We hope you enjoy our family fun
With 25 rides including the Safari Ride, three shows, live animals and
theme trails, Magic Forest
provides a whole day's entertainment. Your family will marvel at the
world's largest Uncle Sam standing at 36 feet tall, and you'll be amazed
by Lightning, our famous diving horse!
Magic Forest Park
lies one mile south of Lake George Village and is the perfect destination
for a family visiting the Adirondack Park.
Among our attractions,
here at our park, is is our famous diving horse show. The show has been
amazing our guests for nearly three decades.
diving horse is named Lightning and he loves the water. Twice each day
(if it’s not raining), Lightning jumps 9 feet into our 14-feet
deep, 117,000-gallon pool of water. He swims to the other side of the
pool before he walks up a ramp to get out. He seems to enjoy the crowd
and the cheering – especially the affection of children.
And as the star of the show, Lightning–like all of our animals–
gets the star treatment. Lightning and his companion, Thunder, are well
cared for. They get good food and clean water; regular check-ups; fresh
air and a nice yard and stable.
We recognize that a diving horse might not be everyone's cup of tea,
but rest assured, our horse is not abused or forced to do anything he
doesn’t want to. It is a fun novelty show in which a friendly
horse does something most people have only seen on TV. Roadside
America.com called our diving horse act “the sole animal attraction
still worth seeing in New York State.”
So enjoy the show. Lightning will!