New rides coming to amusement park

More than 25 fun-filled rides and attractions will be at this year’s Ponoka Stampede. Most of the rides will be returning from past Stampedes to the grounds with the exception of the Spider.
West Coast Amusements will be adding Starship 2000, a ride that gives the thrill of weightlessness. At 24 rpm the Starship 2000 uses centrifugal force to float riders off of the floor.

New rides coming to amusement park

By Eraina Hooyer

Staff Reporter

More than 25 fun-filled rides and attractions will be at this year’s Ponoka Stampede. Most of the rides will be returning from past Stampedes to the grounds with the exception of the Spider.

West Coast Amusements will be adding Starship 2000, a ride that gives the thrill of weightlessness. At 24 rpm the Starship 2000 uses centrifugal force to float riders off of the floor.

People can try their luck at winning prizes with the many games that will be available.

Food concession stands offer a great variety of treats and will also be lining the amusement park.

There will also be a new dump truck ride, a carrousel bounce and a drop tower.

The amusement park promises a fun and enjoyable time for everyone.

The rides will kick off on June 25 at 5 p.m. and from June 26 to 30 will be open at 12:30 p.m.

All you can ride wristbands will be available for $30. Presale tickets can be picked up at Hamilton’s IGA until June 25 for $23.99.

The tickets can be exchanged for a bracelet that will entitle the wearer to unlimited rides on the midway from opening to closing times for a day from June 25 to June 30.