Larger-than-life lanterns and a carnival too?! Bigger is always better in Texas! Get the best view of the festival at the top of our 87 foot tall gondola ferris wheel! 

Note: Carnival admission is NOT included with your admission to Magical Winter Lights. You will need to purchase admission to MWL as well as carnival rides wristbands or individual ride tickets online or onsite at the carnival box office.

We have carnival rides for small kids (minimum height requirement 36”) and the kids at heart. Modeled after Disney’s classic 1941 movie, the Flying Dumbo is suitable for smaller children as they fly around up and down. For our thrill seekers, we challenge you to jump on the Sizzler to experience faster speeds and bring slung around! 

Don’t forget to satisfy your sweet tooth and get all of your favorite carnival foods. Treat yourself to funnel cakes, popcorn and more! Minimum height requirement 36″.

Carnival Ride Height Requirements

MERRY-GO-ROUND – 36″ or accompanied by adult
TEA CUPS – 36″ or accompanied by adult
FUN SLIDE – 42″ minimum
JET SKIS – 36″ minimum
FARM TRACTORS – 32″ minimum – 48″ maximum
QUAD RUNNERS – 32″ minimum – 48″ maximum
MARDIS GRAS – 42″ or accompanied by adult
ROCK TOWN – 36″ or accompanied by adult
PARATROOPER – 48″ accompanied by adult
ALIEN ABDUCTION – 42″ minimum
SUPER SHOT – 48″ no exceptions

BUMBLE BEE – 36″ minimum
MOTORCYCLE – 32″ minimum – 48″ maximum
GHOST PIRATES – 42″ or accompanied by adult
TORNADO – 48″ ride alone or 42″ with an adult
CLIFF HANGER – 46″ no exceptions
GONDOLA FERRIS WHEEL – 48″ or accompanied by an adult
HURRICANE – 48″ ride alone or 42″ with an adult
KAMIKAZE – 50″ no exceptions
SIZZLER –  48″ ride alone
ZIPPER – 48″ no exceptions & no single riders
RING OF FIRE – 48″ no exceptions