Castles and Coasters is a small family fun park located in Phoenix, Arizona. While the park is open year round, hours of operation may vary because of events, weather, and other factors.
Castles n' Coasters features not one, but two of the best roller coasters in Arizona, according to critics. For coaster enthusiasts, nothing compares to Desert Storm, a wild coaster ride with unexpected vertical drops and hairpin turns taken at fast speeds. Guests can also enjoy riding the Patriot, which is milder and appropriate for the more timid roller coaster riders who are just getting their feet wet, so to speak. The park's coasters are the main attraction, but there are other rides for the whole family as well.
One of the most popular non-coaster rides is the new Sky Diver. With this ride, guests climb into the car and feel the seat being lifted high above the park, only to suddenly plummet back down to the ground and stomach-dropping speeds. This ride is not for people with certain medical conditions, and guest should watch it in operation before boarding it so they know what to expect.
For younger guests and those looking for fun rides that are a but tamer than the park's Sky Dive, Viking Sea Dragon is a good choice. This ride dips and rocks to simulate a boat at sea in a major storm. Guests can also go for a spin on the Magic Carpet ride, and if those are not tame enough, there's also a large Carousel, a beautiful ride featuring 60 hand-crafted horses and circus animals.
The park also features a number of water rides, which guests can enjoy on hot days. Visitors can combine some cooling off with a bit of rivalry on the Bumper Boats, where riders can go out of your way to ram and slam other riders buddies into a wall while trying to avoid bumps from other riders. Visitors can also get out aggressions on the Bumper Cars or the Ram Rods, without the cooling effect of the water.
The most popular water ride at Castles `n' Coasters, though, is the Splashdown, a log flume ride that takes riders through a logging town and zips through a waterfall and into a pool. There are lockets available at the facility for guests who don't want to spend all day in wet clothes, since many of these rides will end with the riders completely drenched.
In addition to the thrill rides, the whole family can enjoy a round or two of miniature golf, time playing games in the arcade, or stroll through the Lil Kids area, where kids can enjoy some carnival rides designed especially for that age group. In addition, Castles `n' Coasters is available for private events and parties, as well as for corporate outings and other events.
Hours of operation vary and may change without notice, so the park suggests that guests call before your visit to be certain that the attractions you want to visit are open. Contact the park for information about admission prices and hours of operation at 602-997-7575.