Every time I reminisce about this water park, I think: “Hey, that was the water park that closed at 3:30pm”. It’s true! It was April in Hawaii and the one and only Hawaiian water park closed at 3:30pm! 5pm would be an early closure, 4pm would be an untimely engine stall, but 3:30pm? I witnessed people arriving at the park's gate at 2pm, only to find the staff getting ready for supper.
Nevertheless, Hawaiian Waters is worth a visit. It’s not one of the best water parks in the world, but it has good standard slides, located in a very lush, green Hawaiian setting. Since Village Roadshow (the Australian media company that brought us the Matrix movies) took over the park, there should be the budget for some state-of-the-art thrill slides in the future. Just don't forget to go to bed early the night before!