Riders scream while rapidly falling on the Mega Drop at the San Diego County Fair on Wednesday. HAYNE PALMOUR IV
By DAN BENNETT For the North County Times
There's something a little wild about the zip-line ride that takes passengers on a fast-moving, high-flying trip above the San Diego County Fair, with quick views of the entire fairgrounds and the nearby Pacific Ocean.
So said two Carlsbad mothers and their daughters, who took their first-ever High Fly'N Zip Line rides Wednesday.
"It was fabulous," said Heather Fogarty, one of the mothers. "Not too scary."
Anna Fogarty, 10, said the ride was just what she'd hoped.
"Once you get in the air, it's like flying," she said.
Leslie Peterson said that you get the fastest ride by running off the launch platform.
"And you can go upside down," her 10-year-old daughter Sarah said. "It's so pretty up there."
The zip-line ride is new this year, but many perennial favorites are back at the fair. The rides were busy Wednesday, as fairgoers took advantage of the first Pepsi Pay-One-Price Ride Day promotion this year.
The promotion allows visitors to pay $30 for a wristband allowing them unlimited rides, except on the zip line (where tickets are $20 each) and a few others, from noon to 8 p.m. every Wednesday and Thursday through June 28. The discount wristbands can also be purchased online.
"This is one of our popular promotions, and people have been enjoying it for years," said fair spokeswoman Linda Zweig. "It gives guests the chance to ride a favorite again and again, and enjoy the rides for as long as they like."
Though the fair's many and often exotic food options may get much of the attention, rides remain a big part of the fair experience.
"We have many of the returning rides every year, because there are some people just can't get enough of," Zweig said, pointing to the ride called Speed that sends riders on a high-flying spinning adventure, something like being glued to a giant, runaway clock hand. "They love that one."
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