Magic Springs rides provide plenty of excitement for guests of all ages. From the thrilling X Coaster to Rum Runner Pirate Ship, there is plenty of action for the whole family. Magic Springs is situated in the foothills of the beautiful Ouachita Mountains, near the popular city of Hot Springs Arkansas, and visitors can get a birds-eye view of the surrounding area when choosing one of the high-flying rides at Magic Springs Theme Park.
If you love thrill rides, there are plenty of Magic Springs rides to choose from that promise an exhilarating experience. For rollercoaster enthusiasts, be sure to add the X Coaster to the top of the list for a high-flying thrill ride. Considered one of the best rides at Magic Springs Crystal Falls, the excitement builds as the coaster makes its way along the track to the corkscrew roll. Climbing 150 feet into the air, the coaster plunges downward, flips upside down and goes into the 360-degree roll at speeds in excess of 65 mph. The X Coaster is sure to take your breath away.
Another heart-pounding thrill ride at Magic Springs is the Gauntlet. This coaster ride is sure to have your adrenaline pumping as you travel along 2,200 feet suspended under the coaster tracks. The ride takes you up eight stories then drops into series of loops and turns at 50 mph.
The third popular coaster at Magic Springs Theme Park is the premier wooden Arkansas Twister. Like the X Coaster, the Arkansas Twister promises a wild ride along its 3,300 feet of new track. The coaster features a 92-foot plunge, so hold on to your hat as you race along at 50 mph.
The water rides at Crystal Springs are also a popular draw, especially during the hot Arkansas summers. To cool down after exhilarating rides on the park’s coasters, Plummet Summit is just the ticket. Ride along the churning river in your raft headed for a 50-foot drop that is sure to soak you from top to bottom.
Another water ride—and a family favorite—at Magic Springs is the Old No. 2 Logging Company, a log flume ride that takes you down the river and through a bubbling water-filled maze with lots of twists and turns and a guaranteed water soaking at the end. The Plummet Summit, which debuted in 2005, is another popular water ride, a splash down with a 50-foot drop.
One of the best aspects of this theme park is its array of kid-friendly Magic Springs rides; there are plenty of options in the park that are just for them. You can take a ride on the park's vintage Carousel ride as you choose your favorite carousel character and take a spin, or kids can fly on their own airplanes on the Fearless Flyers ride, take to the air in a Looney Ballooney hot air balloon ride, or climb aboard the train to be the engineer of the Kit 'n Kaboodle Express.
Safety is important at Magic Springs Theme Park and to ensure the safety of guests, restrictions apply regarding height, weight, and size for all rides. The park is open all summer, with limited hours in the late spring and early fall, so call to ensure the park is open when you plan to visit if you’re there in April or October, for instance. Magic Springs tickets can be purchased at the gate or ahead of time, and many of the hotels near Magic Springs also offer discounts and vacation packages.