Thursday, April 26, 2012

Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Opening World's Longest Waterpark Ride

New Braunfels, TX, USA (April 26, 2012) /PRNewswire/ -- Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Waterpark, voted the World's Best Waterpark for 14 consecutive years, celebrates the official grand opening of the largest development in almost 15 years with the addition of a new park area called Tubenbach.

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 world record-breaking 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 Aqua Veyer™ (conveyor belt lift hill) back to the beginning of the ride allowing for an endless float.

The Falls has already been recognized as the World's Best New Waterpark ride by the readers of Amusement Today (Golden Ticket Award), and the readers of About.com (Reader's Choice Award).

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 luxury suites, Treehaus cabins, 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 collection of attractions and resort accommodations are ready for their first full summer of operation," 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 be recognized as the world's largest and best Waterpark for 14 years straight."

Please visit www.schlitterbahn.com for additional attraction information.

Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Waterpark is open daily.

The 70-acre Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Waterpark is the world's largest Waterpark and features more than 100 slides and attractions along with 169 overnight accommodations. Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Waterpark has been voted the world's best Waterpark for 14 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.