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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Schlitterbahn during Spring Break!

What's better than taking a vacation and not having to go too far from home? Going to Schlitterbahn during Spring Break! Save money by taking a mini vacation, enjoy the cool river rides that have gone green by recycling river water, plenty of fun for every age, and so much more! Just check out Schlitterbahn.com to see what they have to offer. They are also hosting contests, which give you a chance to win tickets of your own. There are more than one location, so find which one is nearest you. San Padre Island has a page you can check out here, https://www.facebook.com/schlitterbahnsouthpadreisland. I've gone once before to the one in New Braunfels and had a blast! We went for a day, but they have resorts allowing you to stay on overnight trips.
Why should Schlitterbahn be your choice this summer? They offer free parking, free life jackets for your precious ones, splash zones are designed to be safe for even the littlest guests, and best of all you can bring a cooler full of food!
98% of the water in the park is recaptured, filtered and reused throughout the season. At the newest resort in San Padre Island was built from wood reclaimed from the wildfires in Austin.
Its the perfect place to make memories with your loved ones this summer. especially your little ones. Its safe and fun. My favorite memories would be coasting down a ride while my husband follows behind and then, since I'm lighter, I keep zooming away while he slows up. Then I slowly float down the river to the docking area.
There are few things you should remember when planning your trip though...
  • Wear swim shoes or flip flops. But with flip flops, be prepared to need to tuck them in somewhere while racing down the fast rides or squish your toes on them to hold them on. That water could take your shoes.
  • Schlitterbahn parks are among the largest in the nation. There will be places that get hot without shade or outdoor carpeting. Wear sun tan lotion and bring extra. While you are in the sun and especially in and out of water, the sun can be brutal if you are not prepared. So you will need to keep reapplying throughout the day. Also keep your shoes with you at all times.
  • Pack a lunch with plenty of drinks! They do allow you to bring food and drinks along. Just no alcohol or glass containers for safety reasons. The park does offer things like funnel cake and turkey legs though among others.
  • My husband reminded me that you might want to wear sturdy glasses that can withstand the ride or take them off during the ride. Same can be said for hats. Having them attached to strings so they can't come off could be a great idea.
  • Bring your waterproof camera to capture the fun moments! And remember to keep your ID, money, cards in a waterproof container. We found wonderful waterproof necklace containers before that carried everything and fit around your neck nicely but with adjustable tightness that doesn't let it get too snug.
Want to know more tips on being Schlitterbahn ready? They have a checklist that can help you plan your trip.
There are also lots of fun facts that can get your kids into the fun while learning.
1) Schlitterbahn New Braunfels is our flagship park and is America’s #1 waterpark for 16 years and has won awards for the best waterpark, best waterpark ride, and best new ride.
2) Schlitterbahn has been the birthplace of nearly every waterpark ride innovation including the world’s first uphill water coaster and the inland surfing ride, the Boogie Bahn.
3) Every park has a claim to fame:
·New Braunfels: World’s longest tube ride; America’s Favorite Waterpark
·South Padre: World’s first Transportainment system where interconnected rivers are queue lines for rides.
·Galveston: World’s favorite indoor park
·Kansas City: Midwest’s longest tubing adventure

So prepare for your fun adventure and let me know what you think about Schlitterbahn! What is your favorite ride?

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