Category: Project Updates

Project Updates: MASSIV – The World’s Tallest Water Coaster

Something MASSIVE is in store for Schlitterbahn Galveston Island this summer. First it was the longest river ride, then the longest torrent (action) river ride, then the tallest waterslide. Now, Schlitterbahn is building the world’s tallest water coaster and putting it in the award-winning Schlitterbahn Waterpark on Galveston Island! Called MASSIV, the German word for massive, the water coaster will be in place in time for the waterpark’s 10th Anniversary celebration this summer. Schlitterbahn Galveston Island is home to more thrill rides than any other Schlitterbahn Waterpark, making it the perfect home for this record-breaking ride. As insiders to...

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Meet Mamba and Cobra – the Screaming Serpents

  You’ll be happy to know that our  Screaming Serpents now have names – just like any fraternal twins they deserve individual names, don’t they?   We held the contest on Facebook and Mamba and Cobra won. We had a house favorite too – Sir Pent and Miss Hissy. Proving once again that Schlitterbahn fans are the best!   The twins… er…, the Screaming Serpents also had a quick preview thanks to the KPRC morning show. You can watch the clips here:   Ruben! Next time we want to see those abs! LOL     We will be posting POV...

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Construction Diaries: Galveston – Fangs

For years, the F5 has been that ride in Galveston. The one you and your fellow thrill seekers look at and say “Whoa, that’s crazy!” The twists are very disorienting for anyone in the ride, some riders have been heard to compare it with a spin cycle on a washing machine.     When we got the new that it was time to replace the fiberglass, ride designers around here decided to go with something with a little more bite.   Perhaps they got carried away.   The new ride features, among other things, some serious looking serpent heads....

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Construction Diaries: Corpus Christi – An Aerial Update

Construction continues as the holiday’s clear.  Schitterbahn Corpus Christi continues to take shape. Recently, with the help of a remote control helicopter and a small plane, we were given a great view of the entire project from the air! Just off of South Padre Island Drive, the entrance to the new park can be seen taking shape at the corners of Compass Street and Commodores Drive on North Padre Island. We can see the entry building just above a pond on one end and the tidal wave river being completed on the far end.     The Tidal Wave...

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Construction Diaries: Corpus Christi – A Living Construction Site

Most people don’t describe construction as an “organic” process, but Schlitterbahn’s Corpus Christi construction site is alive. Everyday the ideas, plans, and structures in the field change and evolve as they are built. The constant improvements can be quick alterations or in-depth and all encompassing processes; all share the goal of adding to the unique feel and entertainment value of the park. Earlier this week, one of these improvements could be seen in action. A large crane was commissioned to raise a frame for the top floor of the main entry building by almost four feet. General Manager Stan Hulse...

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“Lived here 33 years. Here’s the lowdown”

I've lived in New Braunfels for 33 years. Here is my take on Schlitterbahn. It's a fun place for families or singles. It is in two sections so if you get tired of one you can go to another via shuttle. Lots and lots of different rides ranging from just floating to wild ones. There are sections in both parks for young children with lounge chairs for moms and dads. This is my one big tip: go the first week in June or wait until late August. During the height of the season lines can be long and it's very hot here. Wear water shoes as you'll be doing the hot asphalt dance if you don't have any, bring sunblock, etc. They let coolers in so park somewhere where all family members can meet. It's been my experience that theft is minimal and for our family we have never had a problem. Hope this helps and have fun!

- Rebecca K., TripAdvisor August 2016, San Antonio, TX

Mar. 1, 2017

Fun!

"Four night stay over Christmas-New Years. Great time and friendly staff. Hotel room nice and large...five of us had plenty of room. The torrent river rocks!!! Rode for a couple hours every day...exhausting and memorable! The two tube slides were good in the enclosed waterpark...only wish there were a couple more slides. Thanks for a great vacation!" --Shane S., Trip Advisor (regarding our South Padre Resort)

Jan. 8, 2016

It’s best for summer fun

Visited last winter, which happened to be a cold winter in TX, They did a good job of making the place bearable considering how cold it was outside... we had a family blast and made the best of it considering the weather. Need to revisit in the summer to get the full experience. --Jalayola, Trip Advisor for Galveston location

Jan. 5, 2016