Director of safety, Mike Hupalo, says all rides have met state regulations and will continue to be inspected before gates open.
Favorite rides are inspected every morning.
By: Laura Smith
The South Carolina State Fair opened its gates at noon on Wednesday to a crowd rushing to get their first thrilling rides of the year.
Ride operators have been preparing since March to make sure fairgoers have a safe ride.
North American Midway owns and operates all the rides at the state fair. Mike Hupalo, Director of safety, has been double-checking ride safety at the fair for over twenty years and says they inspect the rides everyday.
"I'm responsible for enhancing and insuring the safety of our employees and our guests. That's pretty much it in a nutshell," said Hupalo.
The State of South Carolina also has inspectors checking on ride safety everyday.
Fairgoers will find over seventy rides, some new and other favorites, scattered across the midway. Remixis amongst the new rides debuting at the fair this year.