Last year, the carnival company Butler Amusements bought six rides from Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch, and the California State Fair, which is set to take place at the end of the month, will have four of them on its midway. The first 5,000 piece to show up at the fair every day will get a free pass for the rides, which they can enjoy while, say, waiting for MC Hammer to play. Details on all the rides after the jump!
“The ride… has carriages designed to look like hot-air balloons. The Balloon Samba seats 32 children riding beneath six ‘balloons,’ “, according to the California paper The Union.
Kids can learn how to drive early!
Pictured above. A big old swing ride, the kind that makes you somewhat ill and fearing for your life.
Eight revolving dinosaurs and elephants can be controlled vertically by riders. Sort of like a merry-go-round, but with more user control!
OK, so they’re pretty standard fair fare, but the Neverland backstory is a pretty good hook, no? I wonder if all the musicians performing will do photo ops on them.
Fairgoers Can’t Beat It! [California State Fair; HT Cameron]
[Photo of WaveSwinger via TunnelBug]
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