The park features over 40 rides in all, and there are plenty of attractions geared to young children and fun-seekers of all thrill-tolerance levels. Located on the banks of the Comal River, many of the attractions use water from the spring-fed river. A reduced-price two-day pass is geared to water park enthusiasts who may want to sample the many attractions at a more leisurely pace and make a mini-vacation out of their visit. Schlitterbahn offers onsite lodging, and resort guests receive discounted admission to the park.
Its unusual name, Schlitterbahn, means "slippery road" in German, and the park and its attractions incorporate a German theme (a nod to the heritage of the south central Texas area). A few of the slides use the park's signature "Blastenhoff" tower. Pioneers in the industry, the folks who run Schlitterbahn build and sell their unique rides, including the Master Blaster uphill water coaster to other water parks. Playing off of the success of the original park, Schlitterbahn also operates Texas water parks in South Padre Island and Galveston Island.
Phone and Location:
New Braunfels, Texas
Tickets and Admission Policy:
From San Antonio: I-35 to Exit 184. Turn left on Rueckle Road/Loop 337. Stay on Loop 337 approximately 8 miles to Common Street. Turn right on Common Street.
Water Park Slides and Attractions:
New at Schlitterbahn New BraunfelsNew for 2011
The Falls and Tubenbach
Billed as the world's longest water park ride, The Falls will be 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.
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.