Rules & FAQ


Water World Park Rules

  • Proper swimwear required.
  • Park and attraction rules must be followed.
  • Children not potty trained must wear swim diapers covered by proper swim wear.
  • No alcoholic beverages.
  • No inflatable or Styrofoam objects allowed in the wavepool or slides.
  • Coast Guard certified lifejackets only.
  • Family friendly music at a moderate volume allowed at the picnic area and pavilions.
  • No tobacco use or vaping, except in designated area.
  • You must be 42” tall to ride the Great White.
  • You must be 48” tall to ride the Storm and the Twister Slides.
  • In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, service dogs are permitted in the park but not in the water.  Emotional Support Dogs that are not certified ADA service dogs are not permitted in the park.
  • Visitors and participants are advised that the City of Dothan is not responsible for personal injury or property damage.

Frequently Asked Questions


Water World does not offer refunds or rain checks. If lightning is in the area, we will temporarily suspend pool and slide use until it is safe to reenter the water.
Our Bathhouse is equipped with showers and changing facilities. Lockers are available throughout the park. Visit our Locker Page for more information.
Optional tube rentals are available for the wave pool (we accept Visa and MasterCard). Tubes are provided at no additional cost for the Great White Slide.
No inflatables are permitted. Coast Guard-certified life jackets are allowed in the wave pool and Kids Cove pools. No personal flotation devices, life jackets, puddle jumpers, etc. permitted on the slides. We offer life jackets free of charge on a first come, first serve basis. Please visit the park office if a guest requires special accommodations.
Rip Tide Wavepool: No height restriction (non-swimmers and weak swimmers must be within an arm’s length of an adult at all times)
Great White: 42” minimum height requirement
Twister Slides: 48" minimum height requirement
Storm Bowl: 48" minimum height requirement
Parking at Water World is FREE of charge.
To avoid becoming separated from your party, make arrangements to meet at a designated area before you begin your day. If your small child gets lost, please go to the park office or contact the nearest staff member.
Foul language and unruly behavior will not be tolerated. No alcohol, weapons, knives or firearms are allowed in the premises. No running, spitting, or throwing of objects permitted. No solicitation or distribution of literature on park property. Management reserves the right to ask those in violation to leave the park, and no refund will be given.
Water World is committed to ensure the safety of our guests. The park employs certified American Red Cross Lifeguards. First Aid is at the tube rental station. In case of emergency, locate the nearest team member.
Get your hand stamped at the front gate as you leave if you wish to return to the park that day.
MasterCard and Visa are honored throughout the park.
There isn't an ATM at Water World, but all areas of the park accept Visa & MasterCard.
The use of tobacco products is allowed in the designated area in the picnic area. This includes vaping, smoking, and smokeless tobacco products.
No pets allowed. This includes emotional support animals. ONLY certified service animals are permitted in the park. Due to health and sanitation concerns, service dogs are not allowed in public pools. Under federal law, service animals are dogs or miniature horses trained to perform tasks for people with disabilities. Dogs, pets, and other animals whose sole function is to provide comfort, companionship, or emotional support do not qualify as service animals and are not permitted in Water World, even with a doctor's note.

What to Wear

Allowed: appropriate swimsuits, swim shorts, rash guards/t-shirt cover-ups, and water shoes.

Not Allowed: buttons, zippers, grommets, belts, thong or revealing swimsuits, denim, khaki, cutoffs, tights, or capris, socks or street shoes, undergarments or bras with clasps. Management reserves the right to determine if swimwear is too revealing.
The Surf Shop is well-stocked and has everything you may need to enjoy the fun and sun at Water World. We have a large selection of merchandise which includes men’s, women’s and children’s suits, t-shirts, tank-tops, and a variety of hats, sunglasses, shoes, beach towels, and sunscreen. Visa and MasterCard is accepted in the Surf Shop.
Yes, please bring your own towels. We have beach towels available for purchase in the Surf Shop.
Yes, life jackets are FREE and available first come, first serve. Borrowed life jackets must be returned before leaving the park. We recommend that all weak and non-swimmers wear a life jacket in the wave pool. You are welcome to bring your own Coast Guard-certified life jacket (including Puddle-Jumper style jackets). We also sell CGC Puddle Jumpers in our gift shop. Life Jackets are not permitted on the slides.
The only shoes allowed on the slides and in the pools are water shoes. We do suggest you wear comfortable sandals or water shoes for walking around the park.
For safety of all guests, children who wear diapers must wear swim diapers covered by proper swim wear when in the water. We sell swim diapers in The Surf Shop.

Food & Beverages

Water World has a variety of food and beverages available at the Surf Side Grill and Poolside Pizza. We sell hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken, fries, pizza, and other meal and snack items. The Sweet Shack sells ice cream and treats, including Dippin' Dots, bottled water, and Dothan Ice Cream pops.
Outside food and drink is allowed with the exception of glass bottles and alcoholic beverages. Drinks only with a lid in pool enclosures. Cakes, cupcakes, and party decor are not permitted on the pool decks or in the cabanas.
There are grills available in our picnic area that are on a first-come, first-serve basis. There are also two grills at each party pavilion which may be reserved in advance for groups of 25 or more.
Coolers may be brought in with the exception of glass bottles or alcoholic beverages. All coolers and bags are subject to inspection while in the park.