Butler Carnival Rides and Restrictions

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This is a list of the 2023 Fair Carnival Rides and Restrictions.  Please check back in July 2024 for the 2024 Fair Rides!

General Rules

  • No casts, pregnant persons, nor intoxicated individuals allowed on rides
  • Children who measure under 36" in height cannot ride any carnival rides and children who measure 36"-48" tall can only ride a few select rides
  • All riders must have either a ride wristband or carnival coupon
  • Riders require 3-5 coupons each
  • Infants are not allowed on carnival rides
  • Rides listed below are subject to change


# of Tickets

Height to Ride Alone

Height to Ride with an Adult

Special Rules

Giant Wheel

Offers patrons a view from a height of nearly 100'! Passengers are seated in separate gondolas and whisked over the top and down again, reminiscent of the Ferris wheel. The Giant Wheel is a pleasant ride for the entire family.

18 years or older
No Single Riders
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Freak Out

Towers at 70' and seats 16 persons. Passengers are secured by over the shoulder harnesses. The seats slowly rotate as the entire boom swings horizontally. The ride climax is reached as the boom reaches a height of over 40' in the air while the passenger seats rotate.

Size Restrictions
Super Shot Drop Tower(6)
Super Shot Drop Tower

12 passengers are loaded into each station. Over the shoulder harnesses secure patrons while they are lifted up the 90' tower. Once the station reaches the top, it is released in an accelerated freefall and riders experience G-Forces in excess of 3½ times normal. Riders are cushioned by a magnetic braking system stopping the station before it reaches the base of the tower.

Size Restrictions
Zillerator Ride

The Zillerator will attract all thrill seekers, standing at 48 1/2' tall, it has 6 cars each capable of holding up to 4 people. A ride for teens and adults.


Shake Up

The Shake Up stands 45' high and has 6 – 4 passenger seats. Passengers sit in one of 4 seats on the outside edge of the ride. As the Shake Up begins to rise, 6 sets of seats begin to spin. 


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The ride’s 2 gigantic arms loop counter-clockwise to each other, turning completely upside down. Riders are secured by over the shoulder harnesses while their legs dangle free in the open air.

Size Restrictions Apply

While the ‘cages’ holding 2 passengers each rise and descend on a tower boom, each spins independently and the entire boom turns, too.

No Single Riders
Eagle 16

This 16-seat Ferris wheel has 8 front facing cars holding 2 riders in each. It offers both a gentle ride around the 360-degree vertical circle and a thrilling view, as riders are lifted high above the ground and able to see for miles.


Raptor Night

Four arms are connected to seats in pods of 3. Each pod of seats spin counterclockwise while the entire arm turns counterclockwise giving riders the feeling of being in the center of a crazy vortex. The Raptor has 18 seats each holding 2 adults per seat.

Size Restrictions
You won’t have to brave a storm to experience the wind and thrills on the Typhoon. See the fair in a blur as the fabulous Typhoon takes you on a fast, up-down-around slopes that have you travel faster and faster, then backward too. 
RingofFireRing of Fire

Passengers are firmly secured in their seats within a train of cars and are taken on a journey that circumnavigates the inside of a "ring of fire." The train pauses once at the top before cascading down the track backwards! The spectacular ride is just for teens and adults

Yo yo ride(4)Yo Yo
Passengers take their seats and then slowly rise into the air and they’re off on a variation of the swing. As it turns, the top leans, giving riders the thrill of ‘flying’! A family ride for youngsters, teens and adults.

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The Scorpion is a thrilling ride that is enjoyed by kids, teens, and families of all types. 8 uniquely designed spherical passenger vessels each with a capacity of 4 persons, includes a centrally located steering wheel which enables the passengers to spin the cars themselves. The Scorpion lifts 7 ½ feet into the air and tilts 20 degrees.
Cliff Hanger(5)Cliff Hanger
The Cliff Hanger, is an unusual amusement ride where, passengers lie horizontally within the frame of colorful gliders. After riders are buckled in, the ride begins to turn and then rises in the air for a thrilling, soaring sensation.
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Area 51
The lights and excitement of the midway literally become a blur as Area 51 sweeps you off of your feet. Spinning at 24 RPM, The Area 51 uses centrifugal force to float the passengers off the floor, giving them the feeling of weightlessness. All aboard this 45-person capacity Area 51 for one wild ride.

