Looks like we have yet another ride removal for the 2013 season, this time the X-Coaster at Magic Springs & Crystal Falls, located in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Fortunately for the fans of the park they're also announcing that a "multi-million dollar water park expansion" will take place next season.
I first saw the news on Twitter, above, but they park has also added the news to their official website.
The park isn't ready to give full details on the 2013 expansion, but promise them in coming weeks. Steve Honeycutt, the park’s general manager said that the water park addition “will be the fourth major construction project in the water park since 2008, and with triple-digit summers in Arkansas, we sure need it. Our guests tell us all the time one of their favorite ways to beat the heat is in our water park so we’re adding something big they can all enjoy.”
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There's about ten or so of these rides around the world, and several have been built in the past two years - so there seems to be a market for them. Perhaps Magic Springs, who is owned by CNL Properties and managed by AMP, will find it easy to locate a buyer?