We arrived at Schlitterbahn Galveston about 15 minutes prior to park opening and the ticket booths were already open to purchase tickets. When the gates opened, everyone held up their wrists while going into the park. If you want an area in the shade, I would head there first. We got a picnic table in the shade and put all our stuff on it.
Schlitterbahn allows guests to bring in food and beverages (no glass or alcohol). This helps families save money, satisfy picky eaters and/or eat healthy. I had frozen bottled water and in the shade the bottles stayed icy cold for the whole time we were there, about five hours.
Schlitterbahn Galveston offers free parking, free life vests, and free use of their inner tubes. The park also had numerous lifeguards; everywhere I looked was a lifeguard keeping an eye on the guests.
While there were a lot of people at Schlitterbahn Galveston it did not feel crowded especially since there was so many thing to do spread out throughout the park.
My daughter enjoyed a particular frog slide in the Tiki Tikes Area. I think she went down it two hundred times!
We rode the water slides early in the morning while the wait was minimal, as the day wore on the lines did grow but they moved quickly.
We rode the Kristal River all the way around the park. My husband and I really like the rapids/waves area; our daughter however did not. There were definite waves but nothing that would capsize the raft.
We also enjoyed hanging out in Kristal Beach. A great place to stay cool and lounge.
Schlitterbahn Galveston is a large waterpark with lots to do for every age group and adventure level. We enjoyed our day at Schlitterbahn Galveston and hope to visit again soon.