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Mega Pass offers unlimited midway rides for 10 days of event

[MAY 31, 2005]  SPRINGFIELD -- Purchase a Mega Pass and the Illinois State Fair becomes your giant playground. A one-time purchase of the pass will allow the holder to ride an unlimited number of rides at the midway carnival for all 10 days of the 2005 fair.

"Our carnival midway has more than 70 rides and attractions, from the carousel to the Mega Drop, and the Mega Pass lets you ride them all, from morning until the park closes or until your stomach can't take any more," said Amy Bliefnick, state fair manager. "The state fair has always been a family-friendly event, and the Mega Pass is just one way we ensure people get the most for their dollar."

The Illinois State Fair Mega Pass is available June 1 through July 16 for $50 at the Emmerson Building, located on Main Street north of Ethnic Village on the state fairgrounds. Office hours are weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and the office will be open on Saturday, July 16.

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On July 18, the price will increase to $60 and the pass may be purchased through the run of the fair. The passes are not valid for admission to the fairgrounds or rides on the Skyglider and Giant Slide.

The 2005 Illinois State Fair runs Aug. 12-21 in Springfield. Visit on the Web at

[Illinois State Fair news release]

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