We asked some of our season pass holders (or as we like to refer to them, our fan-mily) from Schlitterbahn New Braunfels to share some of their favorite waterpark tips and tricks with us. This is what they had to say about navigating the world’s best waterpark!

Culbertson Family

Joyce Culbertson is a local of New Braunfels who has been a season pass holder for nine years. Her two sons Cooper and Spencer Culbertson have grown up as season pass holders and love spending their summers at the Bahn.

What are their best tips for first-timers?

  1. Get to the Schlitterbahn early
  2. Wear sunscreen
  3. Find a good picnic table
  4. Have a rallying point
  5. Bring your own food a supplies
  6. Bring yourself and a good attitude
  7. Don’t be afraid of lines

 

Acut Family 

Josh and Penny Acut have enjoyed being season pass holders for seven years now with their two boys Aiden, and Madix.

What are their best perks of having a season pass?

The Acut family said the best perk of having a season pass is being able to come to Schlitterbahn all season long. This fan-mily keeps a Schlitterbahn bag packed for whenever they decide it’s time to cool off.

What are their best tips for first-timers?

  1. Keep a bag packed
  2. Bring your own cooler
  3. For kids: Butterfly Bayou and Schatze’s Carwash
  4. Find a shaded picnic table
  5. Take your time around Schlitterbahn
  6. Ride the Falls
  7. Try a turkey leg

 

Rocky Rodriguez

Rocky Rodriguez was born and raised in New Braunfels and grew up coming to Schlitterbahn as a kid. Now that Rocky is an adult he continues the fun by bringing his children and family every summer. He has been a season pass holder for fifteen amazing years.

What are their best tips for first-timers?

  1. Get to Schlitterbahn early
  2. Bring your own ice chest
  3. Wear water shoes
  4. Protect your phone
  5. Start at Surfenburg
  6. Secure a spot early
  7. Get a shady spot

What are their best places to picnic in the park?

Rocky and his family usually picnic at Surfenburg where they secure a shady spot to leave their personal belongings before starting a fun day of play at Schlitterbahn.

 

Hartzell Family  

Stephanie Hartzell is a local from New Braunfels who has been a season pass holder for three years now. She loves bringing her sons Vander and Vahn during the summer to take a break from the Texas heat.

What are their best tips for first-timers?

  1. Bring water shoes
  2. Come later on the day and on weekdays
  3. Travel fast and light
  4. Ride the Torrent
  5. Float the Raging River

What are their must-ride attractions in the park?

The Hartzell families’ must ride attractions would be the Torrent, and Raging River because there are seldom any lines.

 

Rodriguez Family

Danny Rodriguez and his daughter Kellie are locals from New Braunfels who have been season pass holders for five years.

What are their best tips for first-timers?

  1. Get to Schlitterbahn early
  2. Ride big attractions first
  3. Find a good picnic spot
  4. Come Monday thru Thursday

When is the best time to come to Schlitterbahn?

The Rodriguez family recommends coming during the week when the park is less busy.

 

Kammerer Family

Jenny Kammerer is a local from New Braunfels that grew up playing at Schlitterbahn Waterparks as a kid. She has been a season pass holder for thirty-three years in a row. She now continues the fun by bringing her children, Jordan and Joseph to the park during the summer.

What are their best tips for first-timers?

  1. Leave personal items in the car
  2. Ride the Master Blaster first

If you are in Schlitterbahn West the Kammerer family recommends riding in order:

  1. Hillside Tube Chute
  2. Whitewater
  3. Cliffhanger
  4. The Congo River
  5. The Raging River

Is a Season Pass worth it?

Jenny says having a season pass is less stressful, and give you more time to hang out with friends and have fun!