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Indoor Water Park Coming To OWA

A 100,000 square foot indoor water park, an RV Park and a 200 room resort hotel will be the newest features at OWA.

“Our ultimate goal is to create a year-round destination here in coastal Alabama and be part of the growing tourism dynamics that are here as well. We feel that adding an indoor water park will create that fall and winter reason for visitors to come to the area. It’s just another great attraction here on the
Gulf Coast,” says spokesperson Kristen Hellmich.

They are calling it Phase 2 of the build-out of the 520-acre property which is already home to an amusement park, retail shops and restaurants with even more attractions expected to open in the coming months.

The following is the full news release from OWA:

OWA , the Gulf Coast’s largest entertainment destination, is continuing to expand with the announcement of a $100 million investment for Phase II. Construction is slated to begin summer 2019 and will include the Gulf Coast’s largest indoor waterpark, an accompanying 200-room resort hotel with conference space, and a luxury, family-friendly RV Park.

Creek Indian Enterprises Development Authority (CIEDA), the economic development arm of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, has continually invested in OWA over the last three years. With the addition of Phase II, CIEDA’s investments will exceed $350 million+ towards advancing OWA’s presence as a year-round Alabama resort destination.

“Being a substantial economic driver for the State of Alabama, we have continually invested into OWA’s diverse entertainment offerings in an effort to provide visitors and residents with a one-of-a-kind resort experience,” said Cody Williamson, President/CEO of CIEDA.

Keeping in line with OWA’s theme of “big water,” which is derived from the Muscogee Creek language, the decision was easily made to add the Gulf Coast’s largest indoor waterpark to the next phase. Selecting this newest amenity will allow the beach experience to be available throughout the year.

“We chose to start the next phase with a large indoor waterpark because it allows our guests a year-round opportunity to play in the water,” said Kristin Hellmich, OWA’s Director of Marketing/PR. “whether it’s cooling off their summer sun burns or escaping cold temperatures, this exciting new amenity will provide never-ending thrills.”

Construction will begin this summer for all additions in Phase II. Tentative completion dates currently target the end of 2019 for the RV park opening, with an early 2021 opening for the hotel and indoor water park. For more information about OWA, go to

The preceding information was extracted from a report provided by WKRG News 5. The full story can be found here.


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