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TROPIC FALLS at OWA Foley, Alabama
2022 - Phase 2 Expansion / Indoor Waterpark - (2/5/22) During a preview of the new waterpark expansion to The Park at OWA held on Thursday some interesting new features were mentions, including an entirely new brand name for the theme park resort that will tie into the 100,000 sqft new indoor waterpark. Until now the theme park was simply called “The Park at OWA”, but going forward the entire theme park and the new attached waterpark will now be called “Tropic Falls at OWA”. Colorful new decor will come to the park’s front gate and throughout the 14-acre park to match the new waterpark experience, along with a new Toucan mascot character and logo. This will all help tie the entire experience together under this new tropical branding going forward. Right now the plan is to open the Tropic Falls waterpark sometime in May 2022, but the amusement park itself is open on weekends until then. Currently they are also accepting submissions from the public to name their new Toucan character. Looking back to the massive new indoor waterpark structure, they confirm that it will feature a retractable roof and a massive sidewall that will open allowing direct access to the wavepool outside. In total there will be 11 waterslides, a lazy river, the wave pool, a surf simulator and more. A highlight experience will be the six-story tall slide tower featuring the Tangerine Scream offering a 75 foot tall drop-slide experience that starts guests out inside a drop-pod at the top.
(1/29/22) Some fantastic new pictures of the brand new indoor waterpark under construction at OWA have been posted to Facebook this week. This is my first look at the inside of the huge transparent structure that will house the waterpark, but also shows off that work is ongoing and that the project is still moving forward. Looking at the outside photo, you can also see a large wave pool is also under construction justside the building. According to the official website, the project is still listed as opening in 2022, so stay tuned! Check them out below!
(11/19/21) We haven’t heard any updates in awhile but a local news article confirmed that OWA is still planning to open an indoor waterpark sometime in the next year. Having an indoor waterpark would be a benefit to the rest of the OWA project, as a draw to bring in visitors to the site all year long as well as making it a special new attraction that will appeal to the local market.
(6/24/20) For those wondering what the indoor waterpark at OWA will look like, you can find some great concept art of the project, along with a few previous construction photos posted here. According to the site the waterpark will be 65,000 sqft and feature a retractable roof, and a retractable wall that will open up the waterpark to an outdoor park section.
(6/23/20) A reader sent in a couple of pictures showing off the massive framework for the indoor waterpark coming to OWA. I’m not sure of the timeline for the waterpark to be finished, but it is great to see the project moving forward.
(4/4/19) The local news reports that Phase II construction will begin later this Summer at OWA which will include building a 100,000 sqft indoor waterpark structure that will keep the fun going all year long. Also part of the expansion will be a 200-room hotel and an RV Park. The RV Park is expected to be finished before the end of the year, while the hotel and indoor waterpark won't be ready until 2021.
OWA Foley, Alabama
Opened July 21, 2017
The name translates as “Big Water” from the Muskogee Creek Indian language.