YORK, Pa. (WHTM) — The York State Fair kicks off on Friday, July 22. The fair includes concerts, exhibits, agriculture education, and, of course, rides.
The fair’s dozens of Midway rides are presented by Strates Shows, a 99-year-old family-owned amusement and carnival business. According to a release from Strates Shows, these were the most popular rides at the York State Fair in 2021, based on wristband and ticket scans:
#10: Zero Gravity
Riders stand against the wall as the ride starts to spin. Then the ride pivots vertically and the g-force holds riders in place!
#9: Starship 2000
This spinning ride pushes riders to the floor, and then when the floor gives way to the spin of centrifugal force, riders experience a sensation of weightlessness.
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#8: Dream Wheel
Riders can enjoy a great view of the fair in a family-sized gondola 72 feet above the ground.
#7: Wave Swinger
This giant swing suspends riders in basket seats that rotate clockwise as the structure rises and spins. When the ride reaches its maximum height, it also tilts for an extra thrill!
#6: Musik Express
Spinning and up-and-down motions take passengers on a musical ride.
#5: Sky Flyer
When riders reach the top of this 98-foot-tall vertical swing, the tower rotates and centrifugal force kicks in. And for people watching below, the ride creates quite the light show.
#4: Scooter/Bumper Cars
Bump, crash, and dodge other cars in this classic ride. Not a bad way to deal with any pent-up road rage you may have…
This circular ride jostles cars side-to-side as they spin along with music.
#2: Venetian Double Carousel
This merry-go-round has been a Strates Shows staple for more than three decades. It is a two-story, hand-painted carousel.
#1: Giant Wheel
The 105-foot-tall Giant Wheel provides epic views of the area, and it comes alive with a light display when the sun goes down.