Hawaiian Falls Pflugerville Opens Adventure Park #travel

Visit Pflugerville, Texas, and check out the brand new Hawaiian Falls! Not only do they offer a fabulous water park, they've JUST opened their new Adventure Park too!
The 23-acre, year-round regional entertainment venue now features a water park and family adventure park with the Big Island Adventure Trail, Pineapple Express Zip Tour, three-level Challenge Course, six-story Free Fall, Rock Wall and Cargo Climb. Hawaiian Falls Pflugerville is the first water park & adventure park combination of its kind.

“This Adventure Park is a natural extension of our mission to bring families closer together while helping build self confidence,” said Hawaiian Falls CEO David Busch. “Our one-of-a-kind Adventure Park provides safe, fun and compelling activities for guests of all ages to explore unknown strengths, push their own boundaries, climb to thrilling heights and experience rewarding physical and mental achievements.”

Hawaiian Falls Adventure Park also offers a team-building program for businesses and corporations, school districts, churches and other organizations looking to have fun together while improving communications, instilling trust among team members, learning problem-solving skills, and improving overall effectiveness and productivity.
“This is the first time many of these elements in the Adventure Park have ever been built anywhere in the world,” said Russell Moy, Adventure Park designer. “We created this unique assemblage of challenges just for Hawaiian Falls. We spent more than two years in the design process before we ever started manufacturing the first piece of steel.”

With safety as the top priority, Hawaiian Falls carefully selected a full-body harness and Smart Belay System by EDELRID—considered the safest in the world, according to the San Diego Zoo. The Smart Belay System is a set of two lobster-claw lanyards in which one is always connected to the safety line. Unless one claw is locked on the line, the second claw will not open, ensuring the guest is always secured. Hawaiian Falls also has a minimum of two safety check points for each zip line—one on the ground, and a second at the top of each tower.

Adventure Park attractions:
Shirts or swim suit cover-ups and closed-toed shoes are required for all guests using the Adventure Park. The Big Island Adventure Trail features 18 rope bridges and tunnels on three levels. Family members who are at least 42-inches tall may participate solo, while guests under 42-inches must be accompanied by someone 17 years or older. Weight limit is 250 pounds per person.

A helmet, full-body harness and smart belay system are required for all of the following:
The three-level Challenge Course with 15 different ropes activities on each level, ranging from 2-feet to 60-feet off the ground, for a total of 45 distinct challenges. Guests practice using the smart belay system to navigate different challenges and must demonstrate proficiency on one level before advancing to the next level, finishing the third level with the Tiki Zip Line, for a unique challenge-by-choice experience. Guests must be at least 48-inches tall and weigh at least 60 pounds but no more than 250 pounds to participate.

Pineapple Express Zip Tour includes three 500-foot long, 60-to-15-foot high zip lines that traverse the park. The Smart Belay System is also used on this attraction. Guests must be at least 48-inches tall and weigh at least 60 pounds and no more than 250 pounds.

Free Fall offers the adrenaline-pumping thrill of jumping off a seven-story tower and free falling with the security of a full-body harness and auto-belay system to guide the guest safely to the ground. Guests must be at least 48-inches tall and weigh at least 60 pounds and no more than 250 pounds.

The Cargo Climb requires balance, strength and determination to reach the top of this 45-foot rope ladder. An auto-belay system is used for this attraction.

Use upper body strength and secure footwork to navigate a 45-foot tall Rock Wall. An auto-belay system is used for this attraction.

While the Water Park is seasonal, the Adventure Park will be open year-round for team building and group events as well as fun challenges for the general public. Any daily admission ticket or season pass will provide access to both the Water Park and Adventure Park through the end of September 2014. Some attractions, such as the Pineapple Express Zip Tour, will require a separate fee.

About Hawaiian Falls:
Celebrating more than a decade of bringing families closer together, Hawaiian Falls operates water parks in Garland, The Colony, Mansfield, Roanoke and Waco. The Pflugerville park is Texas’ first Adventure Park - Water Park combination. A similar Water Park and Adventure Park is currently under construction in White Settlement (northwest of Fort Worth) and will open later this year. More information is available at hfalls.com or facebook.com/hfalls.


