Five-Year-Old Forgets Cancer for Fun Day with Family

Hawaiian Falls is grateful to have had the opportunity to give a wish-granting experience that gave hope to a child battling cancer.  Five-year-old Isabella Day of Dallas and her family took a break from all the doctor visits and cancer treatments to have a fun-filled day at Hawaiian Falls Mansfield. Isabella was diagnosed with stage IV neuroblastoma at only nine months old.

Surgery, chemotherapy and all other treatments have been ineffective in controlling Isabella’s cancer. For one special day, the family just wanted Isabella to enjoy being a child and have fun. In support of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, Power Home Remodeling adopted Isabella and her family as their local HERO family. They took care of all expenses so the entire family could focus on making memories.

The Hawaiian Falls “ohana” is dedicated to our mission of bringing families closer together, and is thankful to have been able to share the “aloha spirit” with Isabella. Mahalo to all the people involved in making this day special for Isabella and her family. 

National Flip Flop Day

June 16th is National Flip Flop Day.  This whimsical and fun national day of recognition seems quite appropriate for Hawaiian Falls, since flip flops are the normal summer attire for the majority of Hawaiian Falls’ guests.  But we wanted to take it a step further, no pun intended! 

Hawaiian Falls will be teaming up with the oldest children’s charity in Dallas, Buckner International, on Friday, June 16th to help kids all over the world receive a new pair of shoes. New shoes put children on a path to health, education, hope and opportunity.

Guests that bring in a new pair of sneakers, sandals and even flip flops to any Hawaiian Falls locations on National Flip Flop Day will receive a special $5 off a general admission ticket.

Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls is the largest humanitarian aid project that Buckner handles. Donations are received by some of the most vulnerable children in the world. Buckner International has distributed shoes to children in over 80 countries. Places such as Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and Kenya all benefit from the donations received from Buckner. Shoes protect against diseases and infections, lower barriers to school attendance, and demonstrate worth.

Not only do they help kids overseas, they also support the local communities in the DFW area. Nearly 30% of shoes collected by Buckner remain in the United States. A lot of these shoes stay right in the state of Texas. Over 3 million pairs shoes and socks have been donated by Buckner since 1999.

This summer, you can enjoy a fun day with the family while helping others less fortunate by participating in our shoe drive. Walgreens is currently selling discounted daily admission tickets and season passes, and this is also a perfect place to purchase a pair of flip flops or sandals for a good price. This is a chance to give back to your community, teach your children about giving to those less fortunate and help kids all over the world. No child anywhere in the world should be without shoes on their feet!

Homeschool Day at Hawaiian Falls The Colony

Homeschooling in the United States is becoming more and more popular these days. It is a progressive movement around the country and in many parts of the world. Some people say it might be the fastest-growing form of education in the United States. Parents choose to educate their kids at home for several reasons and it is estimated that there are now over two million kids being homeschooled in our country.

Many kids are homeschooled because their parents want to educate them and feel they can do it best in their home environment. Parents can also customize or individualize the curriculum and learning environment. Homeschooling can also provide a safer environment for some kids who have experienced bullying, physical violence and other negative occurrences that can take place at an institutional school.

Field Trips can be educational, inspirational and fun for homeschoolers. Engaging kids in social and educational activities outside their homes is very important. Since they learn at home around family members, it is beneficial for them to interact with others who are not part of their family. Kids also get a chance to take a break from their studies and just have FUN! 

Hawaiian Falls is calling all homeschoolers on Thursday, May 18th from 10AM – 3PM for Homeschool Day! This event is for The Colony location only and tickets can be purchased at Hawaiian Falls (The Colony) the day of the event.

There will be two ticket options that are available. $20 per person includes admission, a hot dog, a soft drink and chips. $25 per person includes admission, choice of a hot dog, hamburger or pizza, soft drinks all day and chips.

Homeschool Day is nine days before the official start of the season. You get a chance to experience the fun before Opening Day! Come soak up the sun and kick off your summer of awesome. We hope to see you there!

Have a Family Fun Day at Hawaiian Falls

With all the stresses of life it’s easy to get stuck in a routine. In between working, sports practices and other extra-curricular activities, family fun time can fall by the wayside in favor of hectic schedules.

Everyone’s heard the phrase “a family that plays together, stays together.” Playing together is an essential trait of happy, healthy families. Of course, consistency and routines are important but so are spontaneous family adventures.

Taking a break and spending time with family opens communication lines, relives stress and builds lifelong memories.  If you’re looking to have a family fun day, spend a day at Hawaiian Falls!

Since 2003 Hawaiian Falls has been dedicated to bringing families closer together. With five locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth and Waco, there’s a location close to you no matter where you live. Whether you are looking of a relaxing day in the sun or thrilling water slides, there’s something for everyone in the family.

Playing together as a family is one simple area of life that can yield incredible benefits for you and your family! Purchase tickets online here.

Group Fun at Hawaiian Falls

Hawaiian Falls is the premier destination for group and corporate events. Whether you are in Dallas, Fort Worth, Waco or anywhere in between, Hawaiian Falls will work with you to make your event one to remember. 

Avoid lines and get VIP treatment with the entire park reserved for your group. VIP Ultimate Parties include exclusive use of the park, and special catering and beverage packages available before or after normal operating hours. Best of all, your guests can use their ticket all day during normal business hours in addition to the event time. 

If your group doesn’t mind sharing the park with others, we also offer company outings, church events and youth events during regular business hours. Don’t miss the opportunity to celebrate with some fun in the sun. 

We can even accommodate walk up groups! If you are part of a group of 10 or more with one form of payment you can receive a discount at the ticket sales counter. For the best rates, we encourage groups to contact a group sales manager prior to visiting the park. 

Our catering staff will help plan the perfect picnic for your event with packages to meet a variety of budgets and tastes. All you have to do is show up and be have a splashing-good time!

Whether it's a bunch of your close friends, family, or an entire corporation, Hawaiian Falls can accommodate groups from 10 to 5,000. Let us handle all of the details to make your event full of summer fun!

Gearing Up For Opening Day

Summer is just around the corner, and that means warmer weather, longer days and lots of family trips to Hawaiian Falls! It may be early but we are already counting down the days until Hawaiian Falls is officially open for the summer on Saturday, May 27th.

With four locations throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area and one in Waco, there is plenty of summer fun for everyone to experience. Hawaiian Falls was built with the family in mind. Play with the kids in the wave pool, hang out in the lazy river or experience the thrilling rides like the Pineapple Express. There’s nothing for parents to worry about with lifeguards to ensure everyone’s safety.

Family Fun at Hawaiian Falls

For even more fun, buy a season pass to get access to all five waterparks for the entire summer. Season passes also come with great perks like early entrance so you can find the perfect spot for soaking up the sun all day long. In addition to early entrance, each season pass comes with a coupon book, 20% off cabana rentals and more great perks.

A visit to one of the five locations is perfect for a family staycation over summer when the only way to escape the hot Texas sun is by spending the day in the water. Visit the same park all summer long or switch it up, the possibilities are endless with a season pass. You can even plan a weekend getaway in Waco to explore the Magnolia Market before spending the rest of the day splashing in the waves at Hawaiian Falls Waco.

No matter how you want to spend your summer, you’ll find something for every member of the family at Hawaiian Falls. Buy your tickets now so you can join us for a summer of awesome!