Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Fact Sheet 2019

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Guest Waterpark and Resort Information Number: 830.625.2351

Media Contact: Winter Prosapio – winter@schlitterbahn.com / 830.608.8519

Schlitterbahn Iconic Castle at Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Waterpark

Waterpark and Year-Round Resort

Waterpark 2019 Schedule:

Spring Break – March 9-17 and 23 – 24, 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 New Braunfels Waterpark is the #1 Waterpark in the World for the last 21 Years. Located on the banks of the spring-fed Comal River in New Braunfels, Texas, Schlitterbahn’s flagship waterpark has 51 attractions on over 70 acres. Family-owned and operated, Schlitterbahn provides a staggering variety of river rides, waterslides, and adventures from mild to wild.

Waterpark Locations: 400 N. Liberty Avenue, New Braunfels, Texas 78130 & 588 S. Union Avenue, New Braunfels, Texas 78130

Phone: (830) 625-2351

The Resort at Schlitterbahn New Braunfels is open year-round. Guests can enjoy the family excitement and convenience of a resort and waterpark during the summer and the beauty of a Hill Country Getaway year-round. With hotel rooms, one and two bedroom suites, Riverbend Cabins, Treehaus Luxury Suites, and vacation homes, The Resort at Schlitterbahn has a wide range of accommodations for any type of vacation.

Resort Office: 305 West Austin Street, New Braunfels, Texas 78130

Phone: (830) 608-8520

Media Contact: Winter Prosapio (830) 743-1520

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ABOUT SCHLITTERBAHN NEW BRAUNFELS

Four Adventures – One Waterpark

Any single section of Schlitterbahn is as large as most regional waterparks – but with four areas to choose from, guests can enjoy a wild variety of water themed attractions in this world class water theme park.  Every section contains a swim-up bar, children’s area, and a unique signature attraction. Free Parking and Picnics: At Schlitterbahn parking is free for everyone. Schlitterbahn guests can bring a picnic from home (no glass or alcohol please) and there is plenty of seating (700 picnic tables). There is no charge for tubes, life vests, or boogie boards.


The Original Schlitterbahn:
 Home to the signature Schlitterbahn Castle, this section of the park uses spring-fed water from the Comal River. Nestled beneath a beautiful canopy of trees, this section of the park has eight tube chutes, seven kids’ play areas, a wave pool, and swim-up bars with heated pools. On the wild side: the Down Hill Racer and the Soda Straws. On the mild side: the Raging River and the Congo.

Surfenburg: Named for the world’s first surfing wave invented 27 years ago, the Boogie Bahn, Surfenburg is also home to the first uphill water coaster, The Dragon’s Revenge – invented 25 years ago. Also in Surfenburg: the Kristal River which circles Squirt’n Sliden, a giant kids’ play area.

Blastenhoff: The most award-winning attraction in Schlitterbahn history, the Master Blaster, is located in this section. Using patented water injection technology, the Master Blaster starts at the top of a six-story tower in Blastenhoff. (Two other rides also take off from the same tower.)  Surrounding the “Blast Tower” is the Torrent Wave River – which combines an endless river with a wave pool for unlimited fun.

Tubenbach: Tubenbach features the award-winning ride The Falls, the world’s longest tubing adventure (voted number one by our fans in 2018). The Tubenbach area features several no-wait attractions and beaches allowing park guests to enjoy the rides without standing in line. Also, several of the Tubenbach attractions are interconnected through an innovative Transportainment® river, which allows guests to float their way throughout the Tubenbach area.

Overall, Schlitterbahn New Braunfels has four times the rides and attractions of any waterpark within 200 miles, and twice the number of attractions of any waterpark within 500 miles. Our naturally landscaped park with hundred-year-old oak, cedar, and cypress trees creates a completely different experience from the typical “hard-scaped” waterparks. We call those hard waterparks “stairs, cement, and slides” versus Schlitterbahn’s rivers, trees, and rides.

The original lodging and waterpark combo, the Resort at Schlitterbahn is over 50 years old (older than the waterpark) and has the most varied room types of any of the three Schlitterbahn resort properties. Nestled along the banks of the Comal River, the Resort has a distinct Texas Hill Country style with vacation homes, traditional hotel rooms, upscale Tree Hauses and lofts, as well as condominium style lodging available year round.

March 9 – 17 Spring Break

Schlitterbahn New Braunfels celebrates Bahn Break. From March 9th through March 17th the Blastenhoff section of the park will be open. Ticket prices are reduced and lodging specials abound. Visit Schlitterbahn.com for more information.

*Bonus days jump start Summer
Schlitterbahn will be jump-starting summer with a three-stage opening! During April and May increasingly larger areas of the 70 acres of the park will be opened 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 and have fun at the World’s Best 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.

Select Saturdays in 2019 Rock the Bahn Concert Series

The Rock the Bahn Music festival will be held on select Saturdays in July and August with a new musical act taking stage every week. The concerts take place in the Lagoon Activity Pool area from noon to 4 p.m. with chances to win prizes throughout the day.

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: the first uphill water coaster. The first inland surfing ride. The first wave river. The first swim-up bar (we think). The first river fed tubing rides (our fav is the Raging River).  The first water playgrounds with soft surfaces (our fav is Kiddie Coast).

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, Communities in Schools, Colin’s Hope, and our staff family volunteers for our local food bank, 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 New Braunfels the “World’s Best Waterpark” twenty-one years in a row.  The park’s six-story Master Blaster® Uphill Water Coaster has been voted the “World’s Best Waterpark Ride” repeatedly.  The park also won the “World’s Best New Waterpark Ride” Award for the Dragon’s Revenge Water Coaster (2008), the Congo River Expedition heavily themed jungle ride (2009), and most recently The Falls, the world’s longest tubing adventure (2011). 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.

Premium Cabanas
Schlitterbahn has expanded the number of available cabanas (we like to call them caBAHNas) to include everything from BBQ palapas to super-sized cabanas suitable for 24 people to share. Luxury cabanas with mini-fridges and TVs are available.

Onsite High-End Lodging

Schlitterbahn operates a 220 room lodging facility with over 68 distinct room types – part of the benefits of a property that has grown up in a historic neighborhood. Among the rooms available are upscale contemporary lofts and beautiful Tree Hauses suites, all of which are along the banks of the Comal River.