mikecroaro
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Monday, August 17, 2009 7:02:03 PM
Hi Folks:

How do you prefer your midway layout? DO you prefer a single line of rides down the center with space in between for easy access to the other side? Or do you prefer the rides are "back-to-back" creating sort of an Island in the middle?

ExampleSingle row of rides down missind of miday:

R R R R R R R R

exampleDouble row of rides down center

RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

Finally, has what I';ve written make sense?


Jagger
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Monday, August 17, 2009 7:27:13 PM
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flamo
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Monday, August 17, 2009 9:52:01 PM
all depends on what you have and where you are

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2ndgencarnie
Monday, August 17, 2009 9:58:31 PM
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Originally posted by flamo

all depends on what you have and where you are




Tru Dat Holmes....
Ridee-O
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 7:07:48 AM
[8D]Merry-go-round up front no matter how the rest of midway is laid out
Jackpotter
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 7:13:27 AM
Merry Go Round/Kiddies in the back tends to force patrons through the midway. I saw that practice done myself this summer...and I never would have believed it until I saw it.
flamo
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Tuesday, August 18, 2009 10:05:29 AM
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Originally posted by Ridee-O

[8D]Merry-go-round up front no matter how the rest of midway is laid out



It's a shame so many have forgotten that. Thanks for the reminder
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gary
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Tuesday, August 18, 2009 11:01:37 AM
Not letting the committee do it!!!!!
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2ndgencarnie
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 12:24:54 PM
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Originally posted by gary

Not letting the committee do it!!!!!



Ditto....
SideWinder
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 12:56:43 PM
[?][?]Does it really matter[?][?] After all the public don't care, they came to ride the rides, play the games, eat food.... 10 to 1 says they could care less how it's laid out....[:o)][:o)]
with-it
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Tuesday, August 18, 2009 1:03:53 PM
Put a Backend piece up front and hide everything behind it....


I seen a MGR buried in the middle of some rides this week at a Ohio Fair....Could'nt even tell you how the riders got to the thing.
GACC
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Tuesday, August 18, 2009 1:32:42 PM
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Originally posted by SideWinder

[?][?]Does it really matter[?][?] After all the public don't care, they came to ride the rides, play the games, eat food.... 10 to 1 says they could care less how it's laid out....[:o)][:o)]

First in on the right!
A lot of people on here already know why midways have been laid out in an oval. Also peoples tendency to go to the right first it also makes for good traffic flow.
So I would say dosen't maybe matter to the public, but may matter to some of us.$$$
Jackpotter
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 1:46:42 PM
Sure it matters...the public may not realize it, but it matters. Look at how grocery stores are laid out. It's all based on people's tendencies and behaviors.

All the big spots have key anchor pieces on the corners. Look at the FSF...and how a Himalaya on the front corner will wayyy outgross a Himalaya stuck in the middle of the layout.

From a Pay One Price gate standpoint, when people spend $10 to get in and ride unlimited, their spending on food and games may be lower. So if you can funnel people through the midway the hope is that they pass by the food and games and will drop a buck or two.

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