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Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Kansas City, Kansas

Schlitterbahn is a place I have wanted to go to since I first heard about the original in the 1980's while living in Texas.  People would talk about a massive water park where you could float from slide to slide staying in the water all day.  Since that time Schlitterbahn have expanded from the original location in New Braunfels Texas to South Padre Beach, Corpus Christy, Galveston Island and then moving way out of Texas to Kansas City, Kansas.

Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Kansas City, Kansas

While I would love to visit the original park and spend a day floating around the American Coaster Enthusiasts is the reason that I am visiting Schlitterbahn Kansas City as one of my many jobs behind being a father, husband, worker, travel writer/photographer is that I am also a Regional Representative for the American Coaster Enthusiasts.

Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Kansas City, Kansas

Being the regional rep for the Heart of America region encompassing Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas and a large chunk of Illinois there are regional events that I organize and run with BahnCon being one of them.  I wasn't just here visiting Schlitterbahn Kansas City as I was also there to get everyone checked in, take care of any issues, make sure everyone has fun and everything else that goes into putting on an event for a bunch of coaster enthusiasts.  I know you might be thinking that there are no coasters here so why ACE and Schlitterbahn?  I really don't know why but Schlitterbahn absolutely loves ACE and really goes out of their way for BahnCon spoiling all of us with meals, drink cups, shirts and other goodies.

Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Kansas City, Kansas

After checking everyone in for the event it was time to head into Schlitterbahn, grab our tube and dive in for a day of floating around.

Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Kansas City, Kansas

One thing that I really like about Schlitterbahn Kansas City is how they recycled a lot of different items in making the park.  You have a few old municipal buildings from when this site was the county offices and fairgrounds as the park entrance and office building and you even have these old life boats that have been turned into a little shade as a picnic pavilion. 
 


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