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Stinger
06-16-2009, 11:39 AM
Any news on when the projected opening date will be? Website says summer but no projected date. Kids, Wife and I will be in KC several times this summer and are looking forward to going there a couple of times.

Bowser
06-16-2009, 11:41 AM
Just plan on going to Oceans of Fun. I don't think they've even got a single structure built out there yet. If it's ready for 2010, it may be considered a minor miracle.

seclark
06-16-2009, 11:42 AM
Just plan on going to Oceans of Fun. I don't think they've even got a single structure built out there yet. If it's ready for 2010, it may be considered a minor miracle.

yep...we drove by it the other day and saw they were not far along at all.
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BigRedChief
06-16-2009, 11:43 AM
Website says its all open summer 2009
http://www.schlitterbahn.com/KC/attractions/default.htm

Must have run into issues with credit drying up?

Bowser
06-16-2009, 11:44 AM
Website says its all open summer 2009
http://www.schlitterbahn.com/KC/attractions/default.htm

Must have run into issues with credit drying up?

Heh. That webmaster needs to update that site.

dirk digler
06-16-2009, 11:45 AM
July 1 according to their website. They have all the slides up.

Here is the blog

http://schlitterblogkc.blogspot.com/

Katipan
06-16-2009, 11:46 AM
Maybe it's like carnivals and it'll all go up overnight.

Katipan
06-16-2009, 11:47 AM
July 1 according to their website. They have all the slides up.

Here is the blog

http://schlitterblogkc.blogspot.com/

Sweet! Free Wi-Fi!

Just kidding. Looks awesome.

dirk digler
06-16-2009, 11:47 AM
Ok the other day they had their operating schedule up and it said July 1 but it is down now.

dirk digler
06-16-2009, 11:50 AM
Still planning on opening but all the rain has slowed things down a bit

http://www.kansascity.com/115/story/1249781.html

Bowser
06-16-2009, 11:53 AM
I was out there not a month ago, and they literally had no structures standing. None.

I guess it's possible, though. When I was in Okinawa, they built an Oak Park Mall sized mall in two weeks.

jiveturkey
06-16-2009, 11:55 AM
I did some video work for them and the park should be open in the next couple of weeks.

All of the structures that they're going to open with have been built. They just have to get the rest of the concrete for walkways and river systems poured. They have also started moving trees into the park.

http://schlitterblogkc.blogspot.com/2009/06/trees-water-coaster-and-more.html

An additional slide complex will probably open a month or so after the park opens. Construction on phase two will continue after the parks as well.

Bowser
06-16-2009, 11:58 AM
I did some video work for them and the park should be open in the next couple of weeks.

All of the structures that they're going to open with have been built. They just have to get the rest of the concrete for walkways and river systems poured. They have also started moving trees into the park.

http://schlitterblogkc.blogspot.com/2009/06/trees-water-coaster-and-more.html

An additional slide complex will probably open a month or so after the park opens. Construction on phase two will continue after the parks as well.

I'll be damned. Someone must have looked at a calender and thought "oh shit. We have to get going on this!"

Jilly
06-16-2009, 12:00 PM
I cannot wait til my child is old enough and I have excuses to visit waterparks and amusement parks daily.

seclark
06-16-2009, 12:01 PM
I cannot wait til my child is old enough and I have excuses to visit waterparks and amusement parks daily.

daily?
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Deberg_1990
06-16-2009, 12:02 PM
When this thing is finally done it should be pretty sweet.

I live down here close to the original Schitterbahn in Texas and its outstanding. Its huge with great rides.

Very well run and clean. Nice management.

Jilly
06-16-2009, 12:03 PM
Its huge with great rides.


That's what she said.

Raised On Riots
06-16-2009, 12:03 PM
Schlitterbahn?! ROFL

Who was responsible for naming this Kansas Catastrafuck?! ROFL

jiveturkey
06-16-2009, 12:04 PM
I'll be damned. Someone must have looked at a calender and thought "oh shit. We have to get going on this!"They've been working with a pretty large crew since September of last year.

