WRAL Blogger Tara Calashain dared us in her “North Carolina State Fair getting seriously online” post to record a first-person ride on the Midway. At the Mountain State Fair back in early September, I decided to do just that. So, with a tight grip on my camera and a purposely empty stomach, I grabbed a few friends and hopped on the Cortina Bob ride.
We won’t have this exact ride at the State Fair, but Firecracker reports the Crazy Dance will be a close match. If you can stomach the Blair Witch-like spins and crazy lights (and LOUD screams), you’ll be rewarded with some really nice sweeps of the gorgeous Mtn. Fair Midway. We can’t wait to test out more rides at the Fair!
And speaking of the Midway, we have some exciting news for thrill ride-aholics. Listen up, because the details are very important on this one-day-only offer. For the first time, the Fair will offer the Unlimited Preview Day Ride Wristband on Preview Day, Thursday, Oct. 16. The wristband will run you $25 and will ONLY be available for purchase AND use on Preview Day.
So if you want to ride until your heart’s content (or your stomach is upside down), get to the Fair when the gates open at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16 and make a mad dash for the Powers Great American Midways ticket booths on the Midway before the rides get going at 4 p.m. Preview Day Ride Wristbands will not be sold at the entrance gates.
CONTEST: Let us know which ride is your favorite. We’ll pick one lucky commenter next Friday to win a 2008 State Fair tie-dye T-shirt!