Tulsa State Fair and all the fun rides


Thursday, September 25th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


A lot of kids go to the fair to see what's new, especially older kids who like to stretch the limits of their courage.

Murphy Brothers and Bell's Amusement Park promise exciting new rides throughout the park. News on 6 anchor Tami Marler took a stroll down the midway Thursday.

We found several new rides with the potential to thrill you and make you queasy at the very same time. There are rides and exhibits for the whole family along the midway, but there are also rides that are just for the "thrill seeker" in the family, including the ‘Freak Out’, a swinging, spinning pendulum that promises to rock your tummy.

For even more spinning, check out the ‘Fire Ball’, which basically goes back and forth, hangs you upside down, makes the blood rush to your head then spins you around until you're sick.

One attraction that's sure to get a lot of attention this Tulsa State Fair, the ‘Ultimate Drop.’ Owner of the ‘Ultimate Drop’, Jay Riggs: “A basket takes you 145 feet into the air and a double net hangs 100 feet below that. Then you're dangled above the net, before the ride operator rips the chord and you free fall for the longest three seconds of your life."

Riggs says the ‘Ultimate Drop’ is brand-new from Germany. They brought it here from a carnival at Syracuse, New York, where they say people were willing to wait in line for the one-time drop, which costs $35.