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Magic Springs and Crystal Falls Water and Theme Park, Hot Springs, Arkansas

Day two of our six day/seven park jaunt to Texas and back found us in Hpt Springs, Arkansas at Magic Springs and Crystal Falls Water and Theme Park.

Magic Springs and Crystal Falls Water and Theme Park, Hot Springs, Arkansas

I was here briefly once back in 2007 and this was Bond's first visit so we grabbed a map and figured out where to start having our fun.

Magic Springs and Crystal Falls Water and Theme Park, Hot Springs, Arkansas

We ended up just picking a direction and heading that way with the goal of riding whatever we came to and seeing what there was to see.

Magic Springs and Crystal Falls Water and Theme Park, Hot Springs, Arkansas

Magic Springs has a interesting history.  It first opened up in 1978 and after a few changes of ownership closed in 1995.  It was then bought out of foreclosure and eventually brought back to life in 2000 under the guidance of Ed Heart who had previously ran Kentucky Kingdom before selling that park to Six Flags (he is back running that park).  To finish up the story of who owns and runs Magic Springs present day it was sold to CNL Income Properties and they have PARC Management manage the park.

Magic Springs is a really pretty park with lots of trees and wonderful terrain but when I last visited it looked really ran down.  It was great seeing that the new management has been putting a lot into dressing the park up.

Magic Springs and Crystal Falls Water and Theme Park, Hot Springs, Arkansas

I'm feeling a little Deep Purple here.



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