June 13, 2007
Ladders too short for coaster rescue
Firefighters hoping to rescue a dozen people dangling from a roller coaster 150 feet above the ground had to wait for the ride to restart because their ladders only reached 100 feet, the fire chief said Wednesday.... Read More »
June 10, 2007
Blackout leaves coaster riders dangling
A dozen riders on a roller coaster spent half an hour hanging upside down -- 150 feet above the ground -- after a power outage shut down the attraction. It took about 30 minutes for the city Fire Department to rescue the riders using a ladder truck Satur... Read More »
March 29, 2007
Magic Springs Amusement Complex Sold To Florida Company - KAIT
Owners of the Magic Springs and Crystal Falls amusement park/water park complex say they've agreed to sell the tourist attraction to an Orlando, Florida, company. The agreement calls for the park to be leased back to the former owners, who will continue to manage it.
Magic Springs Development Company says the result of the sale to C-N-L Income Properties will be an initial investment of ten million dollars in upgrading the facilities, including new rides. The developers will sign a 20-year lease, and no changes in management or staffing are expected. Magic Springs president Dan Aylward says the restructuring will provide a greater infusion of cash for capital development of the park. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.
September 05, 2006
Child Hit By Stray Bullet At Arkansas Theme Park - KSLA-TV
A freak accident at a Hot Springs, Arkansas theme park. A child was struck by a stray bullet while riding a log flume ride at Magic Springs & Crystal Falls theme park.
The victim, who has not been identified, was struck in the wrist by a 22-caliber bullet while on the ride. Authorities believe that someone outside the theme park fired a weapon into the air, and the bullet came down and hit the child. No one else was injured in the shooting. Officials don't know who fired the gun, and no one reported hearing gunshots.
August 03, 2006
Woman falls from amusement park ride - WMC-TV
A Tennessee woman was injured when she fell from a small roller coaster ride at the Magic Springs amusement park in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
Police say 45-year-old Felicia Robinson of Memphis was riding the Twist and Shout yesterday afternoon when centrifugal force pushed her out of the car she was riding in.