September 8, 2018  – New Braunfels, TX – Texas-headquartered Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts was honored for record 21st straight year as the Best Waterpark in the World for its flagship location in New Braunfels. Schlitterbahn also had three of its most iconic rides in the top ten best waterpark rides in the world.

Schlitterbahn Lifeguards jumping in front of Blastenhoff tower in Schlitterbahn New Braunfels.

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. No other amusement park brand has won their category for 21 years.


Schlitterbahn New Braunfels is on the eve of its 40th year of operations and will be announcing a series of celebrations for 2019. Opened in 1979, the New Braunfels park features four distinct sections with both spring fed river and chlorinated water rides, as well as five past Golden Ticket award-winning waterpark rides.


“Our founders, Bob and Billye Henry, would be proud that we continue their tradition of family entertainment,” said Terri Adams, COO of Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts. “They knew from the very start that what families and friends needed more of was a place to be together, a place where they could linger and make lasting memories. Over the last 40 years, we’ve been blessed with a diverse staff team, many of whom have gone on to lead amusement and waterparks around the world. Today we are committed to working as a team and a family for the next 40 years with the mission of giving our amazing fans more of what they love – great entertainment that will create cherished memories that last a lifetime.”




About: Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts has been providing family fun with a splash since 1979. Known as the “hottest, coolest time in Texas,” Schlitterbahn entertains guests with a combination of rivers, resorts, and rides in four cities in Texas and one in Kansas. For more information visit