Check out these three new rides at the Benton Franklin Fair
Tri-Cities thrill-seekers have been given three new opportunities to fly, twist and spin at the Benton Franklin Fair & Rodeo this year with the rides Wind Glider, Casino and Zero Gravity.
They’re among the 36 rides fairgoers can get on, including fan favorites like the Flying Bobs, Fireball and Zipper.
The Davis Carnival is open from noon to 11 p.m. Friday, and noon to midnight Saturday.
Soar through the air on this retro-looking thrill ride in the middle of the carnival.
It fits three people a row, all lying on their stomachs, and swings them in a circle at 30 mph.
The ride used to be the Starship Trooper, but has since been rebuilt so that people ride by lying down.
You must be at least 3 feet 10 inches tall.
For a more laid back time, try this two-to-three minute-long “crowd pleaser.”
The playing card-themed ride has only been with the carnival for a month, but it dates back to the 1970s.
It holds about 40 people at a time, so the line moves fast.
Other rides, like the Rockstar and the Sizzler, also have shorter wait times because of the amount of people they take at once.
You must be at least 4 feet tall to ride.
Zero Gravity is a open-air, gravity-defying experience that gives you a wide view of the carnival.
The ride works by spinning its riders at 45 mph. The force of the rotation keeps riders pushed against the inside of the cage.
Then it turns until the riders are almost parallel to the ground.
You must be at least 3 feet 6 inches tall.