Just so you know, I participated in Schlitterbahn’s Mom’s Ice Chest Challenge to facilitate this post. We planned a picnic and packed a #BahnCooler, and had an awesome day. As always, all opinions and ideas are entirely my own.
We went to Schlitterbahn Galveston this past weekend and Bubby officially dubbed it the best day EVER! He wasn’t far off the mark. Other than the marriage to my husband, and the birth of my children, it totally ranked up there for me too! Schlitterbahn truly has something for everyone, no matter your age, and this is the perfect family day of fun.
The minute we walked in, I knew we’d have fun! There was so much to see and do. But I was apprehensive. My babies had never done anything like this before. Would they be scared to slide down all of these big slides? Schlitterbahn is the ONLY water park I’ve ever been to in my life that allows the little ones (under 42″ tall, since Bubby is only 41.5″ tall) to ride almost all of the rides as long as a parent accompanies them. How cool is that? My little buddy was a CHAMP. He rode everything he could and asked for more! From slides, to the lazy river, to Treasure Island.
But let’s talk about this lazy river, shall we? There is absolutely nothing lazy about it! We’ve been to water parks over the years where you just troll around a lazy river and relax. There are places where you can do this here, but if you want to step it up a notch, Schlitterbahn has you covered with The Torrent River, that offers some serious waves y’all, and The White Wave River, which is seriously like white water rafting, in a water park. AWESOME. This is like no lazy river we’ve ever seen before and we spent hours there!
Plus, this water park stands out above the rest. They don’t only allow you to bring your own coolers, they encourage it. Do you know how much money you can save by bringing your own cooler full of food and drink to a water park? A crap ton! That’s how much. We came loaded with sandwich fixins and drinks for everyone. Enough to last us through lunch, and dinner. The park is open from 10:00 am until 8:00 pm, so you’ll want to pack a bunch.
Because nothing beats a family picnic. I dare you to say something does!
Luckily, there are picnic areas that are clean, and you can safely leave your stuff right there, all day long. They have lockers to store your valuables of course, but no one messes with your coolers while you’re off playing because employees “patrol” the area all day. Just leave your stuff and go, and come back to grab a snack as you need it. Super awesome! There are about 7 picnic areas by my count, but don’t hold me to that.
Although the babies rode all of the water slides they could (Bug could ride all of them and she did), one of their favorite places to chill was the Treasure Island Kids’ Pool.
This was a place to relax, have a little fun, and just enjoy a little family time during our busy day.
They had a blast and I think I had more fun watching them than they actually did playing. That frog slide was the bomb!
Only one thing could make our next family outing at Schlitterbahn Galveston better. A cabana. They have the most amazing cabanas for rent for the day. Some are 2-story, some just one. But either way, this takes picnicking at the water park to a new level and this is what I want to do next time! Awesome, right?
So, if you live in Galveston, or if you’re ever in the Galveston area, OBVIOUSLY, I recommend that you visit Schlitterbahn for a family day (or entire weekend) of fun. Well worth the cost, and hey…parking is free. Bring your own #BahnCooler, they encourage it. Then you don’t have to worry about food or drink while you’re there. It’ll be waiting for you at your picnic table or cabana. Best.day.EVER! Just ask Bubby.
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