dccradio
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Sunday, August 5, 2007 5:59:25 PM
Yesterday after attending the Jackson County Fair we headed for the Taylor County Fair. Mr. Ed's Magical Midway provided the rides for this event.

Weather was warmer at this event and the weather was a mixture of sun, clouds and a little rain every now and then. The midway was rather quiet, for that matter the entire fair was quiet.

Every once and awhile the rides would spin but for the most part they sat waiting for passengers. Games were extremely quiet too for the most part. Food was quiet too, there were some food joints that would move some product every now and then and there were others that I never saw anyone approach the window.

Ride tickets because of family day were 4 rides for $5 if my memory serves me right. They had the normal ride ticket prices covered up for most of the afternoon because of the special.

Some things I saw that were different on the midway that I thought added were the numerous signs that Mr. Ed's had on the midway. They were all over the midway too, including a ride safety sign, a list of their rides and the tickets that were required for each ride, a listing of show owned food trailers with a menu, a required height sign and I believe there was another sign too. I thought that was a nice addition to the midway. Good work guys!

Here is what was on the lot...

Rides:

Typhoon
Gravity Storm
High Flyer
Glass House Maze
Zero Gravity Round Up
Sizzler (4 tubs were closed up/racked even while the ride was in operation)
High Roller
Tilt A Whirl (one tub was missing a bonnet and the bonnet laid beside the ride)
Rock Wall (National Guard)
Princess Palace Inflatable
Castle Mania
Dragon Wagon
Super Slide
Carousel Inflatable Bounce
Merry Go Round
Berry Go Round
Up Up And Away

Food:

MaMa Lisa's Pizza Trailer
Funnel Cakes/Elephant Ears Trailer
Gyro's Trailer
Corn Dogs/Fried Chicken Trailer
Mini Donuts/Smoothies Trailer
Z's Treats
Farmer's Union Junior's Dairy Bar
Taylor County Golden Eagles Stand
Deep Fried Cheese Curds/Lemonade Stand
4H Soda Stand
Local Indoor Stand in the same building as a restroom facility (I believe this is 4H also and it has an indoor and outdoor dining area)
Yummy Shop Trailer

Games:

Fish Pond
Dozers
Goldfish Game
Lucky Ducks
Mindy's Balloons - Bust 1 Wins
Bullseye Water Race (Complete with up tempo music - a nice touch!)
Knock 'Em Off
Balloon Darts
Hoop Shot

Misc.:

National Guard Display
Bruce Dicker Comedy Magic Show
Tomohawk Pellet Stove Junction Display
Novelty Stand With Tools And Dollar Store Type Items
Old School Museum
History Museum
Old Printing Press Museum
Log Cabin Museum

Pictures of the event are located here...

http://community.webshot...10sftfkl?vhost=community 

Mr. Ed's Website is here...

http://www.mredsmagicalmidways.com 
Mark H
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Sunday, August 5, 2007 7:59:31 PM
Great trip report! Games seam to be slo all over this year. Thanks for posting.
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flamo
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Sunday, August 5, 2007 8:57:36 PM
Was there a reason that you know of that the Tilt had a bonnet off and the Sizzler had tubs folded? Not many people there.

Thanks for the pics and taking the time for the captions.
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dccradio
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Sunday, August 5, 2007 9:06:51 PM
Thanks for the kind words Trucker and Flamo.

Regarding the tilt bonnet and the sizzler tubs, no there wasn't a reason that I was aware of regarding the tubs. I have been curious though as to why they were operating the rides this way.
Mark H
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Monday, August 6, 2007 5:30:49 AM
Great looking midway! Mr Ed has a very colorfull midway!
cme
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Monday, August 6, 2007 9:59:59 AM
did spectrum have that spot and when did they losr it
dccradio
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Monday, August 6, 2007 10:09:23 AM
CME, Spectrum did have that spot for at least a year or two. However Mr. Ed's has had this spot for at least 3 years as this was my third year seeing Mr. Ed's on the midway.

Mark H