Schlitterbahn South Padre Island Waterpark Fact Sheet 2019

Guest Waterpark and Resort Information Number:
(956) 772-7873

Media Contact: Winter Prosapio / (830) 608-8519

Schlitterbahn South Padre Island

Waterpark and Year-Round Resort

Indoor Waterpark 2019 Schedule:

Open weekends year round

Open daily  – May 15, 2019

Outdoor Waterpark 2019 Schedule:

Summer Season (open weekends) – beginning April 13, 2019

Open daily  – May 15, 2019

Attractions availability and hours vary; check for details.


Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort on South Padre Island is ranked the #1 Kid-Friendly attraction by Texas Family Magazine. South Padre is Texas’ favorite beach and Schlitterbahn’s Waterpark and Resort is a jewel on the island. This 25-acre waterpark paradise features a 216 room beachfront resort hotel, indoor and outdoor waterparks, full-service restaurants, and more. Enjoy 24 slides, rivers, kids play areas, and surfing. Dining is available throughout the park and at our full-service Shrimp Haus or Seaside Grill Restaurants.

For those looking for a little sand between their toes, the beautiful beach is just steps away. Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort is the perfect combination of family adventures and state-of-the-art attractions, beachfront along the Gulf of Mexico’s blue waters. Experience the tropical beach atmosphere, a unique mix of attractions, and the award-winning Transportainment® – the never-ending river system that replaces standing in lines for rides with floating queues!

Waterpark Location: 33261 State Park Road 100, South Padre Island, Texas 78597

Phone: (956) 772-7873

Schlitterbahn Beach Resort Hotel and Indoor WaterparkResort Website
Opened in 2013, Schlitterbahn’s Beach Resort boasts 216 rooms and multiple meeting and event spaces – including the rooftop Sea4ever which provides panoramic views of South Padre Island. A popular wedding and meeting venue, the resort is located on the pristine beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. The resort’s offerings include lodging, retail, restaurants, a year-round indoor/outdoor convertible waterpark, slides, and rides, and, during the summer, special access to the award-winning Schlitterbahn outdoor waterpark. Hotel guests enjoy spacious upscale accommodations, a variety of VIP amenities including unlimited use of the waterpark for the duration of their stay, extended use of select park rides and attractions, beach access amenities, Wi-Fi, and free onsite parking.

Resort Address: 100 Padre Boulevard, South Padre Island, Texas 78597

Resort Phone: (956) 761-1160

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Four Water Coasters and Floating Queues!

Never get out of your tube at Schlitterbahn South Padre. Thanks to an award-winning innovation called Transportainment, waiting for your turn in line has never been so relaxing. Three of the park’s four uphill water coasters feature a floating queue line, allowing guests to stay cool while getting ready for the fun rides ahead.

Schlitterbahn South Padre also has an Instagram worthy sandcastle water feature with a giant water bucket splash zone and great kids slides and interactive water features.

The Rio Aventura is our park-wide river system that interconnects all areas of the park with sections of rapids and slow floats under cascading waterfalls.

South Padre’s Best Zip Line – The Soaring Eagle!
Want a bird’s eye view while soaring over the park? For a small charge, waterpark guests can glide more than 100 feet in the air on a two-person gondola for ¼ of a mile. The Soaring Eagle is the best way to take your waterpark experience to new heights with breathtaking views of the beaches, Gulf of Mexico and the waterpark!

Sea Trek
Experience the thrill of exploring marine life in a controlled environment. Sea Trek is the world’s premier underwater helmet diving experience. Imagine walking in zero gravity while surrounded by incredible aquatic life. Snorkeling is also available in Sea Trek! Open seasonally at the outdoor waterpark and available for a nominal fee.

Shrimp Haus Restaurant: Shrimp Haus Website
One of the island’s signature restaurants, the Shrimp Haus, is adjacent to the waterpark and is open year-round with beach-to-bay views.  The full-service indoor/outdoor restaurant features a wide variety of unique shrimp dishes, plus classics ranging from steaks to an all you can eat salad bar to the signature Fried Ice Cream. Families have a front row seat from terraces overlooking the park’s Boogie Bahn surf machine.

Seaside Grill
The Seaside Grill is located on the resort portion of the property and open year-round (weather permitting). Located beachfront and open to the public, the Seaside Grill features a wide array of fresh offerings perfect for any budget. Guests enjoy the island breeze while soaking in the atmosphere and view of the beach and gulf.

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).

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 using elements from the U.S.S. Pope, a decommissioned troop carrier, 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.

Innovation in South Padre

Transportainment® [transportation + sport + entertainment = Transportainment®
The park features the first installation of the state-of-the-art, award-winning, Transportainment® river system that transports guests around the park on water.  The attraction is designed to combine the elements of transportation, sport, and entertainment while minimizing the time park guests spend standing in lines.

The technology has earned the industry’s highest innovation awards including: International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions [IAAPA] Best New Waterpark Product; IAAPA Impact Award; World Waterpark Association Industry Leadership & Innovation Award; and the THEA Outstanding Achievement Award from the Themed Entertainment Association. Check out the full list of our awards!

Schlitterbahn, which means “slippery road” in German, opened in New Braunfels Texas 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 outdoor waterpark in South Padre opened in 2001 and the resort and indoor waterpark opened in 2011.

The Henry family has continued to innovate, creating new ways to have fun with water that are imitated throughout the industry. More History.

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.

March 9 – 17 Spring Break

Schlitterbahn South Padre Island celebrates Bahn Break. From March 9th through March 17th the indoor waterpark will be open. Ticket prices are reduced and lodging specials abound. Visit for more information.

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 are 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 – 50% off the gate price. All parks have varying hours and attractions open during American Heroes week; guests should check for operating schedules.

June 8 – Island of Praise

Praise concerts lift spirits at Schlitterbahn South Padre Island with a dozen different bands from throughout the region performing on stage.

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! 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.

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 people to share.

Onsite High-End Lodging

Schlitterbahn operates a 216 room lodging facility with VIP amenities and a range of room types – everything from beachfront king rooms to full suites with bunk beds and kitchens.