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“Family Getaway”

Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark
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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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“Family Getaway”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

The indoor waterpark at Schlitterbahn was perfect. Of course you may not get the exotic water slides. For a fun family trip and something to do in the winter, it was perfect. My family stayed at the resort, Usually at resorts you don't get the free breakfast. They have many selections you can choose from here. I was quite fond of the room key. It was on a bracelet that had a magnetic waterproof strip. I will definitly come back. Yes, I have been to many indoor water parks. This is a cute small indoor water park. Yes, the pools are heated now in the winter, They just opened the resort this Summer. It had everything for the family. You can bring your own sandwiches and drinks. They also provide life jackets for the kids.

Visited December 2012
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Overland Park, KS
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42 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Inddor Park not very good at all”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

There were only 4 big kid rides, one of which was broken. It was cold in 1/2 of the place and pretty ugly. For the money I felt more than cheated. Don't waste you time and money on the indoor part.

Visited December 2012
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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Terrible Waste of Money!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

For $26 per person you get an indoor slide, a lazy river, and a pool. What a waste of money. At check-in, they treated us like we didn't matter. We purchased souvenir cups and yet were treated like criminals for asking for unlimited free refills. For an indoor water park, none of the water is heated. After two hours, the kids were shivering, bored, and all of us wanted to go do something fun. Fun just wasn't found at Schlitterbahn. Save yourself and go someplace else.

Visited November 2012
5 Thank Aaron B W
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Bait & switch”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012 via mobile

Not much to say here this review is for the indoor waterpark that isn't actually finished yet OR even has warm water but they're selling tickets anyway, the "lazy" river was more like the crazy river... it threw my husband up into the wall so hard he smacked his knee and could barely walk, and did I mention the water? Colder than the ocean... we were told the only warm water they had was the hot tub, when we got there it was something like 80 O.o thank goodness we bought the tickets from our hotel and they gave us a refund but DON'T buy tickets here until you can get some kind of real confirmation that they are fully operational

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A day well spent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

We went during Thanksgiving break, so only the indoor waterpark was open, but the price was reasonable (about $25-30 a person), the lines were short, and the kids loved it. It took us a while to figure out that you could access the beach, which added another hour to the fun (we stayed for about four hours altogether). Food was not as good as some reviews indicated but could have been worse. Chicken strips were good; burger was disappointing. The two drinks I had (pina colada and margarita) were very good and reasonably priced ($6-7 each). Water in the park was actually colder than the water in the ocean, despite reviews indicating it is too warm.

Visited November 2012
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