FROM THE HEART

At Schlitterbahn we believe in being active in our communities, in operating in a sustainable way, and in having a great time when we work and play. Here’s a peek into the heart of our world.

Bahn Staff

Lifeguard thumbs upInside every great waterpark are great people with vision. Here’s a little peak to the magic of Schlitterbahn.

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...

A Day as a Lifeguard

Lifeguards are the first line of safety for our guests at Schlitterbahn. From helping guests on a rapid on the Raging River to watching over the little ones at Kiddie Coast, our lifeguards are always looking out for every guest who comes to the hottest, coolest time...

Summer Intern Battle

Summer Intern Battle

This summer, season two of the communication interns are facing off in a summer-long battle. Read on to learn about this exhilarating competition!

Doing Good Work

IMG_5522We believe in giving back – both in working with others and operating in a responsible and sustainable way. Here’s a look at some of our work on both fronts.  If you are looking for a contribution, please visit Community Relations.

Sunshine Kids at Schlitterbahn

Sunshine Kids Visit Schlitterbahn Every Summer Marycameron Carroll, Assistant Director of Children’s Services, Sunshine Kids Foundation With butterflies in their stomachs, Sunshine Kid teens step off the plane in Austin unsure of what the next week in the Texas Hill...

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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at Schlitterbahn Waterpark

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at Schlitterbahn Waterpark

Ed Note: Schlitterbahn supports the work of over 700 charities through in kind and other donations. We consider ourselves blessed to work with so many amazing people doing great work in our community. We asked Beth Barry to share why she and her family have organized...

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Galveston Volunteers to Feed the Island!

Here at Schlitterbahn Galveston Island (SGI) we are proud to be an active part of our Galveston County community.  On December 20, 2013 Schlitterbahn had 21 volunteers assist  the Galveston County Food Bank in sorting and categorizing donated food items.   The...

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Friends and Fans

  10498522_443215339176251_4045479346929738947_o We may be biased, but we are fairly confident that we have the best fans in the world. Here’s a few posts on our fans and friends!

Now that finals are over, we’re going to Schlitterbahn!

My dear Texas college friends, it’s that time of year where you all daydream about being out in the summer sun when in reality you’re trapped inside, trying to memorize a semester’s worth of notes. To all of you I say, breathe! This is the home stretch and soon enough...

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A Storybook Happy Ending at Schlitterbahn Beach Resort

A Storybook Happy Ending at Schlitterbahn Beach Resort

It is always great when our guests have an unforgettable experience at Schlitterbahn. Earlier this month I was contacted by Kathleen who shared this amazing story about her trip to Schlitterbahn Beach Resort in 2013 and the twists and turns along the way. "We were...

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A Love Letter to the Superfans of Schlitterbahn!

A Love Letter to the Superfans of Schlitterbahn!

Dear Schlitterbahn Superfans (a.k.a Enthusiast Groups, especially American Coaster Enthusiasts), It is hard to fully express the joy you bring to the Schlitterbahn family every day! You are generous and kind. And just when we least expect it, you do those little...

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SchlitterCon XI: From Fiestas to Floats with a Glow!

SchlitterCon XI: From Fiestas to Floats with a Glow!

When you think the "World's Best Waterpark", you automatically think Schlitterbahn - right? Do you ever wonder about the group who is behind giving us the prestigious title? Those would be our wonder ACErs! (American Coaster Enthusiasts, just FYI) Every Memorial Day...

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SUC Con Doesn’t SUCC

We could not be more excited as we took a trip through the seasons at first annual Summer Under Cover Con at Schlitterbahn Galveston Island's Indoor Waterpark! Despite the unfortunate acronym "SUCC", this event did not SUCC! The day began bright and early (and windy)...

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Ropes

We Love Ropes

Ship ropes get a second life at Schlitterbahn

Forests live on

Table built from reclaimed wood.

Nature as art

Do you throw away your scrap lumber from projects? We don’t. We turn it into art at our Corpus Christi park.

Bringing a Forest Back

Bringing a Forest Back

Giving a Forest New Life In 2011 over 32,000 acres of Loblolly Pines were destroyed in the Bastrop Complex Wildfire. Schlitterbahn reached out to reclaim the wood by salvaging a section of burned forest. We salvaged thousands of felled logs that were destined for the...

