Hawaiian Falls to host Champions Day for special needs families June 18, August 13

Special needs families enjoyed exclusive access to Hawaiian Falls waterpark in The Colony last summer. Photo by David Alvey.

(GARLAND, TX — June 15, 2016) Hawaiian Falls will host Champions Day June 18 and again August 13 at the Garland, Mansfield, The Colony, Pflugerville and Waco waterparks to bless families of individuals with special needs.  There was a scheduling conflict June 18 in Roanoke, so this park will only host Champions Day August 13.

The “Champions” (special needs children and adults) will get in free on these dates. One family member or caregiver accompanying them can get in for only $5, while additional immediate family members are also offered discounted tickets. More importantly, the Champions and their families will have special access to the parks before they open to the public. The Champions and their families will have exclusive use of the park from 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. on June 18 or August 13. 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.) The Champions, caregivers and families can stay all day for no additional charge.

Special needs families splash in Keiki Cove at Hawaiian Falls waterpark in The Colony last summer. Photo by David Alvey.

“Champions Day is often a special needs child’s first visit to a waterpark,” said Clint Hill, Hawaiian Falls president & CEO. “People with sensory issues can have difficulty processing the exciting stimulus of our waterparks on a normal day. So we turn our music way down during this special time. We ask our staff to be patient and a much more lenient to accommodate our guests’ special needs.”

Hawaiian Falls will admit the Champion (special needs adult or child) June 18 or August 13 free. One accompanying family member or caregiver per Champion can purchase a discounted ticket for $5 (regular admission $27.99) with a Champions Day coupon available at hfalls.com/championsday. Additional immediate family members can purchase discounted tickets for $19.99 each.

“Special needs families often tell us that 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, Pflugerville and Waco.  More info at hfalls.com or facebook.com/hfalls.

Submitted by David Alvey.

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