The sheer vastness of the Grand Canyon, a deep gorge carved by the Colorado River, draws visitors from far and wide to this Arizona sight. Here’s what you need to know about touring the Grand Canyon—by air, vehicle, and foot—from nearby Phoenix.
Castles N' Coasters
9445 N Metro Pkwy E, Phoeniz, Arizona, 85051
Popular attractions include two steel roller coasters, Patriot and Desert Storm, a 120-foot (36-meter) drop tower, log flume ride, old-fashioned carousel ride, 3-story ropes obstacle course, and Skywire zipline. A selection of carnival-type rides cater to younger kids. There are four 18-hole miniature golf courses, and the 3-story arcade features more than 150 games from old school to high tech.
A variety of ticket options are available to suit different budgets and interests. Book an unlimited rides pass, or upgrade to include mini-golf and the arcade. Or pay per game for just mini golf. Seasonal and annual passes offer extra savings.
Things to Know Before You Go
Castles N’ Coasters is ideal for families with kids and thrill seekers.
There are height and weight restrictions for certain attractions.
Non-riders do not have to pay to enter the park generally.
Outside food and drinks are not permitted; there are several snack bars on-site.
The park is wheelchair accessible, though not all attractions will be suitable for wheelchair users.
How to Get There
Castles N’ Coasters is located on Black Canyon Highway in northern Phoenix. Located just off of Interstate 17, it’s easily accessible by car from just about anywhere in the greater Phoenix area.
When to Get There
Castles N’ Coasters is open daily, year-round, with the exception of Christmas. Different areas of the park have different operating hours, which may include a break in the middle of the day. Check the schedule before going to avoid disappointment.
Other Theme Parks in the Phoenix Area
There isn’t a huge selection of amusement parks in the Phoenix area. Besides Castles N’ Coasters, other options include Enchanted Island Amusement Park, Hurricane Harbor Phoenix, Oasis Water Park, Funtasticks Family Fun Park, Big Surf, and Urban Air Adventure.
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