Only in Texas! Schlitterbahn to Feature First Ride of Its Kind
The Schlitterbahn Tradition
Every summer for the past 30 years, my family has traveled to New Braunfels, Texas to enjoy Schlitterbahn. It's considered one of the best waterparks in the world, and it certainly has the vote of our family.
We have a routine of arriving at Surfenburg Park before the gates open and then picking a covered picnic table to be our home base for the day. We then make our way to Blastenhoff Park before taking the quick shuttle over to the original Schlitterbahn Park to end the day.
Change of Ownership
A few years ago, Cedar Fair L.L.C. purchased the Schlitterbahn Waterparks and made some changes and upgrades to their properties. One major overhaul will be completed in time for the 2024 season.
All-New Kids Area
If you have floated some of the tube rides at the original Schlitterbahn park, no doubt you have passed by an area targeted for the smaller kids. It features cut-outs and pictures of Schatze. This smiling, water-loving dog is the mascot of this part of the park.
In 2024, Schlitterbahn New Braunfels will be opening Schatze's Storybrook Park, an all-new kids' area which will include water slides, 70+ interactive water features, spray toys, splash pads and a 1,200-gallon tipping water bucket.
Schatze's upgrade will also include the Bow Wow Blaster, the world’s first water coaster for kids. Schlitterbahn has several water coasters on its properties, but this one is designed specifically for younger kids.
"Schlitterbahn has always been known as a place where families come together to have fun, make memories and stay cool during the hot summer months,” said Darren Hill, vice president and general manager of Schlitterbahn Water Parks and Resorts. “We are known as a waterpark that introduces first-of-its-kind attractions, and with the addition of the world’s first water coaster for kids and Schatze’s Storybrook Park in 2024, the tradition of families making lifelong memories in New Braunfels will continue for many years to come."
Take a look below at the picture gallery featuring renderings of Schatze's Storybrook Park, as well as some of the other rides featured at all four parks (Surfenburg, Blastenhoff, Tubenbach, and the original Schlitterbahn).