Reviewed by: Pat Byington
OWA Parks & Resort in Foley, Alabama is kicking off the season with the opening of a huge expansion to tropical-themed water park Tropic Falls. The project, which has been over three years in the making, was finally unveiled this week.
Keep reading for everything you need to know about this Summer entertainment hub.
About OWA & Tropic Falls
OWA Parks & Resort is owned and operated by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. Named after the Creek word for “big water”, OWA is a 520-acre theme park featuring rides, a food and entertainment district, water attractions and resort.
At the center of OWA is Tropical Falls, which includes a 23-ride theme park and the region’s largest indoor water park— bigger than a football field and covered by a convertible roof.
“Tropic Falls is currently the only indoor waterpark in the United States with both a retractable roof and sidewall adjoining an outdoor water park, making OWA a stand out destination for family fun and entertainment.”Kristin Hellmich, Director of External Communications, Poarch Band of Creek Indians
Expansion of Tropic Falls
As reported by the Bama Buzz, phase one of OWA’s Tropic Falls opened up Summer 2022. The latest opening features all kinds of new attractions, including:
- Big Water Bay, a 30,000 sq. ft. wave pool
- Coastal Curl, a surf simulator
- Stage area featuring 48′ LED screen for movies & live performances
- Breakers Bar & Grill, a tropical-inspired dining and drinks venue
- Expansive beach area with seating, cabana rentals and lockers
The addition of Big Water Bay and Coastal Curl, along with its 100,000 sq. ft. adjacent indoor water park, makes Tropic Falls the largest water-themed attraction of its kind on the Gulf Coast.
“The Tropic Falls expansion has been more than three years in the making and is evidence of our continued commitment to seeing our vision through at OWA. Leading the development arm of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, we focus on continually investing in projects, like OWA, which allow us to remain a strong economic partner for the State of Alabama.”Cody Williamson, President/CEO of Creek Indian Enterprises Development Authority (CIEDA)
Tickets, location & more
For tickets, additional information, entertainment options and up-to-date news– check out OWA Parks & Resort at visitowa.com
- Location: 101 S OWA Blvd, Foley, AL 36535
- Hours: Mon-Thurs 10AM-6PM, Fri-Sat 10AM-8PM, Sun 10AM-7PM