itsapartytx
Friday, July 9, 2021 5:20:13 PM
Wade Shows might not have sold the Tempest like we thought. I saw video of a Tempest at the Oklahoma State Fair in 2019. It was painted red orange yellow and blue. Could’ve been a book-in though because the Tempest isn’t listed as a thrill ride on Wade Shows’s website anymore.
JustinJames
Friday, July 16, 2021 4:16:03 PM
itsapartytx
Friday, July 16, 2021 6:19:07 PM
Oh well then that Tempest was probably a book-in. Myer’s doesn’t own one to my knowledge (they usually book in their Wave Swinger and New York New York fun house). The only other show that books in is D&J Amusements (they usually book in the Pharaoh’s Fury, the Screamer, the red Zero Gravity, some fun houses, and I think the Frog Hopper too) so it could be their Tempest.
Thunderbolt2
Saturday, July 17, 2021 7:30:55 PM
The Tempest is a great ride, we had one and always had good ridership, but you had to have a good operator otherwise they would keep breaking the chain with rough stops/starts.

Best one I rode was gas powered, sucker was moving.
itsapartytx
Saturday, July 17, 2021 9:42:16 PM
Heard Wade’s Tempest ran god-awfully slow. That’s probably why it was always the lowest-grossing and least popular ride at the FSF.