MAGIC SPRINGS & Crystal Falls
Hot Springs, Arkansas
Owned by CNL Lifestyle Properties
Managed by Amusement Management Partners, LLC (ARM)
Park News - (2/21/13) A local reader went by Magic Springs this week and reports that as expected, X-Coaster is still standing at the park. According to our own Elitch Gardens reports, they have so-far been unable to take it apart as large sections of the tower were apparently welded together.
(11/5/12) While Magic Springs was clear about their plans to remove the park’s X Coaster, it also seems that they have plans to remove Twist ‘n’ Shout, the park’s Zamperla made mouse style coaster. There is a fairly new listed for it posted to used ride sales site, Rides4U.
(10/9/12) Along with the 2013 waterpark announcement, Magic Springs announced that the park would remove the X-Coaster at the end of this season. Guests visiting the park for Magic Screams this October will be able to take their last flights on the coaster. I’ve got a good hunch as to where the coaster could be going, click here if you want to see where I think it may go.
(3/23/12) The local news confirms that Magic Springs request to expand their alcohol permit was approved in a 3 to 1 vote. Part of the expansion will include a new site that will be named Shark Bites.
(3/22/12) The local news reports that Magic Springs / Crystal Falls is seeking to expand their alcoholic beverage permit to allow for sales at 7 sites, up 2 from the current 5 sites they are authorized to sell from currently.
(12/27/11) Magic Springs has found out their applications to expand the sites where it can sell beer and wine has been rejected, primarily due to objections from the local Hot Springs Mayor, Ruth Carney, who would rather see the park scale back instead.
2013 - Splash Island & X-Coaster Returns - (2/27/13) Magic Springs has announced the new attraction coming to the water park will be called “Splash Island”, a large water sprayground structure with the obligatory giant-bucket that rains chaos down on everyone every 10 minutes. Splash Island will be 4-stories tall and feature 10 colorful waterslides to try out, along with hundrededs of other water effects and features.
In another development, it was noticed that when the all new Magic Springs website launched the other day that X-Coaster was re-listed as a park attraction once again. One of our readers contacted the park about the status of X-Coaster and was told, “The decision to remove X has been delayed, so it will be a part of our attractions package in 2013!”
(10/9/12) Magic Springs has announced new plans that will see a major new addition made to the Crystal Falls waterpark for 2013. No details were given as to what exactly will be added.