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The Best Day to Go to Schlitterbahn Galveston | Explained

Schlitterbahn Galveston is one of the most popular water parks in the state.

In this page, we'll explain the best time to visit Schlitterbahn Galveston, the best time of the day to visit, the best season to visit & even the worst season to visit along with reasons why.

Best Day to Visit Schlitterbahn Galveston

The best days to visit Schlitterbahn Galveston are Tuesday through Thursday. Weekdays are typically much less crowded and visitors from all over the world plan their trips around the weekend.

best day to visit schlitterbahn galveston

Most guests plan their entire trip to the park around the weekend.

Normally on the weekends, kids are out of school, and parents are off of work.

This creates the perfect recipe for a packed park on the weekends.

By going during the weekday, there's a high chance that you'll deal with minimal crowds, less waits, and you'll be able to experience much more in a shorter period of time.

Additionally, out of state visitors usually arrive on Thursdays, stay for the weekend, and then hang our for a bit before eventually leaving on a Monday.

By visiting on a weekday (specifically those days), you won't necessarily have to follow the strict itinerary that you created beforehand, and can a more laid-back experience.


The best time of the day to visit the park is definitely as soon as the park opens. 

Schlitterbahn Galveston typically opens around 11 am, which means that you'll want to arrive 30 minutes.

family at schlitterbahn water park

This will heighten your chances of being one of the first people at the park, and you'll be able to head directly to your must-do ride with no waits.

By getting to the park when it opens, you'll also enjoy several hours of lighter crowds before the rest of the park begins filling up as the afternoon rolls around.

By the time that the park fills up, you'll have had several hours under your belt, and hopefully have done the most popular experiences as well.


The worst time to visit is on the weekends in the middle of the summer season (June-July).

Although the park hours typically extend to 2 hours (from 6 pm to 8 pm) to accommodate the larger crowds, it is the absolute busiest season for the water park.

If you're visiting during the summer season, you'll want to visit during the week for lighter crowds.

Waiting in lines is no way to spend your time at a water park.

You'll want to consider purchasing a Schlitterbahn Fast Lane pass.

schlitterbahn galveston fast lane pass

This pass is an additional cost, however it allows you to skip the line to the most popular rides.