NEW PARK - OPENED July 21, 2017
Park News - (7/6/18) According to the local news The Park at OWA opened a new mini attraction back over the Memorial Day Weekend holiday, the Wacky Waters splash-pad / water play area. OWA has also added many other new minor-amenities to improve itself over the park's second season such as more air-conditioned quick-serve dining areas, more "shaded resting areas", mister, fans and sun-shades to improve guest comfort.
(7/24/17) A couple of reviews showing off the new OWA park that just opened in Alabama have been posted online. You can see a video report posted by Midway Mayhem below and a deluxe photo report posted by Johnny Upsidedown.
(7/22/17) Congratulations to OWA for the successful grand opening on Friday. Going forward from here the development will open a 154,000 sqft retail and restaurant village in front of the park, with the first locations set to open within the next few months, including a new Wahlburgers, Hershey's Ice Cream Shop and more. Also set to open around the end of the year is a 14 acre lake that holds a 1.5 acre island that will eventually be home to a 400 seat outdoor amphitheater, boat rentals and even a fountain show.
Beyond this, the long term plans for the development include up to four hotels, an RV Resort, condos and even a waterpark.
2019 - Mystic Mansion and More - (3/14/19) In addition to the new haunted house coming to The Park at OWA, it was revealed that a Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen restaurant is also under construction and expected to open in mid to late Summer 2019 at OWA. They will also open Legends of Concert, a new 400-seat theater that will house a celebrity tribute show. Also, it seems the haunted house now has a name and will be called Mystic Mansion.
(2/22/19) Sally Corp has confirmed that they are the ones working with The Park at OWA on their new haunted dark ride project for 2019. The attraction under construction will be based on Sally’s line of Ghost Blasters dark rides, and ,”OWA’s iteration will encompass the best scenes and gags of past versions, plus the addition of a few new surprises.”
It will feature four-passenger ride cars to take guests through 13 different rooms of a haunted mansion that will be glowing in UV paint and lightning. Armed with Ghost Eradicators, guests will be able to shoot at over 90 targets during their three minute journey.
(2/8/19) The Park at OWA will add a new attraction in 2019, an interactive indoor dark ride where the riders sit in four-passenger cars. Based on the concept art, it seems this will be a ‘haunted house” style dark ride that is set to open in Summer 2019, and the park is holding an online contest vote for one of three possible names for the new ride:
Alabama Ghost Adventure
Click here to cast your own vote now through Feb. 12 and have a chance to win four free tickets to the park.