It's the valley's biggest amusement park -- a place where thousands of children have had fun for decades, but the Castles N' Coasters park near Interstate 17 and Dunlap was the scene of a serious incident.
This was a very scary situation for two boys and their parents on Friday night. Something went wrong on the bumper boat the children were in, causing it to catch fire. Both children made it out, but not without serious burns to their legs and feet. Now the family says they want more safety inspections on those boats to keep this from happening again.
"I could see the boat was like a big bonfire.. flames about eight feet tall," said the boys' father.
The bumper boat the boys were occupying stalled out. A worker tried restarting it and on the third pull, the tank exploded into a ball of fire.
The gas tank explosion left both boys with second-degree burns to their legs.
12-year-old Lucas was able to jump into the water, but 4-year-old Jayden had to be pulled from the bumper boat by a park worker.
Both boys were transported to the Maricopa County Burn Center unit to be treated for their injuries, but they're facing a long, painful recovery.
The boys' family is hoping something is done to make sure this doesn't happen to anyone else.
A local news station, FOX 10 asked Castles N' Coasters for a comment on Monday, but they did not get back to the news station.
Legal Claim? Clearly, something went wrong here. The family is right to investigate and pursue this. It could have been much worse, and with attention being drawn to whatever the problem is, it should never happen to anyone else.
Unfortunately, the law does not have the ability to turn back the hands of time. It does however have the ability to 1) financially remedy the harm done and 2) bring attention to a matter so that steps can be taken to ensure it never happens again.
Prayer and well wishes for the family, and kudos to the parents for wanting to make sure this problem gets corrected now.