It really is a massive project and with a water park most of it is underground. The slide complexes go up in a couple of days.

Bowser
06-16-2009, 12:04 PM
Schlitterbahn?! ROFL

Who was responsible for naming this Kansas Catastrafuck?! ROFL

Heh, it's an expansion of a kick ass water park down in Texas. The name just begs for ridicule, but aparently the park is pure awesome.

jiveturkey
06-16-2009, 12:05 PM
Some cool shit about all of the Schlitterbahn's is free parking, free tubes and you can bring your own food and picnic your ass off.

seclark
06-16-2009, 12:07 PM
Schlitterbahn?! ROFL

Who was responsible for naming this Kansas Catastra****?! ROFL


look it up.
Schlitterbahn is a German word meaning "slippery road".
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Ari Chi3fs
06-16-2009, 12:07 PM
I just took a giant Schlitterbahn and splashed some water on my junkenhiemer.

Raised On Riots
06-16-2009, 12:08 PM
I just took a giant Schlitterbahn and splashed some water on my junkenhiemer.

ROFL Exactly.

Katipan
06-16-2009, 12:09 PM
I cannot wait til my child is old enough and I have excuses to visit waterparks and amusement parks daily.

If she goes now, she's free :p

Bowser
06-16-2009, 12:09 PM
Some cool shit about all of the Schlitterbahn's is free parking, free tubes and you can bring your own food and picnic your ass off.

What a novel concept! I'm going to miss paying 25 bucks for a burger, fries and drink at one of the "of Fun" parks.

BigRedChief
06-16-2009, 12:11 PM
Schlitterbahn?! ROFL

Who was responsible for naming this Kansas Catastra****?! ROFL
It's the best waterpark ever. Founded by a German family in San Antonio.

Raised On Riots
06-16-2009, 12:13 PM
What a novel concept! I'm going to miss paying 25 bucks for a burger, fries and drink at one of the "of Fun" parks.

I'm surprised anyone still goes there. I lived north of the river for three years in high school, and I think my friends and I went a grand total of twice.

Raised On Riots
06-16-2009, 12:14 PM
It's the best waterpark ever. Founded by a German family in San Antonio.

Does one experience "Farfegnugen" on the drive over? LMAO

Stinger
06-16-2009, 12:15 PM
Thanks to all ... My family is looking forward to stimulate the KC economy in this endeavor.

Old Dog
06-16-2009, 12:26 PM
It's the best waterpark ever. Founded by a German family in San Antonio.

Nw Braunfels is about 30 miles north of San Antonio, but pretty close.

Deberg_1990
06-16-2009, 12:27 PM
What a novel concept! I'm going to miss paying 25 bucks for a burger, fries and drink at one of the "of Fun" parks.

Got news for ya,

Thats pretty much standard price for food at any theme park.

BigRedChief
06-16-2009, 12:31 PM
Nw Braunfels is about 30 miles north of San Antonio, but pretty close.
jjeeezz how many people know of a town called New Braunfels? How would you like me to phrase it for you? just outside of San Antanio?

Katipan
06-16-2009, 12:36 PM
jjeeezz how many people know of a town called New Braunfels? How would you like me to phrase it for you? just outside of San Antanio?

How many people have really heard of San Antanio?

BigRedChief
06-16-2009, 12:39 PM
How many people have really heard of San Antanio? :cuss:

dirk digler
06-16-2009, 12:40 PM
It's the best waterpark ever. Founded by a German family in San Antonio.

Yep. We went to the one in New Braunfels last summer and absolutely loved it. It was the older park though and they didn't have the river transportsystem there.

The cool thing with that park was alot of the rides you actually end up in the natural river that goes through it

BigRedChief
06-16-2009, 12:42 PM
Yep. We went to the one in New Braunfels last summer and absolutely loved it. It was the older park though and they didn't have the river transportsystem there.

