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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: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Water Parks, Amusement Parks
Activities: Swimming
Owner description: Surf manmade waves, move from ride to ride without ever leaving the water, blast uphill and down on...
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Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Water Parks, Amusement Parks
Activities: Swimming
Hours:
Fri 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

My family and I have been here several times. The indoor and outdoor park is extremely fun. The children enjoy it. The price is a bit high, but the valley doesn't have much to experience so this is a nice trip to have.

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Austin, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Help, we're lost! The first thing to know about vacationing at this resort is locating it. When turning off the Queen Isabella Causeway you will want to make a right turn towards Pier 19 and then get into the left turn lane. We spent several circles trying to locate the resort, each time we went too far past Pier 19... More 

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

Thanks so much for the very detailed and comprehensive review! It is definitely appreciated and the more details, the better it is for all of the Trip Advisor readers. We feel your pain on the directional signage and are working diligently with city officials in requesting a signage variance so that we can better inform our Guests on getting here....we... More 

Plano, Texas
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

If you're on the island for more than a few days, this is a good way to entertain the family The lazy river is great for those wanting a more relaxing day. There are various slides and pools to keep kids entertained. If you have teens or kids that are used to mega-size parks, they may be disappointed. This park... More 

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

Thanks for taking time out over your Thanksgiving holiday to share your review of your visit earlier this year. We appreciate the kind words and work very hard to make sure that we provide a well-rounded, full day of entertainment for folks of all ages.... The Shrimp Haus has some of the best and freshest seafood around and is comparably... More 

Nome, Alaska
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

You better go there and check it out before you put any money down. You are going to be massively disappointed, and even maybe angry because you got ripped off. Everything about this place in SPI is a joke.

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

Sorry to hear you were not happier with your visit to South Padre Island or to our park. Located on the beaches of South Padre Island, our indoor waterpark price is basically the cost of a couple of movie tickets for our resort guests and offers a full day of fun with it's interactive MegaBlast game, carousel, seaside saltwater pool,... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The island has a variety of attractions for the cost of this water park admission. We've been to the Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels which offers 4X the water park rides for your money. Here you pay the same admission for much less.

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

Thanks for taking the time to review. The indoor park is open (and heated) year-round...weekends plus most days school is out of session. It is a part of the overall complex which includes the much larger outdoor waterpark, multiple restaurants and our beachfront 220 room hotel. While the indoor park does provide a seaside salt water pool, a heated swim-up... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

Pictures of park are a big fat lie and any upgrades cost more money park is in need of rehab and is not as nice as seen in the internet. The staff is courteous but management will not cater to the public. I was with a group or association and and was still treated unfairly. We were given a rate... More 

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

We do appreciate posting your stay and believe me when I say we take the time to read, share and address all of the reviews. I am not real sure about what you are describing as the resort is the newest property on the Island (opening in September 2012) and the photos you see on line do represent the property... More 

Copperas Cove, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Having been to the original schlitterbahn in new braunfels, this place is average in comparison. No exciting slides, the water coasters are neat but not thrilling. The lazy river was the best, with a Rapids section and it's neat that when waiting in line you don't have to get off your tube. Bought season passes for next year because the... More 

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

Thanks for the visit! While the New Braunfels park is the largest of the Schlitterbahn family, many folks also prefer the beachfront property on South Padre Island and it's laid back, casual feel. The park entertains the most Guests on Saturdays, so visitation on other days is always a good way to have more time to enjoy more rides. W... More 

East Dundee, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Most things were closed during the week. Service in the 1 restaurant that was open was poor at best.

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

Sorry you did not enjoy your stay more and while the indoor waterpark is open on weekends (and when school is out) during the "off-season", many Guests prefer the tranquil getaway season where the temperatures are ideal, the Island is less crowded and they can enjoy our Seaside Grill and Shrimp Haus (which are both open year round) in true... More 

Fort Worth, TX
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Schlitterbahn has been a family tradition for about three years, now. The kids love it. When we go to South Padre, we drive by Schlitterbahn on weekends and the parking lot is overflowing. We ALWAYS go on a Tuesday or Wednesday and are there waiting when the park opens at 10:00. We have found that we can get through every... More 

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

Thanks for being a Schlitter-Regular! We appreciate your review and all the tips you shared with other Trip Advisor readers as they can save folks money & time! We are constantly working on ways to expedite the food lines and promise you will see some changes and improvements on your next visit. Thanks for pointing the quality as we pride... More 

Brownsville, Texas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The hotel resort check-in was at 4pm, but when I called to verify we had to check in at 7pm to avoid them charging us for that entire day of the water park. When we got there, they tried to charge us extra because we had 2 extra children, although we didn't exceed their max rooming capacity. I don't mind... More 

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

Thanks for sharing your comments and only wish we would have been able to address them in a timely fashion when you were here. As you can tell by our consistently high ratings and Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor, we work hard to provide quality service and our staff should in no way act in a way that is... More 

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