Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Galveston
Of course, Schlitterbahn Galveston has a great river ride, the Torrent River, but they also have water slides, Boogie Bahn, play areas, wave pool, zip lines and just opened in 2016, Massiv, the World’s Tallest Water Coaster!!!
Know Before You Go
Coolers are always welcome at Schlitterbahn – no glass or alcohol.
Check the Schlitterbahn website for online ticket prices, 2-day discounts (which do not need to be used on consecutive days) and Afternoon Admissions, which offers savings for coming later in the day! Click HERE for more information.
Also check the website for ride closures before visiting.
Massiv Monster Coaster!
My kids had waited all summer to ride Massiv, Schlitterbahn’s newest waterslide, and billed as the tallest waterslide in the world!
Other tall thrill rides at the park include the Screamin’ Serpents, Rohr, Cliffhanger and Faust and Furious!
Schlitterbahn also has plenty of smaller slides, and fun play areas for the yongest guest, like Shipwreck Harbor, Tiki Tikes, Treasure Island Kids Pool and Wasserfest Kids Area!
Shipwreck Harbor Wave Lagoon was the perfect place for me to escape, swim in the 5′ water in the deepest part and enjoy the endless waves!
The hardest part was convincing the kids that we needed to stop and go reapply sunscreen! I’ve started having the kids take along a rash guard to put on after a couple of hours, when they’ve had enough sun but not enough fun!
Schlitterbahn Galveston has the BEST cabanas, and these fun Riverbend Cabanas come with reserved parking for your car and even a hammock!
What makes Schlitterbahn Galveston SO unique is that part of the waterpark is located inside, so it stays open almost all year long, and the fun never quits!
I love River Rides, and Schlitterbahn’s amazing Torrent River, with huge burst of water, keeps you moving! During the summer months, it divides and go outside and around the park, but it keeps on flowing inside all year!
Before you grab a tube and take off for the river, pick up one of the FREE lifejackets for younger or weaker swimmers!
The Torrent River is fun all year long, but during the winter months, it’s extra special, when you’ll pass through a “snowstorm” of fake snow being blown by the big fans onto the river!
December in Galveston
Schlitterbahn isn’t the only place that Santa makes an appearance during December! We were driving along the Seawall last year, when we passed him walking on the beach! Susan Henry Photography captures amazing pictures of Santa, but only does them one day a year! Click HERE for more information!
Things to do in Galveston
After a fun day of playing at the waterpark, we headed down to the Galveston Island Fishing Pier, with a nice restaurant, Jimmy’s on the Pier, then we grabbed our poles! It’s a fun and safe place to take the kids fishing, and it’s just as much fun to watch what others are catching! No poles? No problem, the Pier rents poles, tackle and sells bait! Click HERE for more information.
The Lone Star Flight Museum is right across the street from Schlitterbahn! Click HERE to visit their website.
The Pyramids at Moody Gardens can keep you busy for an entire day, or days! Click HERE to read more!
Gaido’s Restaurant is a Galveston institution, and Casey’s was the casual dining spot, but Mickey Gaido’s son Nick has taken over Casey’s, changed the name to Nick’s Kitchen, and it’s a fun, updated space on the Galveston Seawall. However, what we love best is that the kids can play in the big pool while we eat! It’s BYOT, Bring Your Own Towel! Click HERE to visit their website.
My 8-year-old begs to stay at the Inn at the Waterpark, which is located, as the name implies, next to Schlitterbahn, although the two aren’t related. The rooms are average and the pool isn’t great, but he LOVES the miniature golf course, which is FREE to room guest! The kids play for hours, and you can purchase Stay ‘n’ Play deals with discount priced tickets to Schlitterbahn! Click HERE to visit their website.
Galveston Island State Park offers camping, RV sites and 2 cabins. Click HERE for more information.
Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Galveston
2109 Lockheed St.
(409) 770 – WAVE
Click HERE to visit their website
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