Less than 72 hours after 10-year-old Caleb Schwab died while sliding on the tallest water slide in the world, Schlitterbahn reopened to the public. Roughly half of the water park remained closed and tickets were discounted to $28.99.
Verruckt will not open for the rest of the season, and it’s still unclear if the rides around Verruckt will also stay closed. 41 Action News producers went inside the park to show Schlitterbahn workers building a makeshift wooden fence alongside Verruckt. Those inside the park said they were surprised by how busy it was, but said that everyone being confined to only half the park likely played a role.