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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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Houston
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Overcrowded, understaffed. Rides average. Some rides closed. The park ran out of water in the middle of a hot summer day.!!!I was given on several occasions the wrong information by the staff.The crowd in the park looked very trashy and vulgar. Today called corporate office and had no return call.Be careful with the park hotel. The check in time was... More

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

Sorry you did not find your experience as enjoyable as so many other Guests do...with four uphill water coasters, two four story tall slides, both a lazy river and a tidal wave river, plus the multiple kids areas, swim-up bars and, of course, world famous Boogie Bahn, there is plenty for all ages to do....not to even mention being located... More

Houston, TX
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
15 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We had kids with us from 18, 15 and 6 year olds. All of us had a great time. We did spring for a Cabana - pricey ($150 in peak season) but if you can do that, go for it. We had number 9 and it was a great location - right by an entrance and also the end of... More

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

Thanks for visiting and posting such a nice review...the cabanas are designed to provide the over the top service that many are looking for during their vacation stay with us complete with day long table side service in your own little tropical oasis getaway. The souvenir cups (yours to keep) are a great way to save some money and not... More

San Antonio, Texas
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We've been to the New Braunfels park, this is not the same but that's ok! two words: conveyor belts!! You can literally get on a float & never get up until it's time to eat or leave, it's hilarious. It took us a bit to realize you can just follow the river around to the next slide, float into line... More

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

Thanks for the kind words & be brave!! Next time we expect to see you on the Boogie Bahn surfing ride....besides sliding off the boogie board, all is good!!! And yes, we have FOUR uphill water coasters right here at the beach! Thanks, Mike More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Even though we live in the RGV we decided to spend our summer vacation at Schlitterbahn in SPI and it was great! My kids ages 8 and 9 loved it. Also, having the lifeguards there every couple of feet away reassured me and let me relax and enjoy our vacation. Looking forward to going back again real soon.

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

Safety & fun all right in your own backyard here in the Valley! A great way for the "locals" to have a memorable vacation with the family and save some travel costs, plus we do our part by allowing free outside food & drinks, plus offer free parking! So close, you can treat the family to "vacations" more often! Thanks,... More

Mission, Texas
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Took two teenage boys here thinking it would be a really great place like most water parks in the US. We were disappointed and disgusted. First off, it's dirty and poorly maintained. I got the impression that this place exists only for one purpose, to be a cash cow. It is obvious whoever is managing the park wants to put... More

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

Sorry to hear that you did not have the time you expected or that thousands of others do upon every visit. We work hard to keep the grounds clean with large amounts of fresh foliage and plenty of seating and trash cans, plus a large grounds crew that is constantly keeping everything up to par. We offer Guests the choice... More

Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We are a family that loves the Schlitterbahn, especially the New Braunsfels original "river" section. My boys are 10, 12 & 14. We came here in 2006 and had a fun day and came back this year when we were in Padre, and we all had a great time again. Most of the tube rides flow off of the main... More

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

Thanks for the thoughtful and thorough review of your visit.... One only question is, what took so long to come back? :o) We always are looking for ways to utilize the latest technologies to enhance the Guest experience and provide spills and thrills that you can share with the entire family. We are grateful for your visiting again and next... More

Richardson, Texas
Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
15 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Go early and stake out a covered picnic table. Coolers are allowed, but no glass. You can leave and return during the same day and parking is free. I would not bring a child still in diapers, they are too young to fully enjoy this wonderful park. Every other age group will have a blast. Admission price was high, but... More

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

I appreciate your comments and thank you for visiting. We are aware of these budget conscious times and try and do our part with our amenities that include free parking and allowing outside food & beverages (no glass or alcohol please). A wide array of activities are available including multiple kiddie sections for our youngest fans. Thanks again and we'll... More

Morton, Texas
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This waterpark offers both indoor and outdoor and was extremely fun. We stayed all day and enjoyed every single minute. I highly recommend.

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

Thanks Hope! Your concise review hits it right on the head! Fun, Fun, Fun! See ya soon! Mike More

Terrell
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Kids really enjoyed the park! We stayed in the hotel for 2 nights. Water Park was clean and usually plenty of tubes for everyone! Staff was friendly. Plenty to do. Rides were great, not scary for the little ones, but still enjoyable for the older ones. Beach was beautiful! Liked the variety of things to do and places to eat.... More

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

Thanks for the post and sharing your vacation experience. Lots to do no matter the age and being right on the beach is just an added benefit! We look forward to your next stay and hope you stay longer! Mike More

La Porte, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

First off we stayed at the resort for July 4 weekend 2014 and i love love the wrist band room key!! we were worried about the crowds at the park but we were pleasantly surprised. The mornings are very easy going and less busy, the park does get bustling with people from about 2-6pm and then it is more manageable... More

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

Thanks for visiting the park and staying with us at the Island's newest, beachfront resort! Appreciate all the positive comments and we are looking for ways to streamline the photo process as well (I have shared your comments with our Retail Manager). We offer four on-site restaurants, from grab-n-go options to fine dining in addition to numerous food stands offering... More

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