Holiday Events at Hawaiian Falls Pflugerville


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Hawaiian Falls Pflugerville and Aloha Event Center!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Hawaiian Falls Pflugerville and Aloha Event Center!

Friday Dec. 5

The Daddy/Daughter Dance will be 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for Dad and $5 for daughters, including an evening of games and dancing with a dessert table and a visit from Santa. Reservations can be made at .
Saturday Dec. 6 and Dec. 13

Breakfast with Santa will be 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person, including a brunch menu, story time, decorating Christmas cookies and a visit with Santa. Guests are invited to bring their cameras to capture the special moments. Reservations can be made at .

Guests can visit Santa for FREE, and take their own photos at no charge: 6 – 8 p.m. Fridays 12/5 – 12/19; 2 – 4 p.m. Saturdays 11/29 – 12/20; and 2 – 4 p.m. Sundays 11/30 – 12/21/14 at Aloha Event Center.

Hawaiian Falls is having a Black Friday special 11/24 – 12/1/14 on 2015 water park season passes which will include: FREE Season Drink Pass, a FREE Adventure Park Day Pass and exclusive Hawaiian Falls Season Pass Holder key chain plus over $200 in Season Pass Perks. 2015 water park season passes offer unlimited water park visits + FREE Adventure Park access Memorial Day weekend – Labor Day + unlimited access to all seven Hawaiian Falls parks, plus early entry at 10 am, 20% off food discounts every day, 25% off cabana reservations, 25% off birthday party reservations.

Hawaiian Falls White Settlement to host Breakfast with Santa

Hawaiian Falls White Settlement to host Breakfast with Santa

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Hawaiian Falls White Settlement and Aloha Event Center. The family entertainment complex is hosting two opportunities for families to enjoy Breakfast with Santa: 11 a.m – 1 p.m. Saturday December 6 and December 13.
Tickets for Breakfast with Santa are $15 per person, including a brunch menu, story time, decorating Christmas cookies and a visit with Santa. Guests are invited to bring their cameras to capture the special moments. Reservations can be made at

Guests can visit Santa free, and take their own photos at no charge, 6 – 8 p.m. Fridays 12/5 – 12/19; 2 – 4 p.m. Saturdays 11/29 – 12/20; and 2 – 4 p.m. Sundays 11/30 – 12/21/14 at Aloha Event Center. Read more»

Construction largely done at Hawaiian Falls

Site ’97 percent’ complete with event center opening.

By Marcial Guajardo

Austin Community Newspapers Staff

Construction largely done at Hawaiian Falls

Marcial Guajardo/Pflag

The final major aspect of Pflugerville’s theme park opened last week, four months after Hawaiian Falls began operations at the intersection of Highway 130 and FM 685.

The “crown jewel” of the theme park chain, Hawaiian Falls Pflugerville on Oct. 22 opened its Aloha Event Center, which joins the water and Adventure parks at the location. The water park closes for the fall and winter months, but visitors will be able to access the event center and Adventure Park – which features zip lines and ropes courses – year-round.

“Our Pflugerville location is the ‘crown jewel’ of all of our parks,” Hawaiian Falls CEO David Busch said in a written statement. “Our new event center-Adventure Park-water park combination has generated a lot of excitement. People naturally bond when they are having fun and the adventure park and event center enables us to provide a venue for family fun year-round.”

The event center features a 4,000-square-foot ballroom, an arcade, party rooms, a restaurant and ice cream shop. The ballroom includes room for up to 400 people, and can be divided up for smaller gatherings. Read more»


This past week, all Austin Bloggers got an invite to attend a luncheon for Hawaiian Falls Waterpark. It said free food. So, I said “sign me and my family of 8 up (oh, and btw way my step-dad wants to come too)”.

Hawaiian Falls rep. Amy Stansbury emailed me back and said:

“Bring them all! Families are what Hawaiian Falls is all about!”

Little did I know, she was serious. Read More»


Adventure Park opens with Challenge Course and Family Adventure Trail.

Hawaiian Falls Pflugerville Water Park & Adventure Park will host a
media day for members of the press to explore and experience the new
adventure park, which is now open to the public.

