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You’ll Have the Time of Your Life at These 5 Amusement Parks in Arizona

Suny Errot



Theme parks are fast becoming a popular destination for people of all ages nowadays. Ask anyone, and they’ll agree that there is absolutely no age limit as to who can go and enjoy the rides and attractions of the famous recreation destination. Since we want you to have a good time, here’s a list of the top amusement parks in Arizona guaranteed to give you UNLIMITED fun!

1. Golfland Sunsplash

When you’re looking for a recreation destination just outside of Phoenix, you need to make sure you drop by the famous Golfland Sunsplash in Mesa! It features more than 30 rides and attractions. Enjoy the thrilling water slides and their award-winning miniature golf. Visitors can even play in the arcade, or battle with their friends at the go-cart track and bumper boats.

Rate: Waterslide Pass at $14.99 (with access to Dragon-Tail Slides, Bonzi Slides, Cauldron, Swimming Area, and Golfland Splash Pad)

Location: 155 W. Hampton Ave Mesa, Arizona

2. CrackerJax

Crackerjax Arizona
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What’s next in our list of amusement parks in Arizona? Ah! The CrackerJax. How can we forget this one?

This 28-acre park is frequented by kids and adults of all ages with their go-karts, driving range, bumper boats, and more. You bet that all their park attractions include something for everyone! Some of the park favorites include the following:

  • Alien Laser Tag. Two teams with the same goal will battle it out to win the most points. Players must deactivate the other team’s laser phaser, disable their base, as well as shoot the extraterrestrials!
  • CrackerJax Speedway. Players will be able to test their driving skills as they ride the Can-Am style go-karts on Arizona’s most challenging track. It has the longest course in Arizona with over 1200 feet in length, including hairpin curves, S-curves and even a banked track.
  • Jax Trax. This ride is designed for children with its full-bodied, Indy-style racing karts.
  • Bungy Dome. Fly to new heights as you try this high-performance entertainment structure! You can jump up to 30 feet in the air and feel the breeze and thrill altogether.

Note: Some guests may say that this park is already pretty run down. But CrackerJax has also added new attractions and improved their maintenance to serve more guests and provide a more memorable experience.

Rate: Mon – 4-Hour Unlimited Ride Wristbands (access to go-karts, bumper boats, and mini-golf) at $22 +tax during Thursdays, $27 +tax during Friday to Sundays, and $17 + tax during Tuesdays. Other rates will apply for different attractions.

Location: 16001 N. Scottsdale Rd Scottsdale, Arizona

3. Makutu’s Island

Makutu’s Island will surely be your child’s magical dream come to life. Enjoy the evergreen lush, as well as the indoor island with towering trees, caves, a bungee jump, a special toddler zone and more.

While this park is called Club Disney, they have no actual affiliation with Disney. What are you waiting for? Journey through the magical island full of adventure and roam through the Inferno arcade and try your hand at all the games!

Rate: All-Day Passes are $17.99 +tax for children ages 1 thru 17 (one adult per child is free), $6.99 +tax for an extra adult participating in tree play, and FREE for extra adult (arcade and cafe access/non-participant in tree play)

Location: 6919 W. Ray Rd. Chandler, Arizona

4. LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Arizona

One of the best amusement parks in Arizona is undoubtedly the famed LEGOLAND, the place where kids play and use their imaginations!

Kids can build their own race cars or pedal a magic bike. They will also enjoy zapping skeletons at the Kingdom Quest Laser Rider and rescue the princess, and belt out tunes at the karaoke playtime at the DUPLO Farm Head. A true LEGO fan should also take the challenge of building the tallest tower that will withstand an earthquake at the Earthquake Tables.

There are just so many fun things to do!

Note: LEGOLAND Discovery Center Arizona is considered a children’s attraction. Adults may not enter without being accompanied by a child.

Rate: Annual Pass at $40 per person (access to LEGOLAND® Discovery Center and SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium for 12 months, annual events, and 10% discounts in the cafe, LEGO® Store, and birthday parties). Restrictions apply.

Location: LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Arizona 5000 S. Arizona Mills Circle, Ste 135, Tempe, Arizona

5. Castles N’ Coasters

Castles N’ Coasters in Phoenix | Image credit: Shane Phillips via Flickr

Roller coasters, thrill rides, mini-golf, Indy go-karts, and state of the art arcade games are all in one location. Castles N’ Coasters is the premier amusement park in Phoenix, Arizona.

The staple of the amusement park has to be the massive green Desert Storm rollercoaster. This wild ride takes brave riders through loops and wild twists and turns. But that’s definitely not all, Castles N’ Coasters has rides and attractions for everybody of all ages.

Arcade and Mini-Golf

Sunday through Thursday: 10 AM – 10 PM

Friday and Saturday: 10 AM – 12 AM

Bumper Boats and Indy Cars

Sunday through Thursday: 12 PM – 9 PM

Friday and Saturday: 12 PM – 11 PM

Ride Park

Sunday through Thursday: 12 PM – 9 PM

Friday and Saturday: 12 PM – 11 PM

Let the fun begin!