Ryan
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Saturday, August 23, 2008 1:51:21 PM
Anyone have any MN state fair updates?? Someone from the board has to have gone by now!! LOL
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jerryd
Saturday, August 23, 2008 3:49:33 PM
I was out on Thursday for awhile.

In a nutshell, some things did not get off to a good start.

Including me.. I have not been outside in the heat too much this summer so the day took its toll on me. Also I forgot to bring a camera battery and the AA adapter tray for it!

Some stuff did not open till late morning into afternoon.

I will be back out early tomorrow morning to see whats going on.

Jerry
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Saturday, August 23, 2008 5:47:54 PM
The midway is full! Crazy Mouse has run nonstop!
DarkRideArtist
Sunday, August 24, 2008 9:02:54 AM
Someone please tell Steve Vandervorste (the Crazy Mouse owner) He's too nice to be in this business. I love that guy!!! - the Dark Ride Artist[:p]
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Sunday, August 24, 2008 12:46:45 PM
Darkrider- Message delivered.
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Sunday, August 24, 2008 1:04:54 PM
Thanks Stip!!! Off to J&J in Greenville for a Bobs(special theme on this one guys)See ya'll when we get back-the Dark Ride Artist[8D]
Matt C.
Sunday, August 24, 2008 9:05:15 PM
We were in WI last Thursday and felt like taking a break from the waterparks in the dells and decicded to drive up for the day to visit the fair. We'll be doing a full article on it, but here are some notes:

- The fair is HUGE. It took us just about all day to cover the grounds, food, midway etc. Very well kept grounds and the permanent rides are a nice touch (Ye Old Mill, Rapids Ride, Sky Rides, Tower, Haunted House).
- Fighter and Wade's wheel were down just about all day. Crews were troubleshooting the issues.
- Joints, Food, Rides were making money. Rides were offering a discounted ticket promo. If a ride was normally 6 tickets, they would only be charging 5 on opening day.
- Ward Hall's side show was ginning.
- Rides, joints, and food all looked top notch. Very well flashed too I might add - probably some of the best I have seen in a long time.
- Heartbreaker didnt seem to be doing too much.
- Magnum's refurb job looked excellent.
- New Wisdom Viper looked great and seemed to be holding its own. It's got a different paint scheme - red.

That's all for now. I will have more info in our article...

Matt Cook
Matt's Carnival Warehouse / Matt's Web Design
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