Grand Opening Thursday, August 4!

The Falls - The World's Longest Waterpark Ride Roars to Life.

The most anticipated ride of the summer opens along with three additional rides including the Deluge Whirlpool River, Butterfly Bayou kids' area and the Boogie Bay heated pool with swim up refreshments.

Aug 02, 2011, 07:00 ET from Schlitterbahn

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Waterpark, voted the World's Best Waterpark for 13 consecutive years, opens the largest development in almost 15 years with the addition of a new park area called Tubenbach on Thursday, August 4 at 10am!

The new Tubenbach area features several new attractions and beaches allowing park guests to enjoy the new rides. Also, several of the Tubenbach attractions are interconnected through an innovative Transportainment™ river allowing tubers to stay in the water and float through the Schlitterbahn East area.

Attractions include:

The Falls - Get ready to challenge the world's longest waterpark ride filled with raging rapids, careening waterfalls and giant waves. Enter the 3,600 foot-long whitewater Transportainment river at a variety of locations including Blastenhoff, Surfenburg and new beach areas surrounding the River Bend heated pool situated at the far end of Schlitterbahn East. The Falls is a continuous rushing river that also features a ride up the park's first AquaVeyer(SM) (conveyor belt lift hill) back to the beginning of the ride allowing for an endless float.

Deluge Whirlpool River – Tubers twist through a swift moving canyon wild with waves. This serpentine river also connects to The Falls offering a "choose your own adventure" never-ending water ride.

Boogie Bay Heated Pool – A secluded hot spring offers the perfect setting for a beverage of your choice while relaxing in a tropical setting.

Butterfly Bayou Kids' Area – Little guests will love a new collection of pint-sized water slides including a butterfly slide and several body slides.

New guest amenities include the addition of multiple Treehaus lodging units, several beaches, new lounging locations, the Grand Lawn event area, and the Wasserstrasse riverwalk along the banks of the Comal River.

"We are excited that our new attractions are ready to open," explained Darren Hill, Schlitterbahn New Braunfels' general manager.  "Not only do we feel that this is the most thrilling new collection of attractions to open this year in Texas, but we are also honored to introduce another world record-breaking ride for our guests."

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Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Waterpark is open daily.

Discounted season passes and park tickets are available at Day passes are $44.99 for general admission and $36.99 for children, ages 3 – 11 and seniors 55 years or older. Taxes are not included in the ticket prices. Parking and tubes are FREE! Operating hours, dates and attraction availability are subject to change.

The 70-acre Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Waterpark features more than 40 family attractions and 164 overnight accommodations.  Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Waterpark has been voted the world's best waterpark for 13 consecutive years by the readers of Amusement Today industry magazine, is ranked as the most popular summertime waterpark in the United States and has been rated the number one waterpark in the world by the Travel Channel.  

Family-owned and operated, Schlitterbahn Waterparks has been a leader in family-friendly water-based entertainment since 1979.  The company operates Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark, South Padre Island, TX, Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark, Galveston Island, TX, Schlitterbahn Kansas City Waterpark, Kansas City, KS and Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Waterpark, New Braunfels, TX, all of which offer family amenities that include free parking and free inner tubes. Guests are also welcome to bring a family picnic basket, excluding alcohol and glass containers, into the parks.  For more information, contact Schlitterbahn Waterparks' corporate office in New Braunfels, Texas at 830.625.2351 or visit the parks' website at


SOURCE Schlitterbahn