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Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark
Ranked #14 of 101 things to do in Galveston
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1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great time!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2014

We had a great time at the park. We went on a saturday with our two children...15 and 12. We got there around 9 am which I recommend because we parked up close and we were able to get our arm bands before the park actually opened. We rode all of the slides we wanted to ride with little or no wait. Around lunchtime the park is much busier so we rode the "not so lazy river". The only drawback was that while everyone leaves their coolers and towels etc. on tables and lounge chairs, ours was stolen within 20 minutes time. We went back to check on it and it was gone. Luckily we put the valuables in a locker but our cold water, snacks and towels were taken.

The staff were very helpful in helping us find our stuff but it never surfaced. So sad that someone would steal and a place meant for fun. Overall great day and pleasant employees.

Visited July 2014
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Schlitterbahn W, Public Relations Manager at Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark, responded to this review, July 14, 2014
Thanks for visiting the park. We are glad that you enjoyed your day despite the fact that your cooler was missing.

We apologize for any inconvenience. This is a very rare occurrence at our park and we are sorry that your day was affected by this.

We are confident that this will not happen during your next visit. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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“Water fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Headed to the waterpark around 12 normally I'm there around 10 when they open ! The line were long but it went fast ! You will be able to ride an enjoy the fun!

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Schlitterbahn W, Public Relations Manager at Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark, responded to this review, July 14, 2014
Thanks for visiting Schlitterbahn! We are glad you had a fun day and hope to see you again soon.
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“Fun for the family”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Lots of slides and play areas. Great for young and old. Plenty of lifeguards Loved the lazy river, or maybe it should be called the "not so lazy" river since the waves from the wave pool made this a blast. Beware the seagulls. They took off with some of our groups food. Definitely worth the money.

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Schlitterbahn W, Public Relations Manager at Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark, responded to this review, July 14, 2014
Thanks for visiting us! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your day.

Yes, many people think that waterparks are just for kids, but our park is very different and is designed for guests of all ages, young and old. Our unique Transportainment River System is a great way to cool off and travel throughout the entire park without leaving the water. No need to walk or climb steps, and there is no line for the rivers and many of our other attractions.

We have areas for kids spread throughout the entire park. We also have all the thrill rides that you would expect at a Schlitterbahn waterpark, like the Dragon Blaster uphill water coaster, the Torrent "Tidal Wave" River, the Cliffhanger speed slides, our new totally immersive Screaming Serpents slides and more.

We hope to see you again soon!
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“WaterPark Fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2014

Had a great time at the waterpark with 3 kids, 14, 8 & 4. We purchased our discounted tickets at Kroger and enjoyed a long day at the park. Staff was nice and park was clean.

Visited March 2014
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Schlitterbahn W, Public Relations Manager at Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark, responded to this review, July 14, 2014
Thanks for visiting! We are glad you enjoyed your experience.

Yes, buying tickets in advance is always a good idea. If you buy a ticket in advance, you still need to wait in line to exchange it for an admission wristband when you arrive, but there definitely advantages to buying in advance.

Tickets purchased in advance are discounted, so you save money this way. Although you may exchange your ticket for a wristband at any admissions window, there is a separate line for guests with prepurchased tickets to save you time as well. Be sure to look for this line. It moves much faster than normal ticket windows because there are no ticket purchases being made.

We hope to see you soon!
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“Rip off”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014

I purchased a cabana for $325 for 6 people. On our way we found out that we each also have to pay for individual tickets, for two adults and one kid it was $145 plus another $145 for our friends and their daughter. It was a rip off! Had I known tickets were sold separately I wouldn't have bought the cabana in the first place and I can't even get refunded on the cabana. This is a waste of money!

Visited July 2014
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Schlitterbahn W, Public Relations Manager at Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark, responded to this review, July 14, 2014
Hello,

Thank you for visiting Schlitterbahn. We usually get rave reviews from guests who rent our cabanas, so we are sad to hear that you did not enjoy your experience.

Yes, park admission is not included with a cabana rental. We relay this message during the reservation process, and we are sorry that we were not able to make this clear to you.

We work hard to provide a great value. Parking is free, use of tubes and life jackets is free, and you can even bring your own picnics inside the park. If you decide to rent a cabana too, cabana rental also includes a reserved 12 x 12 palapa with shaded seating, a dining table with four chairs, two two chaise loungers, a bucket of bottled water (6 bottles), one locker located inside cabana (lock not provided), a hammock, and food & beverage service.

Once again, we are sorry for any misunderstanding and we hope this information is helpful to you if you decide to plan another trip, and we certainly hope you do!
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