Texas-based Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts was honored for an unprecedented 19th straight year as the Best Waterpark in the World for the New Braunfels location and for the Best New Waterpark Ride in the World for the world’s tallest water coaster, MASSIV, at Schlitterbahn Galveston Island. Amusement Today’s Golden Ticket Awards are considered the “Academy Awards” of the theme and waterpark industry and are voted on by industry experts and fans from around the world who visit a wide variety of theme parks and waterparks each year.

Schlitterbahn New Braunfels is the flagship park of the Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts family. Opened in 1979, the park features four distinct areas with both spring fed river and chlorinated rides, as well as five Golden Ticket Award winning waterpark rides.

MASSIV, designed in collaboration with White Water, was proclaimed the World’s Tallest Water Coaster by Guinness World Records this summer. It was built as part of Schlitterbahn Galveston Island’s 10th anniversary celebration. Already a fan favorite, MASSIV features four uphill sections, a translucent turn, and a first ever triple-drop finale.

“We continue to be humbled by the ongoing support of our fans and friends in the industry,” said Gary Henry, CEO of Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts. “At the heart of our success is the work of our incredible staff throughout our family of Schlitterbahn parks. They continually model the best of the industry level of service and care for our guests.


Floating on the Comal River.

Schlitterbahn New Braunfels is the only park in the world to have won a Golden Ticket Award for 19 straight years.




Declared the World's Tallest Water Coaster, MASSIV makes history!

Schlitterbahn Galveston Island, home to the world’s tallest water coaster, MASSIV is now the Best New Waterpark Ride in the world.



Schlitterbahn’s final weekends of operation are underway, for information on park hours, visit Schlitterbahn.com. For information on other Golden Ticket Award winners, visit AmusementToday.com