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Monday - Friday, 3:00 p.m. - Close
Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - Close

Kiddie Carnival Hours:
Monday - Friday, Noon - Close
Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - Close

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Below is a complete list of the different rides that were featured at the 2016 Big Fresno Fair. 



Photo of Ride Ride Name & Details # of Coupons


W/ Adult

White Water Log Flume

The world-class White Water ride is Butler Amusements’ newest acquisition. The new White Water will bring a new dimension of thrills to your carnival goers. Logs hold two passengers each and patrons make their way up two different hills- Once the log reaches the top, it descends rapidly splashing at the bottom of the water slide. 

5 48" N/A

Giant Scooters

Begin a trip over a rectangular floor, bumping and dodging other drivers in their way! Coupled with the thrill of the ride is a light show, TV videos visible around the center of the platform, music and more special effects at night! 

4 54" 54"

Music Express

This four trailer ride welcomes riders for an exciting spin, travelling forward, and around then traveling backwards while negotiating an undulating path to add to the excitement. Its unusual size, unforgettable scenery, lights, music and ride make being whisked around and around fun and exciting! 

 5  48"  42"


Century Wheel

Towering 67 feet, the Century Wheel is sure to offer spectacular views of the midway.  The Century Wheel was recently fitted with high efficiency LED lights. Hundreds of bright beautiful patterns fill the sky, all while using less energy! *No single riders



 5  N/A


Pole Position Coaster

This Italian made, world-class coaster is composed of three levels, with the very top measuring 55 feet high. This is not an ordinary coaster. Riders hold on tight while the car gently climbs to the  very top, after a moment of anticipation riders experience a free fall while the car itself actually spins  while maneuvering along the track. A superior coaster experience!



5 52" 52"

Giant Wheel

A towering tradition of Butler Amusements, the majestic Giant Wheel dominates the Midway day and night, offering patrons a sweeping view from a height of nearly 100 feet! Passengers are seated in separate gondolas and then whisked smoothly over the top and down again, reminiscent of the Ferris wheel. Recently equipped with brand new LED lights, the wheel uses less energy and produces a magnificent light show! *No single riders 

5 N/A" 48"


A midway favorite, the Fireball, from Holland, lifts riders high into the air, 24 at a time. As the main boom swings back and forth, the base of six groups of seats begin to spin, giving the passengers a feeling of weightlessness while they soar through the air with their feet swinging free! This ride creates a thrilling, unforgettable experience for its riders and provides a spectacular show.

5 54" N/A

Wave Swinger

The German Wave Swinger is a work of art, combining the traditional swing ride with lavish, hand painted scenery.  The Wave Swinger lifts riders slowly from the platform and then proceeds to take them on a leisurely ride, tilting one way and another to add to the excitement. 

5 44" 44"

The Flying Bobs

The Flying Bobs has 18 seats each capable of carrying 2 adults. A fun and exciting ride which revolves around in a 360 degree circle and goes up and down hills.



5 48" 48"


Thrill-seekers have touted this ride as one of the Midway’s “craziest!” On the Footloose the ride’s two gigantic arms loop counter-clockwise to each other, turning completely upside down. Riders are secured by over the shoulder harnesses while their legs dangle free in the open air. This ride is sure to thrill even the bravest of riders



5 54" 54"

The Zipper

The Zipper has been one of the Midway’s most recognizable attractions for years, providing thrills to riders from teens to adults.  There’s more spinning going on with the Zipper than an out of control top. While the ‘cages’ holding two passengers each rise and descend on a tower boom, each spins independently and the entire boom turns, too. *No single riders  


5 48" 48"

The Grand Carousel

To witness The Grand Carousel is to see this piece of Americana in all its glory. This 38 foot Carousel features 36 jumping horses, and 2 chariots.  Parents and children create memories while they enjoy the sights and sounds of this beautiful ride together!

4 42" 36"

Ring Of Fire

On the Ring of Fire passengers are firmly secured in their seats within a train of cars and are taken on a journey that circumnavigates the inside of a ‘ring of fire’.  The train pauses only once at the top before cascading down the track backwards!  The Ring of Fire is a spectacular ride just for teens and adults.

5 48" 48"

1001 Nachts (Nights)

This European ride is a spectacularly bright ride on the midway and is a thrill to Fairgoers. It is a platform ride that goes completely up and over in a circular fashion as riders leave their stomach behind. *Size restrictions apply

5 48" N/A
The Gravitron

The lights and excitement of the midway literally become a blur as The Gravitron sweeps you off of your feet. Spinning at 24 RPM, The Gravitron uses centrifugal force to float the passengers off the floor, giving them the feeling of weightlessness. *No wall climbing

4 48" 48"


The brand new A.R.M Vertigo towers over the midway at 100 feet in height and seats twenty-four passengers. Each seat holds two riders who are secured by a lap restraint. Once the ride begins, the entire center twists in a circular motion. Riders enjoy a swinging sensation as the entire center track lifts up slowly until reaching the top of the ride. 

