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“Best Water PArk Around.”

Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed May 28, 2013

We have been here before. This was the main thing we had planned to do. This park makes it very easy for those of us who can not climb lots of stairs to go on different ride. All you have to do is stay in your tube and float to each ride. We love the idea of not climbing stairs and having to stand in line for ever for a 5 minute ride. and wet the whole time

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Mike B, Manager at Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2013

Thank you for your review and taking the time to post! So glad you enjoyed your trip and hope you had a chance to experience all the new attractions the year-round, heated, indoor section, located at our beachfront resort hotel as well as the outdoor park.

Our transportainment system (part transportation, part sport and part entertainment) won us many awards with its ability to take you around the park and onto several different rides (including three uphill water coasters) without ever having to get out of your tube. Makes a visit to the Island and the waterpark much more relaxing than having to lug a tube up and down stairs all day!

We hope you get a chance to come visit again soon and with the new additions make it an "anytime of the year" getaway for your family

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Reviewed April 17, 2013

We went twice and both times, we had to send food items back to the kitchen to get them reheated. One night, it was a huge shrimp pizza with lots of garlic. It came lukewarm but after a short trip back to the kitchen, it came back piping hot. The second time, we had the shrimp trio basket with three tasty sauces, and a NY strip steak accompanied by lukewarm veggies. The latter went straight back to the kitchen to be reworked. We also had their plentiful salad bar, as well as excellent margaritas, daquiris and pina coladas. As a bonus, there was a singer both evenings, as well as dancing. The restaurant was full both nights, mostly snowbirds. We would definitely go back next time we are in the area.

3  Thank sycha
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

Went to park today (March 28th), very disappointed with the indoor water temperature, it was unbearably cold. Luckily they had a heated swim up bar which our family stayed in the entire time. Don't think I would pay to go in March again.

Service at the swim up bar was pretty good. I rated a 3 only because the entire property was built from wood taken from the Bastrop Texas fire. Thought that was pretty cool.

2  Thank mchez
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Mike B, Manager at Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2013

Thanks for visiting the new indoor waterpark and we look forward to seeing you this summer when both the award-winning outdoor park and "convertible roof" indoor park are both open! Sorry, that you wish the water was warmer, but with temperatures indoors at 80+ degrees and the indoor waterpark at a similar temperature, we find that is the most comfortable for the overwhelming majority of our visitors. The swim-up area is kept is the low-mid 90's that you felt was most comforatble. We entertained several thousand people over the Easter weekend and were thoroughly pleased with the postive feedback on keeping the perfect temperature inside.

Thanks also for pointing out the environmental and historic ambience the Loblolly Pines, utilized throughout the property, bring to the resort. They create a rustic, relaxing aura and we are very lucky to be able to use them in everything from siding to posts to furniture!

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Reviewed March 25, 2013

We arrived to SPI Saturday night and were met with windy/rainy weather with temps in the 60s. Unfortunately there's not much to do here that's not outside so we decided to check out the water park. My daughter is almost 6 and we had a great time! Big tube rides were fun (although the line was a little long) and food was decent. Kids pool was fun enough to keep her busy for hours. The only downfall is that it's not open during the week this time of year. We didn't stay at their hotel soI can't speak to that. Definitely recommend for a day of water fun. Especially when it's cold out.

4  Thank leeco755
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Mike B, Manager at Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2013

So glad you enjoyed the new indoor waterpark and hopefully you are able to also enjoy the new beachfront hotel on your next visit! We purposely keep the water and air temperatures in the 80's to ensure our Guests' comfort even on those less than "Chamber of Commerce" days on normally beautiful South Padre Island. Glad we provided you a fun time and come see us when the outdoor park is also open during the April - September time frame!

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Reviewed March 22, 2013

By reading the last review im hoping i could return the tickets... im supposed to go tomorrow, that water better not be cold!!!! .... i could of save the money, i wish i read the reviews before buying the tikets......... :(

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Mike B, Manager at Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2013

I hope you enjoyed the warm 80+ degree water during your stay with an air temperature that is also kept in the low 80's!!

Family-friendly, safe and fun are what Schlitterbahn Beach Resort is about and during Spring Break we enforce those same rules to make sure we are able to accommodate and exceed the expectations of our Guests.

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