According to an article in the Birmingham Business Journal, a 510-acre amusement part—The Park at OWA is scheduled to open on July 21st in Foley, Alabama.
The themed park will boast 21 rides that include a roller coaster named “Rollin’ Thunder” .along with midway games, fast-food options, and the Parkside Gift Shop.
OWA’s website says:
OWA is a premier destination resort opening summer 2017 in the heart of Southern Alabama. Our proximity to Gulf Coast beaches, Tanger Outlets and a world-class sports facility makes OWA the ideal place for your growing business. This is not another tourist-driven-only market. If you are looking for year-round traffic and business, OWA is where it happens.
The park was created through a partnership between the City of Foley and the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, the owner, and developer of the destination.
“Our Tribe is excited to offer a family destination near Alabama’s beautiful beaches that will create memories this summer and for years to come,” said Poarch Creek Indians Tribal Chair and CEO, Stephanie A. Bryan. “We are also proud that OWA is positively impacting families living in Foley and the surrounding region through the job creation generated by this development.”
Tickets will be available for purchase beginning July 18 at the website, VisitOWA.com.
Retail and dining tenants will include: Wahlburgers, Sunglass World, Fairhope Soap Company, Alvin’s Island, Hershey’s Ice Cream Shop, and Utopia, although some of these will not be open until early September.
The OWA website also has a link to a press release stating that OWA “the leading job creator for the state of Alabama. OWA is on track to create 620 new jobs this year alone. The report also recognizes OWA as the second largest investment in the state at $361 million.”
The site’s homepage concludes by saying,
The possibilities are endless here at OWA, and the benefits of being in a resort of this caliber are unmatched in this area of the South. Come be a part of something great. Come be a part of OWA.