Get excited for the Summer Season to start with one of our favorite water parks around the Plano area – which has two locations close to Dallas.
If you haven’t spent a fun day getting wet at Hawaiian Waters Garland and Hawaiian Waters The Colony, we give you the inside scoop. Don’t be confused about the name – they recently rebranded and are no longer called Hawaiian Falls.
You’ll know everything before you go to save money, bring what you need with you and plan the best day out for your kids, family, and friends!
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What do you need to know before you go?
Location, Opening Hours and Dates
Both of our local Hawaiian Falls parks: Hawaiian Waters Garland open and Hawaiian Waters The Colony open May 20, 2023 for the Summer Season and are open daily until August 6 and then weekends only until September 23.
Hours vary per day so be sure to check them before you go.
Monday to Thursday, it’s open from 10:30 am to 6:00 pm. Fridays in June and August 4th only are open from 10.30 until 6 pm. Fridays are open later until 9 pm during July only. There are exceptions for hours for special events, like the Bow Wow Luau on September 24. We recommend you check the hours on their website before you plan to go.
On Saturdays, the park is open from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm until September 30 (when it’s closed), and on Sundays it’s open from 11.30 until 6 pm
Hawaiian Waters Addresses:
Hawaiian Waters Garland: 4550 N Garland Avenue, Garland. TX 75040
Hawaiian Waters The Colony: 4400 Paige Road, The Colony. TX 75056
Parking is free and plentiful.
What are the Admission Fees?
There are a few options to pay for your visit.
You can get in for free with a Pogo Pass membership , which is a huge saving!
We have a discount code and link that gets you 50% off and allows you access to another 20 venues per year.
Save 50% on the Annual Pogo Pass Membership
This is one steal of a deal for families!
Each pass includes free admission to kids’ activities at over 20 destinations around Dallas/Fort Worth for only $49.99 per person.
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Use code PLANOMOMS or just use our link below to buy.
If you have Questions, we’ve written a huge guide to the Pogo Pass to help you!
If you think you’ll be visiting more than once, it’s worth considering a Season Pass for any family members who are age 3+.
If you buy early in the season you may even get a discounted price when you purchase more than one season pass. Otherwise, expect to pay $79.99 per season.
Daily Tickets for anyone over the height of 48″ cost $32.99 + tax (online only price accurate as of the 2023 Summer season). Kids aged 2 and under are free. Kids who are under 48″ and are aged 3+ cost $23.99 + tax.
This price is only available online. Buying online usually saves you a few dollars instead of waiting to purchase at the gate.
If you choose to bring a cooler with you, you’ll need to pay a fee to bring that into the park. The current fee is $17+tax.
Is Hawaiian Waters Garland and The Colony Suitable for Toddlers and Younger Kids?
It’s a big park that features attractions such as wave pools, tube slides, and family raft rides. It’s great for babies too and has several play areas for young children, which are shallow and shaded in parts, including the Keiki Kove, which has a big bucket of water that periodically dumps a huge amount on you when you least expect it!
Big kids over the age of 12 are not permitted so it’s a very comfortable space for our little kids to enjoy.
For younger kids around 4-6, some of the slides may be too big for them, but the wave pool and Kona Kooler lazy river are great options. A child who is 48 inches or taller can ride everything.
Hawaiian Waters Garland and The Colony has free floating tubes and lifejackets of all sizes, but if you have one at home, you can bring it with you. You can also bring an infant flotation device that has a seat in it, but leave other inflatable floats and pool noodles behind.
What are the best slides at Hawaiian Waters?
We love the fact that all the most popular slides are at Hawaiian sWater The Colony with some being open at Hawaiian Waters Garland. The best slides at the park are the Hawaiian Half Pipe, the Wild Wave, and the Big Kahuna tube slides. Many of them are steep!
The Bonsai Pipeline allows two guests to drop from a tall tower and twist and turn down to the bottom and the Pineapple Express is also popular.
The Garland location is smaller than Hawaiian Waters The Colony.
What Food and Drink Options are there?
For quick snacks at Hawaiian Waters there is a gift shop with candy, ice cream, snacks, and drinks. The Tiki Snacks and Bar has your typical water park fare and drinks (including adult ones). The location at Hawaiian Waters Garland is smaller than Hawaiian Falls The Colony, so there will be fewer options available there.
There are also some picnic tables you can use, which are situated close to the gift and snack shop.
What seating and lounger options are at Hawaiian Waters Garland and The Colony?
You’ll want to get there super early to reserve your open seating and long loungers by the wave pool. Some of them have shaded trees nearby and normal chairs you can use.
You can always reserve a cabana, starting at the price of $150 if you visit from Monday to Thursday.
Weekends will cost more. At Hawaiian Waters, there are three types of cabanas, the most expensive is an Island Bungalow which costs $350 at the weekend.
What should I pack and bring to Hawaiian Waters Garland or Hawaiian Waters The Colony?
Without packing too much for your visit to Hawaiian Waters Water Park, there are some essentials you’ll want to bring. Towels, sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses are a must to make great family memories! We recommend a waterproof phone holder so you can snap pictures underwater or on the slides.
Frequently Asked Questions about Hawaiian Falls
Can I walk around barefoot?
We recommend water shoes, flip flops or slides but ensure you remember where you left them!
The ground gets hot in the Summer sun in the Dallas area in North Texas. There is a small water walkway that you can use but there are still tons of concrete areas where we recommend you have shoes on to protect your feet in the hot weather.
Can I bring outside food and drink into Hawaiian Waters?
You can bring a Cooler, Container, or bag with food and/or drinks (at an extra cost). No alcohol, glass, sharp objects, or fast food, Pizza delivery or restaurant foods are not permitted.
Are there lockers at Hawaiian Waters?
The Water Park can get very busy and we recommend you leave valuables at home. If you do need to bring important items like phones and car keys (of course!) you’ll want to rent a locker to use for the day. They’re self-pay and keyless and you can pay at center kiosk with credit cards only. Weekend prices are higher , but during the week you can rent for .
Does Hawaiian Waters provide towels?
No they don’t have towels to use in the park, so be sure to bring your own to use.