Ohio Amusement Park Exhibit

Friday, August 10, 2007 10:53 AM
Check out my report (under News) of this great exhibit at the Cuyahoga County Fair in Berea Ohio. Well worth the visit if you can get there.
Friday, August 10, 2007 11:48 AM
So you created a thread to tell us about another thread?
Friday, August 10, 2007 11:59 AM
I checked under news and could not find it. Try posting a link to the other thread so we don't have to search for it!
Friday, August 10, 2007 12:39 PM
Friday, August 10, 2007 1:44 PM
Cuyahoga County is a terrible place for an amusement park exhibit, and I don't care what the locals have to say about it, that's just the way it is.


(Figured it was a safe point at which to hijack this thread.)

Friday, August 10, 2007 1:59 PM
C'mon, everybody vacations in Cuyahoga County. It's not like Wildwood where you only get thousands worthless people from NY and Philly.
Friday, August 10, 2007 2:23 PM
Philly people may be worthless, but not NYC people ;)
Friday, August 10, 2007 2:33 PM
Cuyahoga County Fair: Nice animals, bad food and rides that take less then thirty minutes to assemble by people that you wouldn't let take out your trash.

Sounds like a great place for Amusement Park items to be ripped off from.

Anyone remember the year someone stole the 10 ton Brown Derby Cow from Bagley Rd?

;) *** Edited 8/10/2007 6:41:51 PM UTC by FLYINGSCOOTER***

Friday, August 10, 2007 3:25 PM
^ The rides at the Cuyahoga Co. Fair are provided by Kissel Bros. Shows. When comparing them with some of the other shows in the Cleveland area, I'd say they rank below Bates but rank WAY above Great Lakes Expositions, J&J, and the incredibly awful Lisko and Sons who will most likely be setting up shop in Painesville again next week for the Lake County Fair. I was floored by how scary the Lisko midway was the past 2 seasons, considering the fact that the Lake County Fair had that electrocution death on the Scooter ride when Amusements of Buffalo was supplying the midway.

Ray P. (who is hoping to check out that exhibit this weekend)

Friday, August 10, 2007 3:58 PM
^I worked the CC fair back when at my girlfriends moms craft booth. I saw them put up a Wildcat. When I saw that operation in action, I've never been on a carny ride since.

GLE use to do the Brooklyn Fair at Estabrook a while back. I think they still do the St. Rocco's fest.

Friday, August 10, 2007 8:57 PM
There was a lone Kiddie coaster among the few rides this year. No one over 56" or over 80 lbs. Here are pictures of the rides and from the Historical Exibit:


Tuesday, August 14, 2007 11:44 AM
Nice pics!

Those old Flying Turns cars look scarier than i remember them.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007 1:46 PM
Thanks for the pictures. It looks like it was a really nice exhibit. That's the closest look I ever had of the flying turns cars, and they look a lot more primitive than I thought!
Tuesday, August 14, 2007 2:01 PM
Wow, looks like that was one hell of a fair. That amusement park exhibit must have been really something.

You're right Joe, those Flying Turns cars are really archaic- they look like a sheetmetal tub with industrial-duty casters. I wonder how much inspiration they provided Mr. Fetterman & Co.?

Tuesday, August 14, 2007 2:19 PM
If that's the prototype they had to work with, it's no wonder it has taken a while to get the design figured out. I can't imagine those old cars passing any sort of modern standards.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007 2:23 PM
Nothing about that old car seems comfortable, although I'm thinking there might be some padding missing from the seating area (if not- ouch). Honestly, it doesn't look like much technology went into that design- basically just a bunch of parts meant to roll someone down a wooden trough.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007 2:32 PM
Looks like something you'd find in a meth lab. :)
Tuesday, August 14, 2007 2:53 PM
There were cushions in each car and they were easiy removable. According to the book "Euclid Beach is Closed For The Season", ride ops would have a set of spare seat cushions on hand to replace in the event of a protein spill.

Still, after seeing that car in person, I honestly don't see how two people fit in that car!

Ray P.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007 3:43 PM
People were smaller back then. :)
Tuesday, August 14, 2007 3:53 PM
^ I know I was waaaaay smaller back then.:)

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