New Braunfels, Texas  May 16, 2019 — Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts are celebrating 40 years of delivering water-themed fun with a big anniversary celebration on the first day of summer, June 21st. On that day, there will be a little something extra for everyone at Schlitterbahn’s New Braunfels location.


For over 40 years, Schlitterbahn has invented everything from the uphill water coaster to the soft surfaces on water playgrounds. Schlitterbahn parks have hosted millions of families, celebrities, and kids of all ages and over time, grown into a beloved Texas Icon (complete timeline here). So the celebration will be an iconic one as well, filled with fun, family, and lots of sun.

40th Timeline Scroll from Schlitterbahn Waterparks on Vimeo.


Among the plans for June 21st:


Schlitterbahn New Braunfels is hosting an Alumni Family Reunion on that day for the thousands of people who have, at some point over the 40 years, worked at the World’s Best Waterpark. There will be a reduced price ticket for Alumni which will include food, games, and a chance to take part in the biggest waterpark selfie ever. It’s a chance to reconnect and meet a few of our staff (some of whom are still here after 20, 30, and yes, 40 years) to catch up and have fun.


Never worked at Schlitterbahn? No problem! There will be lots of fun giveaways on all social channels and a few extras on June 21st:

Castle slide

The first 40 people who come to our original entrance on June 21st will get in free!


The future will be extra cool for 500 guests who will receive free Schlitterbahn shades.


We’ll have a giant celebratory cake and cupcakes to share.


Boogie Bahn Demos will take place during the day.


“Schlitterbahn’s anniversary is more than a celebration of all we’ve done over the last 40 years,” said Terri Adams, COO and one of the original members of the Schlitterbahn staff family over the years. “It’s also a celebration of all the good memories that are still ahead.”


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