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Experience Alabama Rides and Thrills at Fun Attractions
Treat the family to Alabama rides and thrills at popular attractions scattered around the state. Whether you visit an amusement park for an afternoon or indulge in a whole weekend of fun, you’ll go home with unforgettable memories.
Park at OWA in Foley is Alabama’s newest theme park. Situated 45 minutes south of Mobile, the 14-acre site is the largest amusement park in Alabama. Built by the Poarch Creek Indian Tribe at a cost of $500 million, the park is designed to attract patrons from a four-state area. Offering 21 rides and attractions for all ages, the attraction is a fun destination for a day trip or weekend getaway.
Enjoy thrill rides, kiddie rides, water-themed rides, racing cars, bi-planes, a flying carousel, the Rockin’ Raft, Sky Balloon, and Rollin’ Thunder. Have fun playing games at the Midway, browse the gift shop, and enjoy a variety of fast food options including burgers, sandwiches, and ice cream.
Splash Adventure in Bessemer is a short drive from Birmingham. Designed primarily as a water park, the attraction also features dry rides including bumper boats, a mini-train, and Rampage, a wooden roller coaster. Water rides include Neptune’s Plunge, a five-story tower with single and double inner tubes. Kahuna Waves, Warrior River, Wipeout Adventure Course, and Salamander Bay are all fun options, especially on a hot summer day.
Waterville USA is a popular attraction on the south Alabama coast. Situated on 30 acres in Gulf Shores, the water park is easily accessible from AL-59 and Gulf Shores Parkway. Treat the family to more than 20 water rides including the Screamin’ Demon Speed Slide and FlowRider, a simulated surfing ride. Float down the Lazy River, relax in the wave pool, or thrill to Cannonball Run, a wooden coaster that hits speeds up to 50 mph. Other attractions include a bungee trampoline, mini-golf, go-karts, and kiddie rides.
Adventure Island in Orange Beach is a small amusement park just steps from the beach. Have fun on bumper boats, go-karts, and paddle boat rides, play a game of adventure golf, or challenge your friends to laser tag. A five-story volcano thrills guests with periodic fire eruptions and explosive sound. Test your gaming skills on over 100 video games at Alligator Alley Arcade. Other activities include a roller coaster simulator, rock climbing wall, and fun rides for small children.
WaterWorld in Dothan is a municipal park within Westgate Park. Located between the Westgate Recreation Center and the softball park, it offers a triple flume slide, Great White slide, a giant wave pool, and a kiddie pool. Picnic tables with grills and pavilion rentals are available for birthday parties, family reunions, and other gatherings.
Southern Adventures in Huntsville is a small park that offers carnival rides, go-karts, bumper cars, batting cages, and mini-golf. Water slides and water park attractions are open only in summer. Factory Recreation Center in Gulf Shores offers over 12,000 square feet of connected trampolines. Test your skill at trampoline dodgeball and trampoline basketball, or have fun at the batting cages and arcade.
Butter and Egg Adventures is situated on 48 acres in Troy. The outdoor recreational facility offers 23 zip lines, climbing structures, giant swings, waterfront activities, and a laser tag field. Experience low and high rope challenge courses and enjoy the scenic beauty of the surroundings. Rated as the best adventure course in the Southeast, the adventure attraction is a 60-minute drive from Montgomery and 90 minutes from Mobile and Birmingham.
If you’re craving even more thrills, try parasailing on the Gulf of Mexico, white water rafting on the Chattahoochee River, or viewing Alabama scenery from a hot air balloon.