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Planning your trip depends a little on who you are. Visit this post to get links to posts that will help you make the most of your trip to Schlitterbahn!

Ride Information

We have lots and lots of rides – and plenty to say about them. Click here to get the low down on several rides in every park along with videos, fun images, and some historical photos too!

Resort Time

Nothing makes a Schlitterbahn Vacation more complete than staying on property – because EVERYONE wants to wake up next to a waterpark! We have a ton of information on room types, great photos, and checklists.


Building in a sustainable way means looking for unique ways to use materials that others are tossing to landfills. In this series we talk about various elements in the parks and where they came from.

Tips and Tricks

Check out our numerous blogs to help you plan your trip. Or click on the main planning blog to get you started!

DIY Holiday Gift Ideas – Bahn Style!

DIY Holiday Gift Ideas – Bahn Style!

Hello friends! The most wonderful time of the year is upon us. Holiday Time! Can you feel it in the air? Somewhere out in the world, Mariah Carey is getting stronger as we blast "All I Want For Christmas Is You." People are frantically trying to decide what to buy...

Food of Schlitterbahn- New Braunfels Edition

Food of Schlitterbahn- New Braunfels Edition

What is Schlitterbahn without great tasting food and delicious snacks readily available at your fingertips? Still an amazing Waterpark with state of the art technology, but you get where I’m going with this. Schlitterbahn has over 2 dozen different food combination...

Han’s Hideout

Schlitterbahn has just as many fun things for the little kids to do as it does for the adults. In fact, a select few of our attractions have height requirements – that actually benefit the kids. Han’s Hideout is one of the few! You have to be under 48” to climb...

Schlitterbahn New Braunfels East vs. West Explained

Schlitterbahn New Braunfels East vs. West Explained

Schlitterbahn New Braunfels is the biggest of the five Schlitterbahn Parks, coming in at about 64 acres, two parks, and four sections. Yes that’s right. Two parks in one. Schlitterbahn New Braunfels has two different parks, East and West separated by a couple small...

Summer ’17: Top 5 Retail Items

The most essential part of any visit to Schlitterbahn is picking up some swag at one of our gift shops so that you have something to take home with you to remind you of your trip after you’ve left. Each season, our retail department offers some of the most popular new...


We’ve compiled our posts on our favorite rides here. Check out some fun ones below, or go to our main ride page for a comprehensive list.

Boogie Bahn – New Braunfels Edition

Boogie Bahn – New Braunfels Edition

The Boogie Bahn is a Schlitterbahn cult classic. It even says Bahn in the name! Every Schlitterbahn has their very own Boogie Bahn but just like a snowflake, no two are the same. Get your boogie board, hop on, and join us for the inside scoop of the Boogie Bahn- New...

Han’s Hideout

Schlitterbahn has just as many fun things for the little kids to do as it does for the adults. In fact, a select few of our attractions have height requirements – that actually benefit the kids. Han’s Hideout is one of the few! You have to be under 48” to climb...

The Congo River Expedition

Congo River Expedition is a ride like no other here at Schlitterbahn New Braunfels. Like our other themed rides, the Congo River allows our guests to follow along to a story while enjoying the water. For the most part, the Congo River is a slow flowing river ride....

Master Blaster AKA The World’s Most Acclaimed Uphill Water Coaster

The Master Blaster. Words that strike excitement (or fear) in the hearts of people all across the state of Texas and even across much of the southern United States. If you’ve ever been to Schlitterbahn you’ve heard stories of the Master Blaster, you’ve seen the Master...

A Knight in Shining Armor of the Bahn – Black Knight

A Knight in Shining Armor of the Bahn – Black Knight

  Do you like the dark? Do twist and turns excite you? Does the prospect of riding an awesome water slide make you stand up at your desk and cheer? Wonderful, then the Black Knight is for you. If you said no to any of these especially the dark thing, don’t be fearful,...

Resort Tips

Staying in the best waterpark resort EVER? We have lots of information on room types, what to bring at check in, photos, and more. Select a post below or head over to our main Resort Tips page.

Hungry? Food Spots to try in New Braunfels

If you’re stopping by our New Braunfels Schlitterbahn Waterpark this Easter break, or are just planning ahead for your Summer Vacation, and are already dreading the moment someone in your group says “Where should we go to dinner?” and the awkward silence or “I don’t...

