Friday, October 17, 2003 8:02:46 AM
hey chris hurley, would you be happy if powers great american midways visited michigan. that would be nice. they currently travel around, pennsylvania, new york state and parts of new england, and i think they visit a few fairs in the carolinas in the fall months and then head to winter h.q in florida. if they did have a contract with the michigan state or ionia fair. i'm sure they would do a great job at both of these fairs. if they did come. it would be anyone's guess what they would bring but here is a wish list for rides that would probly attend both fairs:

chance zipper (new style)
tivoli claw (spin out)
larson ring of fire
dartron hurricane
a.r.m ali baba
chance flying bobs
majestic musik express
eyerly spiderwisdom sizzler
sellner tilt-a-whirlmulligan wheel
allen herschell sky wheel
dartron cliff hanger
wisdom tornado
mardi gras

about 10 to 17 kiddie rides

they DO attend the big butler fair in prospect, pennsylvania both the light and dark blue units go there, if they do it at this fair, i'm sure they could probly do it at these 2. well that's all for now
Friday, October 17, 2003 8:54:11 AM
Oh yes I would love to have Powers come to Michigan. Great looking show, awesome looking Sky Wheel. I do have a DVD a friend of mine sent me of video he got of Powers this past July at the Big Butler Fair. One of these days I will see this show! [:)]
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Friday, October 17, 2003 9:02:53 AM
where at in the carolinas ?
is there a link to there routes?
Friday, October 17, 2003 9:10:20 AM
Well, I know they play Goldsboro and Salisbury and send rides with Deggeller to the Cabarrus County Fair, and I believe their quarters are in Burgaw, North Carolina, not Florida. [:)]
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Friday, October 17, 2003 9:29:22 AM
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Friday, October 17, 2003 10:57:23 AM


where at in the carolinas ?

Hey shiftgreen, they play Durham NC twice a year, in the spring around March/April and again in the fall around Oct
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Friday, October 17, 2003 3:34:33 PM
Powers ride list
Here's a list of everything I can think of that Powers has

Chance MGR
San Antonio MGR
2 65' fun slides
Wisdom landslide (new)
Mulligan wheel
ring of fire
Majestic Musik Express
Spider (with green tubes and yellow chaser lights-spectacular!)
The Claw (Spinout)
Majestic 1800 Scooter
ARM Super Shot tower (new in 03)
Flying bobs
Wisdom Tornado
Eli Hy-5 rim drive wheel
ARM baba
Fire Chief
2 umbrella's
safari train
rio grande train
jalopy junction (new)
Zamperla tea cups
Zamperla planes
Zamperla Jumpin Star
Orient express
dizzy dragons
mini enterprise
peter paul dragons
kid power
several bounces
kiddie wheel
small kiddie train
Hampton jet ski
construction zone
cuckoo house
mardi gras glasshoue
new Owens darkride (delivered last week)
That's most of them.
I'll add the rest when I find my 2003 notebook.

Friday, October 17, 2003 5:01:42 PM
Powers Great American Midways play a few spots in our area and they are a very good looking carnival. They are always selling their old rides and buying new ones and the rides that they do have that have been around awhile look brand new. You don't even see a burned out light bulb on any of their rides. They are very well kept up.

It's one of the cleanest and nicest carnivals that I have seen in quite awhile.

I'm sure that they will be one of the major carnival companies in the next few years.
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Friday, October 17, 2003 5:07:57 PM
They really have a great selection of rides,How many darkrides do they have?
Friday, October 17, 2003 5:36:44 PM
that's a great set of rides they got, what, a week old dark ride from owens? neat, but coul'nt they get next year insted of right now, no need to complain but since they got it early, i guess they have big plans for it next year, since both michigan state and ionia fairs are preety big, it looks like powers could probly bring everything own to both fairs one at a time. depending on the 2 fairs dates.
Friday, October 17, 2003 5:46:38 PM
what? the're selling old rides and getting new ones?? that's not good news for their sky wheel, i really hope i see it and ride it one day before they sell it, luckly, they bought amusements of america's sky wheel but they are only using it as parts for theirs,
but hopefuly that will probly keep powers sky wheel on the road with them for a few more seasons, as for amusemens of america's and pugh's sky wheel (now in poor jack's w.q) if they don't recive much needed and vital parts. the're history.
Friday, October 17, 2003 6:54:52 PM
I heard that they mostly sell rides that are no longer doing well or rides that have been updated. I also heard that the longest that they keep a ride is 9 years.
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Friday, October 17, 2003 8:49:15 PM
Powers Flying Bobs is a 1974 originally owned by Coleman Bros.

Skywheel is a late 60's model I believe.
Mulligan wheel 1993
Ring of Fire 1995
Musik Express 1995?
Orbiter 1995
current Zipper 2001 earlier one was a 1988
Hurricane 98 or 99 (purchased from Bob Coleman Jr.)
AliBaba 1996
Super Shot 2003
Claw ~1999
Scooter 1995

Saturday, October 18, 2003 5:04:38 PM
Powers is great, i think you missed the Zamperla Speedway ride they have, unless they dont have it anymore, but other than that you covered all of them! (oh yeah, and didnt someone say they got rid of the casino(trabant), too bad i wanted to ride that!)

Their rides are run well too, if they do come, pray that they bring the spider, it is one that is not to be missed!!!!
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Saturday, October 18, 2003 7:01:12 PM
Powers still has the Speedway. I figured I missed one or two rides on that list. Last I heard one of the guys who works for them bought the Casino (a 1986 or 87 model)It was on Corky's unit last season and this spring but I don't recall seeing it this summer.