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“Fun day at the Schlitterbahn”

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.
Reviewed July 21, 2014

We are a family that loves the Schlitterbahn, especially the New Braunsfels original "river" section. My boys are 10, 12 & 14. We came here in 2006 and had a fun day and came back this year when we were in Padre, and we all had a great time again. Most of the tube rides flow off of the main lazy river. Our favorite thing is how the lines are actually in the water, brilliant idea! You don't mind waiting in line awhile, especially if you're cooled off and not standing in line holding your tube. It's also great that you can bring in a cooler with lunches and drinks (no alcohol or glass). Park was clean and there were plenty of tubes available (we were there on a Thursday, it was busy but not packed). Lifeguards were friendly and very attentive. The lazy river is a ride in itself, especially in the rapids section. There is also an indoor section with a few more rides, just walk through the tunnel to get to it. Only negative was that I came down really hard on my tailbone on the Tempest (was a really fun ride til that happened), but rest of my family went down it fine...I must've just landed weird, oh well. We had a fun day and will be back next time we're in Padre.

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Mike B, Manager at Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2014

Thanks for the thoughtful and thorough review of your visit....

One only question is, what took so long to come back? :o)

We always are looking for ways to utilize the latest technologies to enhance the Guest experience and provide spills and thrills that you can share with the entire family.

We are grateful for your visiting again and next time you come down, please consider staying in our new 220 room beachfront hotel, where resort Guests save at least 40% off admission!!

Thanks again for being a Schlitter-Fan!!
Mike

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Reviewed July 21, 2014

Go early and stake out a covered picnic table. Coolers are allowed, but no glass. You can leave and return during the same day and parking is free. I would not bring a child still in diapers, they are too young to fully enjoy this wonderful park. Every other age group will have a blast. Admission price was high, but a lot of the local hotels offer discounted tickets. A must do, when at padre!

Thank Karen B
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Mike B, Manager at Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2014

I appreciate your comments and thank you for visiting.

We are aware of these budget conscious times and try and do our part with our amenities that include free parking and allowing outside food & beverages (no glass or alcohol please).

A wide array of activities are available including multiple kiddie sections for our youngest fans.

Thanks again and we'll see you soon!

Mike

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Reviewed July 21, 2014

This waterpark offers both indoor and outdoor and was extremely fun. We stayed all day and enjoyed every single minute. I highly recommend.

Thank Hope A
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Mike B, Manager at Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2014

Thanks Hope!

Your concise review hits it right on the head! Fun, Fun, Fun!

See ya soon!
Mike

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Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Kids really enjoyed the park! We stayed in the hotel for 2 nights. Water Park was clean and usually plenty of tubes for everyone! Staff was friendly. Plenty to do. Rides were great, not scary for the little ones, but still enjoyable for the older ones. Beach was beautiful! Liked the variety of things to do and places to eat. Glad we decided to stay at the Park Hotel and not elsewhere.

Thank Mik0310
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Mike B, Manager at Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2014

Thanks for the post and sharing your vacation experience.

Lots to do no matter the age and being right on the beach is just an added benefit!

We look forward to your next stay and hope you stay longer!

Mike

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Reviewed July 14, 2014

First off we stayed at the resort for July 4 weekend 2014 and i love love the wrist band room key!! we were worried about the crowds at the park but we were pleasantly surprised. The mornings are very easy going and less busy, the park does get bustling with people from about 2-6pm and then it is more manageable again. I love that the rides are accessible from the "lazy river" and the waiting in lines is done in water!
Only con's i can offer is the food/drink is pricey. Although that was expected for a "theme park", the restaurants around did not offer much different pricing. But again being a tourist town I get it! Pier 19 across the street from Schlitterbahn is awesome!!!!! Last con, regards the photos. The park has photographers scattered all over the park and are available to take your pics on demand and you can go to kiosk later and look/buy them. I would have preferred the option to go online to purchase pics at my convenience, they offer 7 days to purchase but can only be done at park kiosk! If you want those pics be sure to get them before you leave!
We will definitely be going back!

Thank Kelly K
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Mike B, Manager at Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2014

Thanks for visiting the park and staying with us at the Island's newest, beachfront resort!

Appreciate all the positive comments and we are looking for ways to streamline the photo process as well (I have shared your comments with our Retail Manager).

We offer four on-site restaurants, from grab-n-go options to fine dining in addition to numerous food stands offering traditional fare.

Plus, don't forget, we allow you to even bring in your own food & beverages (no glass or alcohol please) to help you save even more money!

Thanks again,
Mike

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