Friday, May 29, 2020

New Braunfels and Galveston Schlitterbahn Parks Announce Reopening Plans

Posted By on Fri, May 29, 2020 at 11:14 AM

  • Instagram / schlitterbahnwaterparks
Water park operator Schlitterbahn will reopen its New Braunfels and Galveston waterparks in mid-June, following state-mandated "enhanced safety measures and operational changes,” according to the company.

Officials haven't released the exact date, however.

The parks closed temporarily in March, as state officials deemed the spread of COVID-19 a public health emergency and banned gatherings larger than 500 people.

However, Gov. Greg Abbott this week announced a new phase of his plan to reopen Texas' economy, permitting water parks — along with recreational sport programs for adults and food-court dining areas — to operate at 25% capacity.

Last summer, Schlitterbahn's Texas-based owners sold the New Braunfels and Galveston properties to Ohio-based Cedar Fair Entertainment Co. for $261 million. The new ownership said it's taken advantage of the parks' recent closure by making internal updates.

The upgrades include revamping food and beverage locations, renovating the front entrance for safer and more streamlined entry and adding new furniture and shaded areas.

So many restaurants, so little time. Find out the latest San Antonio dining news with our Flavor Friday Newsletter.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

San Antonio Current works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of San Antonio and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep San Antonio's true free press free.

Read the Digital Print Issue

Jul 1, 2020

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


© 2020 San Antonio Current

Website powered by Foundation