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Offline thunderbolt85  
#1 Posted : Monday, September 10, 2018 11:27:09 AM(UTC)
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Went up to the mtn state fair on Friday, Drew had his flashy midway going strong and the fair had done some work to the ground for their 25th year (paving, etc). Big on local mountain music acts this year, which was nice.

A very nice fair, lots of homegrown stuff, arts and crafts, and nice crowds, feel very safe there, and great food.

Midway:

Astro Wheel
Himalaya
Matterhorn (beautiful ride, lots of lights and attention to details)
Wave Swinger
Vertigo
Sizzler
Pirate
Orbiter
Super Loops
X Factor
Surfer
Tornado
Wacky Worm
New York Taxi's (new bumper car, lots and lots of lights, really beautiful)
Black Forest
Clown glass house
Cyclops
1 MGR and lots of kiddies

Seattle Wheel, Tilt a Whirl, Clatterpiller and Umbrellas were not there.

CannonBall guy was there, some bounce slides and lots of good food and games.

Really impressed with Matterhorn, yeah a little smaller than original but doesn't matter, good hills and speed and someone that knows how to run it talking to the crowds. The Himi crew was doing a great job as well.

Astro wheel was impressive indeed, very well kept trailer and all, very clean and well lit. They had two steel water tanks on each side with cables to the axle for ballast and looked to be maybe 500 gallons each?
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#2 Posted : Tuesday, September 11, 2018 6:05:08 AM(UTC)
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Astro Wheel?

Are you talking about a ferris wheel on a sky divers frame? I didn't know Drew had one of those.
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#3 Posted : Tuesday, September 11, 2018 4:14:28 PM(UTC)
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Astro Wheel?

Are you talking about a ferris wheel on a sky divers frame? I didn't know Drew had one of those.



Yes, that's the one, but I think he just booked it in to fill in for the Seattle Wheel.
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Offline Tre in GA  
#4 Posted : Wednesday, September 12, 2018 9:03:06 PM(UTC)
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They sold the tilt. Astro Wheel is Kissels, they purchased Smokies, so now they have 2.
Trey
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#5 Posted : Monday, September 17, 2018 10:58:29 AM(UTC)
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They sold the tilt. Astro Wheel is Kissels, they purchased Smokies, so now they have 2.
Trey


Well sorry to see the Tilt go, but guess they need to keep making updates and changes.
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