York Fair

9th September 2013

The vast majority of permanent amusement parks in North America switch to weekend only operation after Labor Day. However, a number of state and county fairs operate on dates in September and October, and many of those have ride areas. My trip was planned around my girlfriend's birthday rather than specific credits, but my dates overlapped with the York Fair and it was less than an hour from where I was planning to be anyway, so I simply had to fit it in.

Deggeller Attractions is one of the largest fairground operators in the United States, with at least six roller coasters in their collection. This year they brought three to York; Orient Express (#1955) and Wacky Worm (#1956) for the younger visitors, and Mine Bender (#1957) for thrill seekers. The latter was originally constructed for Pedroland Park in 2001, but only operated there for a matter of weeks before closing permanently. It stood in its original location, forlorn and unwanted, until it was sold to Deggeller Attractions in 2011. The ride was surprisingly rough considering that it was basically unused, but having said that, it was no worse than the other L&T mice!

Pedroland Park
(Pedroland Park, 2006)