5 48" 48"

Ex-Scream Machine

Standing 48 1/2 feet tall, it has 6 cars each capable of holding up to 4 people. A ride for teens and adults, the Ex Scream Machine sends riders on a thrilling trip over the tracks-- curving, rising, and descending--a journey for the bravest.

5 48" 48"

The Viper

 A colossal ride with a brilliant green snake theme will take riders on a whirlwind journey. The large arm across the entire top of the ride tilts and spins. At each end of the giant arm are two clusters holding two part seating which spin independently as well. The open air design allows riders to experience spectacular twirling views.

4 44" 44"

Eagle 16

As staple of the American Midway, this 16-seat ferris wheel has eight front facing cars holding two riders in each.  It offers both a gentle ride around the 360-degree vertical circle and a thrilling view, as riders are lifted high above the ground and able to see for miles. *No single riders

4 48" 42"

Mardi Gras

The Mardi Gras is a self-contained celebration of the famed New Orleans holiday. Two stories of exciting mirror mazes, moving escalators, music and lights combine for thrills, inside and out – day or night! *No open toed shoes  

 42" 36" 


Zig and zag your way to an amazing time on the Scrambler. Families delight as they spin in two directions at the same time. The Scrambler has 12 seats each capable of holding three people. The main frame spins as each arm of seats spin independently, creating a feeling of funky flight. 

4 36" 36"


Kids of any age enjoy the thrill of this giant slide as they sail down the undulating path.  Passengers climb a stairway, higher and higher to the top of the slide and then laugh and squeal with delight as they sail to the bottom.

4 42" 36"


Round and round they go and where they stop, nobody knows! An old favorite that has thrilled and excited patrons for generations, the Tilt-A-Whirl is a swirling experience for teens and adults. Separate cars rotate individually as the entire ride revolves up, down and around!

4 46" 36"

Crown Merry Go Round

For decades, audiences have been awed by the beautifully handcrafted majesty of the carousel. To witness the Crown Merry Go Round is to see this piece of Americana in all its glory. This 28 foot Americana Themed Carousel features 18 jumping horses!

4 42" 36"

Big Top

This circus themed funhouse will hypnotize patrons with its beautiful color changing LED light show and newly painted scenery. Enjoy an upper deck view of the midway on the second story once maneuvering the air tricks and the spinning steps. With so many tricks to master, including a roller floor, treadmill, ladder steps and surprising air fans, it will take days to master this funhouse! *No open toed shoes  

4 48" 48"

Kite Flyer

The Kite Flyer is an unusual amusement ride where, instead of sitting, passengers lie horizontally within the frame of colorful gliders. After riders are buckled in, the ride begins to turn and then rises in the air for a thrilling, soaring sensation before gently gliding back to "Earth".

4" 42" 42"


The Orbiter is an exciting teen ride which features 4 twirling arms holding three spinning seats each. The Italian made ride twirls riders around until their seats are perpendicular with the ground below, quite the sight day and night.

4 52" 52"

U-Toob Funhouse

The U-Toob Funhouse is a walk through funhouse with a home movie twist. Patrons can enjoy clips of various funny home movies while negotiating obstacles. Unusual sights and sounds mixed with classic funhouse tricks make the U-Toob fun for the entire family. The beautiful scenery and two stories of fun will attract all funhouse enthusiasts.

3 36" 36"

Zombie Carnival Dark Ride

Passengers are invited to climb aboard coffin-like carriages which seat two passengers at a time. When the operator engages the ride, passengers creep along a winding track which takes them to the Zombie Carnival. Complete darkness awaits riders as their carriage navigates twists and turns. 

4 42" 42




Holding up to 12 passengers, the main arm of the ride swings side to side, like a pendulum. The ride then swings to invert passengers completely around and upside down, reaching a height of nearly 80 feet!   

7 54" 54"



This fast-paced ride spins around and around, while the main arm raises the center of the wheel, creating a unique undulating sensations for each of the cars. 

5 48" 36"



The eight uniquely designed spherical passenger vessels include a centrally located steering wheel which enables the passengers to spin the cars themselves. The Tornado lifts 7 1/2 feed into the air and tilts 20 degrees for a fun thrill! 

4 48" 44"


Photo of Ride

Ride Name &


# of Coupons Height  Alone Height w/ Adult

Balloon Samba from Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch

  The bright lights make it especially magnificent to look at during the evening. The Balloon Samba seats 32 children in 6 air balloons. Fluffy white cloud cut-outs and bright, smiling suns grace the safety barrier and give kids the illusion of floating up in the sky.

