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“Great For Kids But Expensive” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark

Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark
33261 State Park Road 100, South Padre Island, TX 78597
956-772-7873
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Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Water Parks, Amusement Parks
Activities: Swimming
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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
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“Great For Kids But Expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

My husband and I took out 4&5 year old and they had a blast, The sections designated for kids are AWESOME!! They are safe !! Then There's the indoor kid spot which is even better, No direct sun to get burnt and we just lounged in chairs watching them. Our Mistake Was Not Bringing Towels. We bought 4 towels for $24 EACH!! Then at that we didn't really use them :( The Drinks are also very high so i suggest buy a few refillable mugs and share ( if that doesn't bother you) Last Summer was our first time going but we already planned on going again this August because the kids had a blast! The tube with connecting child tubes are also wonderful for those little ones that cant ride rides alone yet! I really really recommend this water park for people who had pre-teens or younger, It Is SO Safe!

Visited August 2013
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Mike B, Manager at Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark, responded to this review, June 19, 2014
Thanks for the very nice comments and glad you enjoyed yourselves. We also appreciate your noticing the attention to detail we pay and the extraordinary amount of lifeguards we have to ensure your safety and comfort.

Remember, Schlitterbahn is one of the only parks anywhere that allows you to bring in your own food and beverages (no glass or alcohol please) to help you watch your budget.

We can't wait to have you back!

Thanks again,
Mike
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Texas
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“Nice relaxing day.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Chutes and rides not as exciting as New Braunfels, but in this park you can remain in the water in line! Great park for smaller children as they had a lot of kid places and a covered play area for babies and small children. My teen boys had fun but were not overwhelmed. Schlitterbahn also allows food to be brought into the park so that is a bonus! We would certainly visit again if in the area, but it isn’t our main attraction.

Visited June 2014
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Mike B, Manager at Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark, responded to this review, June 6, 2014
Glad to see you are visitors at multiple Schlitterbahn parks! New Braunfels has been rated the #1 waterpark in the USA for 16 years running, and we provide the beautiful South Padre Island beaches and the latest in waterpark technologies with our river system that lets you remian in your tube while floating from ride to ride, four uphill water coasters, one of the largest inland surfing rides in the country (Boogie Bahn) and our new indoor, year-round, heated waterpark.

Thanks for appreciating our family-friendly money savings features like bringing in your own picnics as well.....we look forward to your next visit!!

Mike
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“All in the water”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We loved this waterpark! The best part is waiting in line for rides in the water. While riding in the lazy river, if you want to go on a slide, you just float over to the line and a conveyer belt lifts you onto the ride! It was great. Very rarely did we get out of the water. Plus, the staff was friendly and helpful and the smoked bbq was delicious.

Visited May 2014
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Mike B, Manager at Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark, responded to this review, June 4, 2014
Thanks! I appreciate your kind words and glad you enjoy the modern technology we use (and invented!!) to keep you in the water having fun instead of carrying tubes up and down stairs all day.

We work hard with all of our team members to ensure they are friendly, well-trained and able to assist Guests as much as possible.

With our policy of allowing in outside food and beverages, we have to make sure that all of our food options (sit down dining at the Shrimp Haus or Seaside Grill) or at one of the many in-park food areas provides quality food at fair prices.

Thanks again for such nice words and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Mike
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“Low season, Slow service, Average food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Still too cold for the waterpark, but we were told this was the place to eat shrimp and seafood. Unfortunately, the low season seemed to have affected the cooks and servers' enthusiasm, as the food (shrimp tacos) was overcooked and the service was slow. The best part of the meal was the charro beans!

Visited February 2014
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Mike B, Manager at Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark, responded to this review, June 2, 2014
Hope you got a chance to enjoy the indoor waterpark which is open throughout the year and heated so no matter the temperature outdoors you can still have a good time.

I am disappointed to hear your lack of satisfaction with your tacos as they are one of the most popular items we have and are usually raved about. I have made sure to share your comments with our Food & Beverage Director so we can reemphasize our committment to excellence.

Thanks again for your comments and we look forward to seeing you again soon,
Mike
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Universal City, Texas
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“great time!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

this is a very nice resort that keeps the beach area sparkling clean! rooms are very nice and we visited memorial day weekend. it was not extremely crowded and we never had to wait in but one line for a slide. they have MANY rides to offer. the weather was PERFECT! it was a great time :)

Visited May 2014
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Mike B, Manager at Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark, responded to this review, June 2, 2014
Thanks for such a nice review of your stay with us and of the waterpark as well! We work hard to keep the entire property clean, friendly and fun....great weather is something that we are blessed with most of the year on South Padre Island and is just icing on the cake for our Guests.

With a wide selction of entertainment options and the ability to float from ride to ride without ever getting out of your tube, the park is able to entertain many people without feeling crowded...we hope to see you back this summer so you can take advantage of the 40% savings off of waterpark entry resort guests realize (plus extended ride time in the mornings too that is a resort guest exclusive!)

Thanks again,
Mike
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