FREE ADMISSION FOR MILITARY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND AT HAWAIIAN FALLS PFLUGERVILLE

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (May 25, 2016)—Hawaiian Falls Waterparks will offer free admission to all military personnel at Hawaiian Falls Pflugerville this Saturday through Monday, May 28-30. All immediate family members can purchase day passes for a discounted price of $24.99. Park hours are 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

“We’re grateful for the brave service members who willingly give up their freedoms to protect ours,” said Hawaiian Falls CEO Clint Hill. “Because of their sacrifices, we can enjoy a fun, carefree summer with family and friends. We’re not going to bore them with long speeches or embarrass them by singling them out; we’re just happy to provide them a day to relax and have fun at our water parks.”

To participate, individuals must present a valid military ID at the ticket window. This free admission applies to one individual admission for a military member on Saturday, May 28; Sunday, May 29; or Monday, May 30, 2016, and cannot be combined with any other offers.

Hawaiian Falls offers free admission to military personnel Memorial Day weekend 2016 at all six of its parks.

About Hawaiian Falls

Celebrating more than a decade of bringing families closer together, Hawaiian Falls operates water parks in Pflugerville, Waco, Garland, The Colony, Mansfield, Roanoke. The water parks will open to the public 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 28 for the 2016 summer season. Season passholders are always allowed into the park 30 minutes before the gates open to the public. More info at www.hfalls.com or www.facebook.com/hfalls.

Media Contact:

Amy Stansbury
Stansbury Public Relations for Hawaiian Falls amy@stansburypr.com
512-968-4511

FREE ADMISSION FOR MILITARY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND AT HAWAIIAN FALLS WACO

WACO, Texas (May 25, 2016)—Hawaiian Falls Waterparks today announced that free admission will be offered to all military personnel at Hawaiian Falls Waco this Saturday through Monday, May 28-30. All immediate family members can purchase day passes for a discounted price of $20.99. Park hours are 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

“We’re grateful for the brave service members who willingly give up their freedoms to protect ours,” said Hawaiian Falls CEO Clint Hill. “Because of their sacrifices, we can enjoy a fun, carefree summer with family and friends. We’re not going to bore them with long speeches or embarrass them by singling them out; we’re just happy to provide them a day to relax and have fun at our water parks.”

To participate, individuals must present a valid military ID at the ticket window. This free admission applies to one individual admission for a military member on Saturday, May 28; Sunday, May 29; or Monday, May 30, 2016, and cannot be combined with any other offers.

Hawaiian Falls offers free admission to military personnel Memorial Day weekend 2016 at all six of its parks.

About Hawaiian Falls

Celebrating more than a decade of bringing families closer together, Hawaiian Falls operates water parks in Waco, Pflugerville, Garland, The Colony, Mansfield, Roanoke. The water parks will open to the public 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 28 for the 2016 summer season. Season passholders are always allowed into the park 30 minutes before the gates open to the public. More info at www.hfalls.com or www.facebook.com/hfalls.

Media Contact:

Amy Stansbury
Stansbury Public Relations for Hawaiian Falls amy@stansburypr.com
512-968-4511

Hawaiian Falls partners with world leader in aquatic safety for lifeguard training

North Texas e-News
By David Alvey
Mar 5, 2016

Hawaiian Falls Waterparks recently announced a partnership with Jeff Ellis & Associates Inc. (E & A) the world leader in aquatic safety. E & A works with more than 600 clients worldwide and will provide the industry leading International Lifeguard Training Program® (ILTP®) to Hawaiian Falls. 

Kristin Strawn, Operations Manager, Hawaiian Falls Garland; Justin LaFond, Operations Manager, Hawaiian Falls Mansfield; and Bree Kramer, Operations Manager, Hawaiian Falls The Colony

Designed to work in conjunction with the Comprehensive Aquatic Risk Management Program (CARMP,) ILTP® establishes the training framework and the core technology uniquely offered by E & A. CARMP provides accountability-based licensure for lifeguards, third-party unannounced auditing services, and risk management expertise to assist Hawaiian Falls in providing the safest guest experience possible. Read More»

Hawaiian Falls Roanoke lifeguards save mother’s life

North Texas e-news

By David Alvey

Hawaiian Falls Roanoke second-year lifeguard Joseph Morin was scanning his zone in the Lazy River on a busy Saturday afternoon when he spotted what he hoped to never see: a body floating face down in the water.

“I didn’t have time to be scared,” said Morin, 18, a 2015 graduate of Northwest High School in Justin. “I just knew I had to get her and I had to get there quickly.”

