Carnival Midway at the Alameda County Fair
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Carnival Hours

Wed-Thurs – 12pm to close | Fri-Sun – 11am to close
July 4 – 11am to 8pm

Subject to change

Spectacular & Major Rides


Mega Flip

The Mega FLIP, from Holland, lifts riders high into the air, 24 at a time. As the main boom swings back and forth, the base of six groups of seats begin to spin, giving the passengers a feeling of weightlessness while they soar through the air with their feet swinging free! This ride creates a thrilling, unforgettable experience for its riders and provides a spectacular show.

5 Tickets

Height to ride alone: 54″

Height to ride with an adult: 54″


Quasar

This fast paced thrill ride holds two passengers per car. Secured by a lap bar the ride spins and the main arm raises the center of the wheel creating a unique undulating sensation for each of the cars.

5 Tickets

Height to ride alone: 48″

Height to ride with an adult: 36″


Starship 3000

The Starship 3000 will energize thrill seekers into the 21st century. Spinning at 24 RPM, Starship 2000 uses centrifugal force to float the passengers off the floor, giving them the feeling of weightlessness. Starship 3000 features capacity for 45 people.

5 Tickets

Height to ride alone: 48″

Height to ride with an adult: 36″


Giant Scooters

A new innovation on a traditional ride, our Scooters are an original. Riders, seated in their “cars” begin a trip over a rectangular floor, bumping and dodging other drivers in their way! Coupled with the thrill of the ride is a light show, TV videos visible around the center of the platform, music and more special effects at night! The Scooters are a custom-built attraction – the first in the United States.

4 Tickets

Height to ride alone: 54″

Height to ride with an adult: 54″


Pole Position Coaster

This Italian made, world class coaster is composed of three levels, with the very top measuring 55 feet high. Each of the five coaster cars are painted just like racing cars and holds four passengers. This is not an ordinary coaster. The ride also has sound effects to dramatize the car going around a corner or when it gains elevation. Riders hold on tight while the car gently climbs to the top, then free fall while the car itself actually spins and maneuvers along the track.

5 Tickets

Height to ride alone: 52″

Height to ride with an adult: 52″


The Zillerator

Up, down and around aboard a car for four, passengers enjoy the Zillerator coaster! The Zillerator will attract all thrill seekers, standing at 48 1/2 feet tall, it has six cars each capable of holding up to four people. A ride for teens and adults, the Zillerator sends riders on a thrilling trip over the tracks – curving, rising and descending – a journey for the bravest.

5 Tickets

Height to ride alone: 48″

Height to ride with an adult: 42″


Big Top

This circus themed funhouse will hypnotize patrons with its beautiful color changing LED light show and newly painted scenery. Enjoy an upper deck view of the midway on the second story once maneuvering the air tricks and the spinning steps. With so many tricks, including a roller floor, treadmill, ladder steps and surprising air fans, it will take days to master this funhouse!

4 Tickets

Height to ride alone: 48″

Height to ride with an adult: 48″


Mardi Gras

Celebrate one of America’s brightest and boldest holidays without having to travel far. 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!

4 Tickets

Height to ride alone: 42″

Height to ride with an adult: 36″


Pirates of the Midway

Thrill-seekers have touted this ride as one of the Midway’s “craziest!” On the Footloose the ride’s two gigantic arms loop counter-clockwise to each other, turning completely upside down. Riders are secured by over the shoulder harnesses while their legs dangle free in the open air. This ride is sure to thrill even the bravest of riders.

4 Tickets

Height to ride alone: 42″

Height to ride with an adult: 36″


Turbo

Not for the faint-hearted. Riders are taken for a 70 mph ‘spin’ at the ends of a whirling arm that takes them 120 ft. in the air and sends them hurtling towards earth in an arc generating forces three times the pull of gravity. Features upside-down free-flipping action.

7 Tickets

Height to ride alone: 59″

Height to ride with an adult: 59″


White Water Log Flume

The world-class White Water ride is one of Butler Amusements’ most spectacular acquisitions. Unlike any other ride on our midway, the new White Water brings a new dimension of thrills to carnival goers. Logs hold two passengers each and patrons make their way up two different hills. Once the log reaches the top, it descends rapidly splashing at the bottom of the water slide. The White Water is an exciting spectacular addition to the Butler midway.

