Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Fact Sheet
Outdoor and Indoor Year Round Waterpark
Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark is a 26-acre oasis of thrilling waterpark adventures. 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, kids’ activity areas, whitewater rapids, heated pools, and the Boogie Bahn surf ride.
Waterpark Location: 2026 Lockheed Street, Galveston, Texas 77554
Phone: (409) 770-928
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 sections, a translucent turn, and never before done 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 Island Indoor Waterpark, Voted Best Indoor Waterpark by Theme Park Enthusiasts. Schlitterbahn Galveston Island 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 New Year’s Day. How do we do it? Convertible technology! The Wasserfest area of Schlitterbahn Galveston Island 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 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 only 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 on a two-person gondola for ¼ of a mile. It’s the best way to take your waterpark experience to new heights!
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. The development team, which builds our new parks and attractions at Schlitterbahn, constantly looks for ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle.
Schlitterbahn Galveston Island’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.
Great food options!
Even though you may bring your own picnic to Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark, the park also boasts a wide variety of delicious foods. The Funnel Cake Factory provides a list of creative concoctions for our sweet tooth swimmers, like red velvet, cookies n’ cream and loaded funnel cakes. Guests looking for something more savory get their fill at BBQ Haus with BBQ Nachos and slow smoked BBQ brisket, pork and chicken. The Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza at Pointe Pizza is a must for all, and a beer served up at a chilling 29 degrees at Blizzard Bar is always refreshing for our adult guests.
Heated-Indoor Season: Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Wasserfest Indoor Section waterpark opens weekends during the fall and winter of 2016, and selected holidays from October 15, 2016 to the end of the year. During the winter, the park celebrates the Holidays in style with Holiday Splash – a holiday tribute in a decidedly summery environment. Then the indoor section reopens on March 4, 2017 for weekends through April 9th and the full week of Spring Break (March 11-19). During indoor waterpark season, the park opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m. Attraction availability may vary. Check our website for a specific schedule.
Summer Schedule: Schlitterbahn Galveston Island full waterpark is open weekends beginning in April 14, 2017 and daily beginning in May 12, 2017 through Labor Day. The waterpark returns to weekend operations with various attractions available from September 9 to October 15th. Park opens at 10 a.m. and closing times vary from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Check our website for a specific schedule.
Free Parking and Picnics: At Schlitterbahn parking is free for everyone. Schlitterbahn guests can bring a picnic from home (no glass or alcohol please). There is no charge for tubes, life vests, or boogie boards.
Guest Information Number: 409.770.WAVE [409.770.9283]
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