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Re: Screaminkid2005's 2013 Coaster Adventures!

Postby coastercrzyjames » Sat Jan 04, 2014 8:19 pm

Wow Kevin, great photo TR man! It's like I'm reliving that great trip all over again! :D I can't wait to see more!
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Re: Screaminkid2005's 2013 Coaster Adventures!

Postby FreeFaller » Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:59 pm

Dammit! I missed the cable cars :(

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Re: Screaminkid2005's 2013 Coaster Adventures!

Postby screaminkid2005 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:33 pm

^Don't be upset, it was a 15 minutes round trip sauna!

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Re: Screaminkid2005's 2013 Coaster Adventures!

Postby screaminkid2005 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 2:01 pm

Hey guys! Its update time! :b

Today's adventure takes us to Magic Springs & Crystal Falls in Hot Springs, AR! This was probably the most rushed park of the who trip. That being said, I didn't get a ton of photos of the park because we were basically running to get the credits and still have time to eat. Anyway I thought it was a cute little park. It's defiantly a family oriented park, but does have some pretty decent major thrill rides. Also, any park that has a mini S&S double shot tower is ok in my book! :p Onto the photos!

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Walking in you get this great view of what the water park has to offer. If we had more time I would have gone, but Outlaw Run is more important. =p

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Before entering the park, park employees gave us these free 2012 cups!

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The parks main entrance sign.

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Once you enter the park, you are greeted by this pretty fountain.

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First credit of the park.

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Yea we were being credit whores... So what. =]

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Next up.

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This is the only one in America!

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While I thought the park was beautifully landscaped, it looks like they may have missed a spot. =P

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Hey its Neil & Ian!

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While waiting in line, it broke down for about 15-20 minutes. Causing most of the GP to leave the line leaving it mainly TPR in line. #Dedication

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Soon after the break down we were on the ride. Honestly I loved the ride. It gives you that "Oh Sh*t" moment for most of the ride.

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Next up was Big Bad John. This was the other side to Six Flags St. Louis's River King Mine Train. Needless to say, I wasn't every impressed with it. It was slow, boring, and the only good part was the drop at the very end that went right into breaks.

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The park had its share of family and kiddie rides.

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Next up was Gauntlet. For some reason it took us forever to figure out how to get to this coaster. This was really the only place you could see the ride from inside the park. This path that led to it looked like it was the exit to Plummet Summit water ride.

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Eventually we found the path and we were on our way. As you can see, it's pretty out of the way and it's the only ride down there.

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It's your typical SLC. Thankfully it was the only one on the entire trip. Personally I didn't think it was completely terrible. I wasn't a fan of the 1 train operation on it but the ride on average is 37 seconds from the top of the lift so it's not the biggest deal in the world.

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Plummet Summit looks much larger than it really is do to its location on the hill.

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In the middle of the park they also have this really pretty lake.

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The water color seemed a bit iffy though.


After the last few photos is when we really started to rush on time. We got our final credit at the park, Arkansas Twister, then ran to get lunch. The service at the location we went too was really slow, but thats mainly because most of TPR slammed them all at once so they did the best they could. Thankfully Elissa gave us a little more time so everyone had the chance to eat and not be rushed.

Overall I did enjoy the park. If we had a little more time at the park, I would have love to ride some of the flats but it wasn't a big deal because like I said earlier, Outlaw Run is more important. Some strange things that I noticed were how both Arkansas Twister and Gauntlet were pretty much out in the middle of no where, but both of those things can be fixed with the addition to new rides. I saw tons of room the park could use to expand so space isn't an issue with this park. I have high hopes for the park and with the addition of Sky Shark (Sky Coaster), I can't wait to go back and visit the park again in the future.

So that was my experience at the park. I hope you guys enjoyed it.

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-So have you guys ever been to Magic Springs before?
-What did you think of it?
-What did you like about it?
-What do you think the park can improve on?

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Re: Screaminkid2005's 2013 Coaster Adventures!

Postby coasterbill » Fri Jan 17, 2014 2:30 pm

Magic Springs looks like a cool little park. X Coaster looks like a lot of fun.

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Re: Screaminkid2005's 2013 Coaster Adventures!

Postby screaminkid2005 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 2:55 pm

^ It was! I'v read a few bad reviews about the ride so I wasn't expecting it to be good. Once I got off it, I was pleasantly surprised on how fun it really was.

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Re: Screaminkid2005's 2013 Coaster Adventures!

Postby larrygator » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:32 pm

screaminkid2005 wrote:
Questions
-So have you guys ever been to Magic Springs before?
-What did you think of it?
-What did you like about it?
-What do you think the park can improve on?

Make sure to comment with your responses! I would love to hear your feedback! =]

Next Update: Silver Dollar City!


I've been to Magic Springs and it amazes me that they still have a rides side. 80% of the people were at the water park the day I visited and I've heard the same story from others.
I thought the park could use more attractions. I struggled to spend more than 2 hours in the park.
I did not find the dining options very intriguing for a small park.
I do like Maurer Sohne X-cars and loved reriding the Arkansas Twister 30 years after my last ride.
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Re: Screaminkid2005's 2013 Coaster Adventures!

Postby screaminkid2005 » Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:55 pm

I agree with the dining options. At every food location we went too they seemed to really only have chicken tenders, corn dogs, and burgers. Although my burger was really good, I wish they offered some type of local dishes so travelers can also enjoy in the regions flavors.

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Re: Screaminkid2005's 2013 Coaster Adventures!

