Space Roller Photos & Video

Heard the other day that Space Roller, the only Mondial Top Scan ride traveling in the US, has been sold.

The ride was previously owned by Jeremy Floyd (and by the Baxter’s before that) and had been in the US for around 21 years. Its buyers are Emerson Edwards & Paul Hart, a pair of showmen from the UK – so congrats to my UK viewers for having a Top Scan again!

Here’s a bunch of photos of Space Roller that I’ve taken throughout the years, the earliest ones being from 2008 I think. All were taken at the State Fair Meadowlands, which is the only fair I saw it at – though it did play North Brunswick at least once a while back.

And the video

Golden Nugget Farewell 2009

Here’s some photos to go along with the video I recently uploaded from the Golden Nugget Farewell ceremony on January 31st, 2009; exactly 12 years ago today!

Golden Nugget opened in 1960 on Hunts Pier in Wildwood, NJ, and was designed by John C. Allen of Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters. It was like a dark ride/roller coaster hybrid with most of the ride taken slowly through different scenes and theme elements, but also featured a couple of drops.

Golden Nugget Farewell 2009

State Fair Meadowlands is the largest fair in New Jersey, no questions asked. I’ve been doing trip reports on this fair since 2005 but have gone several times before that, probably as far back as 1996 or so when I was just a youngin’. I went to the 2019 edition of the fair on two nights: once on June 27th to get photos and videos, and a second time with relatives on July 5th to take in the fair and ride the rides. Speaking of, they were once again brought in by Amusements of America and Strates Shows, along with a sprinkling of independent operators. The fair had…

Trip Report: State Fair Meadowlands 2019

Look at this, I’m already slacking on trip reports! Usually it’s not until events in late July that I start to have month spans between actually going and the report. So…I headed over to the North Brunswick Youth Sports Festival on Friday, June 21st. This is a pretty big event, probably topping most fairs in NJ in terms of rides. Reithoffer Shows brought in the rides, their Orange Unit to be exact, and the fair had…

Trip Report: North Brunswick Youth Sports Festival 2019

Haven’t gotten to many fairs this season so far. The Corpus Christi Carnival is only the second I’ve been to in 2019. Their fair this year went from June 6th to the 8th. I stopped by on Saturday night for about a half an hour. The rides were by Tommy’s Midway and had…

Trip Report: Corpus Christi Parish Carnival 2019