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The Top Five State Fair Rides You Don’t Want to Miss

Teens enjoying their ride on the Space Roller Teens enjoying their ride on the Space Roller

By: Emily Goodwin

Posted: October 19, 2010

Have you ever wondered why some State Fair Rides come back every year and other rides do not?

Managers at the State Fair closely watch to see which rides are popular, and which ones don't draw as many fair goers.

Each ride at the fair requires a certain number of tickets, and at the end of each day, the tickets are counted. This allows the fair managers to determine which rides are the most popular.  Those totals tell them which rides will return next year. 

"You can tell by the ticket count... it means (if it's) not as popular with our guests, we will replace it next year with another ride, " says Michael Hupalo, a fair manager.

The top five rides at the fair for the past few years have been:

  1.  Space Roller – The newest and most popular ride at the fair this year.
  2.  Crazy Mouse – A mini-roller coaster the entire family can enjoy.
  3.  Mega Drop – This ride lifts passengers 140 ft in the air and then drops you.
  4.  Polar Express – Ever-popular circular coaster that spins riders around in a circle. Very      popular for children and teens.
  5.  Fireball – This ride that swings you back and forth in the air while you spin.

Come out to the State Fair and decided which ride is your favorite.

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