The Calgary Stampede recently ended and North American Midway Entertainment presented 60 rides this year. New this year was the debut of the Great FUNtier, a new family area, located at the north end of the race track, alongside and in conjunction with the Agriculture Zone where 25 kiddie rides and numerous family style games were featured.
The Great FUNtier family area was a marvelous success and plans are in the works to even improve the area with more family attractions and programming in 2015,” said Scooter Korek, VP of Client Relations at North American Midway Entertainment. “Families enjoy a quieter area to ride coupled with family entertainment.”
For the thrill seeker at the Stampede there is no way they missed the Remix, the NEW ride featured this year. This ride was hugely successful! This high-speed ride can best be described as an extreme version of the classic ride the Scrambler. The ride holds 36 passengers and sends riders spinning on six arms with each end holding three cars rotating on a vertical axis at approximately 21 RPMs. Each arm supports a cluster of cars, which rise into a 90 degree angle at a horizontal position. The center spins in one direction and the satellites spin in the opposite direction while the arms simultaneously spin outward! The brilliant colors on Remix make this a high-speed exciting ride that very few thrill riders will ever pass up.
The 2015 Calgary Stampede is set for July 3-12.