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Opening Date Announced for Tropic Falls Indoor Waterpark at OWA Parks & Resort

May 12, 2022

Media Contact(s): Kristin Hellmich
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Opening Date Announced for Tropic Falls Indoor Waterpark at OWA Parks & Resort
Ticket prices, season pass options, and mascot name released


(Foley, Alabama) – It’s unlike anything the Gulf Coast has ever seen before—bigger than a football field and covered by a convertible roof of 1,800 glass panels! Boasting more than 100,000 sq. ft. of indoor space alone, OWA Parks & Resort has announced the opening date for the newest addition to Tropic Falls, its highly anticipated indoor waterpark.

Opening in two phases, the region’s largest indoor waterpark is slated to open its first expansion (Phase One) on June 27, 2022. Phase One will include six thrill slides, a lazy river, an indoor dining location, party rental rooms, an indoor arcade, and a children’s play structure with five slides. Phase Two will open later this summer and includes a 30,000 sq. ft. outdoor wave pool, surf simulator, and additional dining and beverage locations. Upon completion, Tropic Falls will be the only indoor waterpark in the United States with both a retractable roof and sidewall.

The opening of the indoor water park will also initiate new ticket and season pass options for guests wishing to visit Tropic Falls theme park and indoor waterpark starting at $69.99. Season passes have been reimagined and include both gold and diamond levels. Season passes begin at $269.99. Exclusive perks include seasonal buddy passes and discounts on select dining, merchandise, and lodging. Tickets go on sale beginning May 25, 2022 at VisitOWA.com or in person at Tropic Falls Admissions.

The results are in! With more than 200 total name submissions, the Tropic Falls toucan mascot has officially been introduced as Tuki the Toucan. “We were so impressed with the creative name suggestions we received for our toucan friend,” said Kristin Hellmich, Director of Marketing and Public Relations for OWA Parks and Resort. “It was difficult to narrow down the choices, but ultimately one name stood out from the rest.” Tuki will be making his debut appearance this weekend at the Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival near the Tropic Falls entrance.

Additional information on park hours, entertainment options, and up to date water park news can be found online at VisitOWA.com


About OWA Parks & Resort: Award-winning OWA Parks & Resort in Coastal Alabama is owned and operated by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. OWA’s name is derived from a Creek word for “big water,” and the tropical theme of the 520-acre property was inspired by the Gulf of Mexico, minutes away via the Foley Beach Express.

At the heart of OWA is Tropic Falls, which includes a 23-ride theme park, outdoor wave pool and the region’s largest indoor water park—bigger than a football field and covered by a convertible roof. Just outside the ticketed areas is Downtown OWA. This pedestrian-only streetscape was inspired by Southern small towns and features numerous options for dining, shopping, and entertainment.

The destination resort offers a full calendar of events, from Downtown OWA’s own Mardi Gras Parade to the annual Christmas tree lighting with fireworks and snowfall. With its own award-winning TownePlace Suites by Marriott, OWA is the place in Coastal Alabama to thrill, then chill.