5 Tickets

Height to ride alone: 48″

Height to ride with an adult: 48″


Music Express

This sleigh ride of grandiose proportions is based on the caterpillar rides of Germany. This four trailer ride welcomes riders for an exciting spin, traveling forward, and around then traveling backwards while negotiating an undulating path to add to the excitement. Its unusual size, unforgettable scenery, lights, music and ride make being whisked around and around fun and exciting!

5 Tickets

Height to ride alone: 48″

Height to ride with an adult: 48″


Giant Wheel

A towering tradition of Butler Amusements, the majestic Giant Wheel dominates the Midway day and night, offering patrons a sweeping view from a height of nearly 100 feet! Passengers are seated in separate gondolas and then whisked smoothly over the top and down again, reminiscent of the Ferris Wheel. The Giant Wheel is a pleasant ride for the entire family.

5 Tickets

Height to ride alone: 18 years or older

Height to ride with an adult: 42″


Ring Of Fire

Love of the Midway is a burnin’ thing, and in this case, it makes a fiery ring. On the Ring of Fire passengers are firmly secured in their seats within a train of cars and are taken on a journey that circumnavigates the inside of a ‘ring of fire’. The train pauses only once at the top before cascading down the track backwards! The Ring of Fire is a spectacular ride just for teens and adults.

5 Tickets

Height to ride alone: 54″

Height to ride with an adult: 54″


Wave Swinger

The German Wave Swinger is a work of art, combining the traditional swing ride with lavish, hand painted scenery. The Wave Swinger lifts riders slowly from the platform and then proceeds to take them on a leisurely ride, tilting one way and another to add to the excitement. Its unusual size, unforgettable scenery, lights, music and ride make the Wave Swinger a Butler Amusements classic.

5 Tickets

Height to ride alone: 44″

Height to ride with an adult: 44″


State Fair Slide

The Slide is a ride for the whole family. It towers 35 feet high and has hills to slide down. Fairgoers of any age enjoy the thrill of our 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 scream with delight as they sail to the bottom.

4 Tickets

Height to ride alone: 42″

Height to ride with an adult: 42″


Orbiter

The orbiter has five arms with a cluster of three pairs of seats at the end of each one. During the ride, arms spin around the central axis whilst being lifted up and down. At the same time the seat clusters are lifted 90 degrees and spin around the axis of the arm they are connected to. The Orbiter is a thrilling ride with a spectacular show of lights.

5 Tickets

Height to ride alone: 52″

Height to ride with an adult: 52″


Tilt A Whirl

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!

4 Tickets

Height to ride alone: 48″

Height to ride with an adult: 36″


Vertigo

The A.R.M Vertigo towers over the midway at 100 feet in height and seats twenty-four passengers. Each seat holds two riders who are secured by a lap restraint. Once the ride begins, the entire center twists in a circular motion. Riders enjoy a swinging sensation as the entire center track lifts up slowly until reaching the top of the ride. Once the swing ride reaches the top it begins to slowly swing in a descent.

5 Tickets

Height to ride alone: 48″

Height to ride with an adult: 48″


1001 Nachts

Our European 1001 Nachts ride is a spectacular bright ride on the midway and is a thrill to fairgoers. It is a platform ride that goes completely up and over in a circular fashion as riders leave their stomach behind. This colorful attraction is also energy efficient as it has been equipped with state-of-the art LED bulbs.

4 Tickets

Height to ride alone: 48″

Height to ride with an adult: 48″


Flying Bobs

The Flying Bobs has 18 seats each capable of carrying two adults. A fun and exciting ride which revolves around in a 360 degree circle and goes up and down hills.

4 Tickets

Height to ride alone: 48″

Height to ride with an adult: 48″


Grand Carousel

For decades, audiences have been awed by the beautifully handcrafted majesty of the Carousel. To witness The Grand Carousel is to see this piece of Americana in all its glory. This 38 foot Carousel features 36 jumping horses, and 2 chariots. Parents and children create memories while they enjoy the sights and sounds of this beautiful ride together!

4 Tickets

Height to ride alone: 42″

Height to ride with an adult: 32″


Alien Invasion

The lights and excitement of the Carnival Midway become a blur when the Alien Invasion sweeps you off of your feet. Spinning at 24 RPM, the Alien Invasion uses centrifugal force to float the passengers off the floor – giving a feeling of weightlessness. All aboard the 45-person capacity Alien Invasion – it is one wild ride.

