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Amusement Parks In Phoenix: A Huffington Post Travel Guide

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A shipwrecked-themed pirate attraction at Castles 'n' Coasters. | Courtesy of Castles N Coasters

Amusement parks in Phoenix offer exciting rides for thrill-seekers and fun rides for families and young children. As part of a Huffington Post Travel series on family-fun parks, here is our guide to all the key information visitors need to know about Phoenix amusement parks.

Castles 'n' Coasters

Castles 'n' Coasters is a classic amusement park in north-central Phoenix featuring two steel roller coasters, an old-fashioned carousel, a miniature golf course and arcade. This small amusement park offers a nice range of attractions that will appeal to the very young and old alike.

Desert Storm

Thrill-seekers from far and wide come to ride the Desert Storm. This is one of Arizona's most exhilarating coasters, featuring loops, twists and vertical drops that will have riders hanging on for dear life.


The Skywire is a popular zip-line attraction that lets guests soar across the park. If you're feeling competitive, test your balance, agility and courage on the 28-element, three-story On the Ropes obstacle course.

Dining Options

Castles 'n' Coasters has a wide selection of snack bars and vendor carts. Pizza, ice cream, popcorn and other typical amusement park fare are available for sale.

Safety Record

Our research revealed no notable news reports of accidents or safety issues at Castles 'n' Coasters.

Address: 9445 Metro Parkway E., Phoenix, AZ 85051
Phone: 602-997-7575
Hours: Hours of operation may vary. Please call prior to your visit.
Price: $25 per person for Bronze Pass (all day unlimited rides), $30 per person for Silver Pass (all day unlimited rides and one round of miniature golf), $35 per person for Gold Pass (all day unlimited rides, one round of miniature golf and $10 in arcade credits)

Cracker Jax

Cracker Jax is one of Arizona's largest amusement venues and sports parks, featuring more than 27 acres of kid-friendly attractions. This outdoor venue offers go-kart racing, bumper boats, a bungy dome and miniature golf.

CrackerJax Speedway

Most visitors will not want to leave the park without careening down the CrackerJax Speedway, a 1,200-foot-long course featuring hairpin turns and S-curves. A separate Jax Trax course with safe, full-bodied miniature racecars is available for the little ones.

Bungy Dome

The Bungy Dome is one of the newest and most exhilarating attractions at Cracker Jax. The immense dome features four bungy stations where kids and adults can jump up to 30 feet into the air.

Dining Options

There is a full kitchen and dining room inside the clubhouse at Cracker Jax that serves pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, grilled chicken sandwiches, chicken tenders and sides. Snacks and fountain drinks are also available.

Safety Record

Our research revealed no notable news reports of accidents or safety issues at Cracker Jax.

Address: 16001 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Phone: 480-998-2800
Hours: Open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
Price: Prices vary by ride. Unlimited ride wristbands are available.

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