While our primary reason for being in Dallas was to go to Six Flags, we did take the time one afternoon to have some Exclusive Park time at Sandy Lake Park, a little picnic park in the north end of Dallas.
While not a coaster park -- they had two kiddie coasters to their name -- this was still a charming little park.
For one, they had a classic Pretzel dark ride:
It was not anything really scary, but it was fun for what it was. Pretzel rides are dark rides that send you in your car into one large dark room where all the stunts are, meaning you may catch a glimpse of another car "tripping" a stunt.
They had a super fast vomit inducing swing ride:
And they also had some of the best bumper cars out there. I would say they were in third place for me, with top honours going first to the ones at Knoebels and in second place the ones at the defunct Astroland. One friend of mine managed to even lodge his vehicle under someone elses'!
So, while this park might not have a New Texas Giant or a Flashback... this park was definitely fun (we literally kept riding for our entire 3 hour session there), and they treated ACE well. If I am in the area again, I will definitely stop by!