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Golden Wheel Amusements presents
The Carnival Midway

The Alaska State Fair is Golden Wheel Amusements largest event of the year. They will be featuring all of their largest attractions this year.  Visit their website Golden Wheel Amusements to purchase tickets or have further questions about the carnival rides or carnival promotions.

Golden Wheel Amusement Carnival Tickets can be purchased at the Carnival Midway.

18619 Old Glenn Highway
Chugiak, Alaska 99567
(907) 688-2296

Carnival Midway Tickets

TypeDescriptionPrice
Single TicketsPurchase as many or few as needed to enjoy your favorite rides!$1.50
Carnival ComboPackage includes 22 ride tickets & 10 midway coupons$40
Midway Coupon SheetIncludes 5 midway coupons good at any midway food booth or game$5
Super SaverIncludes 60 ride tickets & 15 midway coupons$100
Carnival Wristbands at the Carnival Box OfficeUnlimited midway rides ( Monday Aug 29 & Thursday Sep 1)$100
Aftershock Roller Coaster **Includes 1 Ride for Aftershock Roller Coaster$12
Every Ride Takes More Than One Ticket. Tickets are Non-Refundable & Valid Current Location Only

Unlimited Ride Wristband Days Disclaimer:

  • To maintain value of wristband purchase, Wristband Days Box Office sales will end at 5pm.
  • Wristbands are valid from 11am – 9pm on one day only.
  • Only redeemable on Monday, Aug 29 and Thursday, Sept 1.
  • Redeem ticket voucher for pre-purchase/online orders at red and white online ticket tent. Riders must be present at pickup.
  • Must show ID and ticket voucher to redeem.
  • Wristbands may not be transferred or re-sold. Lost or damaged wristbands will not be replaced. One Customer per wristband.
  • Wristband may NOT be used for “Aftershock Rollercoaster”.

Ticket Tips

  1. Each ride takes more than 1 ticket. Kiddie rides are between 3-4 tickets for each rider and bigger rides take   4-8 tickets for each rider.
  2. Tickets are available for purchase at the event with cash, debit and credit cards 
  3. Midway Coupons act as cash in the games.
  4. Games also take cash.
  5. Food booths accept cash, debit, credit cards and Midway Coupons.

** Aftershock Roller Coaster ticket sold separately. Aftershock will accept Golden Wheel Ride tickets. Minimum height to ride the Aftershock is 51″ and 8 years old. Children between the ages of 8 – 10 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Carnival Rides

Helicopter

Restrictions: Must be 30” tall and accompanied by an adult or 40” tall to ride alone
# of Tickets: 3
Level: Family

The kids will love this family fun helicopter Amusement ride!

Aftershock

Restrictions: 51” Minimum and 8 years old. Children between the ages of 8 – 10 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
# of Tickets: 8
Level: Thrill

*Aftershock Roller Coaster ticket sold separately. Aftershock will accept Golden Wheel Ride tickets.

G-Force

Restrictions: Must be 40” tall and accompanied by a Responsible Party or 42” tall to ride alone
# of Tickets: 5
Level: Thrill

The crowd favorite.

Dumbos

Restrictions: Must be 36” tall 
# of Tickets: 3
Level: Family

Have you ever seen elephants fly? Here, you can fly with them.

The Rave

Restrictions: Must be 36” tall and accompanied by a Responsible Party or 46″ to ride alone
# of Tickets: 5
Level: Thrill

Serious spinning sticks you to the wall while the floor drops out!

TILT-A-WHIRL

Restrictions: Must be 46″ tall
# of Tickets: 5
Level: Family

Spin while spinning!  As the platform revolves, parts of the platform are raised and lowered, and the resulting centrifugal and gravitational forces on the cars cause them to spin in different directions and at variable speeds.

TORNADO

Restrictions: Must be 40” tall and accompanied by a Responsible Party or 48” tall to ride alone
# of Tickets: 4
Level: Family

You control the spinning motion while the ride turns around and lifts you off the ground. The center base spins at 10 RPM while each car can be spun by the riders. Then, the ride tilts at a 20 degree angle, moving the cars up and down.

WHIRLWIND

There is always fun on this ride for the family!