The cool thing with that park was alot of the rides you actually end up in the natural river that goes through it
We were there is 2002 or so and they had a mile long lazy river that was natural spring fed and put you in the actual natural spring next to the park at the end and you floated that spring for a little while. Used the old big black innertube looking floats too.

epitome1170
06-16-2009, 02:20 PM
Sounds like the question was already answered, but...

in addition to the water park, there will be hotels and shopping areas as well. All of that construction is far off though, since I have not seen any of the design items on my desk I would say that could be a couple of years away, if that is still part of the main design emphasis.

Hydrae
06-16-2009, 02:29 PM
I will echo that the original one down here in Texas is great. If you ever watch the "Best of" shows on the Travel Channel you would know that Schlitterbahn has been the best water park in the country for several years now. I can only imagine that a new one would kick ass as much or more.

Valiant
06-16-2009, 02:41 PM
I did some video work for them and the park should be open in the next couple of weeks.

All of the structures that they're going to open with have been built. They just have to get the rest of the concrete for walkways and river systems poured. They have also started moving trees into the park.

http://schlitterblogkc.blogspot.com/2009/06/trees-water-coaster-and-more.html

An additional slide complex will probably open a month or so after the park opens. Construction on phase two will continue after the parks as well.

What bothers me is, why in the hell are they making it so small?? It won't be much bigger then Oceans of Fun..

Valiant
06-16-2009, 02:43 PM
Some cool shit about all of the Schlitterbahn's is free parking, free tubes and you can bring your own food and picnic your ass off.

That is awesome then if that goes thru...

Just is weird that it is not going to be bigger then it is..

dirk digler
06-16-2009, 02:44 PM
What bothers me is, why in the hell are they making it so small?? It won't be much bigger then Oceans of Fun..

Actually it is going to be huge when it is all completed. They are going to have a riverwalk and dining and shopping areas along with lodging.

epitome1170
06-16-2009, 02:49 PM
Actually it is going to be huge when it is all completed. They are going to have a riverwalk and dining and shopping areas along with lodging.

See #38. :)

Valiant
06-16-2009, 02:50 PM
Actually it is going to be huge when it is all completed. They are going to have a riverwalk and dining and shopping areas along with lodging.

From what I have read on the final sections of the waterpark it will be barely an acre bigger then Oceans of Fun.. Right now Oceans is 60 some acres and Schlit is going to be 40 of just water park..

IMO they should have went all out in size and just put Oceans under water..

Demonpenz
06-16-2009, 02:53 PM
From what I have read on the final sections of the waterpark it will be barely an acre bigger then Oceans of Fun.. Right now Oceans is 60 some acres and Schlit is going to be 40 of just water park..

IMO they should have went all out in size and just put Oceans under water..

1 sweet pun
2 i dunno if families want to drive thier asses all the way out there

Valiant
06-16-2009, 02:55 PM
1 sweet pun
2 i dunno if families want to drive thier asses all the way out there

Well if they really are going to allow families to bring food, and then give out free vests and tubes it will be worth it to the families.. That is easily a 120+ dollars in savings for a small family..

dirk digler
06-16-2009, 02:55 PM
From what I have read on the final sections of the waterpark it will be barely an acre bigger then Oceans of Fun.. Right now Oceans is 60 some acres and Schlit is going to be 40 of just water park..

IMO they should have went all out in size and just put Oceans under water..

The whole size will be 370 acres and they will have an indoor water park open all year round

Future phases, which will open through 2011, will include an indoor water park component, a hotel resort, and a shopping/dining/entertainment complex.

In future phases, the resort will also offer 1100 hotel rooms (including waterfront cabins and elevated "Treehaus" units), a Riverwalk shopping, dining, and entertainment district, and a Sky Venture simulated sky diving attraction. Among the retail stores will be Scheels, a collection of shops featuring biking, boating, fishing, and other sports. The shops will also offer virtual sports simulators, a Ferris wheel, a huge aquarium, and other diversions.

The heart of the 370-acre resort will be a sprawling 40-acre water park. The impressive size will allow the innovative company to stock the park with all kinds of water rides and attractions. Like two of its Texas parks, guests will be able to float among attractions in tubes instead of waiting in lines. Schlitterbahn says that its water tube Transpotainment system will also connect riders to the resort's hotels, restaurants, stores, and other venues.

