Four days after the horrific accident, rides were powered back on at the State Fair.
After a tragic start to this year’s State Fair, rides were open again on Sunday. All rides but the Fireball will be open to the public according to WBNS.
“It’s a tradition,” said Kelsey Roberts. “I come here, do the rides. I mean, I hope nothing like that would ever happen again.”
71 rides have been inspected and crews will remain on site for spot inspections throughout the duration of the fair, according to fair officials.
While visitors may be happy to get to ride the rides again, more vendors are relief of the decision as they have taken a big hit since Thursday’s accident.
“They wouldn’t allow any pedestrians on the Midway so that shut us down for three days and kind of took a major hit as far as business,” said Joshua Walker, whose Exotic Foods stand costs a lot to run.
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