From Our Editors
For the owners of Hawaiian Falls, a water park is more than just a place to beat the heat and while away the dog days of summer—it's a venue that encourages families and friends to put down their phones or tablets and enjoy an afternoon of real-life fun and fellowship. That isn't to say it's all kumbaya sing-a-longs or heartfelt discussions about that one very special episode of Full House, though. On the contrary, kids and adults of all ages can whiz down one of the many thrilling slides, hit the raucous wave pool, or wage all-out water war with the interactive splash-and-spill apparatuses speckled throughout the park. At certain locations, there's even non-aquatic adventures in the form of rock climbing walls, cargo nets, and high-flying ziplines. All the while, lifeguards and EMTs stand at the ready to ensure safety.
Of course, those who just want to spend the day relaxing and catching some sun can retire to calm, cannon-ball-free zones, including the lazy river or a privately rented cabana. There's also plenty of on-site restaurants and food carts to visit, which serve everything from burgers and hot dogs to pizza and turkey legs.