Eight things you should know about Sand Castle Cove


When families and friends first arrive in our South Padre park, the hit the bucket immediately – the Sand Castle bucket that is! Here are eight fun facts about the Sand Castle Cove.


Number 1: Sand Castle Cove’s giant bucket is the most photographed spot in our South Padre Park. When it splashes down on you on one of those 90 degree days it’s a moment of ahhhh!



Number 2: We love castles at Schlitterbahn and this one is no different. The sand castle has been incorporated into the logo of the entire waterpark.



Number 3: The big bucket used to be purple and was changed to red to go along with a advertising campaign in 2011.

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Number 4: Sand Castle Cove is what we call a water playground – water playgrounds were first invented by Schlitterbahn.

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Number 5: There are three buckets on the sand castle. More is better!

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Number 6: The Sand Castle is five stories tall. It took dozens of artisans and craftsmen months to hand build this castle.

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Number 7: There are different activities on all four sides including spraying hoses, spilling spigots, mini slippery slides, and soft spraying sculpted sea life.

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Number 8: During a photo shoot we finally figured out the timing on the bucket. It’s about 90 seconds. At least it was on that day. You can tell the bucket is about to tip by the tiny splish splashes happening at the top! Now you can time your favorite SPLASH SHOT!

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We love  splash shots!


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