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MidwayDrew Exposition has been known for providing the best selection of modern day amusement rides for over half a century. Our line up of rides range from hi-tech thrill rides such as the Cyclops and ION, to family rides such as the Wave Swinger and Tornado, to the one of a kind Seattle Wheel.

We are one of the only remaining traveling carnivals of the 21st century to be operating a Huss Pirate and Enterprise; both multi trailer rides that were imported from Germany.

We take great pride in the condition of our equipment, both cosmetically and mechanically. We institute a strict safety policy including daily safety checks and routine ride inspections conducted by government officials.


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720720
The 720, manufactured by Fabbri of Italy, features two 16 passenger vehicles that swing back and forth and eventually in a complete loop! Riders are safely secured using over-the-shoulder harnesses.

Ride Classification:  major
Recommended Age Group:  Teen+
Restraint Type:  Over-the-Shoulder harness
Manufacturer:  Fabbri

 

Black ForestBlack Forest
The Black Forest is a spectacular German themed fun house with all sorts of tricks and surprises. From moving floors to hidden staircases, you are in for some real excitement!

Ride Classification:  major
Restraint Type:  walk-through
Manufacturer:  Owen Trailers

 

Chair LiftsChair Lifts
The Chair Lifts give riders a birds eye view of the midway! Drew Expositions currently owns three Chair Lifts at fairs across the country.

Ride Classification:  major
Recommended Age Group:  Any
Restraint Type:  Lap Bar

 

Clown HouseClown House
New for 2016 - the Clown House Glass House! Find your way through this giant mirror maze!

Ride Classification:  major
Restraint Type:  walk-through
Manufacturer:  Owen Trailers

 

CyclopsCyclops
The Cyclops, manufactured by KMG of the Netherlands, is one of the most popular rides of the 21st century. Riders sit in one of the twenty-four suspended seats and are secured with over-the-shoulder harnesses. Soon, the 'claw' begins to spin and the giant pendulum begins to rock back and forth, eventually reaching full swing at over 75' in the air! The Cyclops is transported on two semi trailers and takes approximately seven hours to assemble.

Ride Classification:  major
Recommended Age Group:  Teen+
Restraint Type:  Over-the-Shoulder harness
Manufacturer:  KMG

 

HimalayaHimalaya
The Himalaya was manufactured by Reverchon of France and is one of only a handful French Himalaya rides traveling throughout the country today. Riders enjoy riding in the spacious tubs as it whisks riders up and down hills and through the tunnel in the back of the ride. The Himalaya is transported on three semi trailers and takes approximately 8 hours to assemble.

Ride Classification:  major
Recommended Age Group:  12+
Restraint Type:  Lap Bar
Manufacturer:  Reverchon

 

IonIon
The ION was manufactured by Tivoli of England and to this day is one of the fastest rides on the American midway. The ION features 18-two seat vehicles which spin at 26 revolutions per minute. The vehicles are connected to six sweeps connected to a hub that spins at 24 revolutions per minute. As the ride begins to rotate, the sweeps raise at a 45 degree angle!

Ride Classification:  major
Recommended Age Group:  Teen+
Restraint Type:  Lap Bar
Manufacturer:  Tivoli

 

MixerMixer
The Mixer, manufactured by Wisdom Manufacturing, features 12 two to three passenger tubs that are attached to three spinning spindles. The sweeps rotate as do the spindles to create a twirling action that is sure to mix riders stomachs!

Ride Classification:  major
Recommended Age Group:  Any
Restraint Type:  Lap Bar
Manufacturer:  Wisdom

 

Moon RocketMoon Rocket
The Moon Rocket, manufactured by Larson International of Texas, is a 60' tall 360 degree roller coaster loop. 20 riders sit back to back in the open face train; securely fastened using over-the-shoulder restraints.

Ride Classification:  major
Recommended Age Group:  Teen+
Restraint Type:  Over-the-Shoulder Harness
Manufacturer:  Larson

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PiratePirate
The Pirate, manufactured by Huss of Germany, is a ride that is slowly disappearing on many American midways of the 21st century. The Pirate is a full size swinging ship which requires a crane and three trailers for transport. Because of its massive size, many carnivals have discontinued use of this ride, replacing them with smaller one trailer versions.

Ride Classification:  major
Recommended Age Group:  10+
Restraint Type:  Lap Bar
Manufacturer:  Huss

 

ScooterScooter
The Scooter, manufactured by Majestic Manufacturing of Ohio, is a full size 90' bumper cars. Riders love to drive the cars around and crash into their friends!

Ride Classification:  major
Recommended Age Group:  Any
Restraint Type:  Lap Bar
Manufacturer:  Majestic

 

Seattle WheelSeattle Wheel
The Seattle Wheel was created by the Valarie Brothers for the Worlds Fair in Seattle, Washington. The Seattle Wheel stands at over 90' tall and is capable of accommodating two adults or three children in one of its 16 spacious tubs. To this day, we currently operate the only Seattle Wheel on the road.

Ride Classification:  major
Recommended Age Group:  Any
Restraint Type:  Lap Bar
Manufacturer:  A.H.

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Tilt-A-WhirlTilt-A-Whirl
The Tilt-A-Whirl, manufactured by Sellner Manufacturing, has remained a classic ride on the American midway since its creation in the late 1920's. Riders choose to sit in one of the seven spacious tubs; as the ride rotates, the tubs whirl around as they travel throughout the hilly circular track.

Ride Classification:  major
Recommended Age Group:  Any
Restraint Type:  Lap Bar
Manufacturer:  Sellner

 

TornadoTornado
The Tornado, manufactured by Wisdom Industries of Colorado, is a 32-passenger family ride, which riders are able to participate in the ride! As the ride begins to spin, riders care capable of spinning each of the 8 tubs. When the ride reaches its full speed, it rises at a slight angle, causing the tubs to swing out as they spin!

Ride Classification:  major
Recommended Age Group:  Any
Restraint Type:  Lap Bar
Manufacturer:  Wisdom

 

Wave SwingerWave Swinger
The Wave Swinger joined the Drew Exposition ride line-up in 2011. The Wave Swinger was manufacturered by Zierer of Germany and is one of the most spectacular and elegant swing rides to tour North America. The Wave Swinger is transported on two semi trailers and features elegantly decorated Bavarian scenery panels, all hand painted in Germany. The Wave Swinger is a high capacity ride capable of seating 48 passengers per ride cycle.

Ride Classification:  major
Recommended Age Group:  Family
Restraint Type:  Lap Bar
Manufacturer:  Zierer

 

X-FactoryX-Factory
The X-Factory features a long gondola, in which 18 persons can be seated next to each other. This gondola is mounted on two arms that revolve. By its speed of approximately 20 rpm. the participants get a feeling as if they glide. During the ride cycle the gondola can be tipped forward aproximately 20 degrees from the vertical, and this, combined with the new water jet fountains, provides an exciting new dimension to this popular attraction.

Ride Classification:  major
Recommended Age Group:  Teen +
Restraint Type:  Lap Bar
Manufacturer:  KMG

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ZoogvogelZoogvogel
The Zoogvogel is a 90 foot tall swing tower that swings riders out and over the midway with their feet dangling below them. The height of the ride in combination with the wind blowing in your face will add to the thrill of the experience!

Ride Classification:  major
Recommended Age Group:  Teen+
Restraint Type:  Lap Bar
Manufacturer:  ARM

 

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