Japanese Tea Garden
What it is:
Price: free
Hours: dawn to dusk
K1 Speed
What it is: indoor go-karting
Price: $19.99 for 1 14-lap race
Hours: 12pm-10pm
McNay Art Museum
What it is: an art museum housed in a Spanish Colonial-Revival house
Price: $10
Hours: Wed 10am-4pm, Thurs 10am-9pm
Website: http://www.mcnayart.org/
Natural Bridge Caverns
What it is: primarily 2 caverns to explore, this place also has a giant maze, canopy challenge, and some other activities.
Price: Depends on what you do. Most individual activities are around $20.
Hours: 9am-5pm
Website: http://www.naturalbridgecaverns.com/
Additional Notes: this requires some physical activity. Walking, stairs, and reduced lighting are involved.
Panic Room
What it is: a room full of puzzles. solve it and escape the room in the hour time limit. or not.
Price: $20 + tax
Hours: 2pm-8pm, rooms start every 2 hours
Website: http://texaspanicroom.com/sa/
Additional Notes: rooms can manage 4-10 people. if we don't fill a room, randos may purchase the other spots.
Rio San Antonio River Tour
What it is: 35-minute boat ride through the Riverwalk area of the San Antonio River
Price: $8.25
Hours: 9am-9pm
Website: http://riosanantonio.com/rivertours/
Ripley's Believe it or Not
What it is: a collection of oddities, wax museum, and a "4D" theater
Price: $20.99 for one attraction, $23.99 for 2, and $28.99 for all 3
Hours: 10am-8pm
Website: http://www.ripleys.com/sanantonio/
Additional Notes: discounts for groups of 12 or more
San Antonio Botanical Gardens
What it is: 38-acres of gardens. Look at the plant life!
Price: $10
Hours: 9am-5pm
San Antonio Zoo
What it is: A zoo. Look at the animals!
Price: $14.25
Hours: 9am-6pm
Sister's Grimm Ghost Tour
What it is: 1.5 hour walking tour of downtown San Antonio, with ghost stories.
Price: $15
Hours: 8:30pm
Additional Notes: Total walking distance is about 1.5 miles
Spring Loaded
What it is: a trampoline park. bouncy bouncy!
Price: $12 for 2hours
Hours: 3pm-9pm
Additional Notes: you have to watch a safety video and sign a waiver before you can play
Tower of the Americas
What it is: 750foot-tall tower with observation deck. Also has a 4d movie
Price: $10.95
Hours: 10am-10pm
Witte Museum
What it is: a museum about natural history, science, and south Texas
Price: $8
Hours: 10am-5pm
Additional Notes: Admission looks to be cheaper right now because of construction. That probably means fewer exhibits than usual.

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    punziepunzie Cookie Pimp Registered User regular
    Hey it's the MMT! Where do people want to go this year? The zoo is really good, but we went the last 2 years so maybe not this year. The River Tour is kinda meh. The Alamo is easy and right there.
    For things we haven't done before, maybe we can visit the Japanese tea garden and an art museum? I dunno. Tell me what you think.

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    darksteelreaprdarksteelreapr Registered User regular
    This will be the first time I went to San Antonio so I’m practically open to anything. The main place I want to see though is The Alamo.

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    Virgil_Leads_YouVirgil_Leads_You Proud Father House GardenerRegistered User regular
    Heck yeah, MMT!
    Will check the internet for touristy stuff.

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    PennyPtonPennyPton Registered User regular
    Hey! I added this event to a calendar thread for everyone to see what is happening PAX weekend. Please let me know if anything needs to be changed in the description!


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    medelleimedellei Omaha, NERegistered User new member
    I will be there with a friend and down for whatever.

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    KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
    I can't go this year, but go on a ghost tour.

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    KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
    The zoo sucks.

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    punziepunzie Cookie Pimp Registered User regular
    I'm sorry all, but I won't be doing the tour this year. I'm just not feeling well enough. I will be resting and wearing a mask when I make it into pax.
    I hope you all get in some sightseeing though!
    The Alamo is a short and easy walk down the street. thw river walk is touristy but I still enjoy walking the loop. The only time I went up tower of the americas it was cold cloudy and windy, so I can't say much about that. But the park surrounding it is a cool place to chill. I think the zoo here is really good. And the same bus that takes you there also goes by some museums. If you're on the road the Alamo is on but go the other way past the convention center, there are some strange and artsy shops to explore only a couple blocks up.
    Adventure, have fun, and enjoy pax!

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    Christopher HuffChristopher Huff Registered User regular
    edited January 2018
    Ah, kind of glad to know that I won't be missing out on stuffs this year.

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