(Corpus Christi, TX February 15, 2013) – Corpus Christi residents turned out in force today to celebrate the groundbreaking of Schlitterbahn’s newest Waterpark and Resort. The new 65-acre project will embody the best of Schlitterbahn – rivers, rides, slides, surf, and lodging – in a community that has been anxiously anticipating the new park.

“We’ve been impressed by the incredible support and enthusiasm from citizens in Corpus Christi,” said Jeff Henry, owner of Schlitterbahn. “We’re glad to announce that the wait is over and we are breaking ground today!” While the groundbreaking is taking part today, ride fabrication is already underway. Schlitterbahn plans on opening Summer of 2014.

Schlitterbahn’s Waterpark and Resort in Corpus Christi will launch with Schlitterbahn’s signature attractions including a Torrent Tidal Wave River, a river system that allows guests to float along a wave-filled river; swim-up bars; beaches; and of course, a Boogie Bahn, the world’s best inland surfing ride; as well as on-site lodging. Details on specific rides, prices, and timing will be shared in the coming months.

About Schlitterbahn:

Family-owned and operated, Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts has been a leader in family-friendly water-based entertainment since 1979. The company operates four parks: Schlitterbahn Beach Resort and Waterparks, South Padre Island, TX; Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark, Galveston Island, TX; Schlitterbahn Kansas City Waterpark, Kansas City, KS; and Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Resort and Waterpark, New Braunfels, TX, all of which offer family amenities that include free parking and free inner tubes. Guests are also welcome to bring a family picnic basket, excluding alcohol and glass containers, into the parks.

For more information about Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts, visit www.schlitterbahn.com.

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