Hawaiian Falls and the Pflugerville Community Development Corporation (PCDC) were recently joined by business and community leaders to break ground on the new Hawaiian Falls Adventure Park & Water Park and the Aloha Event Center.
“We’re introducing a new concept with the Hawaiian Falls Adventure Park & Water Park in Pflugerville,” said Hawaiian Falls CEO David Busch. “We’re combining exercise and entertainment to create “exertainment,” which is designed to get families moving and having fun together. Our goal is to make fitness fun. Kids don’t want to exercise any more than their parents do. But they want to have fun. They’ll be climbing and rappelling and zipping across the park without thinking about the calories they’re burning or the muscles they’re developing. They’ll be having so much fun they just won’t stop.”
The year-round adventure park will feature multi-level ropes courses and cargo nets, a military-style obstacle course, a 60-foot high climbing and rappelling wall, and a six-story Freefall attraction. All the attractions will be built around and above the water park.
“This is the first adventure park – water park combination in the state of Texas,” explained Busch. “Although the two parks will operate separately, guests will have the option to go between the adventure park and water park throughout the day. With the adventure park operating year-round, we’re incorporating many of the water attractions into the adventure park in the cooler months.”
Hawaiian Falls water park will include a football field-sized wavepool, a 10,000 square-foot activity pool with floating obstacle course, splash pads and water walks, a 1000-foot-long river and several multi-slide towers featuring speed slides, tube slides and a multi-lane mat racer.
The entertainment complex will also include a 20,000 square-foot indoor family arcade, a 2,500 square-foot laser tag arena, private birthday party rooms and a restaurant. The Aloha Conference Center will accommodate up to 400 people seated for dinner or up to 1,000 people theater-style for meetings, conferences and team building events year-round. Full-service catering will also be available.
“Hawaiian Falls will bring about 300 seasonal jobs and 100 year-round jobs for our young people,” said Pflugerville Development Corporation Executive Director Floyd Akers. “It will give local families a place to have fun together right here in town. The entertainment complex will also attract about 300,000 guests each year, many of those coming from out of town, so it will spur all kinds of development. We already have several hotels interested in building near Hawaiian Falls. This entertainment complex will make Pflugerville a regional destination for Central and South Texas residents.”
The Pflugerville Development Corporation (PCDC) acquired the 23-acre tract of land for the project. Hawaiian Falls will develop and operate the parks under a renewable 30-year lease, with two 10-year options to renew. In the first year of operation, the economic impact to the city of Pflugerville is projected to exceed $30 million.
Hawaiian Falls will offer day camps during the summer season and special packages for groups. They will also offer private cabanas for daily rental, corporate picnic and group areas and birthday packages.
Hawaiian Falls water park season passes for 2014 are on sale at www.hfalls.com /pfv/ . Pflugerville residents can buy a season pass for $69.99 (plus tax) a 25% discount. All other season passes are available for $84.99 (plus tax) a $15 savings off the regular $99.99 season pass price. Hawaiian Falls season passes are valid every regular operating day and include over $100 in free and discount offers, including free and discount passes to bring a friend. Season passes are valid for daily admission to all seven Texas Hawaiian Falls water parks at no additional charge. Season pass sales will be limited to a total of 12,500 passes.
Daily admission prices are expected to be:
• $29.99 adults
• $22.99 seniors (60 years and older) and children under 48 inches tall.
• $22.99 military (with valid military ID)
• FREE Children 2 & under.
Hawaiian Falls water park hours will be daily 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. from Memorial Day weekend 2014 through Labor Day.
Over the past 40 years, Horizon Family Holdings, Hawaiian Falls’ parent company, has developed more than 2 dozen water parks, theme parks and family entertainment centers across the U.S., all of which are still operational.
The Pflugerville location will be the largest Hawaiian Falls location in Texas, and the first with an adventure park. Founded in 1992, Hawaiian Falls has five other waterparks in Texas, including Garland, The Colony, Mansfield, Roanoke and Waco. Another new park will open in White Settlement (northwest of Fort Worth) in Spring 2014. More information is available at www.hfalls.com or facebook.com/hfalls.