5 Tickets

Height to ride alone: 48″

Height to ride with an adult: 48″


Zipper

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.

5 Tickets

Height to ride alone: 54″

Height to ride with an adult: 54″


Eagle 16

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.

4 Tickets

Height to ride alone: 48″

Height to ride with an adult: 42″


Zombie Carnival

Passengers are invited to climb aboard carriages which seat two passengers at a time. When the operator engages the ride, passengers creep along a winding track which takes them inside the mysteries of the Zombie Carnival. Complete darkness awaits riders as their carriage navigates twists and turns.

4 Tickets

Height to ride alone: 42″

Height to ride with an adult: 36″

Family & Kids Rides


Big Foot Trucks

The Bigfoot Trucks are an all-time favorite of the kiddies featuring mini-monster trucks. The children feel as if they are driving around the track. Mom and Dad can even ride in the back!

3 Tickets

3 Tickets

Height to ride alone: 36″

Height to ride with an adult: 36″


Chopper Hopper

Kids of all ages can swirl and twirl through the air like a chopper flying daredevil. The Chopper Hopper is a family ride and boasts eight cartoon themed helicopters. Each helicopter holds four passengers and is large enough to accommodate children as well as adults. The helicopters move up and down the center pole and riders control the spinning action with a push of a button.

4 Tickets

Height to ride alone: 42″

Height to ride with an adult: 36″


Kite Flyer

The Kite Flyer is an unusual amusement ride where passengers lie horizontally within the frame of colorful gliders. After riders are buckled in, the ride begins to turn and then rises in the air for a thrilling, soaring sensation before gently gliding back to “Earth.”

4 Tickets

Height to ride alone: 42″

Height to ride with an adult: 42″


Pirate Jet

The Pirate Jet is the first of its kind in the U.S. Passengers climb aboard and join an armada of six pirate ships each capable of holding four children or one adult and two children per ship while they gently rotate around a central friendly pirate character. Each ship sails up and down simulating a trip on the high seas!

3 Tickets

Height to ride alone: 36″

Height to ride with an adult: 36″


Slide

The Slide is a ride for the whole family. Fun for any age, the slide towers 35 feet high with two hills.

4 Tickets

Height to ride alone: 42″

Height to ride with an adult: 42″


Wacky Worm Coaster

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.

4 Tickets

Height to ride alone: 42″

Height to ride with an adult: 36″


Roadsters

Get your little motor runnin’ on this high-octane kiddy ride. The Roadsters is an umbrella ride with mini classic cars to ride in which travel in a 360 degree rotation. This ride will bring out the little grease monkey in any child!

3 Tickets

Height to ride alone: 36-54″

Height to ride with an adult: N/A


Jumping Jungle Funhouse

More information coming soon

3 Tickets

Height to ride alone: 42″

Height to ride with an adult: 36″


Crown Merry Go Round

This 36 foot Americana Themed Carousel features 30 jumping horses, and 2 chariots for a total capacity of 38 adults or 42 children.

4 Tickets

Height to ride alone: 42″

Height to ride with an adult: 36″


Jungle Of Fun

The Jungle of Fun is an interactive jungle gym for children measuring 36″ to 48” inches. It includes a cargo net to climb, a tunnel to traverse, obstacle punching bags and a ball pit.

3 Tickets

Height to ride alone: 36-52″

Height to ride with an adult: N/A


Lolly Swings

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.

3 Tickets

Height to ride alone: 42″

Height to ride with an adult: 36″


Firehouse

The Firehouse is an all-time favorite for little ones and fun for the whole family. Featuring walk through punching bags, a cargo net climb and many more features, the Firehouse will keep young visitors coming back for more.

Giant Wheel

A towering tradition of Butler Amusements, the majestic Giant Wheel dominates the Midway day and night, offering patrons a sweeping view from a height of nearly 100 feet! Passengers are seated in separate gondolas and then whisked smoothly over the top and down again, reminiscent of the Ferris Wheel. The Giant Wheel is a pleasant ride for the entire family.

3 Tickets

Height to ride alone: 32-56″

Height to ride with an adult: N/A


Scrambler

Zig and zag your way to an amazing time on the Scrambler. Spinning in two directions at the same time is pure fun! The main frame spins as each arm spins independently, creating a feeling of funky flight. The Scrambler has 12 seats each seat capable of holding three people.

