Schlitterbahn to Open for 2020 Season on June 13th With Enhanced Health, Safety and Hygiene Measures

Season passholders will be the first to experience operational changes at both the New Braunfels and Galveston, Texas parks  

New Braunfels, Texas, June 9, 2020 – Schlitterbahn is opening its New Braunfels and Galveston, Texas waterparks for the 2020 season on Saturday, June 13th , initially for its Season Passholders. The parks have implemented new health, safety and hygiene protocols, and are also limiting capacity to allow for a phased opening. Reservations will be required for all guests.

Schlitterbahn New Braunfels General Manager Darren Hill said, “As a true Texas tradition, we’re excited to welcome back our guests and associates to a healthy environment where safety is the highest priority. We’re ready to have fun again with enhanced safety measures and operational procedures implemented throughout both of our waterparks and resort properties that align with CDC guidance and are informed by our internal and industry health and safety experts. We appreciate the support and guidance from local officials and the Governor’s Task Force during the reopening process, and we’re ready to again deliver the ‘Hottest, Coolest Time in Texas.’”

The parks have implemented numerous health, safety and hygiene enhancements throughout the properties that will allow them to open at limited capacity while being in compliance with state and local health guidelines. New protocols to create a safe and clean environment include:

  • A new online reservation system; each guest is required to have a reservation prior to their visit to enable capacity management;
  • A requirement to complete a pre-visit health screening declaration 24 hours prior to admission;
  • A touch less temperature screening prior to entering the facility for both guests and associates;
  • Requirements for all guests, associates and vendors to wear masks as directed by the protocols;
  • Social distancing markers throughout the park, including ride queue lines;
  • Limited guest/associate contact;
  • Enhanced cleaning procedures, including additional deep cleaning and sanitization of restrooms, dining facilities and other busy areas;
  • Additional hand sanitization stations; and
  • Capacity management throughout the park.

Further information on all safety and operational changes can be found at

The park will initially open to Season Passholders only, with limited capacity and hours; these will be expanded to welcome daily admission guests after an exclusive passholder preview. All guests are asked to visit to make a reservation and facilitate their park visit. 2020 Season Passes have been extended to through 2021. The Resort hotel at Schlitterbahn New Braunfels has been open throughout 2020, and continues to welcome guests.

Both parks are actively hiring associates across all departments; including lifeguards, resort, food and operations staff.  Interested candidates can apply online at

About Cedar Fair:

Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN), one of the largest regional amusement-resort operators in the world, is a publicly traded partnership headquartered in Sandusky, Ohio. Focused on its mission to make people happy by providing fun, immersive and memorable experiences, the Company owns and operates 13 properties, consisting of 11 amusement parks, four separately gated outdoor water parks, and resort accommodations totaling more than 2,300 rooms and more than 600 luxury RV sites. Cedar Fair’s parks are located in Ohio, California, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Missouri, Michigan, Texas and Toronto, Ontario. The Company also operates an additional theme park in California under a management contract.


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