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Butlers always looking sharp!
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Originally posted by Ryan

butlers music express looks great.

midway of fun looks excellent. Anyone know the story on the falling star?? How long have they had it and how much do they use it???



I agree about Midway of Fun. Looks like they have added some new rides since I saw them last, which was about 5 years ago. They've had that Falling Star for years. I think I first saw it in 2002 at the Stanislaus County Fair, at the time they had their Sky Wheel and Monster ride out at that same spot.
Patrick McGuire
Stockton, CA
pmcguire16@comcast.net
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Originally posted by Sue

Patrick: yes, RIck is in the process of selling the show to Jason Wold. Not sure if it is a finalized deal, but Rick was there at the fair with Jason the day I visited.



Sue, now that makes sense. Come to think of it I met Jason in 1999 at a spot they were at in Sacramento and we had a long talk. He seemed like a real nice guy. Been with that show for years now. Glad he is moving up. Hope he does well. Very nice photos, too.

Mike,

Did you get a picture of the Casino that was set up in Stockton by chance? I saw it from a distance and was not able to see all the decorations, etc. I never did go in to that fair.
Patrick McGuire
Stockton, CA
pmcguire16@comcast.net
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Originally posted by Sue

Kiddie wet boats are Butlers - new this year. Amazing how a 50+? year old ride can be redone to look like a new ride. Is it made by Allen Herschell?


that used to be sal ardizonis ride, i seen it a few years ago sitting in a hayfield i9n firebaugh, glad to see they redid it
violence is the last refuge of the incompetent....AYN RAND
Kiddie wet boats are Butlers - new this year. Amazing how a 50+? year old ride can be redone to look like a new ride. Is it made by Allen Herschell?
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Originally posted by Sue

Patrick: yes, RIck is in the process of selling the show to Jason Wold. Not sure if it is a finalized deal, but Rick was there at the fair with Jason the day I visited.



good pics, nice to see jason doing good, when i first met him he was working in ricks brothers derby. the zipper on jasons show is the one i help rebuild a few years ago, looks like they got new tubs on it
violence is the last refuge of the incompetent....AYN RAND
Patrick: yes, RIck is in the process of selling the show to Jason Wold. Not sure if it is a finalized deal, but Rick was there at the fair with Jason the day I visited.
Hi Sue:

Thanks for the nice pictures. Alwaya pleasue seeing them.

Patrick:

The Casino in Sue's pictures is the same Casino that was at San Joaquin.

Mike
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Originally posted by mcarnyforlife

wold amusements, formerly ATS, i worked on that graveyard when butler had it



The last time I saw ATS was in 2005 at the Plumas Sierra County Fair up in the mountains. Rick Larson was the owner and I talked to him at length about some things. I had also gone to this show years previous to this. He used to have a Chance Casino that ran realy fast and wild. Now I see this Tidal Wave in these photos, which I am sure is not the same ride. In fact I believe his older Casino was at our County Fair here Stockton this year in June. Did Rick sell the show?
Patrick McGuire
Stockton, CA
pmcguire16@comcast.net
Also whose Tommy Kangaroo and Kiddie Wet Boats?
Butler’s or booked in?
Love the paint job on the Wet Boats and love the Kangaroo design on the Tommy Kangaroo...