Waterville USA

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Waterville USA
Location 906 Gulf Shores Pkwy Gulf Shores, Alabama, U.S.
Coordinates 30°15′32″N 87°41′10″W / 30.259°N 87.686°W / 30.259; -87.686Coordinates: 30°15′32″N 87°41′10″W / 30.259°N 87.686°W / 30.259; -87.686
Owner Warrington Land Corporation
Opened 1986
Operating season Year Around
Area 20 acres (81,000 m2)
Rides
Total 22
Roller coasters 1
Water rides 17
Website Official Website

Waterville USA, or simply known as Waterville, is a 20-acre (81,000 m2) water and amusement park located a quarter-mile from the Gulf of Mexico in the city of Gulf Shores, Alabama, on Gulf Shores Parkway (Alabama State Route 59). The park opened in 1986, and since then has added numerous water and amusement attractions for all ages to enjoy. The Current Park President is Joseph "Joe" Warrington .

Water park[edit]

The water park is the original section of the park. All of the original slides and attractions have been removed or replaced, except for the wave pool and lazy river attractions.

Ride Description
FlowRider A surfing/bodyboarding/snowbarding style attraction
North Shore Wave Pool Large wave pool with 3 ft (0.91 m). waves
Crystal Waters Lazy River Lazy river that runs around the Jet Stream/Screamin' Demon/Triple Dog Dare slide tower
Screamin' Demon Single drop high speed body slide, or commonly known as a straight-down slide
Triple Dog Dare Triple drop high speed body slide
Jet Stream Enclosed high speed body slide
Wa Wa World Play area for smaller children
Shrimp Boat Village Children's play structure that includes a water "bucket" at the top with three small body slides
Rainbow Falls Three smaller body slides
Gold Rush An open-air tube slide
Great White A partially enclosed tube slide
Hurricane An enclosed tube slide
The Dune Racer six lane mat racer waterslide

Amusement park[edit]

Ride Description
Cannonball Run A Custom Coasters International wooden roller coaster
Fun Depot Kiddie and children's rides and attractions
Waterville 500 Go-Carts
Miniature Golf 36 hole mini golf course
The Starcade One of the largest arcades in the Alabama Gulf Coast region
House of Bounce Large room with many inflatable jumpers

Former rides and attractions[edit]

Over the years, Waterville has had to remove and replace attractions due to hurricane damage and the datedness of the attraction. In September 2004, the eye of Hurricane Ivan passed directly over Gulf Shores and the surrounding areas. Due to the park's close proximity to the coastline, Waterville was severely flooded by storm surges, and experienced damaging winds that severely damaged two of the water park's attractions. Repairs went on during 2005 and 2006, and the park fully reopened in 2007 with new replacement attractions.

Ride Description
Ejection Seat A sling-shot style attraction that is supported by two towers. Site now occupied by FlowRider.
The Kamikaze The free fall (straight-down) slide replaced by Screamin' Demon
The Bullet The triple drop slide replaced by Triple Dog Dare
Lazer Tag Was located in the building that occupies the House of Bounce

Waterville's water park has removed or replaced all of its original slides, and all of the names and descriptions are unknown.

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