5 Top Amusement Parks in Gulf Shores

Plan an Amusement Park Adventure for Your Gulf Shores Trip

Welcome to the Alabama Gulf Coast for your vacation! When your beach getaway takes you to Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Fort Morgan or Perdido Key/Pensacola, of course, the beach is the main attraction. But when your sense of adventure inspires you to explore beyond the beach, excitement awaits at these recreation centers and top amusement parks in Gulf Shores and the surrounding area. Dive into thrilling rides, experience exhilarating water attractions, and enjoy family-friendly activities that will create unforgettable memories for you and your loved ones.

Let’s explore five of our favorite amusement park attractions: The Track Family Recreation Center, Adventure Island and Waterville USA in Gulf Shores, Alabama, and The Park at OWA and Tropic Falls at OWA, located a few miles north of Gulf Shores in Foley, Alabama.

  1. Waterville, USA – Gulf Shores, AL

Cool off and make a splash at Waterville, USA, the ultimate water park and amusement park in Gulf Shores. Brave the heart-pounding slides of the Screamin’ Demon and challenge the twists and turns of the Triple Dog Dare. Take a relaxing float along the Crystal Waters Lazy River or make a splash in the wave pool. The little ones will love WaWa World and Shrimp Boat Village, where they can splash and play in shallow water. For those seeking thrills on land, enjoy go-kart racing, mini-golf and exciting amusement rides. Rent a cabana that comes with food and beverage service. Be sure to take advantage of the Waterville Escape House, bowling lanes and TopGolf Swing Suite for even more fun. Waterville, USA, guarantees a day of laughter, excitement and water-filled adventures for the whole family.

  1. The Track Family Recreation Center – Gulf Shores, AL

Get ready for high-speed action and family-friendly competition at The Track Family Recreation Center in Gulf Shores. Race against each other on thrilling go-kart tracks, challenge your skills on the exhilarating Skycoaster or test your aim at mini-golf. Kids can enjoy the Kiddie Karts, mini Ferris wheel and other age-appropriate rides. The Track also features bumper boats, an arcade filled with exciting games, and even opportunities for virtual reality experiences. The Track’s signature elevated go-kart track, the Wild Woody, sends drivers up three and a half stories to circle back down with an exciting drop at the bottom. With a variety of attractions to choose from, The Track promises hours of fun for everyone.

  1. Adventure Island – Orange Beach, AL

Embark on a tropical island adventure at Adventure Island in Orange Beach. Plummet down the five-story volcano-themed water slide, relax in the refreshing waves of the lazy river or challenge your friends to a round of mini-golf on the tropical-themed course. Kids can enjoy interactive play areas and water-based activities. Adventure Island also offers bumper boats, go-karts, an arcade filled with games and exciting laser tag battles. Experience a day of non-stop entertainment and create lasting memories at this family-friendly amusement park.

  1. The Park at OWA – Foley, AL

Experience a world of excitement and entertainment at The Park at OWA, a premier amusement park in the state of Alabama offering a range of thrilling rides and attractions for all ages. Feel the adrenaline rush on exhilarating roller coasters like Rollin’ Thunder and test your courage on the spinning swings of Freedom Flyer. Little ones can enjoy the whimsical Flying Aces ride and the interactive fun of the Parkside Carousel. There’s even a lively midway featuring fun carnival games and food options. If your group includes some who would rather browse the entertainment options outside the park, there are shops, restaurants, and a theater that hosts a variety of productions and annual events. 

  1. Tropic Falls at OWA Foley, AL

Take your summer adventures to the next level at Tropic Falls, the exhilarating indoor waterpark at OWA. Dive into an oasis of excitement as you zip down thrilling water slides like the Tropic Plunge and splash in the refreshing waves of the Waverunner. Little ones will have a blast at Tuki’s Island Play Area, complete with water cannons, slides and a giant tipping bucket. Soak up the tropical atmosphere, catch a wave in the Flowrider surfing experience, and create endless memories at Tropic Falls. If there’s a birthday party that falls over your vacation, have it at Tropic Falls. You can even rent a cabana for maximum comfort during your day at Tropic Falls.

When planning your Gulf Shores, AL vacation activities, don’t miss the chance to include visits to these incredible amusement parks in Gulf Shores and the surrounding area. Stay in a family-friendly, comfortable vacation rental from Current Tides, which provides convenient lodging for families looking for unforgettable adventures on the Alabama Gulf Coast. Pack your bags, book your Gulf Coast vacation rental with Current Tides, and prepare for an action-packed family getaway they’ll remember for a lifetime.

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