Rockowheel
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Monday, August 13, 2012 11:46:54 AM
With all of the (well deserved) attention given to the indy midway in Milwaukee this year, the Ill. State Fair in Springfield seems to have quietly begun. So almost afraid to ask, what has NAME brought in this year to Springfield?
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thunderbolt85
Monday, August 13, 2012 12:21:53 PM
Its probley the same equipment. I like NAME, but when they play the SC state fair they bring the same equipment every year. I know shows can't buy new rides every year, but they have a lot of stuff. Would love to see some switching around of equipment each year. They did book in the Space Roller one year which was great see down here though. However, I miss all those big Conklin pieces like the Doppel, G-Force, SnoBall Express, etc. At least they still move the Polar and I heard they bought a new coaster.
Flying Coaster
Monday, August 13, 2012 1:16:21 PM
I know that Tinsley puts in a few rides over there, maybe even more this year since they took out all the Adventure Village rides. Haven't been this year and probably won't make it, maybe some of the locals will chime in. I do know that they re-did the Happy Hollow sign this year, but unfortunately that area is still just that, hollow. The main gate webcam pans over there and it looks like Tinsley's Bierbaum mount wheel, Spider, and Fury in there, can't tell what else.
http://www.agr.state.il....bcam/maingate.php?cam=10 

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BeauceCarnavalMan
Monday, August 13, 2012 1:43:23 PM
Originally Posted by: thunderbolt85 

Its probley the same equipment. I like NAME, but when they play the SC state fair they bring the same equipment every year. I know shows can't buy new rides every year, but they have a lot of stuff. Would love to see some switching around of equipment each year. They did book in the Space Roller one year which was great see down here though. However, I miss all those big Conklin pieces like the Doppel, G-Force, SnoBall Express, etc. At least they still move the Polar and I heard they bought a new coaster.




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Monday, August 13, 2012 3:46:47 PM
Went to the fair last night. Tinsleys has about 14 rides setup most in the adventure Village. The only new ride on the main midway is the wisdom Avalanche ride.
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Monday, August 13, 2012 4:42:17 PM
I just spoke with Cody Casper 5 minutes ago and he told me he's got his Wave Swinger in there.
Matt C.
Monday, August 13, 2012 10:36:43 PM
Originally Posted by: aba 

Went to the fair last night. Tinsleys has about 14 rides setup most in the adventure Village. The only new ride on the main midway is the wisdom Avalanche ride.




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Randy D.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 8:01:20 PM
Was at the Illinois State Fair today and didnt take any pics but do have a complete ride line up. Every ride looked great as usual just wish the fair had a few bigger pieces. NAME always looks good and so does Tinsley. Looks like some of the State Fair Adventure Land Rides have been sold. Here is the list of the old Adventure land rides:

1 Umbrella Boats
2 Umbrella Combination
3 Ferris Wheel
5 4 Funny Bunny
6 Helicopter
7 Jungle Of Fun
8 Merry Go Round
9 Spider
10 Tilt A Whirl
11 Train- Cp Huntington
12 Yoyo
13 State Fair Slide
14 Sky Glider (cable cars)

This year Adventure Land Rides: Tinsley Amusements

1 Zumur
2 Pharoahs Fury
3 Scooter
4 Scrambler
5 Tilt a whirl
6 Umbrella Combination
7 Up Up and Away
8 Berry Go Round
9 Spider
10 Dragon Wagon
11 Umbrella Motorcyles
12 Mini Jet
13 Mardi Gras Fun House
14 Eli Ferris Wheel
15 Merry Go Round
16 Helicoters
17 Euro Bungie
18 State Fair Slide
19 Train- Cp Huntington
20 Sky Glider (Cable Cars)

Main Midway Area: NAME, Tinsley, and Casper

1 Century Wheel
2 Mardi Gras
3 Crystal Castle Glass House
4 Scooter
5 Tornado
6 Wave Swinger
7 Tilt a Whirl
8 Round Up
9 Pharoahs Fury
10 Avalanche
11 Sizzler
12 Himalaya
13 Ring of Fire
14 Orbiter
15 Starship 3000
16 Freak Out
17 Rainbow
18 Carousel
19 Dragon Wagon
20 Jumpin Jumbos
21 Rainbow Rock
22 Construction Zone
23 Umbrella Boats
24 Mini Eli Wheel
25 Wacky Worm Coaster
26 Circus Train
27 Mini Himalaya
28 Moser Kiddie Drop Tower
29 Peter and Paul
30 Euro Bungie
31 Umbrella Dune Buggies
32 Speedway
33 Wiggle Wurm
34 Safari Rescue
35 Fun Slide
36 Laser Tag

My top two favorites: Adult - Rainbow Kiddie - Mini Himalaya (even had a canvas top over the ride)

Rockowheel
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012 8:56:40 PM
Thanks for posting the lineup! Looks like a nice midway although I'm afraid I'm a bit "spoiled" having been fortunate enough to experience some great shows that played there in the past, like Olson, or later on Link, when they were still in the Happy Hollow spot.
Randy D.
Thursday, August 16, 2012 8:01:34 AM
Totally agree with you Rockowheel. I remember the big iron at the Fair. This years lineup is not bad just could use a few bigger spectaculars. Illinois always conflicts with some of the other surrounding State Fairs and those State Capitals are in heavy populated Cities. Illinois just must not get the ride gross the other States take in. Still, a very nice fair and the attendance is still good for being down State.
Rockowheel
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Thursday, August 16, 2012 11:08:15 AM
Yeah I'm sure they had to move the midway out of Happy Hollow for practical and economic reasons, but I've never seen a sight like that anywhere else when the midway was placed there and one would look down at it from the surrounding areas. It was almost surreal, especially at night. But as we all know, the aesthetics don't pay the bills....
paulmbe
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Friday, August 17, 2012 12:36:50 AM
We had 72' lineups at the front one year didn't pay either
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Hippie Bill
Friday, August 17, 2012 6:16:57 AM
For joints that's a long slow fair.

It adds up over the course of the fair, but always its so hot and you have to grind all day in it.
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