Hawaiian Falls will host Champions Day Friday June 23, and Saturday August 5 at the Garland, Mansfield, The Colony, Roanoke and Waco waterparks to bless families of individuals with special needs.
“Very often, Champions Day is a special needs person’s first visit to a waterpark,” said Clint Hill, Hawaiian Falls president & CEO. “It can be overwhelming for people with sensory issues to process all the stimuli of a waterpark on an average day. So, for Champions Day, we turn our music way down during this special time. We ask our staff to be much more lenient to accommodate our guests’ special needs. We also bring in extra staff for a more favorable staff-to-guest ratio. We let the Champions and their families have exclusive use of the park before we open to the public.”
Champions Day tickets will be sold at the front gate until 10 a.m. On June 23 and August 5. Champions (those with special needs) are admitted free from 8:30 am – 10 am. Immediate family members/caregivers will be $10 each (up to a maximum of 4 people.) Tickets are valid during this private event for the day of event only. Once inside, families are welcome to stay all day. More importantly, the Champions and their families will have exclusive use of the park from 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. The parks will open to the public 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Season pass holders always get in 30 minutes before the public.) More information is available at https://hfalls.com/specials-events/
“Special needs families often tell us they wouldn’t be able to come without this offer,” explained Hill. “They never know if they’ll be able to stay an hour or all day. We’ve held Champions Days for several years now and it always brings us great joy to see how much the families get out of these special times. It truly exemplifies our core mission of bringing families closer together.”
Celebrating more than a decade of bringing families closer together, Hawaiian Falls operates water parks in Garland, The Colony, Mansfield, Roanoke, and Waco. More info at hfalls.com or facebook.com/hfalls.