Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Waterpark Fact Sheet 2021

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Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Fact Sheet 2021

Angela Flournoy |
March 29, 2021


Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Waterpark was voted the #1 Waterpark in the World for 22 Years. Located on the banks of the spring-fed Comal River in New Braunfels, Texas, Schlitterbahn’s flagship waterpark has 51 attractions on over 70 acres.  Schlitterbahn provides a staggering variety of river rides, waterslides, and adventures from mild to wild. Schlitterbahn is a seasonal waterpark that typcially operates from late-spring to early-fall. 

Opening Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021

To learn about COVID protocols, procedures, and updates please visit - Welcoming You Back

Waterpark Locations:
Main Entrance - 400 N. Liberty Avenue, New Braunfels, Texas 78130
East Entrance - 588 S. Union Avenue, New Braunfels, Texas 78130

Park Phone: (830) 625-2351

The Resort at Schlitterbahn New Braunfels is open year-round. Guests can enjoy the family excitement and convenience of a resort and waterpark during the summer and the beauty of a Hill Country Getaway year-round. With hotel rooms, one and two bedroom suites, Riverbend Cabins, Treehaus Luxury Suites, and vacation homes, The Resort at Schlitterbahn has a wide range of accommodations for any type of vacation.

Resort Office: 305 West Austin Street, New Braunfels, Texas 78130

Phone: (830) 312-7281

Aaron Martinez, Marketing Manager, Communications
Office: (409) 996-3443

Angela Lackey Flournoy, Area Marketing Manager – New Braunfels
Office: (830) 608-8519


Welcome Back to a Fun and Safe Experience

Schlitterbahn is dedicated to providing access to as many popular rides as possible in 2021. Any single section of Schlitterbahn is as large as most regional waterparks. Every section contains a swim-up bar, children’s area, and a unique signature attraction. The operating schedule and ride availability in each section will vary throughout the season.

Blastenhoff: The most award-winning attraction in Schlitterbahn history, the Master Blaster, is located in this section. Using patented water injection technology, the Master Blaster starts at the top of a six-story tower in Blastenhoff. (Two other rides also take off from the same tower.)  Surrounding the “Blast Tower” is the Torrent Wave River – which combines an endless river with a wave pool for unlimited fun. Blastenhoff is scheduled to be open every operating day. 

Surfenburg: Named for the world’s first surfing wave invented 30 years ago, the Boogie Bahn, Surfenburg is also home to the first uphill water coaster, The Dragon’s Revenge – invented 27 years ago. Also in Surfenburg: the Kristal River which circles Kiddie Coast, a giant kids’ play area. Surfenburg is scheduled to be open most operating days. 

Tubenbach: Tubenbach features the award-winning ride The Falls, the world’s longest tubing adventure (voted number one by our fans in 2018). The Tubenbach area features several no-wait attractions and beaches allowing park guests to enjoy the rides without standing in line. Also, several of the these attractions are interconnected through an innovative Transportainment® river, which allows guests to float their way throughout the area. Tubenbach is scheduled to be open most operating days.

The Original Schlitterbahn: Home to the signature Schlitterbahn Castle, this section of the park uses spring-fed water from the Comal River. Nestled beneath a beautiful canopy of trees, this section of the park has eight tube chutes, seven kids’ play areas, a wave pool, and swim-up bars with heated pools. On the wild side: the Down Hill Racer and the Soda Straws. On the mild side: the Raging River and the Congo. Select rides in the Original section are schedule to be open for several operating days this summer.

Free Parking and Picnics: At Schlitterbahn parking is free. Schlitterbahn guests can bring a picnic from home (no glass or alcohol please) and there is plenty of seating. There is no charge for tubes, life vests, or boogie boards. 

Overall, Schlitterbahn New Braunfels has four times the rides and attractions of any waterpark within 200 miles, and twice the number of attractions of any waterpark within 500 miles. Our naturally landscaped park with hundred-year-old oak, cedar, and cypress trees creates a completely different experience from the typical “hard-scaped” waterparks. We call those hard waterparks “stairs, cement, and slides” versus Schlitterbahn’s rivers, trees, and rides.

The original lodging and waterpark combo, the Resort at Schlitterbahn is over 50 years old (older than the waterpark) and has the most varied room types of any of the three Schlitterbahn resort properties. Nestled along the banks of the Comal River, the Resort has a distinct Texas Hill Country style with vacation homes, traditional hotel rooms, upscale Tree Hauses and lofts, as well as condominium style lodging available year round.