LIMA — Poor Jack Amusement promises rides and fun for all ages at the Allen County Fair this year, from the usual rides to the new and improved.
“There will be a few new rides,” says Gary Bohlander, vice-president at Poor Jack. “As well as some of the old classics and popular rides from last year.”
First this year’s panel of new rides is the Starship 8000.
“This ride has been updated from its previous model, the Gravitron. It’s a ride that’ll be popular for the teens,” he said. The ride spins quickly and moves passengers up and down as they are held to the wall via centripetal force.
Also making a debut is Zero Gravity.
“Updated from a past ride called Roundup, this one is oriented toward teens as well as families,” he said.
Another spinning ride, this version tilts the circular chamber as its passengers are held to its walls by the outward spinning force.
Finally, there will be a new funhouse called Undersea Adventure.
“It has all the traditional functions: a walkthrough maze of moving floors, bungee cords and other obstacles to navigate, with the classic spinning barrel at the end,” he said.
As always, Poor Jack plans to have enough rides to ensure shorter lines.
“We’ll fill up the midway, as well as we can, with all the different kinds of rides,” he said.