448"48"No Wall Climbing
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Hot Rods
Perfect for the first time rider, these mini-corvettes travel in a circle while jumping mini ramps, all while shaded by a giant umbrella

336-54"N/AAdults Cannot Ride
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Our Rockin’ themed ride will light up the midway to the delight of fairgoers. The Rock Star is a platform ride with two tiered stadium style seating the moves up and over in a circular fashion as riders leave their stomach behind.
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Century Wheel 
The Century Wheel is sure to offer spectacular views, towering 67 feet!  It was recently fitted with high efficiency LED lights. Hundreds of bright beautiful patterns fill the sky, all while using less energy! 
Teacup 1Tea Cups
This family ride has a beautifully detailed teapot centerpiece and 6 teacups with 4 seats each for a total capacity of 24. Fiberglass vehicles are installed on a rotating platform. Each car is equipped with a steering wheel that controls the speed of its individual rotation. The tea cup is a hit amongst riders of all ages


wackywormtrackWhacky Worm Coaster
Designed for the whole family, this two-level roller coaster is a brightly painted worm, surrounded by flower cup lights.
Americana Carousel
This 30'  Carousel features jumping horses, and 2 chariots. Parents and children create memories while they enjoy the sights and sounds of this beautiful ride together!
342"36"All Riders Must Have Ticket
Tilt a Whirl Full #2Tilt-A-Whirl
 The Tilt-A-Whirl is a swirling experience for teens and adults. Separate cars rotate individually as the entire ride revolves up, down and around! 

Jump Around BuggieJump Around Buggies
The jump around combines dune buggy themed vehicles with a unique, patent pending interactive bouncing motion. Up to four children or one adult and two children can be accommodated in each vehicle
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Riders spin in two directions at the same time. The Haywire has 12 seats each seat capable of holding 3 people. The main frame spins as each arm of seats spins independently, creating a feeling of funky flight. 
Riders board what looks like a spaceship and step into virtual reality. The Enterprise has a movie for riders to watch while it rocks them back and forth.
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This walkthrough funhouse is filled with thrills that test the riders’ dexterity. Seesaw steps, air tricks and a tumbler exit will keep patrons coming back for more.
34236Adults cannot ride
Bumper Cars (2)Bumper Cars
A midway classic! The Scooter seats two passengers at a time into cars that are occupant steered. Rider’s bump and cruise along the slick steel floor while pursuing each other for a friendly bump!
Looney CloseLooney Tooter Train
All aboard!! This fun-filled train trip for the whole family takes place in brightly colored cartoon-like cars. Passengers board the train at the station and the journey begins around a circular track. 
Lolli Swings
This tyke sized swing is as gentle as a porch swing. 16 swings are decorated with large lollipops and lights affixed to a central boom with an umbrella and riders slowly coast in a lazy circle.
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Giant Slide
No playground would be complete without a slide! Kids of any age enjoy the thrill of this giant slide as they sail down the undulating path. Passengers climb a stairway, to the top of the slide and then laugh and squeal with delight as they sail to the bottom. 
336"36"No Lap Riding or Holding Hands
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Step into uncharted territory and explore The Jungle! Riders climb a cargo net, avoid monkey punching bags, and slide down jungle “caves” in this updated obstacle course. 
Orient(9)Orient Express
The Orient Express is a tyke size coaster. The dragon holds two children in each of its segmented bodies. Hold on tight while coasting along the track with exhilarating dips and the wind in your hair. This is a perfect first timer coaster ride.
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Painted horses go up and down, round and round!
442"36"all riders must have tickets
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On the Bear Affair, 4 jolly bears welcome children and parents aboard for a smooth ride. Passengers can move the ride at their own pace by turning a giant steering wheel inside the bear’s belly spinning themselves round and round while the entire ride revolves.
Monkey Maze 1 (1)Monkey Maze
Kids will delight in this jungle themed funhouse. It is full of tricks and thrills to keep them coming back to navigate the maze of mirrors, air tricks and spiral slide.