Restrictions: Must be 40” tall and accompanied by a Responsible Party or 42” tall to ride alone
# of Tickets: 4
Level: Family

CLIFFHANGER

Restrictions: Must be 46” tall to ride
# of Tickets: 5
Level: Family

An experience unlike any other on the midway! Simulates the feeling of flying like a kite. Once in position the kites raise up and tilt at a 65 degree drop while spinning.

THE ROCK-O-PLANE

Restrictions: 48” tall to ride 
# of Tickets: 6
Level: Thrill

An extreme wheel for the truly adventurous! This ride has 8 cages that hold 2 people each, that can spin front to back by the passengers swinging motion. They connect to arms that connect to a central point that spins the entire ride in circles vertically.

1001 NACHTS

Restrictions: Must be 48” tall to ride
# of Tickets: 5
Level: Thrill

Fly 40 feet into the air above the midway lights! This ride has 2 rows for 22 passengers, and swings left to right, increasing length and speed, until it rotates in full circles vertically reaching 54′ 10″ in the air. Swings in both directions. Passengers are seated with lock bars over shoulders and lap area.

FLYING BOBS

Restrictions: Must be 42” tall to ride
# of Tickets:
Level: Thrill

For the carnival goer who likes fast fun! The ride features twenty 3-passenger cars connected in a circle. These cars rotate on a track with alternating sloped and flat sections. Rotation is possible in both a backwards and forwards direction, as the ride is manually operated. The ride is powered by 4 DC motors, and can reach a maximum speed of 12 rotations per minute.

SIZZLER

Restrictions: Must be 42” tall and accompanied by a Responsible Party or 52” tall to ride alone
# of Tickets:
Level: Thrill 

The classic spinning thriller!Riders spinning in cars experience the illusion that they will crash into other suspended, spinning cars. Riders are seated in small carriages clustered together and connected by beams at the top to a central point. The clustered vehicles are spun in one direction, while the ride as a whole spins in the opposite direction.

APOLLO

Restrictions: 52” Minimum
# of Tickets: 6
Level: Thrill

Sit down, strap in, hang on AS the two sections start off by rocking back and forth, increasing the distance until they flip all the way around and make a complete circle.

SUPER ROUND-UP

Restrictions: Must be 46″ tall to ride
# of Tickets: 5
Level: Thrill

So much fun packed into the spin! This ride spins horizontally at an increasing speed until there is enough force to keep riders restrained to the back rest, then the ride tips up so that the riders are then spinning vertically.

MEGA DROP TOWER

Restrictions: Must be 42” tall to ride
# of Tickets: 6
Level: Thrill

There is nothing like the rush of the Mega Drop!

THE ZIPPER

Restrictions: Must be 48” tall to ride
# of Tickets: 6
Level: Thrill

The most requested ride of all time. The Zipper is here to entertain thrill-seeking Alaskans!

Eli Ferris Wheel

Restrictions: 48″ must be accompanied by an Adult
# of Tickets: 5
Level: Family

You cannot miss the bright lights of this classic! The Ferris wheel is a must for any visit to the carnival! Each seat can hold 1-3 people. The riders can rock the seats if desired while they get higher and higher on the wheel as it spins. This can be a romantic ride and a great way to see the whole fairgrounds.

CENTURY WHEEL

Restrictions: Under 42″ must be accompanied by a Responsible Party or 42” to ride alone
# of Tickets: 5
Level: Family

See the beautiful Alaska views from a gondola on one of the largest portable observation wheels in North America! Like the Ferris Wheel, there are gondola buckets to ride in but these have covers and don’t go as high as the Ferris wheel

WARHAWK

Restrictions: 48” Minimum
# of Tickets: 5
Level: Thrill 

Similar to the Apollo but smaller and faster.  Only four people per hammer so you can’t help but get up close to the thrill!

ZOMBIE MANSION

Restrictions: Under 42″ must be accompanied by a responsible party or 42″ to ride alone:
# of Tickets: 6
Level: Family

Are you brave enough to enter the Zombie Mansion?! The only dark ride on the midway!  This dark ride circles a track with spooks and thrills throughout. Elements of varied effects, some guests may be scared, some not at all.

