Freak Out fills void at Wisbey

There’s been something of a Freak Out void at Wibsey, but not this time, with the arrival of a brand new ride – named Void. Ride Zone+ was back at Wibsey recently under the banner of W Marshall’s Amusements, who brought their wristband initiative back …

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First new generation Super Trooper arrives in Yorkshire

Darran Church takes delivery of new Super Trooper ride in time for bank holiday. It wasn’t just Yorkshire but the north of England in general that saw the arrival of its first ever Super Trooper during the latter part of May, as Darran Church took …

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Dalton Taylor’s Super Bob brings a splash of colour to Poulton Gala Funfair

Poulton Gala’s new ride for 2023 was the impressive Super Bob from Dalton Taylor, which, with its bright and decorative Olympic skiing theme brought a splash of colour to the line-up of rides. Manufactured by Sobema, Dalton acquired the machine back in October 2022 from …

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New York New York – a ride so good they named it twice

Cy Abbot’s New York New York Matterhorn ride made a return visit to this year’s Escape to Fun Island in Blackburn, back by popular demand after taking the event by storm 12 months ago. The 1982 Sobema-built machine has stunning décor, with a USA and …

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David Taylor’s waltzer gets decorated Down Under

What do you do when you buy a new waltzer but your fairground artist of choice is located on the other side of the world? If you’re David Taylor, the answer’s simple: you ship the panels down under… ‘Worldwide’ say the two globe motifs either …

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The Rides of my Life: David Wallis

Lancashire Showman and former Showmen’s Guild president David Wallis Snr picks five of his favourites from a long list of rides travelled during his career. The Waltzer This was new from Maxwells in 1956, and originally travelled by W&A Wallis – my dad Willie and …

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Ice Jet ride is a blast at Blackburn’s Escape to Fun Island

A new ride at Escape to Fun Island in Blackburn took the ground by storm over the half-term school holidays. The Ice Jet Matterhorn ride owned by Terence Reeves was on a first time visit to the town and proved very popular throughout the event. …

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New rides make Manchester debuts

Two new attractions from the Czech Republic featured prominently on the skyline of Carousel Fun Fairs’ February half term fixture at Heaton Park in Prestwich, north Manchester. Though no longer called a Valentine’s fair, the poster was pink with a big red heart advertising ride …

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Nottingham Goose Fair provides a showcase for some of the UK’s top rides

Returning for the first time since 2019, Nottingham Goose Fair produces one of the strongest line-ups of rides as Showmen look for a bumper year. This year Nottingham Goose Fair managed to attract some of the biggest and best rides in the country. This was …

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Henry Danter aims high with his new Barry Island ride

Henry Danter’s new attraction at the Welsh fun park is very big and very fast and apparently it’s causing quite a stir with thrill seekers far and wide. Back in March of this year, World’s Fair reported in an article on Barry Island Pleasure Park …

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