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Almost none of this is true. We've never waited in line to get in. You don't need to pay for parking, just park on the street a block or two away. I've never seen any real "security", we always smuggle in booze with no problems. You don't need to rent a raft, just get a free one. We (adults) have always gone in Hooks Lagoon with no problems. We've never not gotten a locker deposit back either. We usually find tickets on Craigslist or elsewhere online for $10-15 each and maybe buy one large (refillable) slushy to poor some booze in and that's the total cost for the day!