It can get mighty hot and sticky in Alabama. Relief—and fun—can be had at the state's outdoor water parks. The places listed below are operating (seasonally) and arranged alphabetically.
You wouldn’t be able to ride any water slides there for a few years, but the Owa complex in Foley, Alabama is planning to open a water park as part of a future phase. In 2017, it opened an amusement park, complete with a major roller coaster. There are other theme parks and amusement park in Alabama. If you want to travel to nearby states, you could also find theme parks and water parks in Tennessee, theme parks and water parks in Georgia, and theme parks and water parks in Mississippi.
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Formerly known as Alabama Adventure and Visionland, the name switched to Alabama Splash Adventure in 2012, and the focus shifted to mostly water park rides (although there are a few dry amusement park rides, including a wooden roller coaster). It is a large water park with attractions that include a half-pipe slide, speed slide, bowl ride, water obstacle course, wave pool, body slides, tube slides, and an interactive water play structure.
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This is a small water park run by the city of Guin. Attractions include two water slides and a pool. Season passes are available, and the park can be rented for parties. Nearby, there are playgrounds, sports fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, sand volleyball, and baseball pitching machines.
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The medium-sized municipal park, part of the Decatur Parks and Recreation Department, is home to the world's first wave pool (or so the park claims). Other attractions include a lazy river, speed slides, a bowl slide, an interactive water play center, an olympic-sized pool, and a sandy beach.
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Spring Valley Beach is a medium-sized park that offers thrilling attractions such as 360 Rush, a racing water slide that starts in side-by-side launch chambers and ends in a bowl. Other rides include The Sidewinder, a half-pipe slide, and Black Out, an enclosed tube slide. There is also an interactive water play structure with a tipping bucket.
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Waterville USA is a large water park (and a small amusement park) with a number of attractions. Among its highlights are a Flowrider surfing attraction, a mat racing slide, a wave pool, a lazy river, speed slides, body slides, tube slides, a raft ride, and kids' play areas. Private cabanas can be rented.
Included in admission are "dry" amusement park rides such as a wooden roller coaster, kiddie rides, go-karts, and mini-golf. The park offers birthday party packages. Season passes and group rates are available.
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Despite its grand-sounding name Water World is a small, municipal water park run by the city of Dothan. It is located in Westgate Park. Attractions include a wave pool, two water slides, a kiddie pool, and a picnic area. Season passes and group rates are available. The park offers birthday party packages. The picnic pavilions can be rented for groups, and the entire park is available for private parties.