In addition to the water park that opened in early June, the 23-acre
year-round entertainment venue now also features an elaborate adventure
park for ages 6 to 99 with a three-level Challenge Course consisting of 45
different ropes activities starting at 2 feet off the ground and
progressing to 60 feet high, and a Family Adventure Trail with 18
different rope bridges for families to play together on.

9:00 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014
Hawaiian Falls Pflugerville
18500 N SH 130 Svrd SB, Pflugerville, TX 78660

The entrance is just south of FM685 & SH 130 intersection, accessible from
SH 130 southbound service road, across from the Stone Hill Town Center
shopping center.

Park opens at 10:00 a.m. to season pass holders and 10:30 a.m. to the public.

Visuals and Interviews: Various photo and video opportunities will be
available, and interview opportunities with Hawaiian Falls CEO David Busch
and Regional Director & General Manager Evan Barnett.

Fun Facts: The year-round adventure park features a Challenge Course with
three levels of “Challenge by Choice” activities:

  • Level 1 is 20-to-24 inches off the ground, and is family-friendly and
    age appropriate for ages 6 – 99.
  • Level 2 is 15 feet off the ground and an estimated 75-80 percent of
    guests will feel comfortable on this level.
  • Level 3 is 28 feet off of the ground and approximately 60-70 percent of
    participants will feel comfortable on this most challenging level.

The Challenge Course allows participants to walk around the entire
perimeter before getting on the course. A separate barrier around the
course allows parents or spectators to watch family and friends on the
course and experience the activity with them.

About the Water Park:
Hawaiian Falls Pflugerville Water Park features a football field-sized
wavepool, a 10,000 square-foot children’s activity pool with zero depth
entry, a 1,000-foot-long river, and multi-slide towers featuring speed
slides, tube slides, body slides and a six-lane mat racer slide with timed

About the Aloha Event Center:
The Aloha Conference Center, opening later this summer, will accommodate
up to 200 people for dining or up to 400 people theater-style for
meetings, conferences and team building events year-round. Full-service
catering will also be available.

About Hawaiian Falls:
Celebrating more than a decade of bringing families closer together,
Hawaiian Falls operates parks in Garland, The Colony, Mansfield, Roanoke,
Waco, Pflugerville and White Settlement.

Hawaiian Falls Makes a Splash with Special Needs Children


By Jocelyn Lockwood

Watch the NBCDFW video here.

Hawaiian Falls Water Parks opened all seven locations to children with special needs and their families Saturday.

From 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. thousands of people took advantage of the opportunity to play in a more relaxed atmosphere. Hawaiian Falls added additional staff and turned down the music to help accommodate the kids specific needs.

This is the sixth year Hawaiian Falls hosted what they call Champion’s Day, and they hoped to draw between 2,000 and 3,000 people.

It was the first time at Champion’s Day for Donnie Vacanti and his son Tony. “This has just been fantastic,” Vacanti said. “The staff has been unbelievable, the rides have been great and the kids have been great.”

Vacanti and others praised Hawaiian Falls for make the effort to help every child enjoy some summer fun.

“Sometimes we can be a little impatient here, waiting in lines,” said Kevin Smiley whose son suffers from Down syndrome. “They are able to put on an event like this, and it makes it much easier for us.”

“They have a heart, that says it all, they have a heart,” said Vacanti. “They’re willing to do what they can for these kids and give them extra time so they get to enjoy it just like everybody else.”

Hawaiian Falls says they have had such success with Champion’s Day, the plan to add an additional event in August.

Summer officially starts tomorrow, but the real heat has yet to come



On the day before summer, guests use the lazy river at the Hawaiian Falls Waterpark in The Colony, Texas Friday on June 20, 2014. (Andy Jacobsohn/ staff photographer)

Saturday may be the start of summer. It officially begins at 5:51 a.m.

But if you think it’s sizzling now, just wait a few more weeks.

“Our peak temperatures start several weeks after the official beginning of summer,” said Jesse Moore, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.

Moore said there are going to be above-normal temperatures this summer. He couldn’t say just how much hotter, though.

The high temperature is expected to hit 94 in the Dallas-Fort Worth area Saturday, with a low of 76.

