There is one place my children look forward to visiting over the summer, and that’s Hawaiian Falls Water Park. With 7 locations to choose from, we prepared for a day of fun!
And fun we had! The day started when we packed our ice chest, towels and sunscreen and drove to Mansfield, TX. This waterpark is located near many shops and restaurants, but we decided to bring in our own lunch instead! *Hawaiian Falls allows you to bring in an ice chest – minus the glass and alcoholic beverages – for a $10 charge. Not a bad price when you plan to be at the park all day long!
My family was led to our cabana, where we were introduced to our cabana girl for the day! Since our cabana came with 4 unlimited drink bands, we gave our first drink order before heading into the water. I was lucky to get the cabana that is set off, near the swimming pool! I could watch my children and husband swim while I read through a few emails! (There is no Wi-Fi at this location.)
Our cabana girl quickly returned with our drinks and we headed to Kona Kooler, which is the park’s lazy river. On our way, we picked up life jackets, which are free for children’s use in the park. The current was just right, allowing us to “go with the flow” and not dangerously strong. I felt safe about letting my two older children drift about 10 feet away, and extra safe knowing there are lifeguards stationed around the attraction. Extra eyes are always nice!
We then headed to the slides, where we had amazing fun! Our favorite ride was RUSH. A slide where you choose the song you’d like to slide to and the LED lights inside the slide light up as you flash by? I love that! My son was excited to pick “We Will Rock You” while my daughter chose “Call Me Maybe” for us. There are plenty of options, ranging from Disney inspired songs to YMCA to the Jaws theme song.
Another one of our favorites is Keiki Kove, which is an interactive water rain-fortress with pulleys, ropes, water buckets, slides and a 1,000 gallon dumping bucket. If that doesn’t spell FUN for children 12 and under, I don’t know what does!
We had a fantastic day at Hawaiian Falls, and can’t wait to go back! Make sure you connect with Hawaiian Falls on facebook for up-to-date specials!