Geauga Lake

Floating docks:   These walkways were originally floating docks from Geauga Lake Amusement Park which closed in 2007. This marine grade wood used to create the docks is called Ipe wood and is as tough as nails - it's 3 times harder than cedar. It also has the same...

A Green Roof

A Green Roof

Our Galveston park has a large indoor section that is kept warm (and, somewhat ironically, dry) by a huge greenhouse roof. This roof once served as a real greenhouse and when it was put to work to create what is the world's favorite indoor waterpark.

Winter Prosapio

Winter Prosapio

Corp Director of Communications

A PR professional with an affinity for goofy videos and amusing stories. In charge of communications, but not the only person with access to a mic around here.

Lindsay Cawthorn

Events and Communications Specialist

Angela Flournoy

Angela Flournoy

Blog Contributor (emeritus)

Angela was a big part of setting up this blog, and has since wandered off to launch a different kind of ride. Her words are sprinkled throughout!

Chris Ozimek

Chris Ozimek

Corporate Director of Marketing

Chris planted his feet on the ground in Texas in 2013 and has had gigs at 14 U.S. parks, including five theme parks and nine waterparks.  Every now and then he will deliver a few tidbits of fun in the blog. He’s always ready to rock.

Pam Renteria

Pam Renteria

PR and Communications Specialist

Pam strives to be the Leslie Knope of Schlitterbahn Communications. As a contributor to this blog, she’ll be writing about a few of her favorite things: Schlitterbahn, pop culture and Netflix binge-watching.

Tara Henry

Tara Henry

Digital Advertising Manager

Keeping it light, keeping it real. Pugs, fashion, nature. #NeverBasic

Homer Gonzalez

Homer Gonzalez

Social Media Coordinator

Homer is a Texas State University alumnus from Laredo, Texas that lives for family, friends, music, film, photography, and #BahnLove

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Testimonials

Schlitterbahn Rocks

Every since visiting the original Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels, I've been a fan of these water parks and have returned often. In 2014, we bought a season pass to the park in Galveston and visited at least 10 times. My daughter loves it and constantly asks to go back ...
Overall, Schlitterbahn is worth the time and money. In my opinion, the park in Galveston is just as good as the one in New Braunfels. So go and stay all day! Have fun! --Joseph, Trip Advisor for Galveston location

January 5, 2016

“We Loved Schlitterbahn!”

There is something for everyone at Schlitterbahn New Braunfels! Young and old. Our favorite ride was The Falls. This is one massive lazy river with several different features. You can circle the whole east side (new side) of the park and never have to get out of your tube. There are rapids and slow parts. This was great for our family consisting of two adults, a 10 year old and a 2 year old. We all could ride together and there was some thrill and some laziness. There are lots of big water roller coasters too for the thrill seekers.

There are lots of different areas for small children. My 10 y/o and I would go on the big rides and my husband would hang with the 2 y/o and we would switch. I recommend planning 2 days minimum to experience it all. We did the East side the first day and the West side the second day. There is a free tram that will take you back and forth from park to park. The west side is spring fed water and it's extremely cold, even in the heat of the summer.

We stayed off site and when we go back we will book a room at the resort for convenience sake. It's not that much more expensive for an "economy" room and admission is included in the price. Also, you get access to the park an hour earlier this way. This can help you stake out your spot of loungers and get in line for the rides with the big crowd draw.

They allow you to bring your own cooler of food and water. This is a great way to save on meals and snacks. We just left it at our chairs and no one ever bothered it.

We will definitely be back!

- GlitterButton, TripAdvisor June 2016, Moore, OK

March 1, 2017

“Worth the off season price!”

I stayed in the luxury tree house during off season. It is nestled amongst the tremendous water park which is currently closed. The tree house itself was immaculate on the inside. The beds are amazing and the furniture has the tree house look. You actually check in at a location off site which went very smooth. ...Off season this place is QUIET!!! Great sleeping. There is a river running along your tree house. I would imagine in season the noise level would be another story but then again your staying inside a water park. I can't imagine this not being heaven for any kid in the middle of summer. --Bookiepoo, TripAdvisor

December 31, 2015