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More than 500 entries submitted so far in fair’s roller coaster naming contest

Post by Kari Plog / The News Tribune on April 23, 2013 at 2:36 pm with 1 Comment »
May 2, 2013 11:39 am

The Washington State Fair has received more than 500 entries so far in a contest to name its new roller coaster, according to a fair press release.

The new ride, which debuts this fall at the annual event Sept. 6-22, is a looping inversion coaster that reaches about +5.8 gravity force. That is comparable to a Formula One racing car, the release says.

The naming contest is open through midnight May 8, and anyone 13 and older can enter. The person who coins the moniker will win two season gate passes for the Washington State Fair and two vouchers valid for 20 rides. The prize package is valued at $269, according to the release.

The ride is being shipped here from another venue and carried the former name Typhoon. Fair organizers say the name isn’t suitable for our region.

To enter, visit thefair.com/spring-fair/contests.

The winner of the naming contest will be notified by June 17.

Kari Plog: 253-597-8682

Leave a comment Comments → 1
  1. Name it ‘I’d rather be here then on Meridian or 9th St.
    during the fair.’

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