Posted Tuesday, October 26, 2004 9:47 AM | Contributed by Grant
Goose Fair is one of Europe's largest traveling fairs and has been established for 710 years. The fair is located in Nottingham, England, and has over 150 rides, including four roller coasters, two drop towers, numerous flat rides, and even a river rapids.
Coaster Grotto has a complete review of the fair and roller coasters, along with a photo gallery containing over 80 photos of the park, including many nighttime shots.
Link: Coaster Grotto
Tuesday, October 26, 2004 9:50 AM
Wow... few parks in the states, even state fairs, can measure up to that. Heck, some fixed amusement parks here can't match that!
Tuesday, October 26, 2004 1:30 PM
Indeed. I did a day trip over to England just to get there.
Tuesday, October 26, 2004 2:08 PM
Goose fair at night is something everyone who loves this sort of thing should expereince, sure you can get ripped off on the rides ( although ride times have got longer over recnt years), but the atmosphere is fantastic, and although there are other fairs in UK that are equally large, the setting of this allows for fantastic views that no other fair in this country can manage. I have been every year since I was a child and never tire of it.*** This post was edited by tallguy 10/26/2004 2:09:36 PM ***
Tuesday, October 26, 2004 2:53 PM
It seems like they have a lot of rides that are basically duplicates of one another made by different companies with only minor differences.
Tuesday, October 26, 2004 3:45 PM
That portable rapids ride looks like a blast!
Tuesday, October 26, 2004 4:46 PM
"At least half-a-dozen traveling fairs bring their rides to the Goose Fair, which means that there can be several similar or identical rides, including numerous Dodgems, Waltzers, Fun Houses and Ghost Trains."
This is why there seems to be many rides that are very similar. I love huge fairs like that they are always alot of fun and you can find some really unique ride there, like Eurostar for example> www.somecoasters.com/main/coasters/eurostar/eurostar.html
I went to one or 2 Octoberfests in germany, but I was much too young to really remember alot other then that I went.
Wednesday, October 27, 2004 1:52 AM
Too young, too drunk. . . .Does anyone really remember Octoberfest?
Wednesday, October 27, 2004 7:51 PM
Is there a POP option at this fair?
Thursday, October 28, 2004 9:20 AM
No, unfortunately not.
I think it would be very diificult to implement because there are dozens of different owners of the rides, plus it would result in lots of lines which the fair couldn't really accommodate.