Added the following shows:
Schoeppner Shows listed in the California section.
Canuck Amusements and also Hinchey’s Rides and Amusements both listed in the Canada section.
Also a new album is up of Gold Star Amusements at the South Dakota State Fair. Check it out clicking here..
Source:By LANA BERKOWITZ – Chron Life
34 midway games offering prizes.
68 rides filling the carnival.
$5 buys 10 tickets for rides and games.
16 tickets needed for the most expensive ride, Speed.
4 new rides for Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo — Beetle Bops in Kids Country, a third Ferris wheel, Windstorm roller coaster and Windsurf, a ride that takes you up and upside down.
150 feet to the top of the tallest ride, La Grande wheel.
36 minimum height in inches required for most Kids Country rides.
280 maximum pounds for those who want to try the Super Bungee, which requires a cash payment of $40.
8 tickets for a ride on the Tilt-a-Whirl.
10 tickets get you one bucket of rings for the bottle toss game.
54 minimum height in inches required for Tango, which spins riders round and upside down 75 feet above the ground.
1,700 length in feet of the Sky Ride that travels 58 feet above the ground.
200-300 RCS employees travel with the carnival. Another 200-300 workers are hired locally.
300 truckloads carried RCS‘ biggest show of the year to Houston.
1,060 miles to the carnival’s next stop, Pima County Fair in Tucson, Ariz.
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