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Tropic Falls indoor water park at OWA opening in May 2022

OWA Parks & Resort is transforming its 14-acre theme park into a tropical paradise that includes the $70m water park.

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OWA Parks & Resort in Foley, Alabama is set to open its new indoor water park in May 2022, and has announced that The Park at OWA amusement park and water park complex will now be called Tropic Falls.

Owned and operated by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, OWA Parks & Resort opened The Park at OWA in 2017. Now, the resort is transforming its 14-acre theme park into a tropical paradise that includes the $70m water park.

Both the water park and theme park will feature tropical theming throughout, and will be designed to look like an island paradise. Additionally, Tropic Falls has introduced a toucan as its first mascot.

“We are incredibly proud of OWA, the direction its moving and the economic impact it continues to have on not only the local community but state as well,” said Cody Williams, president and CEO of Creek Indian Economic Development Authority.

The Park at OWA becomes Tropic Falls

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“With the addition of the new indoor water park and the wave pool, we will be creating an additional 400 new jobs for our community. That opportunity, to create such a strong impact for our community, is something we hold to the highest regard.”

Covering an area of 100,000 square feet, the water park‘s indoor offerings include a lazy river and 11 waterslides. Outdoor attractions include a wave pool called Big Water Bay, as well as a surf simulator and dining location called Smugglers Café.

“We are so excited to share that upon completion, Tropic Falls will be the only indoor water park in the United States with a retractable wall and retractable roof, allowing for the ultimate experience in coastal Alabama climate control,” said Kristin Hellmich, director of marketing and PR for OWA Parks & Resort.

“Of course, no water park would be complete without a fun, new pal to hang out with. Our new toucan friend is flying in for a new permanent home. We’re so excited for our guests to meet him.”

Images: OWA Parks & Resort

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Bea Mitchell

Bea is a journalist specialising in entertainment, attractions and tech with 10 years' experience. She has written and edited for publications including CNET, BuzzFeed, Digital Spy, Evening Standard and BBC. Bea graduated from King's College London and has an MA in journalism.

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