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Apr 28, 2014 6:13 PM

Schlitterbahn Construction Delays

CORPUS CHRISTI - Project managers may have been a little ambitious in setting an opening date of June for Schlitterbahn on The Island.

If you've driven by the site, it looks like there's still plenty of construction to be done. Today, KRIS 6 News learned you may have to wait a little bit longer to enjoy the new waterpark.

"It's just you know when we're doing construction, we want to do it right so we deliver a great product," said Director of Operations Hawk Scott.

Initially, Schlitterbahn was set to open in June, but Scott says because Schlitterbahn officials want everything done right, they have changed the park's opening to Summer of 2014.

When the park does open, Scott says some of the rides will still be under construction.

"I mean I know it seems frustrating, but you know we want to get the community excited and let them know that we are building them a state of the art water park," said Scott.

He says while the site may look a little rough, he has people working around the clock to get the pools, the lazy river, the children's area and two rides done by this summer.

So for those who had their heart set on the June opening, Scott has one thing to say.

"Just hang tight. When we open it's gonna be great," said Scott.

Well the hiring process has already begun at Schlitterbahn Corpus Christi. Interviews for lifeguards will be next week, and their training will begin in May.

But it's not too late to apply for jobs. You can still go online and and apply.

Online - http://www.schlitterbahn.com/corpus-christi/jobs

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