Friday, December 16, 2011

Hawaiian Falls Announces Additions at Four Parks

Even after a 2011 that saw plenty of expansion, including the addition of some unique torpedo tube slides, the four Hawaiian Falls water parks in Texas will be greatly expanding again in 2012.

Each park will receive new attractions that fit the demand of that specific park, ranging from wild thrill rides to children's play areas.  These expansions were announced even as the chain is working on opening a 5th Hawaiian Falls park next year, a $10 million park located in Waco.

The parks put together a nice graphic for each park, so let's check out what is being added.

The Roanoke park will spend almost $2 million on a new slide tower named Cyclone Fury.  It will contain four slides, including two speed slides next to each other, a family raft ride, and one of Whitewater's "constrictor" slides, which have the tightest turns in the industry. 

The constrictor type slide is a new design, and will be one of only a handful in the country.

Mansfield will feature a selection of rides for the whole family as part of their $3 million in additions.  A Boomerango slide will be added, along with the Cliffhanger, which has a 40 foot drop.  Splashwater Harbor will be a 10,000 square foot children's play area.

The park located in Garland will see the retrofit of two existing attractions into new experiences.  The Abyss will be a totally dark slide that will feature lights, sounds and projects to enhance the experience.  The park's children's area will be expanded and turned into Keiki Kingdom, a play area aimed at kids.

Finally the park located in The Colony will add the new Whirlwind, a unique double bowl slide that we recently saw announced for Fun Spot's expansion in Orlando.  Two slides funnel into the same bowl creating a crazy racing experience.

Details on all the parks can be found on their official websites.  This chain certainly is keeping water park manufacturers happy these days!