December 5, 2023

The solar greeted 1000’s of holiday makers Wednesday — opening day of the San Diego County Honest with 5 new rides getting opinions like “insane,” “price each penny” and “fairly present.”

Turnout was good, with 1000’s of individuals strolling down the Halfway into the Enjoyable Zone and over to the infield for the children rides.

The honest gives greater than 80 rides — some quick, some abdomen churning and two Ferris wheels that supply ocean views.

Listed below are the brand new rides:

The Joker 360 (Enjoyable Zone) is a huge 16-seat pendulum that swings clockwise and counterclockwise, up and over and again once more, providing an exciting G-force. Riders expertise excessive speeds and free-falling sensations concurrently.

Riders getting off the trip commented: “like a curler coaster that isn’t on a observe,” “price each penny,” “scary,” “nice” and “simply while you suppose it’s over – it’s not.”

Medusa (Enjoyable Zone) is a protracted propeller arm trip that seats 4 folks on every finish in a gondola. Riders buckle in with their ft dangling.

As Medusa begins rotating from backside to high, it good points pace, giving riders a 3.5 G-force expertise. This journey tops out at 13 tales above the bottom, and when the gondola under is being loaded and unloaded, there may be simply sufficient of a cease on the high to expertise the San Diego County Honest’s hen’s-eye view.

It’s a quick trip — however not stomach-drop quick. 

Riders mentioned of Medusa: “insane,” “scary,” “positively enjoyable,” “Feeling like you’re falling backwards, however doesn’t really feel like you will die,” “adrenaline rush” and “good view.”

Sea Ray (Enjoyable Zone), a surprising clipper ship that swings riders forwards and backwards as much as 50-feet within the air. Mixed with a reasonably mild present and energetic music, the Sea Ray is a success with households and youths.

Holding 32 riders per voyage, Sea Ray is taken into account a high-intensity trip, particularly for these seated on the far ends of the ship. For a tamer trip, riders can sit midship.

Opinions for the Sea Ray included: “really useful for grandkids,” “didn’t make me dizzy,” “wasn’t terrifying, however good,” “made me really feel like I used to be going to throw up,” and “I prefer it.”

Juke Field Funhouse (Enjoyable Zone) options pictures of rock stars and album covers. Courting again to the 1900s, enjoyable homes proceed to be a preferred attraction, providing a journey by means of obstacles full with transferring flooring, revolving barrels, slides and loads of different tips and shticks.

Fairgoers who’re 36 inches or taller journey by means of the interior workings of the music machine, whereas they sing alongside to the classics. 

Opinions have been “enjoyable for teenagers,” “enjoyable to take a look at numerous album covers,” “numerous rock and roll stuff in there,” fairly good for each age” and “the slide is fairly sluggish.”

Rockin Rodeo (Children Zone) is a mirror maze, two-story “walkthrough” glass home filled with phantasm and enjoyable.

Fairgoers navigate by means of a labyrinth of reflections. Who is aware of the place one mirror ends and the following begins?

Rockin Rodeo is manufactured from reflective corridors, together with a hidden staircase to the highest deck and slide.
Children mentioned in regards to the trip: “I obtained misplaced in there for a minute,” “it’s good,” “the slide is enjoyable” and “I can go so quick.”

Trip lovers can get their repair and avoid wasting cash by making the most of the Pepsi Pay-One-Worth Trip Days, good for limitless Enjoyable Zone or Children Zone rides for one value on any Wednesday and Thursday in June from 11 a.m. to eight p.m. 
Fairgoers should buy early and save: Choose up a reduction code at any San Diego County 7–Eleven or Speedway retailer and save a further $5 while you purchase any two 20-ounce Pepsi bottles. Coupons will not be accepted at any fairgrounds on-site ticket cubicles. 
To save lots of on the value of admission, parking, Pay-One-Worth Trip wristbands, BlastPass for recreation and trip tickets and extra, click on this hyperlink.
The San Diego County Honest may also provide Passport to Financial savings, a bit inexperienced coupon guide valued at greater than $1,000 that features over 100 gives with large financial savings for fairgoers on meals, rides, purchasing and sights.
On Fridays is free honest admission for teenagers 12 and youthful, a financial savings of $17 per youngster. Children ages 5 and youthful are admitted free day-after-day.

Service members even have an choice to buy reduced-price navy tickets by means of GovX.
Money isn’t accepted for parking, admission tickets or carnival rides and video games. Fairgoers can discover Money-to-Credit score ATM machines all through the fairgrounds to change money for a pay as you go debit card. 

Extra data on the San Diego County Honest is obtainable at 

The 2023 San Diego County Honest’s theme is “Get Out There,” a celebration of the good outside and all that the county has to supply, together with the honest (and its rides) unfold primarily all through the Enjoyable Zone and Children Zone.

The San Diego County Honest, closed Mondays and Tuesdays, runs by means of July 4 on the Del Mar Fairgrounds.