Magic Springs

Gauntlet coaster at Magic Springs amusement park
Magic Springs

While it is not an enormous park, Magic Springs does offer a good assortment of rides, including major coasters. It also offers a roundup of the usual park suspects such as a log flume ride, a shoot-the-chutes ride, bumper cars, a few spinning thrill rides, a carousel, and kiddie rides.

General admission includes access to the adjacent Crystal Falls. The water park is relatively small and lacks marquee attractions such as a water coaster or a funnel ride. It does, however, offer Boogie Blast, a FlowRider surfing attraction.

One of Magic Springs' more intriguing features is its concert series. The shows at the park's Timberwood Amphitheater, which include country, pop, classic rock, tween, and other national acts, are included in admission. Reserved VIP seats are available for a nominal fee.

Each fall, the park presents the Halloween event, Magic Screams.

Featured Attractions

Among its collection of coasters, Magic Springs offers the Arkansas Twister, a 95-foot tall woodie that reaches a top speed of 50 mph. The Gauntlet is a 109-foot inverted coaster that also tops out at 50 mph. Other attractions include Plummet Summit, a shoot-the-chutes boat ride.

Water Park

In addition to Boogie Blast, highlights at Crystal Falls include a wave pool, body slides, tube slides, the Rapid Falls Raceway mat racing slides, and the Kodiak Canyon action river.

Tickets and Admission Policy

Reduced rates are available for children (under 48 inches) and seniors (55 and older). Crystal Falls water park is included with admission. Group passes and season passes for Magic Springs are available. The park does offer advance tickets online at its Website, often at a discount.

Location and Phone

Hot Springs, Arkansas. The actual address is 1701 E. Grand Avenue.

1.800.FUN.RIDE

Operating Hours

The park is open from late April/early May through late September and offers its Halloween event throughout October. Go to the park's Website for actual operating days and hours.

Hotel Info

Compare rates for Magic Springs-area hotels at TripAdvisor.

Directions:

From Little Rock: US-70W to US-70 BR W. Take EXIT 3 toward MAGIC SPRINGS DR.

From Fayetteville: I-540S, merge onto I-40E via EXIT 20. Take the AR-7 exit, right onto AR-7 and continue to follow to US-70 BR. Left onto GORGE RD and left onto E GRAND AVE. to Magic Springs.

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