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Hawaiian Falls will host Champions Day Saturday, August 13 at the Garland, Mansfield, The Colony, Roanoke, Pflugerville and Waco waterparks to bless families of individuals with special needs.  

“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 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 patient and  much more lenient to accommodate our guests’ special needs. We also bring in extra staff for a more favorable staff-to-guest ratio.”

The “Champions” (special needs children and adults) will get in free Saturday. 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.  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. More information is available at

“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, Pflugerville and Waco.  More info at or

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