DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Dothan’s most exciting beach, Water World is back in full swing and the expectations for this summer are higher than ever.

The gates are finally open for Dothan’s one and only water park. For months now they have been preparing for this summer season.

With newly renovated bathrooms, the expansion of the concession stand, and many other improvements, water world expects to see heavy turnout this summer.

“I think there is lots of excitement as we move towards the summer,” Dothan Leisure Services Assistant Director, Kelly Stakelum said. “Our numbers have been good. Our general admission has been good. Our season pass sales have gone up compared to last year. So we are really excited about the summer.”

Last year water world had over 77,000 guests enter its doors, the most attendance the water park has seen since the early ’90s. Now with the new season beginning, they hope to be as successful.

We hope that families come out, we hope that the Dothan citizens take advantage of their local water park when they don’t want to drive out of town and we are hoping for another good season,” Stakelum said.

With so much to do for all ages, several families are taking advantage of what Water World has to offer.

“You can come out, you can have fun,” Water World Attendee, Johnny Sewell said.
“You can enjoy the pools, the slides, the waves. There is just so much to do here.”

“I wanted to come to have fun and just ride the slides and spend time with my family,” Water World Attendee, Madison Lee said.

Season passes for water world are still available through the month of May. You can purchase your passes on their website.