Houston Livestock and Rodeo

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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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