Splash Island, the new giant interactive water play structure at Magic Springs Water and Theme Park in Hot Springs, is opening to the public this Memorial Day weekend. There will be a dedication for the attraction this Saturday (May 25) at 10 a.m. The Disney Channel’s Tiffany Thornton ( star of Sonny with a Chance and So Random) will be there to mark the occasion. Radio Disney performers will provide entertainment for the dedication and “Grand Drenching” ceremony leading up to the 11 a.m. opening of the water park.
As to details of this new attraction, Splash Island stands more than four stories tall and features 10 colorful water slides and an enormous tipping bucket that dumps 1,000 gallons of water every ten minutes. It also has slides, bubbler jets, water wheels, tipping buckets, water curtains, net climbs, pools and waterfalls.
The Splash Island expansion is the fourth major attraction to be constructed in the destination’s water park since 2007. A Magic Springs Season Pass, priced at $69.99, allows for unlimited visits to the park plus up to 18 free shows at their concert series at Timberwood Theater.
Speaking of this concert series, it opens this Saturday night with a performance by Collective Soul at 8 p.m. They are known for hits such as “December” and “The World I Know.” The concert series will run most Saturdays through August 31.
On Sunday ( May 26) there will also be a neat Flowtour Competition at the water park at the Boogie Blast surf attraction. This will be from noon- 6 p.m.
The park also has thrill rides and kids and family rides on site. There is also a water park with a wave pool, body slides, tube slides, racing slides, and other rides. For more information visit MagicSprings.com or call 501.624.0100. You can also stay up to speed on what is happening at Magic Springs via their Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/magicsprings.