Water Park Revival

North Texas water park returns with splashy new name and good times

North Texas water park returns with splashy new name and good times

Hawaiian Falls
The former Hawaiian Falls water park in White Settlement will reopen as Splash Dayz. Photo courtesy of Hawaiian Falls

The faucet is back on for a water park in White Settlement, which has a new name and a new lease on life. Formerly known as Hawaiian Falls, the park will reopen July 1 as Splash Dayz, following a remodel by the city.

White Settlement city manager Jim Ryan told Fort Worth Business that the park was "in shambles" when Hawaiian Falls left. City staff executed a makeover and also hired Z's Café and Catering of Fort Worth to oversee food and service in the four concession areas. Prices have been lowered on admission, food, and beverage. And visitors can bring in one small cooler of food and drink, as long as it's not fast food. Alas, the park will still be alcohol-free.

Hawaiian Falls has half a dozen parks in North Texas cities, beginning with Garland, which it opened in 2003. Amusement Park Today describes the company as operating "family-friendly water parks in accordance with Christian principles." No alcohol, see.

The White Settlement outlet opened in 2014 as a water/adventure park combination, with zip lines, rappelling walls, a ropes course, and an indoor arcade. But it never saw a profit, falling behind on its rent by more than $900,000 and also falling into disrepair.

White Settlement is not the only park in the chain that has experienced financial difficulties. The parks in Garland and The Colony had to be sold to CNL Properties, which serves as operator.

But, yay, Splash Dayz, which will be open from 11 am to 8 pm, July 1 to August 21. It will then move to weekends-only hours through Labor Day on September 5. For more information, call 817-348-9000.

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