Schlitterbahn Galveston Fact Sheet 2019

Guest Waterpark Information Number:
(409) 770.WAVE [(409) 770.9283]

Media Contact: Winter Prosapio
winter@schlitterbahn.com / (830) 608-8519

Schlitterbahn Iconic Castle at Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Waterpark

Outdoor and Year-Round Indoor Waterpark

Waterpark 2019 Schedule:

Bonus Weekend (indoor) – March 2-3, 2019

Spring Break (indoor) – March 9-17 and 23 – 24, 2019

Bonus Weekends (indoor) – March 30 – April 14, 2019

Easter – April 19-21, 2019

Summer Season (open weekends) – beginning April 27, 2019

Open daily  – May 15, 2019

Attractions availability and hours vary; check Schlitterbahn.com for details.

OVERVIEW

Schlitterbahn Galveston Waterpark is a 26-acre oasis of thrilling waterpark adventures with both indoor and outdoor areas. Located just outside Houston on historic Galveston Island, the park features more than 33 attractions. The waterpark is home to the award-winning World’s Tallest Water Coaster, MASSIV, and the next generation, award-winning Transportainment® river system that combines three unique rivers into one endless floating adventure.

The Blastenhoff, Surfenburg, and Wasserfest areas incorporate state-of-the-art water adventures including; two racing uphill water coasters, the World’s Tallest Water Coaster, a wave pool, water slides, 5 kids’ activity areas, whitewater rapids, heated pools, and the Boogie Bahn surf ride.

Waterpark Location: 2026 Lockheed Street, Galveston, Texas 77554

Phone: (409) 770-9283

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ABOUT SCHLITTERBAHN GALVESTON

Indoor and Outdoor Adventure!

It’s MASSIV!
World’s Tallest Uphill Water Coaster Named Best New Water Park Ride of 2016
MASSIV, named the best new waterpark ride in the world by theme park enthusiasts, was declared by Guinness World Records as the tallest Water Coaster in the World. At 81 feet, 6 and ¾ inches tall, MASSIV packs in the thrills with multiple uphill and sections, a translucent turn, and first ever triple drop finale. Built to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Galveston park, it’s already a fan favorite.  Why MASSIV? It’s the German word for massive and is pronounced “mass – EVE.”

Schlitterbahn Galveston Indoor Waterpark, Voted Best Indoor Waterpark by Theme Park Enthusiasts for eight years. Schlitterbahn Galveston Waterpark is where Texas keeps summer alive nearly all year. In addition to being an excellent and thrilling destination for summer fun; it opens early for Spring Break and the indoor waterpark stays open through the New Year. How do we do it? Convertible roof technology.

The Wasserfest area of Schlitterbahn Galveston Waterpark, voted the World’s Best Indoor Waterpark for years, transforms to create an indoor waterpark retreat for guests year round.

The 70,000 square-foot indoor waterpark with the state’s longest indoor river, offers more than a dozen heated water adventures including four tube slides, three speed slides, three kids’ activity areas containing a variety of children’s water elements and pint-sized slides, a secluded beach, a heated pool, a man-made surfing wave, and the Torrent® tidal wave river.

Featuring the Island’s first Zip Line: The Soaring Eagle!
Want a bird’s eye view while soaring over the park? For a small charge, waterpark guests glide more than 100 feet in the air at 30 mph on a two-person gondola for ¼ of a mile. It’s the best way to take the waterpark experience to new heights!

Family First

Mr. Bob and Miss Billye, our founders, were committed to creating a place where families could gather. So there are a few things that Schlitterbahn focuses on which can be summed up as: No nickel and dime pricing, provide places to linger, and safety first. We don’t charge for parking or tubes and let people bring in a picnic (no nickel and dime pricing), we have 700 picnic tables (places to linger), and we keep our pools and rivers shallow and have the best training program for our lifeguards (safety).

Innovation

Schlitterbahn is a place of firsts: MASSIV, the tallest uphill water coaster. The first inland surfing ride. The longest indoor river in Texas. The first swim-up bar (we think).  The first water playgrounds with soft surfaces (our fav is Wasserfest Kid’s area).