Morin immediately blew his whistle to sound an alarm so the rest of the water safety team came running. The response team included 18-year-old Emergency Medical Technician Cameron Davis, 19-year-old Lifeguard Lead Brendan O’Malley and 24-year-old Lifeguard Supervisor Hannah Decker, who arrived on the scene almost simultaneously with General Manager Jay Jenson.

Denise Valentine of Roanoke was with Jones in the river when the rescue happened. She reached out to Roanoke Mayor Carl “Scooter” Gierisch via social media.

Hawaiian Falls staff with (center) Roanoke Mayor Carl “Scooter” Gierisch: GM Jay Jenson; Lifeguard Joseph Morin; Lifeguard Supervisor Hannah Decker; EMT Cameron Davis; and Lifeguard Lead Brendan O’Malley

“Mayor Gierisch, I just want you to know about an incident that happened right here in Roanoke at Hawaiian Falls last weekend,” wrote Valentine. “We were there for about four hours and were taking one last ride on the slow river when my friend had a seizure. She slipped off her son’s float and went under water. At first we thought she was just playing with her son. Then he yelled, ‘my mom’s having a seizure!’ I had never seen her have one, but she had told me of her history. I immediately turned and saw her face down in the water. I grabbed her and pulled her up out of the water. A man (who identified himself as an off-duty police officer) was there with his daughter and turned to help, also. A lifeguard jumped in right away, and the three of us got her up onto the side. I don’t remember how everybody got there so soon, but the [Hawaiian Falls] manager, Jay, and his staff was suddenly surrounding us. Jay started talking to the boy, asking him harmless questions to divert him from the scary scene with his mother. His staff was well trained and helped bring her out of her stupor.”

Mayor Gierisch and the Roanoke City Council recognized the Hawaiian Falls water safety team at the August 25th council meeting. Mayor Gierisch read a Proclamation that stated (in part): “Whereas these employees deserve our sincere thanks, recognition, and praise for their quick and brave response, excellent judgment and professionalism in the line of duty. Now therefore, the Roanoke City Council does hereby acknowledge and sincerely thank Brendan O’Malley, Hannah Decker, Joseph Morin, Cameron Davis and Jay Jenson for their life saving efforts and service to our community.”

Near the end of the ceremony, Megan Jones unexpectedly arrived to meet the team who had rescued her.

“I just remember their faces,” recalled Jones, who recalls waking up, but said the details are still foggy. “I’m grateful they were there,” she said.

Hawaiian Falls Roanoke lifeguards save mother’s lifeAll Hawaiian Falls Water Safety personnel are trained and certified by the National Aquatic Safety Company (NASCO). Hawaiian Falls continually tests and trains the lifeguards throughout the summer. In an emergency, people don’t have time to think about what they should do. When properly trained, they immediately react based on their training.

When asked what it was like to see Jones again, Morin replied, “Seeing her perfectly fine, and she’s laughing and happy, it gives me peace.”

Hawaiian Falls operates water parks in Garland, The Colony, Mansfield, Roanoke and Waco. In addition, Hawaiian Falls has combination water park – adventure park – event centers in Pflugerville and White Settlement. Hawaiian Falls water parks are open weekends only thru Labor Day. More info at www.hfalls.com or facebook.com/hfalls

Lifeguards save young mother in Roanoke

Todd Unger, WFAA

ROANOKE — A young mother is alive thanks to the quick thinking — and even quicker action — of a group of lifeguards at a Hawaiian Falls water park.

Megan Jones was spending a Saturday with her friends and eight-year-old son at the park when she suffered a seizure in the Lazy River.

“I remember seeing their faces when I woke up, but I don’t remember anything else,” she said.

The faces belonged to a team of lifeguards and park employees who helped save the woman.

Lifeguards save young mother in Roanoke

A group of young water park employees was honored by the Roanoke City Council for saving the life of a young woman. (Photo: WFAA)

Joseph Morin jumped into the river when he noticed Jones face down about 20 feet from his post.

“‘I gotta get her and get her now… get to her as soon as possible.’ That is what I was thinking,” the 18-year-old said.

With the help of an unidentified off-duty police officer, Morin pulled the woman to shore.

That’s when 18-year-old Cameron Davis arrived. The emergency medical technician had rushed across the entire park.

“I was just thinking, ‘Is she getting air? And if she is, is it enough to sustain her life?”‘ Davis recalled.

Jones eventually came to, and was treated at the scene.

At Tuesday night’s Roanoke City Council meeting, an entire team of Hawaiian Falls personnel — including Morin, Davis and lifeguards Brendan O’Malley and Hannah Decker — were honored for their work two weeks ago.

Megan Jones also made a surprise appearance, hugging and thanking the crew who helped rescue her.

“I’m just so grateful,” she said.

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