Mini Enterprise

Restrictions: Must be accompanied by an adult if shorter than 36”. Not suitable for toddlers
# of Tickets: 3
Level: Family

Salute to our armed services! Vehicles painted in service colors. This ride goes around and up, up, up!

Silver Streak

Restrictions: Must be 36” tall and accompanied by an adult or 48” tall to ride alone
# of Tickets: 4
Level: Family

Just like the Flying Bobsled, but for younger folks.

Viking Ship

Restrictions: Must be 40” tall and accompanied by an adult or 45” tall to ride alone
# of Tickets: 3
Level: Family

Swinging dragon ship that feels like you may go over the top!

Bumper Cars

Restrictions: Must be 42” tall and accompanied by a Responsible Party or 50” tall to ride alone
# of Tickets: 5
Level: Family

Bump, slide, crash and glide all over the track! Riders, seated in their “cars” begin a trip over a rectangular floor, bumping and dodging other drivers in their way!

Raiders

Restrictions: Must be 36” tall and accompanied by an adult or 48” tall to ride alone
# of Tickets: 3
Level: Family

You must save the day! Climb a cargo net, punch the swinging bad guys, cross the suspension bridge and slide to safety.

Swinger

Restrictions: Must be 42″ tall to ride
# of Tickets: 4
Level: Family

Each seat is suspended by metal chains. The swing ride will spin around the center axis of the ride, and travel at a moderate speed.

Venetian Carousel

Restrictions: Under 36″ must be accompanied by a Responsible Party, 40” tall to ride alone
# of Tickets: 4
Level: Kiddie

This Carousel was specially made for Golden Wheel by the Bertazzon Company in Italy.

Glass House

Restrictions: Must be 36’ tall
# of Tickets: 3
Level: Family

Enter at your own risk. Go slowly as you find your way through. Incorporating aspects of a playful obstacle course, funhouses seek to distort conventional perceptions and startle people with unstable and unpredictable physical circumstances within an atmosphere of wacky whimsicality.

Fun Slide

Restrictions: Must be accompanied by an adult if shorter than 42”
# of Tickets: 3
Level: Family

A family favorite. Slide down the long purple slide. Riders walk up the big stair case with their potato sacks in hand and then ride them down the wavy length of the slide.

Orient Express

Restrictions: Must be 36” tall and accompanied by an adult or 42” tall to ride alone
# of Tickets: 3
Level: Family

A family roller coaster inside a Chinese dragon. This is a less intense roller coaster for everyone. It is a dragon and the track is in the shape of an oval that waves up and down. Perfect first time roller coaster experience!

Convoy

Restrictions: Must be accompanied by an adult if under 36″
# of Tickets: 4
Level: Kiddie

Fire trucks, motorcycles and the pink love bug cruise up and over an oval track with fun clown scenery. There are several different cars to pick from, each holds two small children and it goes in a circle track slow enough for all ages.

Fun House

Restrictions: 36” Minimum with a Supervising Companion, 42” may ride alone
# of Tickets: 3
Level: Family

So much fun packed into the spin! This ride spins horizontally at an increasing speed until there is enough force to keep riders restrained to the back rest, then the ride tips up so that the riders are then spinning vertically.

Wacky Worm

Restrictions: Must be 36” tall
# of Tickets: 4
Level: Family

A fun, European-style, family roller coaster. Wacky Worm is a roller coaster ride with a train like a worm. The track is in the shape of an oval that waves up and down. Perfect first time roller coaster experience!

Safari Train

Restrictions: Must be accompanied by an adult if shorter than 36”
# of Tickets: 3
Level: Kiddie

Train ride over an elliptical track with Mr. Monkey leading the way and Giant Giraffe at the caboose. There are several different cars to pick from, each holds two small children and it goes in a circle track slow enough for all ages.

Construction Zone

Restrictions: Must be accompanied by an adult if shorter than 36”
# of Tickets: 3
Level: Kiddie

Family-sized dump trucks go around an oval track and through a construction zone. Dump beds go up and down. There are several different cars to pick from, each holds two small children and it goes in a circle track slow enough for all ages.