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“Small Theme Park With Big Theme Park Thrills!!!”

Magic Springs Theme and Water Park
Ranked #16 of 84 things to do in Hot Springs
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Located at 1701 East Grand Avenue off of Highway 70 on the FUN side of Hot Springs, Arkansas. It is a 45 minute drive from Little Rock and within easy driving distance from Memphis, Shreveport, Dallas, and Tulsa. Magic Springs is Arkansas's only theme and water park. A single price admission ticket includes all day use of the rides, water slides, concerts, attractions and special events. The park is open weekends only from April through October and daily late-May through mid-August. Magic Springs is operated by Premier Parks, LLC.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed June 26, 2014

Wow is the word I think of when I think of Magic Springs & Crystal Falls in Hot Springs, Arkansas. It is a small park, void of big crowds and long lines, and thrill rides that will curl your toes!! X-Factor Coaster I wouldn't ride because this coaster goes vertical and then upside down... look it up on YouTube! The other coasters will thrill as well as the log flume ride. Great food is available as well although you might have a small wait. The food is hot and fresh... very tasty.

Crystal Falls is a good sized water park... great fun for the kids. They even have a "lazy river" ride where you float down the stream at a leisurely pace. Coolness for the hot days for sure!! Awesome slides and a water surfing (?) ride makes this an awesome park. Also a great wave pool!

You'll have a blast at Magic Springs!

Thank Steve M
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Reviewed June 25, 2014

We were on a roller coaster camping road trip. We visited Silver Dollar City, Six Flags St. Louis and Magic Springs. Magic Springs was WAAAAY Better than Six Flags! The landscaping was nice, the lines were very short the rides are very fun and the water park is HUUUUGE! The water park is bigger than Silver Dollar cities and six Flags COMBINED! We were busy all day doing somthing here. The park was clean the people friendly and curtious and if no line multiple rides were allowed!!! The handicap parking is free and the food prices were not bad compared to Six Flags and the beer mug deal is the best for a park you could ever ask for. 9 dollars for a 32 oz beer mug with 4.99 refills all day!!! This park is so considerate they give free cups of ice and water at every food stall. NO NEED to seek germ laden water fountains all day! :) the smoking sections were well marked and the park was easy to navigate! SURE they need at least one more big coaster but the ones they have dont beat you up like six flags! :) TO TOP IT OFF we had an employee NOT tell us where the wooden coaster was when we were on the other side of the park, NO, he instead WALKED US THERE! I dare you to find this type of service at a SIX FLAGS park! Hands down this park was up there with Silver Dollar city! For a regular Amusment park and not a theme park it was one of the best I have ever been and I have been to many!

2  Thank Larry Jaason A
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Reviewed June 25, 2014

The family all had a great time, except the wait for concessions was terrible! We waited over an hour each time we needed something to eat. Also, posted in all the rides it says they will load a certain number of people to make the line move faster and they DID NOT follow that rule! We waited in line for over an hour on several of the rides...we felt like that took a huge part of our day away!
Also, several of the rides broke down during the day...kind of scary to get back on after watching them work on them!

2  Thank kristy f
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Reviewed June 25, 2014

The park has limited rides and a good water park, but the water park is a den of thieves. Knowing you must leave your valuables unattended while on water rides thieves are rampant. There have been literally thousands of reported thefts in the water park.

We spoke to a security employee and had him notify the supervisor of security of the name and phone number of a Magic Springs employee that was receiving calls from our stolen phone number but the security supervisor didn't even call us back.

Magic Springs profits from the situation by charging $8 to $15 per day for small lockers rather than putting up cameras in the high crime areas. Thieves even break into the overpriced lockers.

1  Thank Beenaroundtheworld3
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Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

We went with another couple and our son, we had awesome time. The rides were pretty good and lines were not to terribly long. We went on a Friday but had to leave due to a thunder storm.

1  Thank kmcm84
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