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Celebrate Labor Day at Lakeway Resort & Spa and La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa‏ #travel

Looking for a fun way to spend Labor Day? Here are some fabulous Texas destinations for you and your sweetie, or take the entire family! 

Lakeway Resort and Spa’s Labor Day Weekend Celebration August 29 - September 1 is the perfect way to end the summer! The resort is known for its amazing pools and will host many fun activities poolside and along with kid’s activities at the Kid Zone.

Lakeway Resort and Spa’s Labor Day Weekend Celebration August 29 - September 1 is the perfect way to end the summer! The resort is known for its amazing pools and will host many fun activities poolside and along with kid’s activities at the Kid Zone. Resort activities include:

  • Sunset Pool - 21+ and over, three-tiered infinity edge pool, high energy music and swim up bar
  • Kid’s Pool - waterslide, wading pool, water features and poolside cabanas
  • Activities Pool - water volleyball, water basketball hoop and other games
  • Family Movies by the Pool - hang in the water when the sun goes down and enjoy a family flick
  • Kid Zone - indoor and outdoor kid’s activities including games, arts & crafts and: Three Indoor Bounce Houses, Pool Table, Ping Pong, Foosball, Mini Putt Putt, plus Sunset Pool Guest Shot Video Games, and Arts & Crafts

For more information on the Labor Day weekend festivities, including times and locations, click schedule. Labor Day activities and pool access are for guests only; rooms are limited, so book your stay today at www.lakewayresortandspa.com or email [email protected].

Need a little more room for your family or friends? Ask about beautiful & spacious condominiums with 2- and 3-bedrooms, full kitchen, dining room, living room and balcony. Lakeway Resort and Spa, 101 Lakeway Drive Austin, Texas 78734
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Save Over Labor Day Weekend 2014 With La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa’s “Play More, Save More” Offer

For Labor Day Weekend 2014, the more families play at La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa on Lake Conroe, the more they save. The AAA Four Diamond lakeside Texas resort is wrapping up summer with its money-saving, “Play More, Save More” offer, valid Labor Day Weekend, when guests can save 20 percent on a two-night stay and 30 percent off a stay of three nights or more. To secure the resort’s “Play More, Save More” savings, go to www.latorrettalakeresort.com and enter the promo code PLAY. Or call 936-448-4400.

The all-suite resort on Lake Conroe offers families an amazing water park with multiple pools, Lay-Z River Rapids and twisting water slides, miniature golf, 18 holes of championship golf, and new this year, paddleboats and kayaks on Lake Conroe. Its all-new lake experiences includes stand-up paddle boards and kayaks on Lake Conroe, available for rent by the hour, just steps from the resort’s Aqua Park Breeze Buster pool, Splash Scape pool with in-water playground and the Pollywogs pool for small children. When out of the water, families can enjoy La Torretta’s miniature golf course, beautifully landscaped, lighted for night play; five lighted, hard-surface tennis courts, indoor racquetball courts and a spacious fitness center. Clubs, racquets and balls are provided at no charge. Or, relax on the resort’s private white, sandy beach where kids can build sandcastles and enjoy the lakeside view. A number of free resort activities especially for Labor Day Weekend also are planned including the official naming of the resort’s new mascot, temporarily known as Lay-Z Duck. The naming ceremony follows a summer-long campaign and online public vote to determine the furry mascot’s permanent name. At the Spa at La Torretta, guests enjoy a spacious retreat where private bathhouses, Shiatsu massage chairs and a soothing Relaxation Lounge surround a Zen-inspired garden provide the ultimate in relaxation. Treatment options include the Spa’s new bamboo treatment where a bamboo cane is used to provide a deeper, firmer massage.
The resort’s on-property 18-hole championship golf course is a fun, yet challenging layout winding through the East Texas piney woods. The course was re-designed in 2007 by renowned golf course architect Jeffrey Blume. La Torretta’s luxurious guestrooms offer the finest amenities including deluxe linens, 42” flat-screen TV’s, a private balcony and sweeping view of Lake Conroe. Lake Villas and Golf Cottages also are available for an additional charge. La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa is located at 600 La Torretta Blvd., 12 miles west of i-45 off Highway 105. The resort is operated by Interstate Hotels & Resorts (www.interstatehotels.com), the leading U.S.-based global hotel management company.


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