Yes, we had so much fun at Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels, Texas, that we went back this weekend. Of course, the fact we had two more free tickets didn’t hurt! This time, we attended the other half of the water park. No Master Blaster but we still had a blast.
The first ride we went on was Der Bahn Speed Slide, and boy, was it fast! And fun! We followed this up with the Double Body Loop. I didn’t like this ride as much, though. There were too many spots where you get bounced around, like a marble in a pinball machine.
For a relaxing interlude to all the red diamond thrill rides, try a dip in any one of Schlitterbahn’s heated pools. After that, a trip down the Soda Straws was in order. These slides come out of the top of a giant Coca-Cola glass. Like Der Bahn, they’re super-fast!
One of the rides that I was really looking forward to was the Bahnzai Pipeline. And it didn’t disappoint. The weird thing is that the ride, despite its red diamond rating, was totally relaxing. It was kinda like sliding down a really long, really fast birth canal… on an inner tube. Weird, huh?! But I would definitely ride it again. It is my favourite ride at the park.
We also watched my sister, niece, and their friends slide headfirst down the Downhill Racers. All of them got air on the triple bumps.
Our final ride of the day was the Cliffhanger Tube Chute. This ride was really disappointing. I kept getting stuck in the eddies before you go over the drops. The end featured a giant “waterfall.” Again, disappointing. My butt scraped the bottom all the way down.
Luckily, the great rides way outshone the two disappointing ones. The husband and I had a fantastic time, and wore ourselves out riding all the great rides at the World’s Best Water Park! Oh, and I didn’t really get any photos this time. We were just having too much fun!
This season’s over but you should definitely visit Schlitterbahn next summer.