Buckle up, brace yourselves and hang on … The Elkhart County 4-H Fair has added another “bullet” to its big bang of midway amusement rides this year.
The BulletTrain, a newly-unveiled freeform rollercoaster, is loading up for a nine-day run of high-speed thrills up, over and around the 4-H fairgrounds as the top attraction for the 2017 edition, which runs July 21-29.
It’s only other appearance in the United States was at the Miami-Dade (Fla.) Youth Fair in March.
Produced in Italy by Technical Park, a world renowned amusement ride manufacturer, The BulletTrain will transport fairgoers 33-feet into the air before unleashing a series of fast turns, curves, transitions and drops as a centerpiece of the midway.
“From the very first ride, we knew we had a winner on our hands. North American Midway Entertainment is thrilled to bring our new coasters to many fans this year,” said Danny Huston, North American’s president. “Adding the BulletTrain to our arsenal of more than 200 rides adds a lot of excitement to our 2017 season.”
The minimum height requirement for the BulletTrain is 42-50″ for a rider (with an adult).
Other rides, including height requirements, for the 2017 4-H Fair lineup include:
- 1001 Nachts (48″ to ride) …. * Alpine Fun House (42″ to ride)
- Bear Affair (42″ alone) …. * Cliffhanger (46″ to ride)
- Fire Chief (48″ alone) …. * Flivver (36″ minimum, 42″ alone, 54″ maximum)
- Freak Out (48″ to ride) …. * Frog Hopper (36″ to ride)
- Giant Wheel (under 54″ with adult, no single riders)
- Hampton 4×4 (36″ minimum, 54″ maximum)
- Hampton Combo (54″ or less) …. * Hampton Jump Cycle (36″ minimum, 54″ maximum)
- Himalaya (48-52″ with adult …. * Merry-Go-Round (42″ alone)
- Movie Magic (42″ alone) …. *Orient Express (48″ alone)
- Pharaoh’s Fury (48″ to ride) …. *Red Baron Helicopters (42″ alone)
- Ring of Fire (48″ to ride, no single riders)
- Rio Grande Train (36″ alone, 54″ maximum)
- Scooter (42″ minimum, 48″ to drive)
- Scrambler (42″ minimum, 48″ alone, no single riders)
- Skater (42″ minimum, 48″ alone) …. *Starship 2000 (42″ to ride).
- State Fair Slide (42″ alone) …. Tinsel Town (42″ to ride)
- Toon Town (42″ alone) …. * Tornado (44″ with adult, 48″ alone)
- Traffic Jam (42″ alone) …. * Twister (48″ to ride)
- Venetian Swing (36″ minimum, 48″ maximum)
- Vertigo (48″ to ride)