The clock is ticking for Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark.  Each January and February when our park is closed you’d think would be a slow time.  It’s just the opposite at SGIW. We take the opportunity to perform annual maintenance and rehabilitation on our park.

Schlitterbahn Galveston Island is open for three thrilling seasons spanning 10 months.  That leaves eight weeks to make any repairs, changes or improvements to our facilities.  Shutdown 2014 is shaping up to be one of the busiest.  The Rohr! and Faust & Furious body slides are getting a new gel coat and the F5 Twin Twister body slides are getting a surprising new look (which you will have to see to believe)!  20140116_102440

Our maintenance team is repairing the decking on the Wolfpack/Thunder Tub family slide.  Our teams are also making repairs to the convertible roof and walls which turn our Waterpark into a Heated Indoor Waterpark for the Spring and Fall seasons.

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Each year we remove and replace the expansion seams in the river.  It’s always a shock to see the river and pools with no water!  We take this opportunity to have our mechanical equipment inspected and serviced.  And of course, there’s always lots of scrubbing and painting happening during shutdown.  The SGI teams are busily working to make this a year no one will forget!

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Tick Tock, six more weeks and the sounds of rushing water and laughing families will be in the air once again.  We can’t wait! See you here in March!