Hawaiian Falls Waterpark has three locations in the Dallas/Fort Worth area: The Colony, Garland, and Mansfield. In addition to being a great place to have fun and stay cool in the heat of a Texas summer, Hawaiian Falls is a good alternative to Six Flags Over Texas and Hurricane Harbor.
Like water parks everywhere, Hawaiian Falls has relatively calm water rides such as slides and wave pools, and it has others that ramp up the adrenaline factor. The Torpedo is new to all three parks in 2010, and provides thrills and chills when you are dropped through a trap door from a four-story height. “The launch is sudden, the acceleration is intense, the landing is explosive,” the park says of this ride.
If sudden, intense, and explosive isn’t your kind of ride, you can ride the Pineapple Express, which is a four-lane head-first racing slide, or Kona Kooler, “a continuous river with waterfalls, waves, beach and islands,” or the Waikiki Wipeout, a body slide featuring a free-fall drop of 65 feet.
Other watery rides at Hawaiian Falls include the Hightide Whirlpool, where riders “whirl and twirl your way around the bowl and get flushed out the bottom,” and the Hawaiian Half Pipe, a two-person inner tube ride that goes straight up, then backwards.
In addition to the fun of water rides, Hawaiian Falls has “dive-in movies,” which are free to season pass holders, and those with a paid admission. Before the movie starts, the waves are turned off in the wave pool, which then becomes floating theater seats.
While Hawaiian Falls is smaller than a park like Six Flags or Hurricane Harbor, it offers a lot of things the bigger parks don’t, and is less expensive as well. Visitors to Hawaiian Falls can bring a cooler of any size, with food and drinks, for a small fee, and have a picnic.
Lockers are available for rent; inner tubes are available for free on a first-come, first served basis, as are life jackets (you can bring your own life jacket as long as it’s coast guard approved). Cabanas can be reserved with 24-hour advance notice, and may include such things as wait service, a refrigerator, private areas, and chairs and tables.
If you’re looking for a way to spend a day having fun and beating the Texas heat, one of the three Hawaiian Falls Waterparks may be just what you’re looking for. Check online for prices, specials, events, and a complete description of the park you’re planning to visit.
Hawaiian Falls Waterpark is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Hawaiian Falls Mansfield
490 Heritage Pkwy S
Hawaiian Falls Garland
4550 N Garland Ave
Hawaiian Falls The Colony
4400 Paige Rd.
Hawaiian Falls Waterpark