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Thursday, October 23, 2003 1:33:18 PM
Well, I decided to make a account on webshots to put my ride photos on. Here is the link:::

http://community.webshots.com/user/uscarnivalrides 

So far I have 43 pictures from Farrow Shows, Wade Shows, and Tip Top Shows.
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Cstephens
Thursday, October 23, 2003 3:57:04 PM
yikes!! what happened to that flying bobs with tip top shows, it looks like that classic ride got hit by a cyclone, not a single piece of scenery on it, that is NEVER supposed to happen to a great ride like that. remember, every flying bobs i've seen looks gorgeous, true this one looks preety good but it looks completely naked without it's scenery, canvas and sign
Kamikaze
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Thursday, October 23, 2003 4:57:24 PM
Yea.... I went to the fair tonight and they didnt add any of it. The sign wasnt up either and the stairs werent in place. That Flying Bobs is not owned by Tip Top Shows. It is American Beauty Shows'.
Kamikaze
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Thursday, October 23, 2003 5:12:23 PM
Yea...read my post under topic "Tip Top Shows"
Cstephens
Thursday, October 23, 2003 6:40:35 PM
yes, i know that flying bobs is owned by american beauty shows, they really need to live up to their name cause they aren't doing a good job on their flying bobs, i'm sure it would look 10 times as gorgeous if it was 100 precent completed
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Thursday, October 23, 2003 7:20:44 PM
Tell me their still setting up that Flying Bobs and it didn't open that way. If it did open that way, what I would like to know is, how did the inspectors allowed it to operate? It's totally incomplete. They don't even have the truss posts attached to the bottom half of the ride. I would hate see that thing operate, that whole structure has to be weak.
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Friday, October 24, 2003 7:25:17 AM
I went by the fair last night and that was 5 hours after it opened. No one really attended so I dont know if they were running the Bobs or not. But the lights were flashing on it.... I am going to go run out there at 4 to go see if they finished it and are running it.
Skywheelrider
Friday, October 24, 2003 8:09:18 AM
Nice photos. I am doubt they ran the Bobs that way. I have seen it run with no top or top bars on it, but never like in this photo. [:)]
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carnivalangel14
Friday, October 24, 2003 9:08:42 AM
Luv the pics.
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Kamikaze
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Friday, October 24, 2003 6:05:51 PM
I just got back from the fair tonight and got more pictures of the rides in operation. All what I can say about the Flying Bobs is that yes, it is in operation and they did not do any more work on the ride since last photo post. I got the photos from tonight and will post later. I was suprised because the stuff was still on the trailers behind the ride. The biggest thing I was suprised about is that there wasnt a gate to prevent patrons from entering the ride while in operation. You will see that in my next photo post. Other than all that, the crowd was light and ride times were long! The Sizziler and Gravitron ride times were 8 minutes! Wow! I am going to go tomorrow to ride since it is dollar rides.
JustinJames
Saturday, October 25, 2003 10:06:21 AM
I would NEVER allow a Bob's I was moving to open without the outer poles in proper place. The fence and bottom scenery are a SAFETY issue there. As well as the inside bottom scenery. The rest, is negotiable. But safety is safety.[;)]
the_rock401
Saturday, October 25, 2003 1:14:25 PM
American Beauty Shows was at St. Peter, MN in August, and Patrick McGuire stopped by there (I couldn't) to see that show. I wonder if that Bobs was in that kind of shape then.
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Cstephens
Saturday, October 25, 2003 3:33:57 PM
that flying bobs, beleave it or not, is the same one from branson u.s.a, a now closed amusement park in branson missouri, a new park was built on it's grounds, it's name is clebration city, silver doller city bought branson u.s.a in 2001 and the new park (clebration city) opened in 2003, i'm very glad this flying bobs again, but i am extremely disapointed with the ride's new owner, he should have left it the way branson did, pretty, clean, and with everything on it, NO american ride deserves this kind of treatment.
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Saturday, October 25, 2003 5:15:56 PM
I was wondering what Branson USA was for around the railing.
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