Magic Springs Arkansas

Magic Springs Arkansas is actually two sites, and they are actually located in Hot Springs, where many of the state's spas can be found. Magic Springs and Crystal Falls comprise an amusement park with scores of exciting thrill rides and a water park boasting an activity pool, waves, water slides, and a river ride. This Arkansas amusement park also offers a state-of-the-art amphitheater with events and concerts held throughout the season, and concert admission is free with your park entrance fee. Headliners appearing here include Pat Benatar, Lee Ann Rimes, Styx, Starship, and Three Dog Night. Even the Beach Boys have performed.

The bonus is the location of this Arkansas amusement park in one of the most popular destinations for Arkansas vacations. Located in the city of Hot Springs in the Diamond Lakes Region, the region is full of thermal spas, and its state park was the first federally-protected area in the country. Nearby are beautiful Ouachita National Forest and the beginning of the scenic Talimena Scenic Byway. The town itself is one of the state's resorts, and boasts numerous attractions and things to do. Among these are Magic Springs and Crystal Falls with its two recreation areas.

Magic Springs Arkansas is the amusement park portion of the attraction, and can provide fun for the entire family for days. Numerous gentler rides, such as the miniature Ferris wheel and train ride, are perfect for youngsters. The entire family can enjoy other rides, like the Log Flume and Pirate Ship pendulum, together. And the pinnacle of amusement park rides entice thrill seekers of all ages. The Arkansas amusement park has monster roller coasters, free-fall and g-force rides, and the 100-foot-high Gauntlet. Hopefully, all these rides won't damper your appetite for dining at the various food stands, and you can wash it all down with endless free refills of soda and water.

You can spend yet another day at Magic Springs and Crystal Falls in the Crystal Falls water park area. Here you'll find a huge wave pool containing more than 350,000 gallons of water and a massive water slide tower. The new Seven Falls has more than 10,000 square feet of pool area with speed slides and tube slides. You can drift leisurely along in the Adventure River, and let the younger children play in several wading pools. This is great fun in the sun, and the park provides free sunscreen.

There is a daily admission fee, but you might find a season pass to be more economical if you're staying in the area at one of the many Hot Springs hotels and plan to come back more than once. There are discounts for children and groups, and active military personnel are admitted free of charge. Certain days are set aside for school groups, and these days offer a number of hands-on exhibits. The amusement park at Magic Springs Arkansas is open from April to the end of October, and Crystal Falls opens a bit later and closes for the season a bit earlier. Height requirements vary depending on the ride. Events and concerts are free with your park entry ticket.

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