Like the limbs of the gorgeous live oaks that drape the original park, all three Texas locations of Schlitterbahn have rolled out new features this year. Galveston's indoor waterpark gussied up her outdoors with the expansion of the cabanas, and South Padre Island's Schlitterbahn is expanding its luxury accommodations with a new seaside hotel. Closer to home, our neighboring New Braunfels launched the Falls, the longest water park ride on the planet ever, stretching over 3,600 feet in a 25-minute ride loop. The western U-turn of the Falls arcs under the balcony of the new Treehaus luxury resort. Soon, Austinites will have to decide whether to head north or south for their summer "schlittering" with the exciting news of a groundbreaking in Cedar Park, slated to be one of the largest private investments in the town’s history.
381 E. Austin St., New Braunfels, 830/625-2351
33261 State Park Road 100, South Padre Island, 956/772-7873
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