Hawaiian Falls promotes two North Texas men

By David Alvey
Mar 15, 2014
Clint Hill, left, and Evan Barnett have been promoted to senior management positions.

Hawaiian Falls is currently building new adventure park – water park combination parks and Aloha Event Centers in Pflugerville (north of Austin) and White Settlement (northwest of Fort Worth), both of which will open Memorial Day weekend 2014. Hawaiian Falls has doubled its year-round staff over the past two years and will employ more than 1,750 seasonal workers at its seven regional parks this summer. Read more»

Hawaiian Falls donates Coke products to local food bank

NeighborsGo – Garland Mesquite

By David Alvey

Hawaiian Falls Garland recently donated more than 16 cases of Coca-Cola products to the Wylie Community Christian Care Center. The waterpark collected the products during its Summer 2013 promotion where guests could get up to three discounted kids’ tickets when they bought a full-priced Big Kahuna (adult) ticket with any Coca-Cola product, empty or full. Many guests brought full cans, so the parks collected them and have donated to a range of local charities.

Left to right: Wylie Community Christian Care Center board member Joe Overman with Hawaiian Falls team members Teresa Boardman, Sales Manager; Clint Hill, Regional Operations Manager; Jason Martin, Operations Manager; and Chad Luckow, Food & Beverage Supervisor.

Left to right: Wylie Community Christian Care Center board member Joe Overman with Hawaiian Falls team members Teresa Boardman, Sales Manager; Clint Hill, Regional Operations Manager; Jason Martin, Operations Manager; and Chad Luckow, Food & Beverage Supervisor.

Celebrating 10 years of bringing families closer together, Hawaiian Falls operates waterparks in Garland, The Colony, Mansfield, Roanoke and Waco, and will break ground in September on the state’s first joint waterpark and adventure park in Pflugerville, Texas, just north of the state’s capitol.

Splash for Hope, sponsored by Stream Energy, was held at Hawaiian Falls Garland July 9

Neighbors-Go Garland-Mesquite

By David Alvey

Stream Energy, one of the largest direct selling companies in the world, partnered with Captain Hope’s Kids to host more than 300 homeless children and their families for a day at Hawaiian Falls waterpark in Garland on July 9. Now they’re planning to take the successful event to Hawaiian Falls Mansfield July 23, The Colony August 6; and Roanoke August 20.

“We strive to be leaders in the energy industry and in the local communities we service. Partnering with Captain Hope’s Kids has really helped us dive into meeting the needs of our surrounding neighborhoods, and most importantly we’ve been able to help meet the needs of homeless children all over North Texas,” says Matt McGaughey, Stream Energy Chief Marketing Officer. “By combining our efforts with Hawaiian Falls and Captain Hope’s Kids, we’re able to give more than just a day of fun at the water park. With the help of Hawaiian Falls, we hope to be able to raise awareness and support for Captain Hope’s Kids throughout the summer, and create an experience to provide some fantastic memories for children that would otherwise not have an opportunity like this.”

Captain Hope’s Kids is dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless children by partnering with a network of shelters and social services organizations. Over the past two years, Captain Hope’s Kids has raised and donated more than $1.3 million in clothes, diapers, school supplies and more to the homeless children of North Texas. More information is available at captainhope.org. Read More »

Splash for Hope July 9 at Hawaiian Falls Garland – Blue Ribbon News

Story and photo submitted by David Alvey.

Captain Hope’s Kids to host homeless at Hawaiian Falls

Stream Energy, one of the largest direct selling companies in the world, is partnering with Captain Hope’s Kids to host more than 300 homeless children and their families for a day at Hawaiian Falls waterpark in Garland on July 9.

“We strive to be leaders in the energy industry and in the local communities we service. Partnering with Captain Hope’s Kids has really helped us dive into meeting the needs of our surrounding neighborhoods, and most importantly we’ve been able to help meet the needs of homeless children all over North Texas,” says Matt McGaughey, Stream Energy Chief Marketing Officer. “By combining our efforts with Hawaiian Falls and Captain Hope’s Kids, we’re able to give more than just a day of fun at the water park. With the help of Hawaiian Falls, we hope to be able to raise awareness and support for Captain Hope’s Kids throughout the summer, and create an experience to provide some fantastic memories for children that would otherwise not have an opportunity like this.” Read More»

10 Lessons in 10 Years – Hawaiian Falls celebrates 10 successful years in business

Garland Chamber of Commerce

Chambers are often known for celebrating grand openings with elaborate ribbon cutting ceremonies and welcoming new businesses to town. At the Garland Chamber of Commerce, we certainly agree that new business is a big deal, but we also recognize that in order to have a thriving community, it’s equally important to celebrate the success of the businesses who have called our city home for many years.

In June, Hawaiian Falls celebrated a momentous occasion of their own – 10 successful years in business. Amongst our great excitement, we wanted to pause the party for just a moment and ask Hawaiian Falls CEO, David Busch, what critical lessons he and his team learned in the first 10 years. Read More »

Hawaiian Falls Garland to set record non-stop riding The Rush slide

By Dave Alvery – NieghborsGo

Hawaiian Falls Garland to set record non-stop riding The Rush slide

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»

Hawaiian Falls celebrates 10th birthday on 6/10 with FREE admission for 10-year-olds

Help Hawaiian Falls in Garland set a record for sliding down this tube on 6/10. (Kye R. Lee)

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.