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What to Know About Wurstfest

What to Know About Wurstfest

Wurstfest is that special time of year when all of us here in New Braunfels embrace our German Heritage and pull out our Dirndls and lederhosen for the 10-day salute to the sausage! This year Wurstfest starts November 1st and runs through the 10th! You can pretty much...

Welcome to Beach Park

There’s no question that Texans love the beach in South Padre and we absolutely adore our island waterpark. That’s why we are excited to announce Schlitterbahn Waterpark in South Padre is beginning to transition to a new name and logo: Beach Park at Isla Blanca. Fans...

Life of a Schlitterbahn Intern

Life of a Schlitterbahn Intern

There are a number of interns floating around the Schlitterbahn corporate office during the summer, including me! Hi, my name is Nichole and I am the communications intern for the 2019 season. If you are an avid schlitterblog fan, you might have read a few...

Cabana Rentals 101

Cabana Rentals 101

The best way to level up your day at Schlitterbahn is securing your spot in a cabana. There are many benefits to reserving your own cabana but there are some things many people don’t realize.In this blog post, we will go through the details of cabana...

#MuralMonday: Somewhere Over the Rainbow

#MuralMonday: Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Have you seen this beauty in the original Schlitterbahn New Braunfels waterpark? The rainbow Schlitterbahn mural is definitely one of the most Instagram-able spots in the park. This was the first mural the Schlitterbahn design team created, making a splash...

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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

“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

“A lot of fun”

Thank you Schlitterbahn family for your dedication to our military. My husband entered the park for free and the family was half off the price of admission. This is a phenomenal discount and we really appreciate it. We had a great day.

We used the lockers for our valuables then parked our towels and lunch at the covered Wasserfest kids area. There was plenty of space and it was quieter here than in other areas. There was also a clock which I know was a complaint of other visitors.

If you don't want your feet chewed up use the lazy river that encircles the park to get to each attraction. You still have some walking to do if you choose this option so water shoes are a good idea. We did not have them and survived but it was really hot!

We had no problems finding employees to give us directions, in fact one employee overheard me asking a question to my husband and quickly chimed in. Also, whenever I asked any employee for the time, they quickly answered.

Overall it was a great value for our family. Parking is free, the souvenir shops were not overpriced, and you can bring your own food in. The lockers were anywhere from $10 for a small locker to $25 for a large locker. You could get in and out of the locker all day as needed.

Our children are 10 and 12 and big for there age so they were not prohibited on any of the attractions. In my opinion there is plenty to do even if your children are not tall enough for the attractions. We spent hours in the lazy river which has a wave section and a rapids section. There were also numerous wave pools and some slides for smaller kids. We were there all day and I still don't think we covered every part of the park. It was a lot of fun!

- Brooke G, Tripadvisor, Visited August 2017, Galveston, Texas

September 8, 2017