State fair to offer Holiday Mega Pass
pass good for unlimited carnival rides at the 2007 Illinois State
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[NOV. 18, 2006]
SPRINGFIELD -- Looking for a unique gift to
stuff in a child's stocking this holiday season? The Illinois State
Fair manager, Amy Bliefnick, suggests that parents and grandparents
consider a Holiday Mega Pass.
The Holiday Mega Pass is a ticket to the more than 100 Carnival
Midway and Adventure Village rides at the 2007 Illinois State Fair,
including the popular Mega Drop, which sends riders on a 130-foot
plunge straight to the ground, and Turbo Force, which features two
cars of passengers that flip upside down and spin around as the ride
completes a full revolution. Youngsters can ride them as often as
they like, whenever they like, all 10 days of the fair as well as
"The Holiday Mega Pass is a great gift idea for
fairgoers who enjoy carnival rides," Bliefnick said. "And, for the
reduced price of $45, it's also a great bargain, especially for
youngsters who will attend the fair more than one day."
The Holiday Mega Pass went on sale Wednesday for $45, a $15
savings compared with the cost of the pass during the fair.
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The Holiday Mega Pass can be purchased through Dec. 20 either in
person at the Emmerson Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds,
by telephone or through the mail.
The Emmerson Building, located on Main Street north of Ethnic
Village, is open weekdays, except holidays, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The phone number there is 217- 782-0775. Mail-order forms are
The pass is not valid for admission to the fairgrounds or rides
on the Skyglider and Giant Slide.
The dates of the 2007 Illinois State Fair are Aug. 10-19. Preview
Night is Aug. 9.
State Fair news release]