There is some big news that you, as part of our Schlitterbahn family, need to know.
Cedar Fair has purchased two of our five branded properties: New Braunfels (including the resort) and Galveston. South Padre and Corpus Christi waterparks will remain part of the Schlitterbahn brand family through the 2019 season.
It’s important to know that Cedar Fair values Schlitterbahn’s character and brand promise. They have committed to not only keeping Schlitterbahn awesome but helping us grow!
But let’s talk about YOU!
What about my tickets, season passes, room reservations, or cabana reservations?
No worries! There is no change in our ticket or season pass prices for the 2019 season. Your resort accommodation reservations, cabana reservations, or scheduled group outing or tickets will all be just as they are. We’ll have the same great family-friendly policies – free parking and the ability to bring in a cooler full of food and drink.
What about the events scheduled?
All waterpark events and group functions will take place as planned, and you’ll want to be part of them all. Check out our website for the schedule.
What does the future look like?
What’s ahead for the World’s Best Waterparks? We’ll have much more news and we’ll keep you in the loop. Sign up for our email list so we can keep you informed.
Who is Cedar Fair?
Cedar Fair currently owns and operates 13 amusement and water parks across the nation; 1,800+ rooms across its resort properties, 600 luxury RV sites at four parks, 900 boat slips and two marinas on Lake Erie, entertains 26 million guests and generates annually $1.3 billion in revenues. Cedar Fair has a successful track record of investing in strong, regional brands and growing market share. As its history reflects, Cedar Fair focuses its energy and resources to expand the entertainment value of its acquired parks, aiming to provide a guest experience that is second to none.
Why has the Henry family decided to take this step?
The Henry family came to this decision last year and has been in the process of identifying the right company to hand the reins of the World’s Best Waterparks. Here’s their statement:
For the past 50 years, the Schlitterbahn family has focused all its resources, talent, and energy into building Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts into an iconic Texas brand.
It is now time for the company to enter a new and brighter stage of development and growth.
We have entered into an agreement with Cedar Fair to purchase our interest in both our New Braunfels and Galveston parks and our New Braunfels resort property. Our South Padre waterpark and resort will be owned by the Henry family and in time will be re-branded. Corpus Christi will remain a Diamond Beach property.
Cedar Fair is a dynamic, brand-oriented company. Under Cedar Fair’s leadership, the Schlitterbahn brand will have an opportunity to grow and expand like the early days when the sky was the limit. While it’s a difficult decision, after several challenging years, we believe that our team, communities, guests, and fans are going to enjoy what lies ahead. We believe Cedar Fair, with their approach to embracing parks that have a unique footprint, will be a phenomenal owner, and with the talented people that are the Schlitterbahn Family, will take Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts to the next level of world-class family entertainment.
Rest assured, the future of Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts is as bright as a July day in Texas. We will always be your hottest, coolest time in Texas!