State Fair Flyer lets visitors soar over midway
Posted October 12, 2016
Updated October 13, 2016
There's a big new addition to the N.C. State Fair this year.
The State Fair Flyer crosses above the midway lights 40 feet in the air - from the Orville Terminus on the west end near the Scott Building to the Wilbur Terminus at Gate 8.
The Flyer, with 126 seats that hang from a cable that stretches more than 1,400 feet across the fairgrounds, will be a permanent attraction, according to a WRAL-TV story. The ride moves at a leisurely two miles an hour - and includes a seat belt for passengers.
There's a couple of things to know about the ride before you go.
Tickets: If you buy them in advance, they are a little bit cheaper. Bought in advance through 11:59 p.m., Thursday (Oct. 13), tickets are $4 for a one-way ride and $7 for round trip. After that, the tickets are $5 for one way and $8 for a round trip. Carnival tickets and the unlimited ride wristband will not get you on the Flyer. You'll need to buy the separate tickets.
Age: All ages can ride, but everybody must have a ticket. Kids under 40 inches must ride with an adult. There are no other restrictions.
Looking for more State Fair tips? Check our guide for families.