Posted Friday, October 2, 2009 11:16 AM | Contributed by Jeff
The attractions Michael Jackson set up in his estate's private amusement park have been auctioned off and are being trucked from carnival to carnival, pitched as a chance to take a spin on a piece of history.
Read more from The LA Times.
I'm not sure I would really believe it if I happened upon a carnival or fair and they were touting they have Neverland rides. I wonder if anyone claims that for which it isn't true.
I think it happened recently with the Shenandoah County, Virginia Fair. When the fair took place last August I can recall the local newspaper, Northern Virginia Daily ran a rather large front page story about one of Jackson's rides being at the fair ( I think it was the Tribant ), how the fair thought it "..was so so cool !!", people riding the ride in memory of Michael Jackson..etc..etc...you get the idea !!
However today I was checking out the archives of the Northern Virginia Daily, hoping to put a link in the post about it. While I did find other stories about the fair..the story about one of the rides being owned by Michael Jackson..that is missing. Hmmmmmmm.
I am sure Jackson's people are cracking down on those carnival operators who claim to have rides from Neverland even though they really weren't.
and a new Zipper -- a vertical thrill ride with spinning, free-swinging gondolas -- would cost at least $600,000.
Huh? How does one buy a brand new zipper?
You could get one for a couple bucks at your local craft store. ;)
^ How very true.
Either that, or you could build one yorself with a trip to the local metal supplier, a stop at the hydraulics shop, and about 200 hours of work. ;)
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