Just for Thrills

A traditional county fair may seem to have no place in a town known as the theme park capital of the world, where the latest and greatest rides await fun seekers. But for many Orlandoans, the Central Florida Fair is an annual rite of passage, like the senior skip days of yore. The recent 99th edition of the fair reminded visitors of the simple thrills in life, like riding bumper cars and tossing rings to win stuffed animals. Even the iPhone generation had a good time.



The uplifting Spin Out makes riders feel weightless as it swings them to a height of 45 feet for panoramic split-second views of the fairgrounds.

The fair is still about being with family and friends, making memories by riding together on everything in sight, including the Yo-Yo.

Animal exhibitions still thrive at the fair, as demonstrated by Apopka’s Justin Thornton. He brought several four-footed entries, among them his prized guinea pig, Rebecca.

James Santana, with the traveling Netterfield concession, is more than willing to help you go off your diet for a day with offerings ranging from nachos to fried bologna sandwiches.

To many fairgoers, the ride has always been known as simply “The Swings.’’ An oldie, but goodie, it takes occupants on an effortless, circular journey.

Amid a hypnotic swirl of light, gravitational forces hold riders in their cages aboard the Enterprise and leave them either 1) wondering what possessed them to get aboard or 2) eager for more.

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