Bucking industry trends, Schlitterbahn will be offering many complimentary services, including free parking, free water tubes, and free life jackets. Also, the park will allow thrifty guests to bring their own food.

dirk digler
06-16-2009, 02:56 PM
See #38. :)

Sorry I missed that. Do you have a hand in designing it or looking at the designs?

epitome1170
06-16-2009, 03:03 PM
Sorry I missed that. Do you have a hand in designing it or looking at the designs?

We are doing the structural engineering for the retail shops (minus Scheel's... they typically have their own engineers for large "box" stores).

However, I will say that if they can keep Scheel's on board and it is any thing like the one they just built in Reno (we are just finishing up a Legends out there) that the store is massive and very impressive.

Anyway, I think they bid out a lot of the out parcels seperately, so I am not sure if everything has been awarded or not. And with the economy in the toilet I am not sure if all firms will have the man power to keep up with a big deadline so they may have to redistribute the work (my hope) and then hopefully we can get the hotels/lodging as well.

dirk digler
06-16-2009, 03:13 PM
We are doing the structural engineering for the retail shops (minus Scheel's... they typically have their own engineers for large "box" stores).

However, I will say that if they can keep Scheel's on board and it is any thing like the one they just built in Reno (we are just finishing up a Legends out there) that the store is massive and very impressive.

Anyway, I think they bid out a lot of the out parcels seperately, so I am not sure if everything has been awarded or not. And with the economy in the toilet I am not sure if all firms will have the man power to keep up with a big deadline so they may have to redistribute the work (my hope) and then hopefully we can get the hotels/lodging as well.

So when are they going to start building the stores and lodging? I have never been to a Scheel's before so I am kind of looking forward to seeing that.

epitome1170
06-16-2009, 03:16 PM
So when are they going to start building the stores and lodging? I have never been to a Scheel's before so I am kind of looking forward to seeing that.

Well, as I said I think the whole thing is kind of on hold. The architects may be working on it, but it is no where on our radar so it could be 6 months out before we start to design. Another 6 months of construction documents and then a year to build. (All just rough estimating).

However, with that said and knowing how this gets thrown together. Developers are never as thorough and planned out as you would think so they could just as easily start going in a month or two and only give 2 months to design.

epitome1170
06-16-2009, 03:18 PM
So when are they going to start building the stores and lodging? I have never been to a Scheel's before so I am kind of looking forward to seeing that.

Oh, and from my knowledge, Scheel's is a lot like a Cabela's or Bass Pro... I only went in it before all of the tenant finishes were started so I have no idea on the inside of the store or the products.

dirk digler
06-16-2009, 03:20 PM
Well, as I said I think the whole thing is kind of on hold. The architects may be working on it, but it is no where on our radar so it could be 6 months out before we start to design. Another 6 months of construction documents and then a year to build. (All just rough estimating).

However, with that said and knowing how this gets thrown together. Developers are never as thorough and planned out as you would think so they could just as easily start going in a month or two and only give 2 months to design.

Good info thanks. I can't wait until it gets completed and hopefully they will stick to their time line of 2011. If they can keep their time line of opening in July then that bodes well for the rest...I hope

Mr. Arrowhead
06-16-2009, 03:21 PM
is this the same company that has that waterpark in San Antonio, if so it should be awesome. That one in S.A. is the best waterpark i have ever been to

gblowfish
06-16-2009, 03:22 PM
I have two words for you
DER STUKA!!!

Mo Foes....

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morphius
06-16-2009, 03:27 PM
is this the same company that has that waterpark in San Antonio, if so it should be awesome. That one in S.A. is the best waterpark i have ever been to
Yes, same company.

jiveturkey
06-16-2009, 03:32 PM
I've heard that Scheel's is breaking ground in July.

As for the water park it will be kind of small this year but once they're done with it there will be a lot more attractions than there are at OoF. OoF is kind of spread out while Schlitterbahn will pack everything in tight.

