Hawaiian Falls Waterpark, Dallas
While Peter and Irina were in Dallas, visiting us for a week, we took a day to explore the Hawaiian Falls Water park in Garland. It was over 100F on the day that we went, so we were all looking forward to getting wet and enjoying the sun.
Admission – $25
We grabbed a couple of lockers and put all of our clothes away.
Splashwater Reef –
Our first stop was an activity pool containing waterfalls, giant mushrooms, and a zero entry level beach area. We were still sipping on our Rockstars and there were no drinks allowed, so we only splashed around here for a couple minutes and then looked for something a little more exciting.
The Hawaiian Half Pipe – This is a two-person inner tube ride that propels riders straight up, then backwards from a 12 m (40-foot) drop.
We grabbed some inner tubes and made our way up the stairs.
The view from the stairs.
Peter and Irina
We watched a few other pairs take off and it looked simple enough, so we felt pretty excited.
Unfortunately, Justin and I both hurt ourselves on this ride – Yes, on the first ride for the day. We felt a sharp jolt in our necks as we reached the bottom of the half pipe. For some reason, we seemed to land rather hardly after flying off at the start. As the tube continued to slide back and forth we both felt that something was not right but we could do nothing except wait the ride out. I thought that it was just me, but when we got out of the tube Justin said that his neck felt the same.
Peter and Irina went after us and they did not have the same experience. We think that it was because of the weight distribution in the tube. I should have sat on the back, instead of the front.
The Pineapple Express is a red ad orange 4 lane downhill mat racing slide.
We waited for mats at the finish line, and then walked to the top end of the slide.
Taking off proved a little difficult for some, so we had a little giggle at this.
The water park has areas that can be hired for parties or groups of people. These areas are nice and shaded.
The Hawaiian Falls Waterpark chain is owned by Harvest Family Inc (a Christian orientated company based out of Texas). There were numerous signs containing bible verses displayed around the park.
Waimea Bay slide complex contains 2 body slides and 2 tube slides.
So many slides to choose from!!
We waited for tubes and then made our way to stairs.
This is a new ride at this park – You pick your favorite song at the beginning of the ride, and then zip down an enclosed tube while laser lights and misters whirl past you. Lots of fun!!
Peter and Irina get ready to take off.
For our turn we picked our favorite summer tune – “Call me Maybe” 😉
This pipeline has two twisting, turning inner-tube slides for 1 or 2 riders from a 14 meter (45-foot) high tower. One slide is enclosed, and the other half and half.
The Flyin’ Hawaiian is an 18 meter (60-foot) single-rider body slide that features a series of small humps.
I made it down alive!!
Just next to the Flyin’ Hawaiian is The Waikiki Wipeout with an 18 meter (60-foot) tall single-rider body slide that features ONE GIANT DROP. Above you can see Peter braving this drop.
We stopped for a rest and some snacks.
One of my favorite areas – Waikiki Beach.
This is a family wave pool that is only 1.2 meters deep. Everyone floats around in transparent tubes that are moved around by artificially generated waves.
This ride has two speed slides coming off a 4-story tower. Riders become “human torpedoes” and race down the slides at speeds of up to 40 mph.
Justin and I shoot to the bottom of the ride… (with terrible wedgies)
After making our way through most of the rides at the park, we started to redo our favorite ones.
Keiki Cove is an interactive children’s water treehouse with fountains, slides, climbing nets, water jets, and a giant bucket that drops 1,000 gallons of water every few minutes. I REALLY wanted to play around here but Justin said that I would get thrown out because I’m too big… Booo!!!
Although we waited in queues for many of the rides, we never felt like we waited too long.
As usual.. we find ways to keep each other entertained.
At the bottom of the pipeline…
The Kona Kooler Adventure River is a circular lazy river with a zero entry level beach. There is a portion of the river that contains waves making it an adventure river.
We enjoyed floating along the river in tubes.
By this time we were tired!
Certain parts of the river were faster so we tried to stay joined together by linking our legs.
Peter tried to swim against the current.
We did a loop without tubes. The current was strong so we just floated with no effort at all.
More tube rides.
Music, lasers, and misters on “The Rush”.
Our last ride… Peter and Irina come flying out of the pipeline.