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...

Top Misconceptions of a Schlitterbahn Waterpark Employee in the Fall

Top Misconceptions of a Schlitterbahn Waterpark Employee in the Fall

As a Schlitterbahn employee, I get lots of reactions when I tell people that I work at the World's Best Waterpark. During the summer months, it is pretty consistent with "Oh my god,  that is awesome! " Obviously. And then summer ends, and things start to get weird....

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.

Sharing Joy on Waterpark Wednesdays

Sharing Joy on Waterpark Wednesdays

Schlitterbahn New Braunfels offers special needs families an opportunity to enjoy the park on Waterpark Wednesdays. For three years we’ve partnered with local special needs support groups (this year it’s the Oakwood Baptist Church, Arc of the Hill Country...

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Han’s Hideout

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...

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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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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!

Sharing Joy on Waterpark Wednesdays

Sharing Joy on Waterpark Wednesdays

Schlitterbahn New Braunfels offers special needs families an opportunity to enjoy the park on Waterpark Wednesdays. For three years we’ve partnered with local special needs support groups (this year it’s the Oakwood Baptist Church, Arc of the Hill Country...

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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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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

It’s best for summer fun

Visited last winter, which happened to be a cold winter in TX, They did a good job of making the place bearable considering how cold it was outside... we had a family blast and made the best of it considering the weather. Need to revisit in the summer to get the full experience. --Jalayola, Trip Advisor for Galveston location

January 5, 2016

“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

“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