3 42" 36"

Looney Tooter Train

All aboard! This fun-filled train trip for the whole family takes place in brightly colored cartoon-like cars. Passengers board the train at the station and with merry music, and bright scenery before the journey begins around a circular track. Fun for everyone is in store on the Looney Tooter!

3 36" 36"

Rock N Tug

Those who normally go with the flow are encouraged to rock the boat a little this year at the Fair. This little tug boat spins, dips and peaks like riding an ocean swell. The Rock N Tug seats approximately 20 individuals so parents can take to the high seas with their children.

4 42" 42"

Lolli Swing

Enjoy all of the fun of the sweet colors and savory sensations of a lollipop without the calories and sugar! This brightly colored ride has 16 swings decorated with large swirl lollipops and lights. The centerpiece is a large clown complete with a red nose and floppy shoes.

3 42" 36"
Dizzy Dragon
On the Dizzy Dragon four larger than life dragons welcome children and parents aboard for a smooth ride. Once riders climb into the dragon’s belly they are seated and can move the ride at their own pace by turning a giant steering wheel. This wheel spins the entire dragon and spins the entire party while entire ride revolves as well.
3 42" 36"
Bigfoot Trucks
The Bigfoot Trucks are an all-time favorite of the kiddies featuring mini-monster trucks. The children feel as if they are driving around the track. Mom and Dad can even ride in the back!
3 36" 36"

Chopper Hopper
Kids of all ages can swirl and twirl through the air like a chopper flying daredevil. The Chopper Hopper is a family ride and boasts eight cartoon themed helicopters. The helicopters move up and down the center pole and riders control the spinning action with a push of a button.


4 42" 36"


Fun for the while family. Featuring walk through punching bags, a cargo net climb and many more features will keep the littlest of visitors wanting to come back for more.

3 42" 36"

Wacky Worm Coaster

This two level family roller coaster is a great way for the entire family to enjoy the carnival. Wacky Worm Coaster is a brightly painted worm, surrounded by flower cup lights, is a charming addition to the Midway.

4 42" 36"

Wet Boat Ride:

This kid ride features individual mini boats that float in water along a circular path. A great carnival ride for first timers! *Maximum weight is 120 lbs. 

3 36" N/A

Jumpin' Jumbos

Adding yet another humorous touch to the Midway are our Jumpin' Jumbos. This cadre of eight comedic elephants rise into the air and then gently descend while rotating from a center tower. 

3 42" 42"


A high seas adventure awaits aboard our fun-filled pirate ship funhouse, Renegade. Filled with challenging and amusing obstacles, this is thrilling, yet just right for the whole family! Patrons dodge punching bags pirates and climb a cargo ladder before sliding into the mouth of a great white shark! 

3 44" 36"

Pirate Jet

The Pirate Jet is not only brand new but it is the first of its kind in the U.S. Passengers climb aboard and join an armada of six pirate ships each capable of holding 4 children or 1 adult and 2 children per ship while they gently rotate around a central friendly pirate character. Each ship sails up and down simulating a trip on the high seas!

3 36" 36"

Spinning Family Coaster

 The compact Spinning Coaster features a figure eight track design that provides four spinning cars plenty of velocity within a small footprint. Perfect for teens and kids alike, the spinning coaster is unlike most coasters which have a fixed, facing forward seat design. Instead, the spinning coaster cars each independently spin around adding extra thrills as the cars maneuver the bi-level track.

5 52"





Tom Kangaroo

Experience the graceful, gentle ride of a baby kangaroo carried in ths safety of his mother's pouch. Four Kangaroos welcome children and parents aboard for a smotth ride. Passengers sit inside each kangaroo and as the ride turns, each kangaroo slowly revolves as well. *Only children 36” – 42”

3 36" 36"

1st Squadron

The 1st Squadron is a great ride for the whole family! These jet fighters have a small steering wheel that allows the children to maneuver the ride up and down as if they are the ones flying the jet through the air.

3 42" 36"

Quad Runner

The Quad Runner is great for first time riders. Souped up 4-wheelers seat two children each and travel  in a circle.

4 36"-54" N/A

Jungle of Fun

The Jungle of Fun is an interactive jungle gym for children measuring 36”-52” inches. It includes a cargo net to climb a tunnel to traverse, obstacle punching bags and floor to bounce in.

3 36"-52" N/A


The Roadsters are shaded by an umbrella top while children ride mini classic cars. Complete with horns to honk, this ride is just right for first time riders. 

3 36"-54" N/A

Kid Wheel

The Kid Wheel is a perfect practice ride for kids that are not ready for the Eagle 16. This mini Ferris wheel is only seventeen feet high, just enough for a good view but not too much for beginning riders.

3 42"-52" N/A



Kid Town

Kid Town attracts kids and adults of all ages on a walk through a funhouse with many exciting obstacles. Kid Town also has a video camera set up on the inside that the kids can stand in front of and they will appear on the screen on the front of the ride for all to see.

3 42" 42"