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Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark

33261 State Park Road 100, South Padre Island, TX 78597
956-772-7873
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water Parks, Amusement/ Theme Parks
Activities: Swimming
Owner description: Surf manmade waves, move from ride to ride without ever leaving the water, blast uphill and down on thrilling water coasters or float peacefully on... more » Owner description: Surf manmade waves, move from ride to ride without ever leaving the water, blast uphill and down on thrilling water coasters or float peacefully on passive rides at this tropical water park along the beaches of South Padre Island. Over two dozens attractions for all ages, park has both outdoor and indoor attractions. Indoor attractions are open year-round in an heated, covered environment. Waterpark also has a beachfront resort hotel, multiple restaurants, 100' tall zipline ride and underwater Sea Trek attraction (open seasonally). Outside food and beverages are allowed (no glass or alcohol), free parking, free use of inner tubes and free use of life vests. Private cabanas with table side wait staff are also available for rental. « less
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Houma, Louisiana, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

very filthy. could not get spot in shade. moved us from shady area after we wert there for over an hour to give someone a reserved spot. never going back.

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Mike B, Manager at Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark, responded to this review

Sorry that you did not enjoy yourself and currently do not plan a return visit. We work hard on keeping our park clean, litter free and receive many compliments about the lush landscaping throughout the park. We provide seating throughout the park under our Main Palapa and also indoor seating in our Up-n-Out areas. We do have private cabana and... More

Calvert, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Had a great time. The rides were so much fun and there was something for everyone in the family to enjoy.

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Mike B, Manager at Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark, responded to this review

Thanks for the five stars! We appreciate your business and hope to see you back again real soon! Mike More

San Antonio, TX
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87 reviews 87 reviews
42 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I was so shocked by all of the prices, that no matter how good the water and/or wait staff was, it did not make up for the "airport" price and "hospital" taste food. It might be nice if you are renting a cabana that you are informed you will need a lock and that you should bring your own. In... More

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Mike B, Manager at Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark, responded to this review

I appreciate the visit and sorry that you found the pricing to be high....if you notice on Trip Advisor (or go to our website) you will find that we are actually amongst the lowest priced parks anywhere to be found. We must provide quality food at affordable pricing since we allow outside food and beverages in, allowing Guests to make... More

Round Rock, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Small but fun water park in South Padre! I think if you had young children then you may enjoy it more. They have excellent areas for the young ones. We were traveling with teens. Our favorite ride was the Torrent river in the indoor water park area. It was so much fun! One day was plenty to experience it all!

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Mike B, Manager at Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark, responded to this review

Thanks for spending time with us. It's amazing how quickly the Torrent tidal wave river has become one of the most popular rides we have, rivaling the Boogie Bahn, four uphill water coasters and the two four-story slides for popularity amongst the older crowd. Of course, we do offer several kid's areas and mid-level thrills for those in between as... More

Houston, Texas, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Water park was fun. Can be very crowded so go early before the locals come. Not sure older kids would enjoy this place- not enough daring slides. Mine are 4, 9 & 11. Lots of the equipments seem like they need to be better maintained. Not a place I have to revisit, even my kids agreed.

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Mike B, Manager at Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark, responded to this review

Great advice and we try to have activities for every age group and if you have predominantly younger ones, we engineer the rides so they are still able to ride on most of the more thrilling adventures. We take pride in our safety and maintenance records and work hard to ensure that all attractions are up and running but occasionally... More

Austin, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

If you care to take a chance on waiting to buy your tickets, when you get to the island, you may be able to find Buy 1 Get 1 coupons in the visitor's guide. I sincerely wish I would have known this. (see the pic I posted) Anyhoo, the park is AWESOME. We spent over an hour in the Torrent... More

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Mike B, Manager at Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing tips on how to save money and yes, the technology in floating from ride to ride was invented by Schlitterbahn! Other Schlitterbahn inventions include the Boogie Bahn surfing ride and the uphill water coasters! Thanks for visiting and we look forward to your next visit! Mike More

Santo
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We just went last weekend. Why do we like it? Face it, as a parent with two active kids, you don't wanna climb stairs, and get in and out of the water waiting on rides! We (husband and I) like it because we float into every line, and only have to get out of the water for 1 ride. I... More

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Mike B, Manager at Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark, responded to this review

Thanks for such a well rounded review! Yes, we do offer a multitude of activities and with the recent addition of the year-round indoor waterpark, even more to do. We are in the midst of securing additional parking as the addition of the indoor waterpark allows us to entertain many more Guests comfortably, but parking near the street by the... More

Haslet
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Fun place but very expensive, not very many rides. Service in walk up restaurant was not very good. Wait was way too long

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Mike B, Manager at Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting and commenting.... Unfortunately, during the busiest times the lines can become a bit longer but we always try to make sure that all Guests are served in 5 minutes or less in the walk up food stands. The gate price is comparable to other waterparks and less than most amusement parks, but we offer discount coupons plus... More

Taft, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Will never go back unless they advertise they have started limiting their admittance to the park. There were literally no floats or chairs. It was the biggest waste of time and so expensive. I thought it was an isolated incident but have heard from friends it has been that way all summer. Shame on them for being so greedy!

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Mike B, Manager at Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark, responded to this review

Sorry to hear about your recent experience at the park. We provide tubes throughout the park and if a Guest for some reason does have trouble retrieving one from the water's edge, one of our team members will gladly assist you in locating one. We also provide seating, both indoor and outdoor, shaded or sunny, to try and give some... More

Cambridge, Iowa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Thought there would be more rides. Liked how the lazy river connected all the rides however lines were long and people were rude. Not work all that it is cracked up to be

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Mike B, Manager at Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us back in May and sorry you did not better enjoy all the attractions, rides, chutes and slides we provide. With nearly two dozen attractions throughout the indoor and outdoor parks, we try and provide a wide array of activities for all age groups and our two different river systems even allow you to enjoy a more... More

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