During this summer they should get up to 6 slides, a wave river (which is awesome but sounds dumb), a lazy river and all of it's connected via other rivers.

dirk digler
06-16-2009, 03:34 PM
I've heard that Scheel's is breaking ground in July.

As for the water park it will be kind of small this year but once they're done with it there will be a lot more attractions than there are at OoF. OoF is kind of spread out while Schlitterbahn will pack everything in tight.

During this summer they should get up to 6 slides, a wave river (which is awesome but sounds dumb), a lazy river and all of it's connected via other rivers.

jiveturkey aren't you the one that runs Coaster Community or is that some one else here?

PunkinDrublic
06-16-2009, 03:41 PM
I'm for anything that encourages the white trash of KCK to take a bath.

jiveturkey
06-16-2009, 03:48 PM
jiveturkey aren't you the one that runs Coaster Community or is that some one else here?It's me. Don't tell anyone. :D

Bowser
06-16-2009, 04:14 PM
How about Wyandotte County? First they land Village West, then the racetrack, now Schlitterbahn, and soon to come the Hard Rock Casino.

dirk digler
06-16-2009, 05:11 PM
It's me. Don't tell anyone. :D

I like your website and your forum. you did you a great job and always have very good info.

jiveturkey
06-16-2009, 05:23 PM
I like your website and your forum. you did you a great job and always have very good info.Thanks. I'm pretty much a dork.

How about Wyandotte County? First they land Village West, then the racetrack, now Schlitterbahn, and soon to come the Hard Rock Casino.Hard Rock is probably the leading bidder but there is another plan on the table that would be on the same lot as the Schlitterbahn development.

The original plan would have used the river walk and ferry boats to get guests from one place to another. Unfortunately that part of the plan didn't make it to the 2nd attempt.
http://www.kctv5.com/2008/0815/17202402.jpg

Deberg_1990
07-16-2009, 08:43 PM
Its now open for a "sneak peak" $19.99 for now...


http://www.kansascity.com/105/story/1327622.html




After enduring construction delays, a poor economy and smart barbs from a skeptical public, Schlitterbahn Vacation Village is finally open.

The Kansas City, Kan., waterpark resort announced on its blog about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday that 24 acres of slides, chutes, pools and a river were open to the public.

By about 4 p.m., 20 to 30 visitors had arrived at the park to take advantage of a special deal: Those who paid $19.99 to get in Wednesday received a voucher good for free admission later this year.

By 6 p.m., when the park closed, a few dozen visitors had tried out the park.

Kee Mar of Salina, Kan., was among the first. Mar heard rumors that the park could open Wednesday. He didn’t waste any time, arriving at noon with his two sons. The three had to wait two to three hours before the park opened to the public.

“I’ve had fun since I’ve been here,” said his son Curtis Mar, who was celebrating his 17th birthday. “We are enjoying it.”

Earlier this year, Schlitterbahn of New Braunfels, Texas, projected the park would open in early June. But weather and the poor economy created delays. In January, Schlitterbahn scaled back the resort’s construction timeline and started focusing only on the waterpark.

One consequence of that decision: the February departure of Turner Construction, which was serving as the construction manager for the entire resort. Since then, Schlitterbahn has been overseeing construction.

The delays created skeptics, with some wondering whether the park would ever open. On top of that, the company has weathered criticism that it isn’t hiring enough local workers. This week, a billboard saying, “Schlitterbahn Sucks,” appeared on eastbound Interstate 70 near 110th Street.

Area officials, however, are pleased to see the park open. Edwin Birch, spokesman for Wyandotte County’s Unified Government, said the county understood that the weather and the economy were partly to blame.

“We’re happy that they’re open,” Birch said. “I know the community and the people have been waiting to know when they’d open. This is just the start of more good things to come in western Wyandotte County and at Schlitterbahn.”

Schlitterbahn marketing director Chris Ozimek said that Wednesday was a dry run of sorts. He stressed that the coming days would be considered a “soft opening,” with a grand opening to follow later this summer.

As it stands, eight of the 13 attractions planned for this first phase are up and running.

