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Robert Niles
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Vote of the Week: Do You Play Carnival Games?

Published: November 21, 2014 at 11:42 AM

ORLANDO — We've been in Orlando all week for the annual IAAPA Attractions Expo. The show fills the entire North/South building of the Orange County Convention Center, with more than one million square feet of exhibit space. Companies selling carnival games fill a good chunk of that space, as carnival games provide a steady flow of money to operators of amusement parks, fairs, and family entertainment centers.

Our Derek Potter has written a great guide to winning carnival games, for those of you who play. Maybe by using his advice, you might consider playing, or playing more often.

Carnival games at The Simpsons Ride
You'll find carnival games near The Simpsons Ride at Universal theme parks.

So, for our Vote of the Week, we are asking: Do you play carnival games? We're not talking about the recreation of carnival games in a ride like Toy Story Midway Mania. We're talking the real deal here. Now, you won't find these games in some theme parks, notably the Disney Magic Kingdoms. But Disney does have carnival games (well, its version of them) in Disney California Adventure and Tokyo DisneySea. And other theme park chains offer them in abundance.


What's your favorite carnival game? Tell us in the comments. And, as always, thank you for reading and being part of the Theme Park Insider community!

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