OC Fair Opens For 23-Day Run With More Thrill Rides Than Ever Before

COSTA MESA, Calif. – The gates swung open Friday at noon as the OC Fair welcomes guests in for Acres of Fun!

Titan, the largest traveling booster ride in the U.S., will make its California debut and 32 lucky fair-goers will get the chance to be the first riders. Special tickets will be handed out at Blue Gate as the Fair opens.

Titan rockets riders 17 stories into the air experiencing 4G acceleration and speeds of up to 60 mph, making it the most spectacular ride in the carnival. Now, the tallest ride in the Fair, it is 30 feet taller than La Grande Wheel XL, and it weighs 280,000 pounds.

The OC Fair boasts 68 rides and 58 games, giving fair-goers tons of summertime fun. Ray Cammack Shows (RCS), the Fair’s carnival and midway provider, brought three new rides this year in addition to Titan. Ice Jet in the main carnival is a spectacular polar bobsledding adventure and Circus Train and Tea Cups are sweet additions to Kidland.

“RCS and OC Fair remain the leaders in providing these high-capacity and high-adrenaline rides for our patrons, and we’re celebrating 25 years this year of partnership,” said Chris Lopez, RCS vice president. “We are happy to offer these new rides for thrill-seekers and little future thrill-seekers. Titan is an example of the newest, safest and most exciting rides out there.”

There are many great ways to save on rides and games.

The FunPass app enables fairgoers to purchase passes, reload passes, check the value and view purchase history. FunPasses can be shared between family and friends. Visit ocfair.com/carnival for more information.

Unlimited Ride Wristbands are available on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays for $35. (Wristbands include one ride on Titan, all other rides are unlimited.) There is also half-price general admission and carnival rides are half the tickets to ride from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. See ocfair.com/deals for more information.

-Simone Graham, Editor High Desert Gazette

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