“Right now, we’re considering it a sneak peek until we get all the attractions up,” Ozimek said.

One signature attraction visitors can count on is Schlitterbahn’s patented Torrent River, which, at 1,800 feet, is billed as the longest tidal wave river in the world. On Wednesday, the Mar family floated virtually alone as occasional waves pulsed the length of the river.

“It’s better than a lazy river,” Kee Mar said. “The waves just whip you through.”

These attractions are only a part of what is expected to become a massive 270-acre resort. The $750 million project will be financed, in part, by up to $225 million in STAR bonds. Sales tax revenues generated at the park will pay off the bonds. So far, no bonds have been sold.

Developers have planned for hotels, restaurants and retailers on the site. Scheels, a megastore sporting goods company, has said it will build a 221,000-square-foot store complete with a 65-foot Ferris wheel at the resort.

When complete, the resort will include about 1,100 guest accommodations, including 200 cabins and structures built to resemble tree houses. Much of the resort will be connected by a riverwalk, which is now only a dirt trench surrounding the waterpark.

Park officials said in January that all phases of the water resort are expected to be open by late 2011 or 2012.

On Wednesday, various dirt-moving machines testified to the large amount of work left to be done. Those machines will be present for the summer to expand the existing park to 40 acres, among other things.

The ongoing construction wasn’t an issue for Charlotte West of Shawnee. She and her two sons rushed to the park as soon as she heard about the sneak preview.

“It’ll be great when they get more of it done,” West said. “But it’s fun.”



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THE DETAILS
•What to expect: Eight of 13 attractions are open at the park. The remaining five attractions in the first phase could open as early as this weekend. One of the signature pieces open now is the Torrent River, which is dubbed the “world’s longest tidal wave river.” Another signature attraction, the Storm Blaster, a water roller-coaster, is scheduled to open later this summer.

•Tickets: Tickets are $19.99 until the remaining five attractions open. When that first phase is complete, tickets will be $24.99 for ages 3 to 11 and 55 and older. All others will pay $32.99, except kids under age 3, who get in free. Admission includes free parking, tubes and lifejackets. Guests can also bring a picnic basket into the park. Alcohol and glass containers cannot be brought inside.

•Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Friday. Starting Saturday, hours will be 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Deberg_1990
07-16-2009, 08:47 PM
Come on out to our relaxing construction mudhole!

WolfStanssonDDS
07-16-2009, 09:49 PM
i've been to the original schlitterbahn (and blastenhoff, and surfenburg.. two offshoots of the waterpark in the same town, New Braunfels TX) and it is badass!.. but the park is fed water via the spring waters of the comal river, which is a good river to float by the way. I just don't see this park really being the same.. Schlitterbahn is kinda unique as far as waterparks go

Deberg_1990
07-16-2009, 10:16 PM
i've been to the original schlitterbahn (and blastenhoff, and surfenburg.. two offshoots of the waterpark in the same town, New Braunfels TX) and it is badass!.. but the park is fed water via the spring waters of the comal river, which is a good river to float by the way. I just don't see this park really being the same.. Schlitterbahn is kinda unique as far as waterparks go

Yea, pretty much. I live about 15 minutes away from the original park. In fact i was just there a few weeks ago. Its a pretty unique park with some really great rides.

But its a good company and they should be able to put a nice spin on the KC park when the whole thing is complete in a few years.

nstygma
07-23-2009, 09:15 PM
So has anyone visited yet? I'm thinking of going Saturday.

nstygma
07-25-2009, 09:27 PM
Well i went and had a good time. It will eventually be very nice.

thought this notice was funny:

Archie F. Swin
05-21-2010, 09:03 PM
Has the park opened for this season?

