**The best part about all the Schlitterbahns is that you can bring in your own food and drink.
**Get there early (as close to opening time as possible) to get the best choice of picnic tables. Remember to check how the sun will move. Just because the table is in the shade when you get it, doesn't mean it will be all day.
**We left towels, food, drinks, sunscreen, shoes, etc. at the picnic table but got a locker for money, car keys, cell phones.
**We went to Disney last year and I bought one of those water proof necklace holders. It's wonderful. I can keep a few dollars, spf chapstick, driver's license in it.
**The park has life jackets free for use.
**The Schlitterbahn in NB is actually 2 different parks. You can take a shuttle between the two. We went a few years back and got the 2 day ticket. Traveling were me, my husband, son, my step-daughter, and her friend. The kids were 3 and 16 at the time. We spent the first day at one section and the second day at the other section.
The "older section", I don't remember the name, but is the west one has a nice children's area, but the other side's is larger. The older section has a few kiddie slides and a play area.
The newer section has a much larger children's area with a pirate ship, which is circled by a "lazy river". This section also has a structure with bigger slides, but still for children (adults can easily ride with small ones). I call this part the "medium" section.
My son, eventhough he was only 3, still went on some of the big, adult water slides with us. He has always been a water rat, thrill seeker, so he loved them.
Since the newer section (the one with the water coasters) has the better children's section, I am glad that we chose to go to that part on the second day.
We live in Galveston and get season passes to the Schlitterbahn here every year. It's a great water park, too.
Have fun. Put on sunscreen as you get dressed in the morning so you have a layer already soaked in before you get there. Then I would suggest applying more every couple of hours or so.