Magic Springs

Magic Springs
Magic Springs.jpg
Location
Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA
Status Operating
Operated 2000 to present
July 22, 1978 to 1995
Owner EPR Properties
Operator Premier Parks
Website https://magicsprings.com/

Magic Springs is a theme park/waterpark in Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States. It was opened in 1978, but closed in 1995 for financial reasons. It was reopened in 2000.

History

Carousel with X Coaster and Brain Drain in the background

Magic Springs was constructed by Bob Sykes, a local businessman. It opened on July 22, 1978.[1]

On December 1, 2017, CNL Lifestyle Properties sold the park to EPR Properties. Operation of the park transferred from Amusement Management Partners to Premier Parks.[2] The "Crystal Falls" branding was dropped in 2017.

Events

Magic Springs has multiple events throughout the year such as

  • Education in Motion
  • Celebrate The Word
  • SplashDance
  • Magic Screams

Incidents

The following is a list of incidents that have occurred at Magic Springs.

  • On July 30, 2006, a 45-Year old woman from Memphis, Tennessee fell from the Twist and Shout coaster. Inspectors said she was too large for the ride, which caused the safety restraints to not work properly.
  • On September 4, 2006, an 11-year old boy was shot in the wrist from a falling .22 caliber bullet.
  • On June 9, 2007, a power outage left 12 people stranded upside-down 150 feet feet in the air for 30 minutes on the X-Coaster.

Roller coasters

Present

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Status
Arkansas Twister Michael Black and Associates Wooden 1992 Operating
Big Bad John Arrow Dynamics Mine Train 2002 Operating
Diamond Mine Run E&F Miler Industries Family 2000 Operating
Gauntlet Vekoma Inverted 2004 Operating
X Coaster Maurer AG Sit-Down 2006 Operating

Past

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Roaring Tornado Arrow Dynamics Steel 1980 1989 Relocated to Elitch Gardens
Twist 'n' Shout Zamperla Wild Mouse 2000 2012 Relocated to Family Kingdom Amusement Park
Wild Hog Bradley & Kaye Kiddie 1978 1984 Unknown
Zyklon Pinfari Steel 1992 1995 Unknown

Attractions

Operating

Name Manufacturer Type Opened
Brain Drain A.R.M. (USA) / Larson International Drop Tower 2018
Hawk Zamperla Ranger 2000
Bugga Booga Wheel Zamperla Junior Ferris Wheel 2000
Carousel Unknown Carousel 2000
Clown Around Zamperla Junior Jets 2000
Fearless Flyers Zamperla Junior Jets 2000
Kit ‘n Kaboodle Express Zamperla Junior Railway 2000
Krazy Kars SBF Visa Group Junior Teacups 2000
Lil' Leapin' Lizards Zamperla Junior Drop Tower 2000
Looney Balloney Zamperla Samba Balloon 2000
Old No.2 Logging Company Bradley & Kaye Log Flume 2000
Ozark Mountain Taxi Company Arrow Dynamics Track Ride 2000
Plummet Summit SkyTrans Manufacturing Shoot The Chute 2005
Razorback Round-Up C&S Dodgems 2010 or earlier
Rum Runner Zamperla Pirate Ship 2000
Sky Shark Sky Fun 1 Inc. Skycoaster 2014

Closed

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Black Lightning WhiteWater West Dinghy Waterslides 1994 1995 SBNO - reopened at park in 2000
Dr. Dean's Rocket Machine S&S Worldwide Drop Tower 2001 2015 Scrapped
Magic Swings Zamperla Waveswinger 2000 2010 Scrapped
Old No.2 Logging Company Bradley & Kaye Log Flume 1978 1995 SBNO - reopened at park in 2000
Pirates Rock Zamperla Sea Storm 2000 2011 Scrapped
Skyhook Von Roll Paratower variant 1978 1995 Scrapped
Snakebite Summit WhiteWater West Dinghy Waterslides 2000 2003 Scrapped
Wild Thang Zamperla Power Surge 2000 2015 Scrapped

References

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