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Spectacular Rides

Energy storm

Energy Storm

The Energy Storm is a spectacular ride that takes 24 riders for the spin of their lives. Each bucket spins in the air, causing the rider to go upside down, while the main arms spin around to create another spinning sensation. The energy this ride creates is sure to thrill even the seasoned ride enthusiast.

Minimum Height Requirement: 57"

YoYo

Yo Yo

Passengers take their seats and then slowly rise into the air and they’re off on a variation of the swing, called the Yo Yo. As it turns the top leans, giving riders the thrill of ‘flying’! A family ride for youngsters, teens and adults.

Minimum Height Requirement: 57"

Thunder bolt carnival ride

Thunderbolt

The Thunderbolt- is an exciting high - speed ride that travels in an undulating circular motion. Today’s popular music pumps through the air as riders speed forward and then backward. The Thunderbolt features 18 self-loading 2 - 3 passenger seats to accommodate 36 adults or 54 children.

Minimum Height Requirement: Ride alone: 48", Ride with an adult: 44"

Giant Wheel ride

Giant Wheel

A towering tradition of Butler Amusements, the majestic Giant Wheel dominates the Midway day and night, offering patrons a sweeping view from a height of nearly 100 feet! Passengers are seated in separate gondolas and then whisked smoothly over the top and down again, reminiscent of the Ferris wheel. The Giant Wheel is a pleasant ride for the entire family.

Minimum Height Requirement: Ride alone 18 years older and 42" and taller

Ring of fire carnival ride

Ring of Fire

Love of the Midway is a burnin’ thing, and in this case, it makes a fiery ring. On the Ring of Fire passengers are firmly secured in their seats within a train of cars and are taken on a journey that circumnavigates the inside of a ‘ring of fire’. The train pauses only once at the top before cascading down the track backwards! The Ring of Fire is a spectacular ride just for teens and adults.

Minimum Height Requirement: To ride alone: 48", To ride with an adult: 48"

Zipper carnival ride

Zipper

The Zipper has been one of the Midway’s most recognizable attractions for years, providing thrills to riders from teens to adults. There’s more spinning going on with the Zipper than an out of control top. While the ‘cages’ holding two passengers each rise and descend on a tower boom, each spins independently and the entire boom turns, too. Three times the action, backed by spectacular lighting bringing them back for more.

Minimum Height Requirement: To ride alone: 48", To ride with an adult: 48"

Major Rides and Shows

Ferris wheel ride

Eagle 16

A staple of the American Midway, this 16-seat ferris wheel has eight front facing cars holding two riders in each. It offers both a gentle ride around the 360-degree vertical circle and a thrilling view, as riders are lifted high above the ground and able to see for miles.

Minimum Height Requirement: To ride alone: 48", To ride with an adult: 42"

Tilt-a-whirl carnival ride

Tilt-A-Whirl

Round and round they go and where they stop, nobody knows! An old favorite that has thrilled and excited patrons for generations, the Tilt-A-Whirl is a swirling experience for teens and adults. Separate cars rotate individually as the entire ride revolves up, down and around!

Minimum Height Requirement: To ride alone: 46", To ride with an adult: 36"

Gravitron carnival ride

The Gravitron

The lights and excitement of the midway literally become a blur as The Gravitron sweeps you off of your feet. Spinning at 24 RPM, The Starship 2000 uses centrifugal force to float the passengers off the floor, giving them the feeling of weightlessness. All aboard this 45-person capacity Gravitron for one wild ride.

Minimum Height Requirement: To ride alone: 48", To ride with an adult: 48"

Mardi Gras carnival ride

Mardi-Gras

Celebrate one of America’s brightest and boldest holidays without having to travel far. The Mardi Gras is a self-contained celebration of the famed New Orleans Holiday. Two stories of exciting mirror mazes, moving escalators, music and lights combine for thrills, inside and out – day or night!

Minimum Height Requirement: To ride alone: 42", To ride with an adult: 36"

Carousel ride

The Carousel

For decades, audiences have been awed by the beautifully handcrafted majesty of the carousel. To witness The Carousel is to see this piece of Americana in all its glory. This 30 foot Americana Themed Carousel features jumping horses, and 2 chariots. Parents and children create memories while they enjoy the sights and sounds of this beautiful ride together!

Minimum Height Requirement: To ride alone: 42", To ride with an adult: 32"

Scrambler carnival ride

Scrambler

Zig and zag your way to an amazing time on the Haywire. Families delight as they spin in two directions at the same time. The Haywire has 12 seats each seat capable of holding 3 people. The main frame spins as each arm of seats spins independently, creating a feeling of funky flight. The Haywire also features Deluxe Lighting and programmed incandescent “Ultra Lights.”

