Thunderbolt2
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 2:02:20 PM
So was wondering if anyone had details on his show from years ago, anyone work on the show or have pictures. I have seen just a couple of pictures of a Himalaya, Flying Bobs, and some kiddie rides/side shows from the late 70s, but looking for more details about what rides he owned, the route, etc.

Any help would be great.
Bill P
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Wednesday, September 22, 2021 12:12:49 AM
Saw World of Mirth in 1976 at Warren County fair in Pa. Rides there
skywheel
tilt
trabant
saturn six
sizzler
flying bobs
round up
rock-o-plane
scooter
some kind of a small coaster
cobra
darkride
funhouse
MGR
several kiddies
Bill P
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Wednesday, September 22, 2021 12:17:49 AM
Saw World of Mirth again in 1978 at a Bradford, Pa mall. 7/26-8/5 1978
rides:
flying bobs
Rock-o-plane
musical chairs
MGR
Tilt
scooter
sizzler
round up
cobra
loop-o-plane
kiddies
ridejocky
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 1:53:06 AM
Bill, you certainly are a wealth of information, how do you remember all that? I can't remember a lot of the spots I played....
Ride the Zipper?
Thunderbolt2
Thursday, September 23, 2021 4:34:16 PM
Originally Posted by: ridejocky 

Bill, you certainly are a wealth of information, how do you remember all that? I can't remember a lot of the spots I played....



Yes, I agree, love all the information, thanks so much.

Trying to remember if it was their show at the Greenville County Fair when I went one time. I do remember a Sky Wheel, Swinger, Paratrooper and a Sizzler, but they had two 12 seat wheels up front as well. I do remember a back-end piece that had some type of pharoh or pyramid type of theming if anyone remembers that. It may have been booked in or something though, I know its a long shot, my first thought was that it was Reithoffer, but could have been Magic Midway as well.
Carnivalbuff
Thursday, September 23, 2021 7:35:46 PM
I remember World of Mirth playing numerous spots around Northern Virginia many years ago. Fredericksburg Fair and Prince William County Fair. This was back in the early to mid 80's.
I know they tried to play our local fire department carnival; but we had Snyder's at the time and were very happy with them.
I can't help you though on the rides.
Carnivalbuff
Thursday, September 23, 2021 7:37:53 PM
By the way; is Little Richard still living?
Thunderbolt2
Saturday, September 25, 2021 7:04:33 PM
Originally Posted by: Carnivalbuff 

By the way; is Little Richard still living?



Last time I saw him was at the SC state fair about 15 years ago, we talked for a bit, but haven't heard anything about him since then.
swooper
Saturday, September 25, 2021 8:24:54 PM
several years back there was a large food joint at the meadowlands

said Little Richards on the entrance

But i dont know if its the same Little Richard
Bill P
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Saturday, September 25, 2021 11:10:51 PM
There were two Little Richard's food joints booked on with Strates at Hamburg, NY back in August. They might be run by some of his family, not sure.
I've heard they play spots in Pennsylvania and down south with a variety of shows.