Demonpenz
05-21-2010, 09:13 PM
Has the park opened for this season?

took the family out there, someone took a shit the first day so they are shocking the water for a couple weeks

chasedude
05-21-2010, 09:15 PM
took the family out there, someone took a shit the first day so they are shocking the water for a couple weeks
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BigChiefFan
05-21-2010, 09:47 PM
took the family out there, someone took a shit the first day so they are shocking the water for a couple weeks

ROFL. Your off the cuff comments never disappoint(well, almost never).

listopencil
05-21-2010, 11:14 PM
jjeeezz how many people know of a town called New Braunfels? How would you like me to phrase it for you? just outside of San Antanio?

I have. I used to live near San Antonio though.

Guru
05-22-2010, 12:33 AM
Heck, after checking prices, I am still more inclined to go to Great Wolf Lodge over Schlitterbahn. Being a family of 6, the extra $50 at GWL gets us two days of fun.

Deberg_1990
05-22-2010, 06:40 AM
Heck, after checking prices, I am still more inclined to go to Great Wolf Lodge over Schlitterbahn. Being a family of 6, the extra $50 at GWL gets us two days of fun.

Took the family to GWL last year up there. Good times...Pricey, but so is everything else these days.

I think Schlitterbahn will be very nice in a few years when they get the complete resort and shopping area built.

Bowser
05-22-2010, 09:08 AM
Heck, after checking prices, I am still more inclined to go to Great Wolf Lodge over Schlitterbahn. Being a family of 6, the extra $50 at GWL gets us two days of fun.

Just take your two favorite kids. Cuts the price down significantly.


And has anybody seen the billboard on I-70 headed east towards the city bitching about Schlitterbahn? I glanced up just as I passed it and didn't get a chance to read its entirety. Genuine complaints, or just somebody venting on a billboard?

Bowser
05-22-2010, 09:09 AM
Thanks. I'm pretty much a dork.

Hard Rock is probably the leading bidder but there is another plan on the table that would be on the same lot as the Schlitterbahn development.

The original plan would have used the river walk and ferry boats to get guests from one place to another. Unfortunately that part of the plan didn't make it to the 2nd attempt.
http://www.kctv5.com/2008/0815/17202402.jpg

Read an article in the paper about that. Hollywood Casino, I think? Building it near the racetrack, and almost as big as Ameristar, with more table games.

jiveturkey
05-22-2010, 09:46 AM
And has anybody seen the billboard on I-70 headed east towards the city bitching about Schlitterbahn? I glanced up just as I passed it and didn't get a chance to read its entirety. Genuine complaints, or just somebody venting on a billboard?It was put up by the unions. Schlitterbahn did a bunch of their own construction and the local unions are pissed.

Mr. Plow
06-09-2010, 12:46 PM
I've been to the GWL several times and the kids love it. Trying to decide between GWL or Schlitterbahn to take the kids to this year. I believe GWL has a new slide - but how is the Schlitterbahn? Good...Bad?

ArrowheadHawk
06-09-2010, 12:51 PM
What is GWL?

Mr. Plow
06-09-2010, 12:55 PM
What is GWL?

Great Wolf Lodge.

Mr. Plow
06-09-2010, 01:07 PM
Just looked at ticket prices for Schlitterbahn. Would cost me, my wife, and 4 kids $110 bucks just to get in. Then hotel, food, etc.

I can get into Great Wolf Lodge (all 6 of us) for minimum $169. Of course there is still food to pay for and what not, but thinking it might be the better deal.

Archie F. Swin
06-09-2010, 06:39 PM
I can get into Great Wolf Lodge (all 6 of us) for minimum $169. Of course there is still food to pay for and what not, but thinking it might be the better deal.


So, you dont have to stay the night there, or you do?

Guru
06-09-2010, 06:56 PM
Just looked at ticket prices for Schlitterbahn. Would cost me, my wife, and 4 kids $110 bucks just to get in. Then hotel, food, etc.

I can get into Great Wolf Lodge (all 6 of us) for minimum $169. Of course there is still food to pay for and what not, but thinking it might be the better deal.
Yeah, I compared the two and it is definitely more cost effective to just go to GWL for us as well. Plus, you get two days of fun instead of just 8 hours or less.

Mr. Plow
06-09-2010, 08:29 PM
So, you dont have to stay the night there, or you do?

