With its enormous size, large population, and brutally hot summers, it should come as no surprise that Texas has plenty of water parks. Among the state's most popular and largest places to cool off are the Schlitterbahn water parks, including the original, flagship location in New Braunfels as well as other sites. But there is another chain of Texas water parks offering relief from the heat and humidity along with waterslide fun: Hawaiian Falls.
The Hawaiian-themed parks are smaller than the ones operated by Schlitterbahn and generally don't offer the same number or variety of attractions as their Texas rivals. Also, Hawaiian Falls typically do not offer flashy water park features such as uphill water coasters or funnel rides. But, they are plenty big in their own right and have enough slides, thrills, and wet diversions to keep visitors of all ages happy.
Tickets and Admission Policy
Daily passes to the individual parks are available as well as season passes which include admission to all of the Hawaiian Falls parks. Reduced prices for seniors and children. 2 and under are admitted for free. The parks offer group rates as well as birthday party packages. Click on the listings below to check on any special offers the parks may be offering.
The parks offer snack stands. Hawaiian shaved ice is a specialty. Note that visitors can bring their own food, but the chain's policy forbids cooked or prepared meals as well as "homemade large dinners." Note also that Hawaiian Falls will search coolers and other bags upon entry and will charge a $10 fee to guests that bring food and/or beverages into the parks.
4400 Paige Road, The Colony
High-thrill attractions include the Hawaiian Halfpipe, The Torpedo twin speed slides with launch capsules, The Waikiki Wipeout speed slide, and the Whirlwind 360 launch capsule and bowl ride. Moderate rides include the Breaker Bay wave pool and the Kona Kooler lazy river. The Keiki Kove interactive water play center is designed for younger visitors.
4550 North Garland Avenue, Garland
High-thrill attractions at the original Hawaiian Falls water park include The Rush, an enclosed tube slide with laser lights and songs chosen by passengers and The Flyin' Hawaiian speed slide. Moderate rides include the Waikiki Beach wave pool and the Kona Kooler lazy river. The Garland location also offers the Keiki Kove interactive water play center for younger guests.
490 Heritage Parkway South, Mansfield
Thrill rides include Hightide Whirlpool, a bowl ride, Pineapple Express mat racing slide, and the Cliffhanger raft slide. There is also a wave pool, lazy river, and Splashwater Reef, an area for younger children.
18500 Texas 130 Service Road, Pflugerville
Thrill rides include Pflyin' Hawaiian, twin speed slides with launch capsules, The Pipeline tube slide, and the Aquatube body slides. Those seeking more tame rides could try the Pfluger Cooler lazy river or the Breaker Beach wave pool. Splashwater Harbor is geared to younger children.
Hawaiian Falls Pflugerville also offers an adventure park with a ropes challenge course, a climbing wall, zip lines, and a freefall attraction.
290 W Byron Nelson Blvd., Roanoke
High-thrill rides include Beach Blasters, a dueling multi-tube racing slide, the Hightide Whirlpool bowl ride, the Monsoon body slides, and the Rip Curl raft slides. There is also the Rainforest River Adventure lazy river, the Tsunami Soaker water balloon game, and the Breaker Bay wave pool. Younger kids will enjoy the Mega Waterworld interactive water play structure.
900 Lake Shore Drive, Waco
The park's more thrilling rides include the Monsoon & Typhoon body slides and the Tsunami slides with mini bowl ride elements. Other rides include the Kona Kooler lazy river, the Breaker Bay wave pool, and the Waikiki Waterworks splash area for younger visitors.