Long-range meteorologists said this summer could be as much as three degrees warmer than normal, bringing high temperatures in the last week of July and the first half of August to 100 degrees.

But we won’t be reaching 100 degrees next week. The highs will be in the lower to mid-90s, with a chance of rain by the middle of the week.

Hawaiian Falls Attempts Record-Breaking Swim Lesson


North Texas could break a Guinness World Record — all in the name of safety.

At all five Dallas-Fort Worth locations, Hawaiian Falls water parks will try to help set a new world record for the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson.

Hundreds of people are expected to swim in The Colony, Mansfield, Garland, White Settlement and Roanoke.

“The World Waterpark Association created theWorld’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ in 2010 as a platform to help aquatic facilities communicate the fundamental importance of teaching children to swim. Now in its fifth year, this global event, scheduled for June 20, 2014, has reached more than 50,000 participants and spread the word that Swimming Lessons Save Lives™ to more than 100 million children and adults around the world,” officials with the parks said in a news release.

The swim lesson begins at 10 a.m. sharp. Those who want to take part will need to register by 9:45 a.m. and then meet at the park’s wave pool.  Participants will have to pay to get into the park — admission is $19.99.

All ages are invited to participate and the lesson runs about 30 minutes from start to finish.

Hundreds help dedicate Hawaiian Falls pool

by Erich Hiner

Memo Luna (left) and his brother Diego of Pflugerville draw on the bottom of Hawaiian Falls’ wave pool on May 8.

Neither the threat of rain nor the likelihood of a delayed park opening was enough to dampen the spirits of Pflugerville residents who attended a May 8 dedication ceremony for the soon-to-be-open Hawaiian Falls water park.

Hundreds of guests turned out for the park’s dedication ceremony and pool signing, in which the public was invited to write or draw on the bottom of the park’s 18,000-square-foot wave pool before its concrete is sealed.
The park’s construction has been delayed repeatedly by winter weather, and Hawaiian Falls CEO David Busch said opening day could be pushed to early June.

The dedication ceremony included speeches by officials from the City of Pflugerville and the Pflugerville Community Development Corporation, which both played significant roles in developing and financing the park. Pflugerville City Manager Brandon Wade said the park will be the “anchor of family entertainment” in the city.
The $21.5 million, 25-acre facility is expected to attract more than 300,000 guests in its first year of operation and create 300 seasonal jobs.

Park employees also led attendees in a group prayer to bless the facility. The stated mission of Hawaiian Falls, which runs several water parks in Texas, is “serving the lord by bringing families closer together.”

CEO says Hawaiian Falls grand opening could see slight delay


Pflugerville’s Hawaiian Falls Water and Adventure Park is unlikely to open in its entirety by Memorial Day weekend as originally hoped.

At a public dedication ceremony May 8, Hawaiian Falls CEO David Busch said only parts of the park are likely to be open on schedule. A full opening could be delayed until the first week of June.

In addition it is likely that only season pass holders will be admitted to the park for its first few days of operation. Busch said that is a gesture to the customers he said will form the backbone of the park’s clientele.

Hawaiian Falls has sold roughly 2,400 reduced-price season passes to Pflugerville residents since early December. The park has roughly 600 left to sell for the 2014 season.

The park is located on the southbound SH 130 service road just south of the intersection of FM 685 and SH 130.

Park officials cannot guarantee an exact date for Hawaiian Falls’ full or partial opening because construction is ongoing. Poor weather could also extend the delay.

“We’re really waiting got see what happens over the next week to 10 days,” Hawaiian Falls spokesman David Alvey said.

The park’s wave pool and lazy river should be ready by the proposed partial opening on Memorial Day weekend, Busch said. Several water slides could also be open if construction goes as planned.

Busch said all the park’s water features will be “in full swing” by the first week of June—the start of many area schools’ summer vacation seasons. The opening of the Hawaiian Falls Adventure Park, the facility’s dry play area, is likely to trail the opening of the water park by at least a day, Busch said.

Plans for the park were finalized last summer, but construction did not begin until December because of financing delays. In addition, construction crews have lost 28 working days to inclement weather since December.