Resort Check-In 101  – Tips to make your check-in run smoothly

Resort Check-In 101 – Tips to make your check-in run smoothly

Good Morning! Today is the day you arrived for your vacation at Schlitterbahn New Braunfels! Congratulations, you are going to have a great time! Since you are the diligent vacationer who wants to have everything you need to make check-in a breeze, you have come to...

Schlitterbahn Resorts Stay and Play!

Schlitterbahn Resorts Stay and Play!

Did you know that before Schlitterbahn was a Waterpark it was a resort along the banks of a beautiful river? The founders of Schlitterbahn thought, hey wouldn't it be great if the guests staying with us had a great place to play? And Schlitterbahn was born. Now, more...

Stay and Play: Tips and Tricks

Stay and Play: Tips and Tricks

Summertime means funny tan lines, smelling like sunblock, all the time and, best of all, road trips! Have you ever wondered what it would be like to stay at one of our Resorts? I recently sat down with Kathryn Hamil, Director of Lodging for the Resort at Schlitterbahn...

Visiting New Braunfels? Top 10 Reasons to Stay Here!

Visiting New Braunfels? Top 10 Reasons to Stay Here!

When someone says Schlitterbahn you automatically think waterpark, right? And why wouldn't you, Schlitterbahn is an institution in and of itself. We break records, innovate new technology and at the same time stay true to our roots by offering a tubing experience like...

GI-July 14, 2015-TV-Cabanas-2787Whether it’s a cooler or a bag, you’ll need to know what to pack. Click here for tips for your cooler and here for a checklist for your day at the waterpark!

IMG_1871Need a recipe for your ice chest? Or do you want to know how you can skip the ice chest and chow down at the park?

1980312_10152800720684358_4149233121034670727_oSeven Saturdays in July and August are our busiest in our flagship park. But sometimes that’s the only time you can come. Here’s a few ideas on making your visit to our New on that busy day a little easier.

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“Great Day with just me and my daughter”

Decided to spend a few days in Galveston before the end of summer and went to Schlitterbahn. We had a great time, just the two of us, but I have some tips. BRING WATER SHOES (not sexy I know) The ground got really hot in some places and we ended up wearing our flip flops everywhere and hiding them right before we went on the rides, then we had to circle back after we finished the ride. Spring for a LOCKER, some of the best money spent, but use the lockers at the very back as the lockers in the front get crowded and you have to wait to get in them. We did not bring in any coolers (which I know you can) so the food we had was good and the one beer I had was really cold, which was nice since it was so hot. GET THERE AS EARLY AS YOU CAN. The park did not start getting crowded unitl around noon.

- TheaTX, Tripadvisor, Visited July 2017, Galveston, TX

September 8, 2017

“A lot of fun”

Thank you Schlitterbahn family for your dedication to our military. My husband entered the park for free and the family was half off the price of admission. This is a phenomenal discount and we really appreciate it. We had a great day.

We used the lockers for our valuables then parked our towels and lunch at the covered Wasserfest kids area. There was plenty of space and it was quieter here than in other areas. There was also a clock which I know was a complaint of other visitors.

If you don't want your feet chewed up use the lazy river that encircles the park to get to each attraction. You still have some walking to do if you choose this option so water shoes are a good idea. We did not have them and survived but it was really hot!

We had no problems finding employees to give us directions, in fact one employee overheard me asking a question to my husband and quickly chimed in. Also, whenever I asked any employee for the time, they quickly answered.

Overall it was a great value for our family. Parking is free, the souvenir shops were not overpriced, and you can bring your own food in. The lockers were anywhere from $10 for a small locker to $25 for a large locker. You could get in and out of the locker all day as needed.

Our children are 10 and 12 and big for there age so they were not prohibited on any of the attractions. In my opinion there is plenty to do even if your children are not tall enough for the attractions. We spent hours in the lazy river which has a wave section and a rapids section. There were also numerous wave pools and some slides for smaller kids. We were there all day and I still don't think we covered every part of the park. It was a lot of fun!

- Brooke G, Tripadvisor, Visited August 2017, Galveston, Texas

September 8, 2017

“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

March 1, 2017