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Hawaiian Falls is hosting Champions Day Saturday, July 25 at its Mansfield, Roanoke and Waco waterparks. The “Champions” (special needs children or adults) get in free. Companion tickets for family members or caregivers are only $10 (limit 4 people per Champion.) Champions Day tickets and companion tickets can be purchased at the front gate ticket office.

“Have you ever smiled so much that your face ached?” asked Hawaiian Falls Managing Director Ryan Forson. “That’s what Champion’s Day is for our staff. We see such heart-warming scenes of families playing together, with kids laughing and squealing with delight. Every year, we see at least one special needs child experience a waterpark for the very first time. And it brings us to happy tears. It’s one of our very favorite days of the year.”

Special needs individuals and their families will have exclusive access and use of the waterpark from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Season pass holders will gain access at 10 a.m. The parks will open to the public 10:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. Champions and their caregivers and family can stay all day at no additional cost. Or they can leave any time they choose.

To be sensitive to some Champions’ needs, Hawaiian Falls turns down the music, adds more staff to assist families, and reminds staff to be thoughtful about using their whistles. 

Hawaiian Falls in Mansfield, Roanoke, and Waco are managed by ProParks Attractions Group, a privately held attractions company that acquires, develops, and manages waterparks and family entertainment centers. ProParks currently owns and operates attractions and entertainment assets located in Texas, Arizona, California, and North Carolina in addition to world-wide attractions advisory and management services. More information about ProParks is available at