Postby DoinItForTheFame » Sun Jan 19, 2014 2:44 pm

Questions
-So have you guys ever been to Magic Springs before?
-What did you think of it?
-What did you like about it?
-What do you think the park can improve on?

I have been to Magic Springs several times due to having family that lives near the park.

- I am not a huge fan of the park. It's a nice place to go to kill some time, but not some where you go for the entire day.
- I personally really liked the water park. The newer slide complex they built is actually rather fun.
- I feel the park could use some TLC. Last time I was there the majority of the rides really needed some refreshing.
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Re: Screaminkid2005's 2013 Coaster Adventures!

Postby screaminkid2005 » Fri Mar 14, 2014 2:23 pm

Hey everyone!

It's time for another update! After a few hour drive from Magic Springs, we arrived at Silver Dollar City right as the sun was beginning to set. I was really, really excited for this park for so many reasons, but the main reason was obviously Outlaw Run. Honestly I can't think of another word to describe this park other than amazing! I can honestly say I enjoyed every single one of their coasters and park is absolutely beautiful.

I'm going to try something new and rate all the credits individually instead of talking about them in a photo description.

The Credits

Fire In The Hole- This is one of those dark ride coaster combos. I thought it was a pretty cool little ride. There is a section that does drop and get you a little wet which did take me by surprise the first time I rode it. Overall I'll give it a 6/10.

Grand Exposition Coaster- This was the last credit we got. We tired many times to get it during the day but it was closed for a while. While it is a kiddie coaster, it was a pretty decent ride that attracted many guests and long waits. Overall I'll give it 5/10.

Outlaw Run- After following the construction of this ride all off season, I was pumped I was getting the chance to finally ride it. I thought this ride was amazing. It became my number 2 wooden coaster right behind El Toro. It provides great airtime, crazy elements, and maintains its speed throughout the ride. Overall its getting a 10/10 because it's just that amazing.

Powder Keg: A Blast In The Wilderness- This was always one of those coasters that has been on my bucket list due to its uniqueness. For those who don't know, it's a launch coaster that also has a lift hill. It also has two different track styles because it also used to be a water coaster. The ride also features a moving track segment that brings you up to the launch area. As you can see there are just so many things that make this ride special and I thought it was great. It wasn't the most intense launched coaster but it did have some great speed, airtime, and lats during the old track segments. I'll give this a 8/10.

Thunderation- This ride was a surprise to me. While I knew the ride was around, I didn't know that it was so underrated! This is seriously one of the best mine trains i've ever been on. It uses its terrain so perfectly that you really don't know whats going to happen next. The ride also gains a good amount of speed at one point as it goes through the helix and keeps that speed for a little while. Overall I'll give it a 7/10.

Wildfire- This was another coaster that has been on my bucket list for a while just because of its beautiful location. This was also my first B&M standard looper so that was a plus. To put it simply this ride is great. The ride provides some great forces, you even get some air on the first drop. The ride does have one trim by the entrance to the cobra roll, but its not always on, and even when it is it doesn't really make a difference. Overall I'll give this a 8/10

As you can see, I loved every one of the coasters for my own little reasons. The park also offered some other great flats like a S&S Swing, A Disko, A Wave Swinger, and one of those mini climbing observation towers. Now onto the photos!

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As you can tell, it was a pretty wet morning.

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The park give us a backstage tour of Outlaw Run!

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As you can tell, it allowed us to get very up close and personal to the ride.

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The park even allowed us to sign the coasters first drop!

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You can't get pics like this every day!

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The ride does use the landscape quite nicely.

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This funky little turn was one of my favorite parts of the ride.

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So beautiful!

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Standing this close to the ride really shows how massive it really is!

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Words can't explain how amazing this ride really is.

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Fire In The Hole, as well as the whole park in general, had amazing theming!

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Oh yea, we also got a back stage tour of Fire In The Hole!

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I see you Mr. Squirrel.

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Hey Thad!

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Part of the workshop for the ride.

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Another view of the shop.

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Some cars that were being worked on.

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Wheels!

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Storage track for the ride units.

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After the tours, we were free to roam the park on our own. Unfortunately, it rained most of the morning so I didn't take a ton of photos. But I did manage to take a few once the weather cleared up.

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We figured why not give this a go! =]

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Powder Keg was a nice little surprise! I thought the launch was going to be more intense, but either way I still loved the ride!

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A train of riders about to blast into the wilderness!

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I loved the theming of the ride!

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I wonder how many times this piece of track has been used.

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After an amazing buffet, a bunch of TPR members decided to his up this fun little attraction!

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Don't fall Stacy!

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After we got all the credits, we decided to head over to a few little other attractions that Branson had to offer. Sadly the Titanic museum was way to expensive for us. But we did get the gift shop credit!

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The main reason why we took this little adventure! This sky coaster was pretty great! I've come to the conclusion that the smaller sky coasters are much better then the larger models!

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While it's not the largest model, it was alot of fun!

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After our side trip, we decided to head back to the park to take a few more laps on the coasters before the park closed. I personally thought this was one of the coolest signs i've ever seen at a park!

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And last but not least, Outlaw Run's lift hill at night!


Overall I LOVED this park. I thought this park was perfect in every way possible. From the extremely friendly staff, to the amazing theming all over the park, I would highly recommend everyone to go to this park! I want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone involved in making out time at the park as amazing as possible!

Question Time!

What did you think of the park?
What was your favorite thing about the park? Be it a ride, attraction, or cinnamon bread? =]
Is there anything you think the park should improve on?

I also want to say thank you to everyone who has been reading my Trip Reports!

Please make sure to Comment letting me know what you thought about the report and what would like to see improved on for my upcoming reports!

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