Schlitterbahn waterparks to open on June 13 with enhanced safety measures

Schlitterbahn says its waterparks in New Braunfels and Galveston will open for the 2020 season on Saturday, June 13.

Initially, officials say the parks will only be open to season pass holders and reservations will be required for all guests as the parks limit capacity to allow for a phased reopening.

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Schlitterbahn New Braunfels General Manager Darren Hill says in a news release, “As a true Texas tradition, we’re excited to welcome back our guests and associates to a healthy environment where safety is the highest priority. We’re ready to have fun again with enhanced safety measures and operational procedures implemented throughout both of our waterparks and resort properties that align with CDC guidance and are informed by our internal and industry health and safety experts.’”

New protocols in place beside the reservation system and limiting capacity include:

  • A requirement to complete a pre-visit health screening declaration 24 hours prior to admission
  • A touchless temperature screening prior to entering the facility for both guests and associates
  • Requirements for all guests, associates and vendors to wear masks as directed by the protocols
  • Social distancing markers throughout the park, including ride queue lines
  • Limited guest/associate contact
  • Enhanced cleaning procedures, including additional deep cleaning and sanitization of restrooms, dining facilities and other busy areas
  • Additional hand sanitization stations

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More information about the changes and to make reservations can be found on Schlitterbahn's website

Officials say both the Galveston and New Braunfels parks are hiring for all departments. You can get details and apply online here.



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