CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Schlitterbahn on Padre Island is about to open for its sixth season, but in many ways, it is a new park including a new name -- Waves Resort Corpus Christi featuring Schlitterbahn Waterpark.

The first thing tourist notice is that the building has a new coat of paint. The new, improved driving range is open.

"We are now called Waves Resort Corpus Christi featuring Schlitterbahn Waterpark, improved the entire resort," Lisa Marie Barocas said. 

Until now, the top floors of the building have never been complete, but two new event rooms allow space for meeting, weddings, and special events.

From the patio outside tourist can see from the Laguna Madre to the beach. As you look around the park, you can't help but notice that things have changed for the better.

From the first floor of  Waves Resort to the top level it's a new day here. One of the innovations is live music every weekend and officials said an opening of a nine-hole golf course is in the works.