What a wonderful thing to do! I love Hawaiian Falls and their philosophies. If someone in your family has special needs, please take note of this event!
Hawaiian Falls water parks will host Champions Day for individuals with special needs Saturday, June 21, 2014. The “Champions” (special needs individuals of any age) get in free. Family members can purchase discounted tickets for $5 each (regular admission is $26.99) with a Champions Day coupon available for download at http://hfalls.com/championsday.
“We don’t ask for any proof of disability like a doctor’s note or medical records,” said Evan Barnett, Hawaiian Falls vice president and general manager. “Their word is good enough for us. We realize some special needs like autism may not be immediately apparent. These families don’t need to prove anything. They know if their loved one has special needs. We just want to bless these families.”
Special needs families will have exclusive access and use of the park from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Hawaiian Falls Pflugerville will open on this day to the public 10:30 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. The Champions and caregivers can stay all day at no extra charge.
To be sensitive to the Champions’ special needs, Hawaiian Falls turns down the music, adds more staff to assist families, and asks lifeguards to be thoughtful about using their whistles only when absolutely necessary.
Celebrating more than a decade of bringing families closer together, Hawaiian Falls operates water parks in Garland, The Colony, Mansfield, Roanoke, Waco, Pflugerville and White Settlement. More info at hfalls.com or facebook.com/hfalls.