Posted Tuesday, October 9, 2007 9:58 AM | Contributed by Jeff
The 2007 Tulsa State Fair saw attendance dip and ride-related accidents rise. The fair drew 987,057, down 7 percent from 2006. The fair also saw Mega Ride pass sales decline 10 percent and midway coupon sales plummet 29 percent. Bjorklund said he doesn’t believe the closing of Bell’s Amusement Park at the fairgrounds had anything to do with the lower attendance. Bell’s had coordinated its amusement park rides with those offered on the fair’s midway until its lease expired in November 2006.
Read more from The Tulsa World.
Maybe if they repeat it over and over again some people might actually believe that it's true.
I'm glad... the fair got what it deserved. I hope attendance continues to drop each subsequent year.
The Tulsa Fair isn't anything "special" anymore. With Bell's gone all you have is a carnival.
Because of the way this went down, I fully expect the vote for the river improvements today in Tulsa County to go down in flames. People have lost confidence in the leaders.
Here's hoping Robbie takes Bell's to someplace where they'll be appreciated, and SOON!
As for this: "Bjorklund said he doesn’t believe the closing of Bell’s Amusement Park at the fairgrounds had anything to do with the lower attendance." Personally, I'd have blamed the weather! ;)
The Tulsa World article mentions 8 ride related accidents. Yeah I'd want to go to that fair too. NOT!
Lovely thought. Under what rock did they find these operators?
"In addition, Bjorklund said, entries and exhibitors to the livestock shows increased 10 percent over last year."
Well, yah-frickin-hoo! Maybe they'd do a better job operating the rides.
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