Something I learned fast from being in the Dallas area is that it is HOT here! There is not one day that goes by that couldn’t be enjoyed in the pool. But spending every single day in the pool can be boring so it is fun to change it up a bit. That is why we headed to Hawaiian Falls The Colony.
*I got tickets and cabana in exchange for my honest opinion of the Hawaiian Falls The Colony.
What exactly is Hawaiian Falls?
Hawaiian Falls is a water park right in the middle of the suburbs. My husband was so confused while driving to the park. The directions took us down a street of homes and said we were only minutes away. Then as the trees cleared we could start seeing the water slides. It was fun to see a different setting than a water park is normally located.
One of my favorite parts of the park is the FREE parking! That is such a rare thing to come across when it comes to any type of water or amusement parks. Normally parking is an extra fee you have to account when you are budgeting for a trip but not here!
The cabana we got included:
- Wait service
- Four drink wristbands
- Lounge and upright chairs
The drink wristbands gets you unlimited drinks for the day you are there. From what I understood this included their selection of Pepsi products. This was nice because it was one thing I didn’t have to bring with me, drinks.
The wait service is also a great feature. It is basically a waiter who comes by the cabana every once in a while to ask if you need any food or drinks. Of course you still have to pay for the food but he can grab you drinks which can be nice. We were in a cabana on the other side of the park from the drinks so being able to have someone run and grab refills for us was a fun perk.
My advice when it comes to the cabanas is
that the extra price (although you do save money off of your admission tickets when booking a cabana) is probably not worth it during the week. We went on a Monday with a chance of thunderstorms and the majority of the seats that you don’t need to pay for were empty. I would however recommend a cabana during the weekends or times when you know it will be busy. This ensures you always have a place to sit down and relax and take a few minutes out of the sun.
Another word of advice that I would give, especially for families with small children, is to ask for a cabana that is near the blue slides at Kiki Cove. These cabanas will give you a great view of the kid play area. Our cabana was also located in Kiki Cove but it was behind a lot of the free seating so it was impossible to be able to keep an eye on my kids while relaxing in the cabana.
Here is Kiki Cove.
My kids loved this place. We were at Hawaiian Falls for about 4-5 hours and we spent about 3-4 of those at Kiki Cove. They have some small slides that the kids have to go down themselves (both my kids weren’t huge slide lovers but they are now). They also have a HUGE dump bucket at the top that drops every couple of minutes. It is a great area for kids of all ages.
They have about 5 big slide areas. There is their big pink halfpipe which my husband wanted to go on but unfortunately our daughter was too short. This looked to be a popular ride because there was always someone on it. They have tube slides that you can go on as a single or double, Then they have a few really fast slides. My husband went on one of the yellow ones and his body was skipping on the water at the bottom of it. Finally they have a slide where the floor drops out below you. So there are slides for the whole family!
For those who may like things calmer they have a couple other fun places to play.
One of these relaxing areas, especially when there is not a lot of people at the park, is the wave pool. From what I could tell the whole pool is not a wave pool, most of the waves stay contained at the back of the pool. It was fun being able to sit in an inner tube while in the wave pool. It helps not being sucked under the waves, although I don’t think any of the waves in this pool are big enough to take you under.
Another relaxing activity to do at Hawaiian Falls is the lazy river. The lazy river they have is truly lazy. It is pretty slow but if you are just wanting to relax it is a great way to do it.
One more awesome thing they have at Hawaiian Falls is their water walkway.
This is an area in the park that connects the front entrance of the park to the wave pool. We didn’t use it that much because we spent most of our time at Kiki Cove but the kids did have fun playing on it. It reminds me of a giant splash pad for the whole family.
One thing that we weren’t fans of at the park was the cost of the food. I was sad that it cost so much because the nachos smelt really good. But you can bring any sized cooler full of food, that follows their guidelines, for only $15. This can save you a lot of money when it comes to feeding your family at the park!
So what are you waiting for? Put it on your calendar to spend a day playing in the water during these hot Dallas sun at Hawaiian Falls The Colony!