I've said it before, I'll say it again: The Schlitt's a hit with the fans! The innovative and popular water park with perhaps the longest (and oddest) name will be debuting what it proclaims to be the world's longest water park ride this season. Visitors to the original Schlitterbahn, in New Braunfels, Texas, will be able to ride The Falls, a 3,600-foot-long lazy and not-so-lazy river that will meander throughout the massive 70-acre park. The attraction will include what Schlitterbahn calls an AquaVeyer, a conveyor belt lift hill that will deliver The Falls' inner tubes (with or without passengers) back to the beginning of the circuit for a continuous ride. You can see the new ride in this Schlitterbahn video.
The Falls will be part of Tubenbach, a new area at the park that will also introduce the Deluge Whirlpool River (a more adventurous river that will include waves), the Boogie Bay Kids' Area (watery fun for the young'uns), and Boogie Bay Hot Tub (watery fun for the old'uns). The Falls will be connected to other attractions via Schlitterbahn's unique Transpotainment system which allows riders in inner tubes to float from one slide to the next without disembarking and waiting in lines. Additionally, the park will open new Treehaus accommodations that will line the banks of The Falls attraction.
Photo: Schlitterbahn, 2011. USed with permission.