That includes the room. $169 includes room & park

Deberg_1990
06-21-2012, 11:07 AM
Anyone been here lately? Has it gotten better? Ill be up in KC next week, was considering taking the kids.......


Or is Oceans of Fun better?

Bowser
06-21-2012, 11:34 AM
This is an ironic bump. My job this week takes me up 435 right past Schlitterbahn everyday, and I've been wondering how it's doing, myself. Outside the occasional billboard, I haven't heard word one about this place.

My daughter and her friends never talk about Schlitterbahn. We live close to Oceans of Fun, so that has a lot to do with it, but still.

Deberg_1990
06-21-2012, 04:42 PM
This is an ironic bump. My job this week takes me up 435 right past Schlitterbahn everyday, and I've been wondering how it's doing, myself. Outside the occasional billboard, I haven't heard word one about this place.

My daughter and her friends never talk about Schlitterbahn. We live close to Oceans of Fun, so that has a lot to do with it, but still.

fascinating......Ive heard from a few relatives its not that good.

IM just curious because here in Texas their parks are great.

CrazyPhuD
06-21-2012, 04:50 PM
So it sounds like they never have to put out the sign that says the "Schlitter's full"?

mr. tegu
06-21-2012, 05:23 PM
fascinating......Ive heard from a few relatives its not that good.

IM just curious because here in Texas their parks are great.

It has taken them longer to finish than expected. They finally put in the 3,000 ft river for this season that they had hyped up. That River goes throughout the whole park and has different aspects to it and was also supposed to prevent people from ever having to leave the water and still be able to get to everything without burning your feet. That should improve the park by bringing it together and making everything feel close.

Also they promised shops and unique attractions (such as a wind tunnel to simulate skydiving) along this river. Kind of like in a San Antonio style in one that area. That doesn't seem to be in any kind of progress even though everything water related was supposed to be done by 2011 and all aspects were supposed to be done by this season. This is all IIRC, but I think it's close.

Archie F. Swin
05-24-2013, 07:40 AM
Is this place still under construction?

Phobia
05-24-2013, 07:51 AM
Is this place still under construction?

Probably going to be under construction for years to come. They'll add attractions in the offseason just like any other amusement park.

KC Tattoo
05-24-2013, 09:12 AM
http://click.infospace.com/ClickHandler.ashx?du=schlitterbahnnews.com%2f%3fp%3d328&ru=http%3a%2f%2fschlitterbahnnews.com%2f%3fp%3d328&ld=20130524&ap=4&app=1&c=babylon3&s=babylon3&coi=771&cop=main-title&euip=50.93.229.161&npp=4&p=0&pp=0&pvaid=d68a1325b9fd430182663f5e45216678&ep=4&mid=9&hash=6191D791F0480F9DC0D8432AA7A329BC

World’s Tallest, Fastest and Most Extreme Meg-a-Blaster Waterslide Coming Summer 2013 to Schlitterbahn Kansas City Waterpark!


Bad Ass.

Fish
05-24-2013, 09:30 AM
http://click.infospace.com/ClickHandler.ashx?du=schlitterbahnnews.com%2f%3fp%3d328&ru=http%3a%2f%2fschlitterbahnnews.com%2f%3fp%3d328&ld=20130524&ap=4&app=1&c=babylon3&s=babylon3&coi=771&cop=main-title&euip=50.93.229.161&npp=4&p=0&pp=0&pvaid=d68a1325b9fd430182663f5e45216678&ep=4&mid=9&hash=6191D791F0480F9DC0D8432AA7A329BC

World’s Tallest, Fastest and Most Extreme Meg-a-Blaster Waterslide Coming Summer 2013 to Schlitterbahn Kansas City Waterpark!


Bad Ass.

Meaning it will be ready around 2017.....

KevB
05-24-2013, 09:48 AM
I was out there a couple of weekends ago, and my son got to spend some time in the water. We were there for an event that allowed us free access to the park before it opened. The water was freezing, so we didn't stay long. It's expensive, but I'll probably take the family out there this summer. There was a lot to do, more than I expected.