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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.

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

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

Carnival Midway Tickets

TypeDescriptionPrice
Single TicketsPurchase as many or few as needed to enjoy your favorite rides!$1.25
Rides OnlyIncludes 40 ride tickets$50
Carnival ComboPackage includes 18 ride tickets & 10 midway coupons$30
Midway Coupon SheetIncludes 5 midway coupons good at any midway food booth or game$5
Extreme Experience BookIncludes 60 ride tickets & 35 midway coupons$100
Extreme Experience Wristband*Unlimited midway rides, plus $50 in midway coupons$100
Aftershock Roller Coaster **Includes 1 Ride for Aftershock Roller Coaster
$12

Ticket Tips

  1. Each ride takes more than 1 ticket. Kiddie rides are between 2-4 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.

* Wristbands can be purchased any day of the fair. Good any one day of the fair. Riders must be present at pickup. Wristband may not be transferred or resold. Lost or damaged wristbands will not be replaced. One customer per wristband. Must show ticket voucher to redeem wristband. Available for purchase online and will also be available at midway ticket boxes. To maintain value of purchase wristband sales will end 3 hours before closing daily and wristbands are only valid until 9 PM daily.

** Aftershock Roller Coaster ticket sold separately. Aftershock does not accept Golden Wheel Ride tickets or Wristbands. 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. AFTERSHOCK IS NOT INCLUDED IN ANY SPECIAL PROMOTIONS, INCLUDING WRISTBANDS, BUDDY DAYS, OR ANY OTHER DISCOUNT.

Carnival Rides

Wacky Worm

Restrictions: 36” Minimum with a Supervising Companion, 42” may ride alone
# 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!

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

TILT-A-WHIRL

Restrictions: 46” Minimum (Guest who are smaller must be able to close lap bar tightly)
# 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.

CLIFFHANGER

Restrictions: 46” Minimum (Carrier must latch comfortably & completely with out force)
# 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.

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!

1001 NACHTS

Restrictions: 48” Minimum
# 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.

Safari Train

Restrictions: 36” Minimum, no adults
# 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.

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.

TORNADO

Restrictions: 40” Minimum with a Supervising Companion, (Max weight is 250, any guests
over cannot safely ride.)
# 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.

Construction Zone

Restrictions: Up to 36” must ride with a Supervising Companion, 37” may ride alone
# 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.

Dumbos

Restrictions: 36" Minimum
# of Tickets: 3
Level: Family

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

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.

WHIRLWIND

There is always fun on this ride for the family!

Restrictions: 40” Minimum with a Supervising Companion, 42” may ride alone
# of Tickets: 4
Level: Family

MEGA DROP TOWER

Restrictions: 42” Minimum, Max weight 300lbs
# of Tickets: 6
Level: Thrill

There is nothing like the rush of the Mega Drop!

Fun Slide

Restrictions: Below 41” must ride with a Supervising Companion, 42” may ride alone
# 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.

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.

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.

Viking Ship

Restrictions: 40” Minimum with a Supervising Companion, 45” may ride alone
# of Tickets: 3
Level: Family

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

FLYING BOBS

Restrictions: 42” Minimum with a Supervising Companion
# 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: 42” Minimum with a Supervising Companion, 52” may 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.

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!

THE ROCK-O-PLANE

Restrictions: Must be 36" tall and accompanied by a responsible Party or 48" tall to ride alone
# 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.

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.

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.

Bumper Cars

Restrictions: 42” Minimum with a Supervising Companion, 50” may 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!

Silver Streak

Restrictions: 36” Minimum with a Supervising Companion, 48” may ride alone
# of Tickets: 4
Level: Family

Just like the Flying Bobsled, but for younger folks.

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.

Eli Ferris Wheel

Restrictions: Under 48” Minimum must ride with a Supervising Companion
# 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.

Mini Enterprise

Restrictions: 36” Minimum with a Supervising Companion
# of Tickets: 3
Level: Family

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

Venetian Carousel

Restrictions: 36” Minimum must ride with a Supervising Companion / 40” may ride alone
# of Tickets: 4
Level: Kiddie

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

Orient Express

Restrictions: 36” Minimum with a Supervising Companion, 42” may 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!

THE ZIPPER

Restrictions: 48” Minimum
# of Tickets: 6
Level: Thrill

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

Raiders

Restrictions: 36” Minimum with a Supervising Companion, 48” may 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.

G-Force

Restrictions: 40” Minimum with a Supervising Companion, 42” may ride alone
# of Tickets: 5
Level: Thrill

The crowd favorite.