It was 100 degrees outside today. We’ve reached the miserable time of year when it’s so hot out, nobody wants to go outside anymore. Hawaiian Falls sent my family passes to the Garland location so we could visit and share the fun with y’all…and so I thought I’d share some “Need to Know” tips for everyone out there who might be planning a visit to Hawaiian Falls in Garland.
- Hawaiian Falls is fun for kids of all ages…even babies. There are several play areas for young children, and today I noticed several babies and very young toddlers splashing in the shallow pools. The only tricky age might be kids who are around five or six – my daughter, five, is old enough to WANT to go on all the slides, but she’s too small to actually ride many of them. We spent a lot of time in the lazy river, the wave pool, and in the othe pools for her! A child who is 48″ or taller can ride everything! You can see all the slides and height requirements here.
- Plan on wearing shoes when you walk around the park. The ground gets so hot, you guys…so, so hot. In some places, there are hoses with misters cooling off the ground, but you’ll still find stretches of concrete that will burn your feet. We wore flip-flops so we could put them on between slides.
- For $10, you can rent a small locker. We rented a locker to hold our towels and sunscreen and water bottle (you can bring water bottles into the park).
- Food is available on-site. If you want to bring in a cooler, there is a $10 cooler fee (although the food isn’t nearly as expensive as most amusement parks, you could definitely save some money by bringing a cooler with your lunches!).
- Depending on the ages of your kids, you can expect to spend between two hours to all day at the park! We visited when the kids were younger and felt like we’d done everything after about two hours. We stayed for close to four hours today, and the kids were begging to stay longer.
- Parking is free!
- You can find discounted ticket prices here. If you’re a local, I also recommend checking out the POGO pass, which for $60/person includes admission to Hawaiian Falls as well as tons of other Dallas attractions!
Have you been to Hawaiian Falls? Which is your favorite location?
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