Back in the day, there were quite a few “trash pile” shows around. These were carnivals that paid almost little attention to aesthetics and would tout around rides with chipped paint, busted lights, and the works. The rides they carried around were referred to a friend and I as “White Trash Carny Rides,” or WTCRs. Eventually I put them in a list and this section was born!
As times went on, and these rides have become classics, many are being rehabbed to look and function like new. But the soul is still there I guess!
Let me stress that being a WTCR doesn’t mean that the ride is dangerous! I urge you to ride a WTCR if you see one as most are pretty good rides.
There is one official White Trash Carny Ride list here at the DoD3. All of the others are honorable mentions.