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Spring breakers welcome warmer weather

Schlitterbahn, Guadalupe River heat up Thursday

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COMAL COUNTY, Texas – They are two of the hot spots for spring breakers to enjoy -- Schlitterbahn Water Park and the Guadalupe River. But cooler temperatures have had those hot spots little chilly this spring break. 

The sun finally came out Thursday to warm up the fun.

"It's spring break, so you got to get out there. It's now or never," said Chris Ozimek, corporate director of marketing for Schlitterbahn. 

After waiting three days, the park opened Tuesday, still a little cold and cloudy. 

"Cold didn't stop us," said Tracy Fitzpatrick, who was visiting from Dallas.

"(It) feels good because it was cloudy for so long," said Troi Harris, visiting from Arlington.

Since the cold did slow down business, there was a silver lining for Schlitterbahn guests -- very short lines.

The same was the case at the Guadalupe River.

Rockin' R opened for business, but things were not quite summertime brisk. Things weren't all bad for the gamers ready to take on the river.

"Nice time to take advantage of it while its still not quite busy. You get the river to yourself," said Desiree Korioth, with Rockin' R. 

Korioth said she expected to see bigger crowds as it warms up over the weekend and into next week, when Comal County goes on spring break.

That and the fact, according to Korioth, the river is rolling along higher and faster than it has for a couple of years.


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