Minimum Height Requirement: To ride alone: 48", To ride with an adult: 36"

Thunder bolt carnival ride

Tornado

The Cyclone is a thrilling ride that is enjoyed by kids, teens and families of all types. The Tornado has 8 uniquely designed spherical passenger vessels each with a capacity of 4 persons. Each vessel includes a centrally located steering wheel which enables the passengers spin the cars themselves. The Cyclone lifts 7 ½ feet into the air and tilts 20 degrees for a terrific ride sensation.

Minimum Height Requirement: To ride alone: 48", To ride with an adult: 44"

Cliff hanger carnival ride

Cliff Hanger

The Cliff Hanger is an unusual amusement ride where, instead of sitting, passengers lie horizontally within the frame of colorful gliders. After riders are buckled in, the ride begins to turn and then rises in the air for a thrilling, soaring sensation before gently gliding back to "Earth".

Minimum Height Requirement: To ride alone: 48", To ride with an adult: 48"

Slide carnival ride

Slide

The Marin County has been a playground for kids of all ages for years. And no playground would ever be complete without a slide! Kids of any age enjoy the thrill of this giant slide as they sail down the undulating path. Passengers climb a stairway, higher and higher to the top of the slide and then laugh and squeal with delight as they sail to the bottom.

Minimum Height Requirement: To ride alone: 36", To ride with an adult: 36"

Solar powered carousel

The Solar Powered Carousel

This Carousel is a first of its kind! It isn’t the horses or any of the ornate decorations that make it special; it is its power source! The sun provides the fun and PG&E and Butler Amusements bring the first solar powered carousel to a county fair. The Marin County Fair’s goal to create a sustainable future is realize on this 38 foot Americana Themed Carousel featuring 18 jumping horses, and 1 chariot. Parents and children create memories while they enjoy the sights and sounds of this beautiful ride together!

Minimum Height Requirement: To ride alone: 42", To ride with an adult: 36"

Voyager carnival ride

Voyager

Step into the future with the Voyager. Riders board what looks like a spaceship and step into virtual reality. The Voyager has a movie for riders to watch while it rocks them back and forth.

Minimum Height Requirement: To ride alone: 42", To ride with an adult: 36"

Family Rides

Train carnival ride

Looney Tooter Train

All aboard!! This fun-filled train trip for the whole family takes place in cartoon themed train cars. Passengers board the train at the station and with merry music, and bright scenery, the journey begins around a circular track. Fun for everyone is in store on the Looney Tooter Train.

Minimum Height Requirement: To ride alone: 36", To ride with an adult: 36"

Jump around carnival ride

Jump Around

The jump around is a first of its kind, fully interactive family ride that is sure to be a hit amongst kids of all ages. The jump around combines dune buggy themed vehicles with a unique, patent pending interactive bouncing motion. Up to four children or one adult and two children can be accommodated in each vehicle for a capacity of 600 rides per hour.

Minimum Height Requirement: To ride alone: 36", To ride with an adult: 36"

Airport 8 carnival ride

Airport 8

The Airport 8 is a great ride for the whole family! These crop dusters have a small steering wheel that allows the children to maneuver the ride up and down as if they are the ones flying the jet through the air. Parents and children can ride together on these colorful planes for a safe, fun experience.

Minimum Height Requirement: To ride alone: 42", To ride with an adult: 36"

Cycle jump carnival ride

Cycle Jump

Perfect for the first time rider, these mini-motorcycles travel in a circle while jumping mini ramps, all while shaded by a giant umbrella.

Minimum Height Requirement: To ride alone: 36"-54"

Corvettes

Corvettes

Get your little motor runnin’ on this high-octane kiddy ride. The Corvettes is an umbrella ride with mini classic cars to ride in which travel in a 360 degree rotation. This ride will bring out the little grease monkey in any child!

Minimum Height Requirement: To ride alone: 36"-54"

Orient express carnival ride

Orient Express

The Orient Express is a tyke size coaster. The oriental themed dragon holds two children in each of its segmented body. Hold on tight while coasting along the track with exhilarating dips and the wind in your hair. This is a perfect first timer coaster ride.

Minimum Height Requirement: To ride alone: 48", To ride with an adult: 36"

Happy swings carnival ride

Kid Swing

This is a perfect ride for first timers. Six porch swing style seats securely buckle in children while they enjoy this gentle ride. Children swing in a slow low circle covered by a giant shade umbrella.

Minimum Height Requirement: To ride alone: 36"