In 1979 the Henry family decided to add four waterslides to the top of a hill as a new amenity for their Texas Hill Country Resort. Then, you could say, things got a little more ambitious. Forty years later, Schlitterbahn is a Texas icon with parks across the state filled with new rides and amenities. But despite our size, we’ve never forgotten our mission: to give families and friends a great place to gather every summer (and year-round with our indoor waterparks!).

Today we continue our tradition of family-friendly policies like:

free parking and the ability to bring in an ice chest filled with food and drink,

family-friendly rides like extensive rivers everyone can enjoy, and

family-friendly food because sometimes you just need a funnel cake.

So join us this summer to celebrate 40 years of the hottest, coolest time in Texas! Select your favorite park and find the 40th-anniversary celebration that’s just right for you!

New Braunfels Est. 1979

Tubes in New Braunfels

April 27 – Foster Family Splash Days

Schlitterbahn is partnering with Carrying Hope and other local foster agencies to invite over 1200 members of Texas foster families to the park – for free. This contribution of $75,000 in park tickets kicks off Schlitterbahn’s 40th anniversary season.

April 27, May 4, May 11, May 18    Sound Waves

Elementary, middle, and high school bands, choirs, orchestras or dance teams perform and have fun at the World’s Best Waterpark!  There are morning and early afternoon performances, leaving the rest of the day free for musical kids to enjoy the park. More info here.

May 27 – June 2  American Heroes Week

As a thank you to military and first responders, all Schlitterbahn Waterparks host an Annual American Heroes Week with FREE admission to the New Braunfels, Galveston, South Padre Island, and Corpus Christi parks.

Members of the military (both active duty and retired), police, firefighters and EMTs will be welcomed at Schlitterbahn Waterparks with FREE admission.  Of course, it’s much more fun to visit with family, so in addition to the free ticket, the spouses and dependents of American Heroes are welcome at a deep discount – 40% off the gate price. All parks have varying hours and attractions open during American Heroes week; guests should check www.schlitterbahn.com for operating schedules.

June 10 – 14  Women Learn to Surf Week

National Women Learn to Surf Week will feature inland surfing champions teaching women how to surf on the park’s inland surf ride, the Boogie Bahn. It’s a way to raise the profile of women in this sport and celebrate Women of the Wave. Participants are chosen via social media.

June 21 – 40th Anniversary Celebration

Schlitterbahn celebrates turning 40 with a family reunion (register online), ticket and merchandise giveaways, a concert and more! Stay tuned for details.

South Padre Island

South Padre Island

April 27 – Foster Family Splash Days

Schlitterbahn is partnering with Carrying Hope and other local foster agencies to invite over 1200 members of Texas foster families to the park – for free. This contribution kicks off Schlitterbahn’s 40th anniversary season.

May 27 – June 2  American Heroes Week

As a thank you to military and first responders, all Schlitterbahn Waterparks host an Annual American Heroes Week with FREE admission to the New Braunfels, Galveston, South Padre Island, and Corpus Christi parks.

Members of the military (both active duty and retired), police, firefighters, and EMTs are welcomed at Schlitterbahn Waterparks with FREE admission.  Of course, it’s much more fun to visit with family, so in addition to the free ticket, the spouses and dependents of American Heroes are welcome at a deep discount – 50% off the gate price. All parks have varying hours and attractions open during American Heroes week; guests should check www.schlitterbahn.com for operating schedules.

June 8 – Island of Praise

Praise concerts lift spirits at Schlitterbahn South Padre Island with a dozen different bands from throughout the region performing on stage.

June 10 – 14  Women Learn to Surf Week

National Women Learn to Surf Week will feature inland surfing champions teaching women how to surf on the park’s inland surf ride, the Boogie Bahn. It’s a way to raise the profile of women in this sport and celebrate Women of the Wave. Participants are chosen via social media.

June 21 – 40th Anniversary Celebration

Schlitterbahn celebrates turning 40 with a family reunion (register online), ticket and merchandise giveaways, a concert and more! Stay tuned for details.

Galveston Island
Infinity Racers tower view

Infinity Racers – Tower View

 

Just in time for the celebration – INFINITY RACERS

Schlitterbahn Galveston Island is adding a new multi-million dollar set of slides that are more than the first of its kind – they are out of this world. Infinity Racers, which will open in June of 2019, is a pair of space-themed, racing head-first mat slides. At a whopping eight stories tall and as long as two space stations, Infinity Racers delivers a fun, only one in the world, water slide experience. Both of the racing slides are nearly fully enclosed the entire time (except for the loading and splash zones) with multi-colored fiberglass that creates unique lighting effects inside each slide.

April 27 – Foster Family Splash Days

Schlitterbahn is partnering with Carrying Hope and other local foster agencies to invite over 1200 members of Texas foster families to the park – for free. This contribution kicks off Schlitterbahn’s 40th anniversary season.

April 27, May 4, May 11, May 18  Sound Waves

Elementary, middle, and high school bands, choirs, orchestras or dance teams perform at the Waterpark!  There are morning and early afternoon performances, leaving the rest of the day free for musical kids to enjoy the park. More info here.

May 27 – June 2  American Heroes Week

As a thank you to military and first responders, all Schlitterbahn Waterparks host an Annual American Heroes Week with FREE admission to the New Braunfels, Galveston, South Padre Island, and Corpus Christi parks.

Members of the military (both active duty and retired), police, firefighters and EMTs will be welcomed at Schlitterbahn Waterparks with FREE admission.  Of course, it’s much more fun to visit with family, so in addition to the free ticket, the spouses and dependents of American Heroes are welcome at a deep discount – 40% off the gate price. All parks have varying hours and attractions open during American Heroes week; guests should check www.schlitterbahn.com for operating schedules.

June 10 – 14  Women Learn to Surf Week

National Women Learn to Surf Week will feature inland surfing champions teaching women how to surf on the park’s inland surf ride, the Boogie Bahn. It’s a way to raise the profile of women in this sport and celebrate Women of the Wave. Participants are chosen via social media.

June 21 – 40th Anniversary Celebration

Schlitterbahn celebrates turning 40 with a family reunion (register online), ticket and merchandise giveaways, a concert and more! Stay tuned for details.

Corpus Christi

Bahn Bay Blasters

 

April 27 – Foster Family Splash Days

Schlitterbahn is partnering with Carrying Hope and other local foster agencies to invite over 1200 members of Texas foster families to the park – for free. This contribution kicks off Schlitterbahn’s 40th anniversary season.

May 27 – June 2  American Heroes Week

As a thank you to military and first responders, all Schlitterbahn Waterparks host an Annual American Heroes Week with FREE admission to the New Braunfels, Galveston, South Padre Island, and Corpus Christi parks.

Members of the military (both active duty and retired), police, firefighters, and EMTs will be welcomed at Schlitterbahn Waterparks with FREE admission.  Of course, it’s much more fun to visit with family, so in addition to the free ticket, the spouses and dependents of American Heroes are welcome at a deep discount – 40% off the gate price. All parks have varying hours and attractions open during American Heroes week; guests should check www.schlitterbahn.com for operating schedules.

June 10 – 14  Women Learn to Surf Week

National Women Learn to Surf Week will feature inland surfing champions teaching women how to surf on the park’s inland surf ride, the Boogie Bahn. It’s a way to raise the profile of women in this sport and celebrate Women of the Wave. Participants are chosen via social media.

June 21 – 40th Anniversary Celebration

Schlitterbahn celebrates turning 40 with a family reunion (register online), ticket and merchandise giveaways, a concert and more! Stay tuned for details.