Here’re 12 Helpful Tips for Visiting Schlitterbahn Waterpark. I ‘m sharing a few tips I learned while visiting the water park, in hopes to make your family’s trip a little easier than mine.
My family drove from Louisiana to Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark in Texas to have fun at the waterpark and we learned a lot of helpful tips!
Watch the Weather Report
Before going to the park check the local channels for the weather forecast.
We left the park early on the day my family visited Schlitterbahn, due to inclement weather and lighting.
The waterpark doesn’t close when it rains but does close the attractions down until lightning stops.
If you’re driving to the Schlitterbahn you’ll be happy to know they offer free parking.
So park close to the entrance in case if you need to go back to your car and grab something out of it.
And now the park offers NEW parking options besides FREE parking.
You can now choose valet parking and premium parking which can be reserved online.
Have a Designated Area/Use Identification
Sometimes young children get separated from their parents or group, have your child wear an Identification wristband or Safety Tat with your information written on them.
Show your kids what the park employees are wearing, let your children know it’s okay to ask a park employee for help if they get lost.
If visiting the waterpark with older children have a designated place and time for them to check in with you.
You could also use walkie-talkies or cell phones to communicate with your tweens/teens.
Rent a Locker
Use Life Jackets
If you’re visiting Schlitterbahn with young children that can’t swim.
I suggest them wearing a bathing suit with a flotation device or use the free life jackets that are provided by the water park.
You can find stands with Life Jackets to use throughout the park.
Make sure to apply sunscreen before arriving at the park and during your visit to the park several times to prevent getting a sunburn.
Wear Water Shoes
Please wear water shoes and put them on your children.
The water park is huge you will be doing a lot of walking, and the cement is scorching! I heard many people complaining about their feet burning.
Pack Your Lunch
Bring Extra Clothes and Towels
Bring extra towels and a change of clothes, place them inside a waterproof bag in your larger bag.
I put my family’s clothes in our locker with my car keys, valuables, and money.
Make sure to bring swim diapers for little ones that aren’t potty trained.
If you are visiting the park with young children, use the Family Restroom located inside Castle Village to change before you leave the park or to change diapers.
Make it easier on yourself by using an ice chest with wheels or use a folding wagon to carry your belongings to a designated spot. I learned this the hard way!
Protect Cameras and Phones
The one thing I regret is not having a waterproof camera or waterproof case for my phone and camera.
I left my camera and phone in my locker and went to retrieve them a few times to take pictures.
Next time I go on an outing outdoors near water with my family, I will be prepared. I missed out on many great photo opportunities.
Don’t Carry Cash
Instead of carrying cash around or having to go back and forth to your locker to get cash for purchases use Schlitterbahn’s Super Splash Cash.
Load any amount of money onto their waterproof wristband that can be used to make purchases throughout the park.
You can unload the unused balance at the end of the day. The Super Splash Cash is especially a great idea for those visiting the park with older children or if your child is going to the waterpark with a group.
Super Splash Cash can be purchased at ticket booths, locker rental locations, and gift shops.
I had fun spending the day with my son at Schlitterbahn. It was nice to see him have an excellent time while splashing around in the water.
Have you been to Schlitterbahn Galveston Texas Waterpark?
Know before you go to Schlitterbahn their reopening protocols. They’re implementing COVID-19 restrictions, and have processes and procedures throughout the parks to help reduce the spread of germs.
Do you have tips you would like to share? I hope you find my tips helpful. I recommend bringing your family to Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Galveston, Texas for an excellent time!
Learn more about ticket prices, group rates, season passes, reservations, and purchase tickets online here .
Also, if your near Schlitterbahn New Braunfels you might want to check their waterpark out too.
They offer Schlitterbahn BLAST PASS, it’s a ride reservations system that lets guests save a place in line for popular rides and book the rides directly on the BLAST PASS Wristband.
I hope these 12 Helpful Tips for Visiting Schlitterbahn Waterpark helps your family have a stress free day!
Also, make sure to check out my Beach Tips in case your family goes to the beach while visiting Galveston Island.
UPDATED JUNE 2021