TR: Ohio State Fair 8/2/02

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Friday, August 2, 2002 3:08 PM

I arrived at the OSF grounds about 11:30 worried I was going to miss my noon meeting time with Beast at Night if he was comming but I was in the grounds and paid for and at the designated meeting spot at 11:50.

$5 parking
$1 Fair admission (I think that was today only.
$17 for all day ride pass.

This was my first time ever to any state fair and one of very few vists to any fairs but I was Super impressed with the ride line up.

I couldn't wait on Chris so I figured I'd just ride and I would see him from line or be right back so I hopped on CRAZY MOUSE, (Reverchon) With two other people who had never ridden one before....

Let me say this right now, OUTSIDE OR INSIDE, This ride is a HIT! and what made CRAZY Mouse better for me is that it never had more than a 5-10 minute wait! WOOHOO and Goodnight IRENE! The marathoning was on!

Well, I did wait for Chris to show for about a half hour but at 12:30 I was riding the Crazy Mouse repetitively about 10 times in the first hour and a half of my visit :) .

About 1 I decided to look around at the other rides ect. Special note was a Galaxi named Avalanch and I had to wait till late to ride cause they were still assembling it and inspecting.

I swing back around the the west side of the park and see a skydiver and then a ride I had never seen let alone ride. MAGNUM!!!!!!! This ride is a cross between a Anton Calypso, A surf Dance, A tilt a whirl and a CHAOS! I must say that MAGNUM was like no other ride I had ridden, You spin around on your axis (Like a Tilt, The car spins on a 5 tub axis (Like a Calypso) and the tub rocks/flips on it's own center axis (like a Chaos). I must say the ride left me totally disoriented from flipping forward and backward as well as in circles. SPECIAL NOTE, Be careful getting in and out of the cars as they will flip you straight out forward as I found out the HARD WAY and was dumped about 4ft out on my arse! I am quite bruised.

Other rides are a Gravitron, A Super Loops, A KMG ride like a afterburner but with seats facing inward (Looked quite intense). About 25 walk/ride though trailer mounted fun houses, A giant wheel and a Double Ferris wheel, A Dragon coaster that is a coaster and a Dragon coaster that is not a Coaster, A Whacky Worm that is Coaster so that Brings the Coasters to 4. I rode three of them and skipped the fourth on purpose as my next coaster will be 200, (Probably SFWOA's new hyper) There are a ton of other rides like a Adult Frog Hopper as well as a S&S kids version. A tilt a whirl, A version of the ARROW 360, a Scrambler and many other rides.

I was impessed! Lets see, For $23 bucks you get about 50 rides, Livestock shows, Entertainment from puppet shows to full blown concerts, (Some are extra like Travis Tritt and Willie Nelson). Any kind of food you could possibly want and 20oz. Coke products in the machines for $1 thats right not $2.50 or $3.50 like corprate parks.

I went back and rode the mouse about 5 more times and the Avalanch for the first time and took another Magnum ride a gravitron ride and the Wacky Worm for #199. (My first whacky worm). I walked through some of the livestock exhibits and looked around a bit and left about 4pm as it was just so hot.

I could have easily spent the whole day there and I recomend it. 4 coasters are available with 2 being really for adults and 2 jr. coasters.

Hoped you like this and have fun.
Charles Nungester who will go soak his bruises from being dumped on MAGNUM and then almost falling on the slick platform after my second ride :(


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Charles Nungester.
Visit Lesourdsville Lake :) Park phone is (513)539-2193

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Friday, August 2, 2002 5:20 PM
Sounds like a nice fair. Magnum sounds awesome.

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-Sean

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Saturday, August 3, 2002 5:18 PM
LoL Magnum is INSANE! Glad you had a good time........did you see if the Fireball is there?

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Good Times!! Good Times!!
CCI Lives On!!!!
-Patrick

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Saturday, August 3, 2002 5:50 PM
The Crazy Mouse spinnig wild mouse is the best little roller coaster ever. It's long (well over 1000 feet at a slow speed), the spinning is fun and there is an extreme airtime hill. 4 adults can fit in the car too.
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Saturday, August 3, 2002 6:25 PM
That's less than I paid to get into the Butler County Fair and there were only 10 decent rides!

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(Former Signature replaced due to bad joke with accident) The Beast at night-Two peas in a pod?

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Saturday, August 3, 2002 8:15 PM

Yes, The KMG Fireball is at the OSU and it is insane!

Chuck, who wished he took a pencil and paper but thinks he may go back next week :)

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Charles Nungester.
Visit Lesourdsville Lake :) Park phone is (513)539-2193

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Monday, August 5, 2002 9:40 AM

Came back from the fair yesterday and I was VERY dissapointed with the Fireball. It was running GREAT but the ride time was only about 30seconds apposed to a good 1minute+ ride time last year. Oh well, if that is how the carnival ops wanna run them, then that's how they are going to run them.

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Good Times!! Good Times!!
CCI Lives On!!!!
-Patrick

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Monday, August 5, 2002 9:47 AM
We had a KMG FireBall at my fair this year. I rode it 8 times and it was my fiances 1st time on it. It has to be my favorite flat ride! The way the thing swings gently at 1st then after about 3 swings, the thing starts hauling ass..lol. I still think IB should get one of these babys!

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Beer, my soon to be wife, coasters, and the FREEDOM OF SPEECH. Is this a great country or what!!
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Monday, August 5, 2002 9:54 AM

Ok, I need to get to this fair... :) That Magnum sounds intense, and then toss in that KMG Fireball...

Hmmm, 4 coasters would bring me to 197 -- I just might hit #200 this year after all.

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--Greg
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Monday, August 5, 2002 2:35 PM
I just found out today that a guy I work with can get me tickets for free. Woo-hoo, I just don't know when I'm going. I also feel sorry for anyone at the fair today when that storm rolled through, that would of sucked.
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Monday, August 5, 2002 6:08 PM
When we all went on the Avalanche at the fair, it "rolled back" twice. Well it didn't actually roll back, but it would have it it wasn't for the anti rollbacks. It happened both times on the incline right after the first helix. I'm telling you, we were JUST about to roll back too, two of the times we rode it. LoL, we were actually wanting to rollback just for the heck of it! That is a fun little coaster though.

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Good Times!! Good Times!!
CCI Lives On!!!!
-Patrick

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Tuesday, August 6, 2002 5:06 AM

The Magnum is a Mondial Shake and I am told it is the only one in the USA.

It's a great ride IMHO but if you have a weak stomach, You may want to pass :)

Chuck, thankng those who replied.

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Charles Nungester.
Visit Lesourdsville Lake :) Park phone is (513)539-2193

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