Hundreds of thousands of feet of wooden boards zig –zag high above Timberwood Amphitheater to create the park’s marquee ride – Arkansas Twister. This classic out-and-back coaster heads out of the station to transport riders to the top of its lift hill after which it releases to a 92-foot drop propelling you through an up-and-down journey across 3,500 feet of track at top speeds of 50 mph. You’ll experience the sensation of weightlessness, alternating with periods of downward force nearly three times the force of gravity!
This ride was one of William L “Bill” Cobb’s many masterpieces in roller coaster engineering. Its original home was in Florida where it operated under the names Roaring Tiger and Florida Hurricane. It was a favorite ride of pop star Michael Jackson when he was on a shoot for a few weeks in that area. Magic Springs purchased the ride in 1991 and it was transported to the park, from Florida, in 40 semi-trailers. It opened in 1992 with the first ride on May 30. Since that time, multiple generations of Arkansans have shrieked and screamed up and down its track.
It is a high-thrill experience available to riders at height of at least 48”.
Important Guest Information Regarding Attractions
For your safety, rides have height, weight and size restrictions. Seating safety devices must close as intended by the ride manufacturer. Many children can ride several of our adult rides. We recommend that you have your child’s height measured at Guest Relationsupon arrival. Ride height restrictions are subject to change without notice.
Safety of all guests is our top priority. Guests who appear to be intoxicated or impaired by alcohol or drugs will not be allowed on the rides and attractions at Magic Springs Water and Theme Park. In addition, shirts, shorts, and shoes must be worn to ride all attractions outside of the Water Park.
Certain rides and attractions, including new rides, may not be open at all times due to maintenance, weather and/or other circumstances.