Every legit list of the best waterparks in the world should include Schlitterbahn New Braunfels, as it’s so good that it was even voted as the Best Waterpark in the World back in 2015. It’s so good that even those who aren’t exactly fans of waterparks become fans—or at least, become fans of Schlitterbahn New Braunfels.
Here are some compelling reasons why:
1 Admission for 4 Parks
You won’t have to keep paying the admission fee for the 4 different areas in this huge park. These areas are also big enough that they may as well be parks in themselves. You’ve got the Original Schlitterbahn, Blastenoff, Surfenburg, and Tubenbach, and there are lots of activities to enjoy.
In the Original Park, kids invariably love the Hillside Tube Chute. And when you get to the newer areas, your younger kids will adore the Kristal River and the Kiddie Coast. Meanwhile, the older teens will opt for the Hans Hideout.
Lots of Thrilling Fun
For those who want to have their adrenalin pumping, there’s always the ever-popular Black Knight. But you also have the Dragon’s Revenge and the Boogie Bahn Surfing Ride, plus lots of exciting tube chutes.
Relaxing Stuff for the Laidback
For those who don’t really want to get their blood pressure getting higher, there are some activities here that in comparison are downright relaxing. Your options include the Lagoon Activity Pool, the Lava Lagoon, and the Hang Ten Activity Pool. Or you can relax in the Kristal River while your younger kids have fun there.
You can also just sit back and relax on your inner tube while you’re lazing on the Torrent River or the Congo River Expedition. Try The Falls, which is the longest waterpark ride in the world. It takes from one park to another and then back around.
It’s simply pretty here. You don’t get miles and miles of ugly concrete in some urban sprawl. Instead, the park is set right on the bank of the spring-fed Comal River, and you’re able to relax in the middle of a natural landscape with lots of cypress, cedar, and century-old oak trees.
Even Very Young Kids (Including Toddlers) Can Have Fun
Don’t worry about whether your very young tots might be too young for this park. Lots of activities here are accessible to those under 48 inches. The best example is the Kiddie Coast, where your tots will be fascinated by a yellow submarine, a pirate ship, various water cannons, and even a friendly octopus who let the tots slide down its arms.
Then there’s also the pirate ship at Kinderhaven, the walk-through carwash at Schatze’s Central Park, and the Pollywog Kiddie Park.
Relax in the Shade
This is Texas, and the sun can be brutal. But there’s plenty of shade in every section of the park. Either you can go under the trees, or there are giant umbrellas offering shelter.
The Lines Aren’t Too Long
This may be because the place isn’t as popular as some other parks out there like in Florida and California. But it’s also because the park is so huge the crowds are spread around more.