May 07, 2004
It's a go in Galveston

Schlitterbahn Galveston - Full speed ahead!

The planning commission on Tuesday gave the New Braunfels-based company the green light to break ground. Officials say the $30 million water park will be constructed on 25 acres at the Galveston airport.

Construction could begin as early as this summer and the goal is to have it finished within a year.

Woo hoo! The original park in New Braunfels will always be the best, and will continue to be an annual pilgrimage for me, but having another version of it nearby is a Very Good Thing, especially if as Pete notes, they make it year-round. I can't wait to see what it looks like.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on May 07, 2004 to The great state of Texas | TrackBack

Will we be able to take beer bongs to Galveston?

Posted by: Tim on May 7, 2004 12:17 PM

Waterpark't wait.

Posted by: Morat on May 7, 2004 1:45 PM

It's going to make it a pain in the butt to get to work (I work on airport-leased property, at a little non-profit you may have heard of).

And it's going to bring more tourists to ruin my life.

Whatever happened to running through the sprinkler?

Bah, humbug. :-D

Seriously, this is exciting. 900 jobs. Heightened prestige for Galveston. More chicks running around in bikinis.

I'm for it.

Posted by: Jim D on May 7, 2004 7:25 PM