By Barbara Schwarz
MANSFIELD (KRLD) – The Hawaiian Falls in Mansfield and White Settlement may be getting a huge addition.
The waterparks are open from Memorial to Labor day, but if president and Founder David Busch has his way, they’ll be open year round and also become adventure parks.
KRLD’s Barbara Schwarz spoke to Busch about the waterpark’s plans.
Modesty Matters was an event on September 7 at Hawaiian Falls Waterpark in Mansfield, Texas featuring two-time Grammy nominated artist Sanctus Real, Leah Darrow from America’s Next Top Model, and Hall of Fame wrestler and film/television actor Steve “Sting” Borden. The event was produced to provide an opportunity for our community to celebrate the virtue of modesty in the midst of the waterslide-racing, pool-splashing summer fun of a popular waterpark.
Song credit goes to Sanctus Real and EMI. No copyright infringement intended.
The Biblical virtue of modesty – in word, deed and thought – was extoled Saturday at a special event at the Mansfield location of Hawaiian Falls waterpark.
“Modesty Matters” provided an opportunity for the community to celebrate modesty in the midst of the waterslide-racing, pool-splashing summer fun of a family-oriented, Bible-exhorting waterpark. Celebrities included two-time Grammy-nominated artist Sanctus Real, Leah Darrow, formerly of “America’s Next Top Model” and current international speaker and Steve “Sting” Borden, a Hall of Fame professional Wrestler and film and TV actor.
Leah Darrow is dressed in a stunning off-white blouse and stylish knee-length, multi-colored skirt. Her beauty – which won her the stage on the likes of America’s Next Top Model – shines through in her down-to-earth personality, which easily ingratiates her with just about anyone.
Something else that makes her so endearing: a book she co-authored called “Decent Exposure” that’s coming out in the next few weeks, her month-old baby – her first, named Agnes Regina – and her husband, Ricky Soldinie. The three live in Denver but came to Dallas this weekend so Darrow could speak at Modesty Matters – a Bible-based event at the Mansfield location of Hawaiian Falls. (The founder of Hawaiian Falls, David Busch, has strong Biblical values that trickle into every part of the five Hawaiian Falls parks around North and Central Texas.)
By Dave Alvery – NieghborsGo
Hawaiian Falls will celebrate its 10th birthday at its original waterpark in Garland on Monday, June 10. As part of the celebration, the public is invited to help set a record of 10 hours of continuous sliding down The Rush, a dark tube slide with multi-sensory special effects such as lights, misters and music.
“We are so excited to mark this milestone with our friends,” said Hawaiian Falls CEO David Busch. “First, we thank Garland’s city leaders who had the vision to join us in this amazing public-private partnership. And we want to recognize the loyal families who have made our park their own for the past decade. Many kids have grown up at our park. Some grew up and came to work with us. Many have gone on to start careers and families of their own. We’re blessed to be part of so many happy stories.” Read More»
By Nancy Chumin – The Dallas Morning News
It’s good to be 10, especially on 6/10 when Hawaiian Falls celebrates its 10th birthday by offering free admission for 10-year-olds at all five locations, with a reduced rate of $10 for ages 9 and younger.
The water park is also hoping to set a record of people sliding down The Rush, a tube slide with lights, misters and music, for 10 consecutive hours, at its Garland site. The other sites are in The Colony, Mansfield, Roanoke and Waco.
Ten-year-olds must arrive before noon to get in free. Kids 9 and younger will need a special coupon, available at hfalls.com/bday, to get the $10 admission. Look for food and drink specials at each park throughout the day on June 10, too.
By Cheryl Hall – The Dallas Morning News
David Busch, owner of Hawaiian Falls Waterparks, lives for the summer. Since the first park opened in 2003 in Garland as part of a public-private effort, his business forecast has been mostly sunny. Read More»
By Robert Cadwallader
After a record-setting season last year that including the debuts of three new rides, Mansfield’s Hawaiian Falls doesn’t appear to be resting on its laurels.
For its sixth season, which kicks off Saturday during the Memorial Day weekend, the water park will feature a new, 400-foot-long, winding tube slide called The Rush, like the one unveiled to much acclaim at the Garland Hawaiian Falls last year.
The ride at Mansfield was re-engineered from the existing purple slide on the main slide tower. It’s designed for two people on an inflatable raft and is enclosed and dark except for interior strobe lighting synced to the rhythm of music. Riders can choose from about 50 available songs, mostly contemporary with a few oldies included, officials said. Read more»
By David Alvey
Hawaiian Falls will offer free admission to all active duty military personnel at any of five Texas waterparks, including parks in Garland, The Colony, Mansfield, Roanoke and Waco, from 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27.
All immediate family members can purchase their passes for $19.99.
“We want to honor the brave men and women who willingly give up their freedoms to protect ours,” said Hawaiian Falls CEO David Busch. “Because of their selfless service, we enjoy a carefree summer here at home. We want to provide a day where they can relax and have fun at any of our waterparks.”