Butler Amusements Midway
- Butler Amusements is a family- owned and operated company, building its carnival over many years into one of the largest in the United States was accomplished through the hard, dedicated work of the family and its employees. The fourth generation of Butlers is now actively involved in operation of the company.
- 2019 will be Butler Amusements 49th year of operation. The company is still committed to its original company motto “The Cleanest Show in the West.” Customer safety and satisfaction have always been the primary factors considered when acquiring new rides and attractions.
- Pre-Sale Carnival Unlimited Rides Wristbands available starting December 1, 2018 through Thursday, February 14, 2019. Check the tickets page for more information.
2018 Ride Descriptions
Super Shot Drop Tower
The world-class Super Shot Drop Tower is one of Butler Amusements’ most popular rides. Unlike any other ride on our midway, the Super Shot will bring a new dimension of thrills to your carnival goers. 12 passengers are loaded into each circular passenger station. Over the shoulder harnesses secure patrons while they are gently lifted up the 90 foot tower. Once the passenger station reaches the top, it is released in an accelerated freefall and riders experience G-Forces in excess of 3½ times normal. Riders are then cushioned by a magnetic braking system stopping the station before it reaches the base of the tower. The Super Shot is an exciting spectacular addition to the Butler midway.
Our Rockin’ themed ride will light up the midway with brilliant high efficiency LED lights. The Rock Star is a platform ride with two tiered stadium style seating that moves up and over in a circular fashion.
The Freak Out, manufactured by KMG –Netherlands boasts an energy efficient light package utilizing LED’s which produce clear bright color while using 90% less power to operate. The Freak Out Towers at 70 feet, and seats 16 persons taking them on a thrilling journey into the sky! Passengers are secured by over the shoulder harnesses as they dangle in expectation. Once the ride begins the seats slowly rotate as the entire boom begins to swing horizontally. Passengers swing over the midway directly overhead of those watching from the front of the ride. The ride climax is reached as the boom reaches a height of over 40 feet in the air while the passenger seats rotate.
The Zipper has been one of the Midway’s most recognizable attractions for years, providing thrills to riders from teens to adults. There’s more spinning going on with the Zipper than an out of control top. While the ‘cages’ holding two passengers each rise and descend on a tower boom, each spins independently and the entire boom turns, too. Three times the action, backed by spectacular lighting bringing them back for more.
Crown Merry Go Round
For decades, audiences have been awed by the beautifully handcrafted majesty of the carousel. To witness The Crown Merry Go Round is to see this piece of Americana in all its glory. This 30 foot Americana Themed Carousel features jumping horses, and 2 chariots. Parents and children create memories while they enjoy the sights and sounds of this beautiful ride together!
Round and round they go and where they stop, nobody knows! An old favorite that has thrilled and excited patrons for generations, the Tilt-A-Whirl is a swirling experience for teens and adults. Separate cars rotate individually as the entire ride revolves up, down and around!
No playground would ever be complete without a slide! Kids of any age enjoy the thrill of this giant slide as they sail down the undulating path. Passengers climb a stairway, higher and higher to the top of the slide and then laugh and squeal with delight as they sail to the bottom.
Major Rides and Shows
A staple of the American Midway, this 16-seat ferris wheel has eight front facing cars holding two riders in each. It offers both a gentle ride around the 360-degree vertical circle and a thrilling view, as riders are lifted high above the ground and able to see for miles.
The lights and excitement of the midway literally become a blur as The Area 51 sweeps you off of your feet. Spinning at 24 RPM, The Area 51 uses centrifugal force to float the passengers off the floor, giving them the feeling of weightlessness. All aboard this 45-person capacity Area 51 for one wild ride.
Step into the future with the Voyager. Riders board what looks like a spaceship and step into virtual reality. The Voyager has a movie for riders to watch while it rocks them back and forth.
The Mardi Gras is a self-contained celebration of the famed New Orleans Holiday. Two stories of exciting mirror mazes, moving escalators, music and lights combine for thrills, inside and out – day or night!
(Rides that adults and children may ride together)
The Wacky Worm coaster is designed for the whole family. This two level family roller coaster is a great way for the entire family to enjoy the carnival. This brightly painted worm, surrounded by flower cup lights, is a charming addition to the Midway.
Enjoy all of the fun of the sweet colors and savory sensation of a lollipop without the calories and sugar! This brightly colored ride has 16 swings decorated with large swirl lollipops and lights. The centerpiece is a large clown complete with a red nose and floppy shoes.
Jungle features walk through punching bags, a cargo net climb, covered super slide and many more features will keep the littlest of visitors wanting to come back for more.
On the Bear Affair four jolly bears welcome children and parents aboard for a smooth ride. Passengers can move the ride at their own pace by turning a giant steering wheel inside the bear’s belly spinning themselves round and round while the entire ride revolves as well.