By Rebecca Schleicher
After months of anticipation and construction, Waco’s hottest new summer attraction is set to open Memorial Day weekend.
The Hawaiian Falls Waterpark was unveiled in October. The 14-acre park will boast 10 slides, a football field-sized wave pool, lazy river and an area for the little ones.
“Everything’s coming along quick and getting busier by the day,” said project manager Adam Jordan.
They’ve already hired more than 200 people for the summer, and counting.
“Oh everything, we have retail, we have cooks, we’ve got lifeguards, we’ve got maintenance people,” Jordan listed.
It’s three times the size of the old Waco waterpark, and cost the city and Hawaiian Falls $10 million to build.
Season passes are on sale now for $75 and they expect the park to fill a major void in the city.
“One of the things you hear a lot about Waco is there’s nothing to do, well this is gonna really be a fairly affordable avenue for something for our young folks and teenagers to do,” said Mayor Jim Bush at the unveiling.
“It’s a family-friendly park. You know you don’t have to wait 6 hours in line” Jordan said.
Right now the parking lot is filled with all the slides. They plan to have them up by the end of the week.