This is the nation's best waterpark, plain and simply. According to the Golden Ticket awards and the Travel Channel, this is the number one waterpark to visit on a hot day. We spent a day and a half at the park.
-Excellent customer service
-Best selection of relaxing rides and thrilling rides
-Great capacity on most rides
-Best lazy river ever (Torrent River)
-Great exercise to walk the park
-Too much junk food
-Too many crowds
HILLSIDE TUBE CHUTE: My favorite slide in the park. Great drops, fun interaction with people in line, terrific first half, and great lifeguards to make the fun even better. 10/10
WHITE WATER TUBE CHUTE: A very thrilling and very fun tub chute with many great drops, but given the constant long line, it is far too short. Still, it is one of the three best tube chutes in the park. 7/10
CLIFFHANGER TUBE CHUTE: A few fun drops, but too often do you get stuck in whirlpool pockets that always hinder my fun on the ride. Nice finale, however. 6/10
RAGING RIVER TUBE CHUTE: One of the best in the park. If you don't force your way through the chute, this ride easily comes out to be 30-45 minutes long, which equates to the average wait for this ride. Great fun, and fun finish in the Comal River. Can get overly-crowded on some days. 8/10
SODE STRAWS BODY SLIDES: Fun, quick twister speed slide (does that make sense?), but it hurts my back too much for many re-rides. If there is NO wait, it is worth a ride. 5/10
DOUBLE LOOP BODY SLIDES: There is always a nice line for this, but if you can generate the speed while going down it, it is very much worth it. I nearly flipped over onto my stomach multiple times on this sucker. That's a good slide in my book. 8/10
TORRENT RIVER: Basically, this is a lazy river if it mated with a wave pool. I love this part of the newer Schlitterbachn areas. If you need to waste an hour or two at the park without having to get in any lines, this is a pitch perfect solution. 9/10
MASTER BLASTER: The "best waterpark ride in the nation" according to Golden Ticket. I very much like this ride, and I almost love it, but given the 2.5-3 hour line every time I go to the park, I don't find it worth it multiple times. Still, if this is your first time at the park or have never been on it, get in line and ride it. 8/10
WOLFPACK: One of the better family raft rides. Line isn't too bad, and the ride itself is almost on par with the one at Blizzard Beach. Not too thrilling, but fun. 7/10
BLACK KNIGHT: I like this one because of some nice turns after select drops, but the ride could use some more pressure from the water jets. I prefer the one at Hurricane Harbor in Arlington, TX, but this is still a nice ride. 7/10
DRAGON BLASTER: A smaller version of Master Blaster, but with a better location and a great final drop. Thrills are lacking, yet the queue line in the middle of the ride and falling water is the best line in the park. 7/10
FAMILY BLASTER: My favorite family raft ride is the shortest I've been on, but after three nice drops and a hard turn, the water jets blast you up and get you soaked. 8/10
SKYCOASTER: Costs an arm and a leg, but the thrill are great and the view is even better. 9/10
DOWNHILL RACER: 4 person racer on alpine sleds, similar to ones found out many Hurricane Harbors and Blizzard Beach. However, this one encourages airtime, and that makes it one of my favorite water rides. 9/10
The park is a blast to go to, and to get everything done, it requires just over a day at the park. I love this place.
9.5/10 (Park Rating)
Most of the rides aren't perfect, but it is made up for with the scenary, friendly employees, free parking, and the best selection of water rides at any waterpark I've ever been to.
1) What does it matter if there is too much junk food. They're not forcing you to buy it.
2) Every amusement park has overpriced food
3) That's a good thing, not a bad thing. And it has always been that way.
I know that Schlitterbahn has always been crowded, and you can't blame them. For being mid summer in Texas, where tempatures can reach over a 100 degrees, a waterpark is always the best choice for a family.
I ussualy spend most of the day in the lazy river/wavepool or spend alot of time at the older parks, where the lines are ussualy less.
2. So every amusement park has that as a con.
3. Crowds suck for the customer, but are great for the business, I understand.
Of course, in Texas, most people don't expect reasonably priced food in parks because of the traditional dominance of Six Flags, the standard bearer when it comes to keeping food prices high in parks.
New Braunfels is in dire need of a good Marriott Courtyard.
Jeffrey R Smith said:Where do you stay when you go? I cannot wait to make a trip back to Schlitterbahn. I love that place (and I don really care about water parks)! I think Master Blaster is a bit over-rated...but that older section with all the tube rides is heaven.
*stands and applauds*
Personally, I liked Dragon Blaster quite a bit, nice MIX of slow and fast sections....and the tube rides? Totally, completely, OFF the hook. Place was quite busy when we were there, and the ONLY waits we had were for the Blaster rides...
Comal Express is awful. The first minute of the ride is decent, but after the first main drop, there is nothing but slow straight paths full of algae.
Is Schlitterbahn open all winter?
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