Giving Back

Schlitterbahn supports over 700 charities around the state and around the country each year through generous ticket and lodging contributions. In addition, Schlitterbahn supports literacy through our Waves of Pages program where we work with elementary school librarians to reward reading. Schlitterbahn also has a number of Charities of Choice including the Sunshine Kids, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, and various races, and special events in our community.

Green Schlitterbahn
Schlitterbahn’s commitment to the environment is long-standing. From the way the original park was designed to flow among trees, to the commitment to water conservation (98% of the water is recycled through filtration), to maintaining recycling containers throughout the parks, Schlitterbahn believes in sustainability. Our parks and resorts utilize a great deal of Loblolly Pine – all of which was saved from the chipper after the devastating Bastrop Complex Fire. We also use reclaimed ropes, ship elements, and even scrap from the building process to theme our parks.

Awards
The unique character of the park has led amusement park fans to vote Schlitterbahn Galveston’s Indoor Waterpark the “World’s Best Indoor Waterpark” eight straight years.  The park’s eight-story MASSIV Uphill Water Coaster has been voted the “World’s Best New Waterpark Ride.”   Check out the full list of our awards!

History
Schlitterbahn, which means “slippery road” in German, opened by the Henry family in 1979 with four water slides starting from a German-style tower.  The tower was patterned after the Bergfried Guard Tower at Solms Castle in Braunfels, Germany – home of the original settlers of New Braunfels. The Henry family added the tower and the slides on a hill next to their resort, known back then as Landa Resort. The Henry family has continued to innovate, creating new ways to have fun with water that are imitated throughout the industry. More History.

March 9 – 17 Spring Break

Schlitterbahn Galveston celebrates Bahn Break. From March 9th through March 17th  and March 23rd and 24th the heated indoor section of the park will be open. Ticket prices are reduced, visit Schlitterbahn.com for more information.

*Bonus days jump start Summer
Schlitterbahn will be jump-starting summer with bonus days! During March and April the heated indoor park will be open on weekends for floating and sliding fun. Admission on bonus days is discounted; it’s a great way to enjoy the park on a budget. Visit Schlitterbahn.com for details on what attractions are open.

April 27, May 4, May 11, May 18  Sound Waves

Elementary, middle, and high school bands, choirs, orchestras or dance teams perform at the Waterpark!  There are morning and early afternoon performances, leaving the rest of the day free for musical kids to enjoy the park. More info here.

May 27 – June 2  American Heroes Week

As a thank you to military and first responders, all Schlitterbahn Waterparks host an Annual American Heroes Week with FREE admission to the New Braunfels, Galveston, South Padre Island, and Corpus Christi parks.

Members of the military (both active duty and retired), police, firefighters and EMTs will be welcomed at Schlitterbahn Waterparks with FREE admission.  Of course, it’s much more fun to visit with family, so in addition to the free ticket, the spouses and dependents of American Heroes are welcome at a deep discount – 40% off the gate price. All parks have varying hours and attractions open during American Heroes week; guests should check www.schlitterbahn.com for operating schedules.

June 10 – 14  Women Learn to Surf Week

National Women Learn to Surf Week will feature inland surfing champions teaching women how to surf on the park’s inland surf ride, the Boogie Bahn. It’s a way to raise the profile of women in this sport and celebrate Women of the Wave. Participants are chosen via social media.

June 21 – 40th Anniversary Celebration

Schlitterbahn celebrates turning 40 with a family reunion, and more! Stay tuned for details.

June 24 – 28 Food of the Bahn Week

Schlitterbahn Waterparks reveal new food menu items – and the options are sure to make anyone’s mouth water.

Premium Cabanas
Schlitterbahn has expanded the number of available cabanas (we like to call them caBAHNas).  Galveston’s premium two-story cabanas, which were invented at our waterpark, create a unique and relaxing experience. Guests enjoy a common gathering area for their party and experience private seating, lounge chairs, catering, tableside service, dedicated lockers, and hammocks – these cabanas can also accommodate regular and large groups.