Story Ideas at Schlitterbahn
Looking for the perfect summer time story but looking for just the right angle? Here’s some fun ideas that capture unique angles on our favorite time of year! All Schlitterbahn locations welcome media for stand ups, in depth reporting, and live shots. For scheduling in New Braunfels contact Angela Flournoy firstname.lastname@example.org. For scheduling in Galveston contact Aaron Martinez email@example.com. Want to just have fun? Learn more about our media admissions policy.
Schlitterbahn New Braunfels and Schlitterbahn Galveston are now proud members of the Cedar Fair Family of Amusement Parks. This means big things for Schlitterbahn in 2020. Cedar Fair is investing millions of dollars in waterpark enhancements while staying committed to the unique character of the 40+ year-old iconic Waterpark brand. Over $1 million has gone into paint alone. We invite you to come by and take a look around at the improvements to rides, bathrooms, entrance experience and more.
Schlitterbahn has made some changes in 2020 after joining the Cedar Fair family of amusement parks. However, one thing that hasn’t changed is our commitment to family value. Coolers are welcome (no glass or alcohol please) and parking is, as always, FREE! When you throw in the lowest Season Pass price in over a decade and the continued enhancements to the park, there is no better way to save on summer fun. We have a whole list of ways to make summer better for fun on a budget.
Do you know the difference between different types of water slides?
Schlitterbahn Waterparks specialize in keeping guests in the water far longer than most waterparks – some of our rides are 45 minutes long (and that’s from ride entry to ride end, not going in circles). Born in the heart of Texas sizzling summers, long rides are the best formula for keeping guests cool all day long.
Even with waterproof cases, waterparks remain the last remaining oasis from the cell phone zombification of our nation. Most people at waterparks are unplugging from social networks, from the internet, and from the world of the screen and splashing into 3-d real time with one another. Schlitterbahn has long realized that this break from technology is exactly what most people need while on vacation – a real break from incessant connection. This may be why waterpark time can be the most relaxing way to reconnect as a family – because even kids have to stop texting and start playing with the person next to them.
Keeping kids safe in waterparks is as simple as Float, Splash, Slather and Supervise! Here are four tips from the experts at Schlitterbahn:
Float – Floatation Required! Schlitterbahn offers free life vests to every visitor. If your child doesn’t know how to swim or lacks confidence in the water, put them in a life vest. Keep in mind teens and tweens who don’t know how to swim will not always consider their safety when they are with their friends. A non swimmer might not wear her lifejacket when none of her friends wear one. If you have a non-swimming teen or tween, make sure they have an adult with them who can help them make safe choices. Or better yet, sign them up for swimming lessons early this summer!
Splash – Schlitterbahn offers great splash and play areas, so even the littlest ones can have fun without getting in water any deeper than your ankle. Prepare by bringing water shoes and consider a life jacket anyway, which can double as mega sun protection.
Slather – Slather on the sunscreen and hydrate. Just because you are in the water doesn’t mean you can’t get burned and dehydrated! Apply sunscreen every few hours and make sure everyone stops and takes a drink often. The summer sun can really do a number on both the inside and outside of a kid.
Supervise – No one knows your child’s behavior better than you! Whether you have a daring shark or a shy minnow, the best safety device for your child is your attention. Make sure you keep an eye on every child, particularly weak swimmers.