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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

FAIR TO FEATURE RIDE FROM JACKSON'S NEVERLAND RANCH


Fair to feature ride from Jackson’s Neverland Ranch

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Ever want to ride one of those rides that Michael Jackson had out back at the Neverland Ranch?
The Central Washington State Fair has your chance. And it’s lollipop-themed. Of course, it is.
The Lolli Swing is a regular at the fair. But this year is the first time the fair will have the one from Jackson’s famed backyard amusement park.
Butler Amusements of California, which bought five rides from Neverland Ranch last year, describes it thusly: “This brightly colored ride has 16 swings decorated with large swirl lollipops and lights. The centerpiece is a large clown complete with a red nose and floppy shoes.”
A few years back it would have been hard to imagine a carnival company touting its association with Michael Jackson. He was the king of pop, yes, but his last decade had been marked by child molestation charges and bizarre facial transformations.
It took his death in June to remind us how much we all loved him. We stopped thinking about the Jacko who dangled his baby over a hotel balcony railing and resumed thinking of him as the Jackson Five prodigy. We stopped thinking about the criminal allegations and resumed thinking of him as the man behind “Thriller.”
So, what do you think, On Blog readers? Are you going to ride the Lolli Swing?
- Pat Muir

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