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Thrill-seekers have touted this ride as one of the Midway’s “craziest!” On the Footloose the ride’s two gigantic arms loop counter-clockwise to each other, turning completely upside down. Riders are secured by over the shoulder harnesses while their legs dangle free in the open air. This ride is sure to thrill even the bravest of riders.

Spin Out
The Spin Out is one of the most exciting rides on the midway. Made in England it stands 45 feet high and has 6 – 4 passenger seats. Passengers sit in one of four seats on the outside edge of the ride. As the Spin Out begins to rise six sets of seats begin to spin. Up, down and around passengers thrill to the sight and feel of Spin Out. There are only 8 Spinouts on traveling carnivals in the United States.

Rock Star
Our Rockin’ themed ride will light up the midway to the delight of fairgoers. The Rock STar is a platform ride with two tiered stadium style seating the moves up and over in a circular fashion as riders leave their stomach behind.

Zillerator Coaster
Up, down and around aboard a car for four, passengers enjoy the Zillerator coaster! The Zillerator will attract all thrill seekers, standing at 48 1/2 feet tall, it has 6 cars each capable of holding up to 4 people. A ride for teens and adults, the Zillerator sends riders on a thrilling trip over the tracks – curving, rising and descending – a journey for the bravest.

Freak Out
The Freak Out, manufactured by KMG –Netherlands boasts an energy efficient light package utilizing LED’s which produce clear bright color while using 90% less power to operate.
The Freak Out Towers at 70 feet, and seats 16 persons taking them on a thrilling journey into the sky! Passengers are secured by over the shoulder harnesses as they dangle in expectation. Once the ride begins the seats slowly rotate as the entire boom begins to swing horizontally. Passengers swing over the midway directly overhead of those watching from the front of the ride. The ride climax is reached as the boom reaches a height of over 40 feet in the air while the passenger seats rotate.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cliff Hanger
Setting another precedent in the outdoor amusement industry, Butler Amusements was the first to premier the exciting Cliff Hanger, 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”.

Riders, seated in their “cars” begin a trip over a rectangular floor, bumping and dodging other drivers in their way. The Scooters are a custom-built attraction and one of the staples of the American carnival midway!


Area 51
The lights and excitement of the midway literally become a blur as Area 51 sweeps you off of your feet. Spinning at 24 RPM, Area 51 uses centrifugal force to float the passengers off the floor, giving them the feeling of weightlessness. All aboard this 45-person capacity Area 51 for one wild ride.

The Americana Merry Go Round
For decades, audiences have been awed by the beautifully handcrafted majesty of the carousel. To witness The Americana Merry Go Round 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!

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!

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!

The Century Carousel
For decades, audiences have been awed by the beautifully handcrafted majesty of the carousel. To witness The Century Carousel is to see this piece of Americana in all its glory. This 38 foot Americana Themed Carousel features 36 jumping horses, and 2 chariots. Parents and children create memories while they enjoy the sights and sounds of this beautiful ride together!

The Cyclone is a thrilling ride that is enjoyed by kids, teens and families of all types. The Cyclone 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 Tornado lifts 7 ½ feet into the air and tilts 20 degrees for a terrific ride sensation.

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.”

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.

Super Slide
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.

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.

FAMILY RIDES (Rides that adults and children may ride together)

Wacky Worm
The Wacky Worm coaster is designed for the whole family. This two level family roller coaster is a great way for the entire family to enjoy the carnival. This brightly painted worm, surrounded by flower cup lights, is a charming addition to the Midway.

Wacky Shack
The Wacky Shack Funhouse takes riders through a ludicrous adventure. This crazy funhouse is a thrilling trip through a maze of unusual sights and sounds! Inside and out, the Wacky Shack is filled with tricks and adventures, complete with music, lights and picturesque scenery!

Tea Cup
This family ride has a beautifully detailed teapot centerpiece and six teacups with four seats each for a total capacity of 24. Fiberglass vehicles are installed on a rotating platform. Each car is equipped with a steering wheel that controls the speed of its individual rotation. The tea cup is a hit amongst riders of all ages.

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.

Looney Tooter Train
All aboard!! This fun-filled train trip for the whole family takes place in cartoon 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.

Bear Affair
On the Bear Affair four jolly bears welcome children and parents aboard for a smooth ride. Passengers can move the ride at their own pace by turning a giant steering wheel inside the bear’s belly spinning themselves round and round while the entire ride revolves as well.

Lolli Swing
Enjoy all of the fun of the sweet colors and savory sensation of a lollipop without the calories and sugar! This brightly colored ride has 16 swings decorated with large swirl lollipops and lights. The centerpiece is a large clown complete with a red nose and floppy shoes.

The Jungle
Step into uncharted territory and explore The Jungle! Riders climb a cargo net, avoid monkey punching bags, and slide down jungle “caves” in this updated obstacle course.


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.

Dragon Wagon from Michael Jacksons Neverland Ranch
The Dragon Wagon is a kid size coaster. Riders travel in an undulating circle around a raised track. The coaster cars are themed like a dragon and each section of its body hold two passengers.

Goofyville is an interactive jungle gym for children measuring 36”-48” inches. It includes a cargo net to climb a tunnel to traverse, obstacle punching bags and a ball pit.

Magic Swing
This tyke sized swing is as gentle as a porch swing. Designed with small kids in mind, five swings are affixed to a central boom with an umbrella and riders slowly coast in a lazy circle.

Hot Rods
The Hampton Hot Rod is a perfect fit for first time riders. Shaded under an umbrella children climb aboard mini hot rod cars. Once the ride begins each car travels in a medium paced circle.

Happy Swing
This porch style bench swing is a super-sized version of the original. Perfect for first time riders, this slow swing moves to and fro at just the right pace. A favorite for kids measuring 36” to 54” tall.

The Hampton Jeeps is a perfect fit for first time riders. Shaded under an umbrella children climb aboard mini 4x4 jeeps. Once the ride begins each car travels in a medium paced circle.
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