Knight's Action Park

The perfect place in Central Illinois for all-day fun, in and out of the water. The Splash Kingdom features 7 water slides and a 20,000-sq. ft. wave pool. Take a paddle boat or water float ride, or take a plunge down water slides like the Devil Ray and the Bermuda. Students and scouts of all ages will love the Seal Bay play area and the Knight’s Action Bumper Boats, which are armed with water cannons. On land, visitors can play at the arcade, batting cages, mini golf course, Go-Karts, ferris wheel, and climbing gym.
 
Contact Info 
Address: 1700 Recreation Drive, Springfield, IL 62711. Sangamon County. Tel: 217-546-8881. Website: www.knightsactionpark.com. Hrs: Daily 9AM-9PM.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2+ hours. Cost: Fee.

Amusement Parks Fun Facts

Which horses on a carousel move the fastest: the ones on the inside or the ones on the outside? Does a roller coaster have an engine? How does the car stay on the track when it goes upside down around a loop? Which passenger travels the farthest on the pirate ship ride – the one seated in the center or the one seated on the end?

Amusement park rides can provide a fun glimpse into the physics needed to make them work. Next time you visit a theme park, ask the staff if they have any materials to help your campers to understand the science behind the rides. They will find that physics can be pretty amusing!