Summer Fun at Hawaiian Falls
by Holly Homer
One of our favorite summer hangouts in Dallas-Fort Worth is Hawaiian Falls which opened its doors officially on Saturday, May 26, 2012
Thanks to the sweet folks at Hawaiian Falls, they let me and 5 children into the Garland waterpark for a sneak peek at the newest additions. Yes, beware when you invite me anywhere in the summer time…I come with a SUV load of children.
The Rush is a brand new water slide this year. In fact, it is unlike anything that I have ever rode before. It doesn’t look much different from the outside.
But before you get into the starting position with your tube, you choose a song from a large list on a computer screen next to the slide.
When your music starts, so does your ride and it is accompanied by a light show.
It turned out to be my favorite slide. My 6 year old agreed and made me ride it over and over and over.
The other new addition in the Garland Hawaiian Falls is an upgrade of one of their pools. It now has two small slides, some large umbrella fountains and two “precarious” crossings.
We also spent a portion of the day relaxing on the lazy river.
I have always laughed and said that Hawaiian Falls has the least lazy rivers I have ever seen. In fact, the one in Garland has waves! It is like a wave pool and a lazy river all in one. It is the perfect combination for a summer afternoon floating adventure.
We heard rumors that there are new additions to our closest Hawaiian Falls in Roanoke. Last year it was nearly our second home for the summer.
We can’t wait to check those out!
Holly Homer is the partially-stay-at-home, partially-work-from-home, partially-home-schooling mom of three boys. She counts survival at the end of the day as a major success. Holly can be found online at June Cleaver Nirvana, Quirky Momma and She is Dallas.