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Ever since I bought my house (six years ago…where has the time gone??!!!) I have also bought a season pass to Magic Springs, a local theme and water park that’s not too far from my house. I usually go at least once a week and so far this year I have only been once and I got rained on…oops!! In all fairness since I have switched back to night shift it has been hard to get up and going during the daylight hours. Plus I have just been busy every day that I’m off work. Ugh. I hate being super busy but it always seems to be that way during the summer.
Now I know some of you are probably thinking WHY in the world does a single 30-something year old lady with no kids go to a theme/water park? To swim and lay out of course!! Giving up access to my apartment complex’s pool was not cool, especially during these steamy hot Arkansas summers so going to Magic Springs and hanging out in the wave pool makes me feel better!! HA!!
Of course the day that I decided to go and get my season pass and walk around the park for the first time this year it decided to rain. It sprinkled on my way there but my weather app said there should be clear skies for the rest of the day. WRONG!! LOL!! But that’s ok, I wasn’t planning on swimming since I had other things to do that day and I did get some pretty neat pics of the theme park!!
One of my favorite rides of all times is the carousel. I have loved carousels for as long as I can remember and even to this day I will ride one (or at least photograph it) if I stumble across one. Magic Springs has been open since the late 70’s so Im pretty sure this is the same carousel that I rode when I was a little girl.
Here are some photos of carousels I took in Bryant Park in NYC and on the Steel Pier in Atlantic City in New Jersey! I told you I loved carousels. HA!!
My all-time favorite ride at Magic Springs is the log ride!!! Unfortunately it was shut down the day I went so I didn’t get any good pics of it but it SO DANG FUN. I still ride it at least once every year!!
Another of my favorite rides is the Plummet Summit. This is a water ride that is mostly for the people standing on the bridge in front of it. If you stand on the bridge when the ride is going then you get soaked when the ride comes down the summit. It is perfect the perfect way to cool off on days that are super hot!!
A newer ride that just opened a couple years ago is the SkyShark. This is probably the one ride in the park you won’t catch me on because I am terrified of heights!! It’s basically a mix of skydiving, hang-gliding and bungee jumping all in one!
I didn’t get to check out the roller coasters before to started pouring but trust me when I say Magic Springs has some good ones!! I took shelter under this little covered bridge and fed the fish during the worst of the down pour.
Now on to my very favorite part of Magic Springs…the water park!!! I love me some Crystal Falls!!! They have expanded it a few times over the years and there are now a couple of pools, a huge splash pad, a wave pool, tons of slides and a lazy river!
I can’t wait until I am off work one day and it’s hot and sunny enough for me to hit up that water park!! I need to keep this beach tan alive somehow…HA!!!
Have you ever been to Magic Springs??
What’s your favorite theme or water park??
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
Magic Springs looks like a fantastic way to spend a summer day! I would love to take the kiddos there. We love parks like this.
Mary Edwards says
I SO prefer parks on overcast days. Light rain is just fine for the most part, right? Looks like a great place to visit!
Everything looks like fun with the exception of the Sky Shark! That looks terrifying! :)
I adore this! I don’t know why people wouldn’t go to water or theme parks alone! Go, you! I miss that aspect of my life and I’d embrace it.
Sky Shark is scaring me too..
Mimi Green says
There is nothing wrong with a bit of amusement park fun. We don’t have a pool in our home, so season passes to a park with a pool isn’t a bad idea.
The carousel is such a classic amusement park ride.
I haven’t been on a lazy river in a long time, I think I ought to change that soon! Sounds like an amazing place to spend on the hot humid summer days : )
This looks like a super fun place for everyone. We love going to water parks. I would love to bring my family there.
Angela Ricardo says
I would love to go and visit Magic Springs someday soon with our growing family. Looks like a blast to go there.
Chubskulit Rose says
The height of that roller coaster is insane! I would die if someone put me there lol.
Carol Cassara says
Aww, well despite the rain the place looks like a lot of fun! I love that there are plenty of attractions and pools for the whole family!
Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place says
If I lived near a water park, I would totally get a season pass for me and the family as well! You’re so lucky! This place looks like a lot of fun. It’s nice to just go here whenever you need a little break.
Melissa Dixon says
I enjoy places like this in the rain better than clear skies. Looks pretty!
Shannon Gurnee says
I’ve never heard of Magic Springs before, but it looks like a great place to visit. I would love to take the family there someday!