KAPOLEI, Hawaii -- Hawaiian Waters Adventure Park, a $14 million
family-oriented, water theme park, opened here in West Oahu.
One of the world's largest water parks, the 25-acre attraction
hopes to attract 400,000 visitors in its first year of operation,
half coming from visitors, half from residents. Grand opening
celebrations began with a local couple getting married atop of one
of its two 65-foot high slides before taking the plunge.
Other attractions include a wave pool the size of a football
field; water toboggan, inner-tube, and body-flume slides; and a
"river" with a three-mile current. It also has water-activity areas
for adults, teens, and children, plus volleyball courts, a stage
area for concerts, public and group picnic areas, gift shops, and
Admission to all attractions is $29.99 (children $19.99). A
standard package, with attraction admission, instruction,
equipment, and round-trip transfers from Waikiki hotels, costs
$44.99 (children ages 3 to 11, $28.99). A deluxe package, with
standard package inclusions, plus a barbecue lunch and a gift on
arrival, costs $60 (children $36).
The park can handle groups of 50 to 3,500 for functions, and
offers theme parties and activities for corporate and incentive
groups. It is owned Waters of Kapolei LLC, and is managed by
Sacramento, Calif-based Horizon Management Group, which manages
mainland water parks. It is open 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, and
from 6 p.m. for exclusive groups. Hawaiian Waters, Phone: (808)