Texas Monthly's executive editor talks about his August feature tracing Schlitterbahn’s decades-long rise to its current perilous position.
Jeff Henry often said that his goal in life was to make customers of his family’s legendary water parks happy—“to put a smile on their faces, to give them a thrill or two.” It was a beautiful vision. Until it went horribly wrong.
The company’s ”Verrückt” waterslide, on which a ten-year-old boy was decapitated, was built by people who didn’t know how to engineer it.
Getting wet, getting scared, and getting my family a little closer to Texas at Schlitterbahn.