Schlitterbahn’s 40th birthday is quickly approaching! On Friday, June 21st, three of our Schlitterbahn waterparks will have some special perks for our guests joining us for the anniversary celebration. Planning a trip to the World’s Best Waterpark? Check out the special festivities going on at Schlitterbahn New Braunfels, Schlitterbahn Galveston and Schlitterbahn South Padre Island this Friday:

New Braunfels Waterpark

Set your alarm clocks, because the first 40 people in line at the main entrance get in the park for free! You read that right (I would get here super early if I were you). Additionally, the first 500 people in line will get a free pair of Schlitterbahn sunglasses. Make sure to check out the Boogie Bahn, where we will have professional surfers demonstrating how they ride the wave. And we will have cake. Lots and lots of cake. We want to make our 40th birthday as special for our guests as it is for us.

Schlitterbahn New Braunfels staff

Have you ever worked at Schlitterbahn New Braunfels? Well you’re in for a treat! Alumni can purchase discounted park tickets for our anniversary day. Visit to register for this exclusive alumni opportunity.

Galveston Waterpark

Don’t worry, the best perk is happening at Schlitterbahn Galveston too! The first 40 people in line at the Galveston waterpark will receive free admission. Exclusive to Galveston, anyone born in 1979 will also get into the park for free (make sure to bring proof of your age). We will also have 2,500 pairs of Schlitterbahn sunglasses to hand out as well.

Galveston waterpark skyline

George Mo and Cowboy Dave from KILT-FM’s “The Morning Bull” will go live from Schlitterbahn Galveston during the anniversary celebration. This super cool country station will dedicate their entire early morning show to celebrating Schlitterbahn’s 40th birthday!

To top it all off, there will be two ribbon cutting ceremonies to commemorate 40 years of the hottest coolest time. We will host the Galveston Chamber of Commerce and the Friendswood Chamber of Commerce during our 40th celebration.

South Padre Island Waterpark

Schlitterbahn South Padre Island is offering discounted admission of just $40 (plus tax) for anyone visiting this park on June 21st with an exclusive barcode. Check out their Facebook post here for admission details. Contact Schlitterbahn South Padre if you have any further questions.

Boys playing on slide at Schlitterbahn South Padre

They are treating the first 500 guests to birthday cake too! Multiple local TV/Radio personalities will be present throughout the day. Live music and DJs will perform and there will be a free yoga session with the Yoga Bandit (Friday is National Yoga Day too, just FYI). People will be sky diving into the park and there will be many surprises and giveaways during the celebration.

40 Years of Bahn Love

Schlitterbahn has a reputation of having the world’s most innovative waterpark experiences and providing guests with an authentic Hill Country vacation spot year-round. And we’ve got a lot to celebrate this year: we’ve been awarded the Golden Ticket for World’s Best Waterpark from Amusement Today for 21 years in a row; and between our own inventions and family friendly policies like free parking and allowing guests to bring coolers into the park, we remain a Texas icon.

Will you be celebrating our 40th birthday with us? We hope to see you at Schlitterbahn New Braunfels, Schlitterbahn Galveston or Schlitterbahn South Padre Island! #Bahn40 #BahnLove