Hier noch ein Pressebericht aus Tuscaloosa/Alabama.
Im Januar wird der Park dann von uns "getestet"!
By The Associated Press Thursday
Posted Jul 20, 2017 at 5:44 PM Updated Jul 20, 2017 at 5:46 PM
FOLEY, Ala. — An Indian tribe best known for its Alabama casinos is opening the largest amusement park on the northern Gulf Coast as it diversifies its businesses from gambling into family entertainment.
The Park at OWA , with a roller coast and 20 other rides plus shopping, restaurants, a hotel and other amenities spread over 520 acres, is scheduled to open Friday just a few miles north of Alabama’s main tourist beaches of Orange Beach and Gulf Shores.
Owned by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, OWA’s first two phases cost $241 million, the tribe said. The total investment is supposed to more than double in later phases as additional hotels, condominiums, a water park and RV resort are added.
A family attraction is a departure for the Poarch Creeks, who have casinos in the Alabama cities of Atmore, Montgomery and Wetumpka but did not include gambling in the current planning for OWA, a Muscogee Creek word that means “big water.”
“As a tribe, we have worked hard to ensure that our businesses bring revenue and jobs into the state and add to the quality of life in the rural communities where they are located,” the tribe’s chief executive, Stephanie A. Bryan, said in a statement announcing the park last fall.