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Schlitterbahn Waterparks in New Braunfels and Galveston are giving special thanks to military members, police officers, firefighters, EMTs and EMT paramedics this Memorial Day Weekend with free admission into either park! Simply show a valid form of identification at any ticket booth to take advantage of this offer; spouses and dependent children also qualify.
Schlitterbahn began when the Henry family purchased Landa Resort in Central Texas in 1966. Noticing their guests’ overwhelming affinity for waterslides, in 1979 the couple opened Schlitterbahn (derived from German words for slippery and road). Over its first few years it featured many rides, pools and tube chutes built out of spring-fed Comal River waterways.
Schlitterbahn Park has seen substantial expansion over its 23 year existence, expanding to cover over 70 acres with 50 attractions. Schlitterbahn is known for being kid-friendly with world-class rides, slides and pools set against the beautiful backdrop of New Braunfels.
Verruckt, once known as the world’s highest slide, stands out as a stand-out attraction at Verruckt Park. Engineers and architects collaborated with trial-and-error to build it safely; eventually creating an initial drop with safety system for maximum speed and safety.