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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.

Sustainability

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!

The most wonderful time of the year is upon us. Holiday Time! Can you feel it in the air? The cheer? The love? The full-blown panic? Yes, we feel it too: People are frantically trying to decide what to buy their loved ones and friends. What are you going to get James...

Music for Bahn Kiddos

Music for Bahn Kiddos

Recently our staff here has posted several great music lists, and as much fun as many of the songs are, I found I couldn't quite identify. Around here, I'm SchlitterMom. I still have a young one (and a teen) running around, and the playlist our teams have come up...

The Village at Gruene Penthouse

The Village at Gruene Penthouse

Are you planning another visit to New Braunfels but don’t know where to stay? You’ve been looking at hotels in town but you’re really interested in staying in Gruene? I have just the place for you to stay:  our Village at Gruene Penthouse unit.  It's right in the...

Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Bonus Days are here!

Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Bonus Days are here!

Summer is coming to an end, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the World's Best Waterpark! Schlitterbahn New Braunfels is offering guests a last chance to squeeze some fun in the sun with something we like to call "Schlitterbahn Bonus Days!" What are Schlitterbahn...

Rides

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.

Our Top Six Resort Season Activities in South Padre

South Padre Island is, in our mind, the crown jewel of Texas beaches, and our beachfront resort remains a great destination long after summer is over. The weather cools down, the crowds recede, but the sunrises remain phenomenal and the sound of the waves lapping the...

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...

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 are a few ideas on making your visit to our New Braunfels park on that busy day a little easier.

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Testimonials

“How is this not on EVERY top 10 list?”

One of the main reasons we chose Texas for our summer vacation is because Schlitterbahn was on many (not all) Top 10 waterparks in America list. It is by far the best waterpark I have ever been to. Especially the [West] side where the rides were integrated into the landscape and some use the water from the adjacent [Comal] River and even terminate in the river. It has 3 of the best tube rides I have ever been on and one of them goes through the whole park and takes 30-45 minutes. The [East] side is also good but it is more of the conventional type water park with the slides except it has 3 REALLY good lazy river/rapid type rides.

- jtben, Tripadvisor, visited August 2017, New Braunfels, TX

September 8, 2017

“Best Family Fun Time!”

There's always something fun to do at Schlitterbahn -- whether you like riding thrill rides, floating an endless river, or simply lounging by the pool. -- Lisa W., Trip Advisor

December 31, 2015

“Very cool place, lots of great slides and rides!”

We went here in the middle of the week in July. It wasn't super crowded. My 2.5 yr old couldn't do everything of course but man I can't wait until he can. They have lots of awesome rides and a couple great lazy rivers. The water was clean, which I liked. Good food, beer and concessions as well. Admission prices were not too crazy. We really enjoyed the park and will go again. It was a lot different than the original one in New Braunfels but not in a bad way, at all. They are both great water parks.

- Rollz247, Tripadvisor, Visited July 2017, South Padre Island, TX

September 8, 2017