4 Tickets

Height to ride alone: 48″

Height to ride with an adult: 48″


Wet Boat Ride

This kid ride features individual mini boats that float in water along a circular path. A great carnival ride for first timers!

3 Tickets

Height to ride alone: 30-48″

Height to ride with an adult: N/A


1st Squadron

The 1st Squadron is a great ride for the whole family! These jet fighters have a small steering wheel that allows the children to maneuver the ride up and down as if they are the ones flying the jet through the air.

3 Tickets

Height to ride alone: 42″

Height to ride with an adult: 36″


Jet Ski

Get your little motor runnin’ on this high-octane kiddy ride. The Jet Ski is an umbrella ride with mini water craft to ride in which travel in a 360 degree rotation. This ride will bring out the wave jumper in any child!

3 Tickets

Height to ride alone: 36-54″

Height to ride with an adult: N/A


Century Wheel

Towering 67 feet, the Century Wheel is sure to offer spectacular views of Carnival Midway. Each gondola seat is capable of carrying four adults or six children, allowing families to enjoy the ride together. More than 6,000 multicolored LED lights and 16 different computerized programs create kaleidoscopic effects for a spectacular light show.

5 Tickets

Height to ride alone: 18 years or older

Height to ride with an adult: 42″


Jumping Jumbos

Adding yet another humorous touch to the Midway are Jumpin’ Jumbos. This cadre of eight comedic elephants rise into the air and then gently descend while rotating from a center tower.

3 Tickets

Height to ride alone: 42″

Height to ride with an adult: 36″


Looner Tooter Train

All aboard! This fun-filled train trip for the whole family takes place in brightly colored cartoon-like cars. Passengers board the train at the station and with merry music, and bright scenery, the journey begins around a circular track. Fun for everyone is in store on the Looney Tooter.

3 Tickets

Height to ride alone: 36″

Height to ride with an adult: 36″


Rock N Tug

Those who normally go with the flow are encouraged to rock the boat a little this year at the Fair. This little tug boat spins, dips and peaks like riding an ocean swell. The Rock N Tug seats approximately 20 individuals so parents can take to the high seas with their children.

4 Tickets

Height to ride alone: 42″

Height to ride with an adult: 42″


Tommy Kangaroo

Experience the graceful, gentle ride of a baby kangaroo carried in the safety of his mother’s pouch. Four Kangaroos welcome children and parents aboard for a smooth ride. Passengers sit inside each kangaroo and as the ride turns, each kangaroo slowly revolves as well.

3 Tickets

Height to ride alone: 32″

Height to ride with an adult: 32″


Quad Runner

The Quad Runner is great for first time riders. Souped-up 4-wheelers seat two children each and travel in a circle.

3 Tickets

Height to ride alone: 36-50″

Height to ride with an adult: N/A


Kid Town

This is your chance to see what it’s like to live in the wacky world of your favorite cartoons. Kid Town attracts kids and adults of all ages on a walk through a funhouse with many exciting obstacles. Kid Town also has a video camera set up on the inside that the kids can stand in front of and they will appear on the screen on the front of the ride for all to see.

3 Tickets

Height to ride alone: 42″

Height to ride with an adult: 36″


Dizzy Dragons

On the Dizzy Dragon four magical dragons 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 dragon’s belly spinning themselves round and round while the entire ride revolves as well. This ride is a great introduction for ride enthusiasts in training before stepping up to the Tilt A Whirl.

3 Tickets

Height to ride alone: 42″

Height to ride with an adult: 36″

General Rules & Rides Disclaimers

  • IT IS ALWAYS UP TO THE RIDE OPERATOR TO DECIDE IF IT IS SAFE FOR YOU TO RIDE 
  • No casts allowed on any ride, this includes, slings, brace, walking casts or walking boots, hard casts, soft casts
  • No intoxicated individuals on any ride
  • No pregnant persons
  • We cannot allow anyone with a pre-existing injury to ride carnival rides as it may aggravate the condition
  • Children under 36 inches cannot ride any carnival rides and children between 36-48 inches can only ride on selected rides
  • Infants are not allowed on carnival rides
  • All riders must have either a wristband or carnival coupons. Riders require 3-5 coupons each