Amusement parks in Arkansas 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 Arkansas amusement parks.
Magic Springs and Crystal Falls
Magic Springs and Crystal Falls offers the Pepsi Concert Series, with names like Rick Springfield, Casting Crowns, 38 Special, among others performing on site. The complex offers many family friendly activities -- with rides, entertainment and a water park for visitors to enjoy.
Signature RideThe signature ride at Magic Springs and Crystal Falls is the Arkansas Twister, which is a wooden roller coaster that features a 92-foot drop. Thrill-seekers will love this ride.
The Hawk, Wild Thang And MoreSoar along with The Hawk, flip out on the Wild Thang, blast off with Dr. Dean's Rocket Machine or hit the river -- but watch out for the tidal wave on Plummet Summit. Magic Springs and Crystal Falls offers thrill, family and children's rides.
Food OptionsThis park offers pizza, burgers, BBQ, hot dogs and chicken for meals. Frozen treats, pretzels, funnel cakes, nachos, cotton candy and popcorn are for sale if you just want a snack.
Safety RecordIn 2006, a woman fell from the Twist and Shout coaster. Inspectors noted the restraints did not work properly due to her size.
Address: 1701 E. Grand Ave., Hot Springs, AR 71901
Hours: April through October, 11 a.m. to anywhere between 6 and 10 p.m., depending on the month. On Sundays the park opens at noon.
Price: $45.99, but a discount is offered for children. Season passes are also available.
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Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that Dixieland Fun Park is in Fayetteville, Arkansas. It is in fact located in Fayetteville, Georgia. We apologize for the error.