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Ekka '10

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Hey all! I was surprised there was no topics about the Ekka yet, since it's coming up... I'm a Bris person, and I was a wuss about rides until the beginning of this year, so I never really went on Ekka rides.... What's your favourite ride at the Ekka, and what's you favourite thing to do there? Let the discussion begin!

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Favourite thing to do? Not spend $15 on a 2min ride :D
XD I never found any rides over $10 (though it says on the website that there are). The max I've ever had to pay was about $5.... but since it's the Ekka and I'm moving away next year I might as well enjoy it :P

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Most of the rides are around the 7 - 8 Dollar mark, and RNA policy states that rides have to go for a minimum of 120 seconds (Except obviously Mega Drop and the Roller-Coasters) before they are even allowed onto the show site. The only rides that generally pass the 10 dollar mark are the "Extreme" rides like Speed, No Limit, Slingshot etc.

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Most rides at Ekka are between $4 to $7, however they can range from a gold coin donation to $12. ^^^^ From the ekka site. Also... New rides for 2010 include: * The Mixer - $8 - The new extreme ride this year is The Mixer which will have riders thrown (safely) in all directions. * Hollywood Horrors - $10 - Another new feature is the never-before-seen-in-Australia Hollywood Horrors, which is a maze of rooms that have been themed around popular horror films. * Let's Make a Deal - $5 - Let's Make a Deal is a cheesy family fun carnival game where players have to pick a golden suitcase to reveal their prize - some of which have ipods inside! * Mirror Maze - $5 - This old-time family favourite has been completely revamped and will delight people in 2010! Traditional Favourites: Don't forget the traditional favourities rides that are back again year after year such as the Ferris Wheel. Also, make sure you check out: * Rock and Roll Ride - $8 - Chevrolet Cars and cool music from the 1950s always has everyone feeling as cool as Fonzy! * Euro Slide - $3 - The biggest slide in the southern hemisphere is a big crowd pleaser and will be back again this year. * The Viewing Wheel - $7 pp or $25 for 4 people - Slower than the Ferris Wheel, the Viewing Wheel lets riders enjoy the views and have a birds-eye-view of the Showgrounds. and... http://www.ekka.com.au/media/139057/showbags_list.pdf

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Well, I can't say which is my fave ride because I've never been to EKKA, but I know that some of the rides that were at this year's RES have been at EKKA, like Rock n Roll and Sky Flyer for instance. Rock n Roll has to be one of my favourites. Now that I mention the RES, I'm still wondering when will O'Neill's Rainbow finally return to the showgrounds. It's another favourite of mine, and I can't wait until next year's RES to go on Rainbow and XXXL (if they do appear at the 2011 RES that is).

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