Kansas City, Kansas – Schlitterbahn is working diligently towards completion of adjustments and commissioning of Verrückt by May 23rd, however we are postponing the grand opening events tentatively to June 5.
Schlitterbahn will honor all contest winners on June 5th. We will keep everyone posted on opening events.
Friday, April 25th, Schlitterbahn will reveal the height of Verrückt, the world’s tallest waterslide. Up to now the exact height has been a closely guarded secret, but at a special ceremony with the Governor of Kansas, Sam Brownback, the Mayor of Kansas City, Kansas, Mark Holland, and a judge from Guinness World Records, the height will be revealed.
Founding members of the Henry family (who own and operate Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts in four cities) will be on hand, along with staff, community leaders, and Schlitterbahn fans.
The waterslide went viral after a photo was leaked and videos were released. Since then people from around the world have commented, speculated, and placed the ride either on their bucket list – or on their “no way” list.
Summer Must Be Here! Schlitterbahn is Open!
Schlitterbahn New Braunfels opens for Easter weekend on Good Friday, April 18th. It’s an earlier opening that usual for the waterpark. Guests will be able to enjoy the Blastenhoff area of the park for a reduced rate of $31.99 for adults and $24.99 for children. Thanks to the early opening, Summer Season pass holders can enjoy an extra weekend of fun.
“Easter is a great time for families to spend time together,” said Darren Hill, Schlitterbahn’s General Manager. “Our spring break crowds showed us that there is a lot of interest in visiting early when the weather cooperates.” Long range forecasts look good for Easter weekend and the weather continues to heat up in the coming weeks. Schlitterbahn’s entire park will be open the following weekend, April 26th, and will be open every weekend until daily operation begins May 15th.
Schlitterbahn Waterpark on South Padre Island will open for Easter weekend starting on Good Friday, April 18th. It’s the kick off to a summer of fun and great memories at the nation’s premier beach waterpark.
“It’s been a harsh Winter and blustry spring, but with the temperatures hitting over 80, it’s time to hit the water,” said Jimmy Hawkinson, Schlitterbahn’s General Manager. “We’re looking forward to a great season.” Long range forecasts look good for Easter weekend and the weather continues to heat up in the coming weeks. Schlitterbahn’s entire park will be open every weekend until daily operation begins May 16th.
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