Top 10 Festival Funfair Rides

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Top 10 Festival Funfair Rides

At eddy leisure we have been attending festivals for 3 generations of our family now so we have seen all the trends and have large amount of knowledge of what makes the best festival funfair rides. 

Below we have created a list of the best festival funfair rides available in the UK.

35 meter Ferris wheel 

The large 35 meter Ferris wheel has to be the most popular festival funfair ride in the world as 95% of all large festivals have one. No festival is complete without a Ferris wheel. 

If you would like more information on Ferris wheels and what type of Ferris wheel we can provide for your event please see our Ferris wheel page with all the information you will need. 

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Slingshot ride (45 meter launch height)

The slingshot ride or as some call it the reverse bungee is probably the second most popular festival funfair ride. It’s popularity is for good reason as you can experience 5G and  speeds of 0 to 60 mph in 1 second. At eddy leisure we own one of only 3 mobile slingshot rides in the UK so we know first hand how popular they are for festivals.  

If you would like to read more about our slingshot ride please go to our slingshot ride page. 

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Star shape (30 meters height)

Star shape is one of the biggest mobile funfair rides in the UK and is very popular with all of the biggest events. The star shape can only attend the biggest events in the UK as it is transports on 4 trucks, setup by cranes and take 2 full days to setup. 

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40 meter booster

The 40m booster is the original boost ride. It has gained a lot of attention since it was created and now is one of the must have festival rides as it is one of the fast funfair rides with a max speed of 60mph. 

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60 meter booster

The 60m booster ride is the new updated bigger and better version of the 40m boost ride. This is at the moment the tallest and fastest mobile funfair ride in the world with max speeds of 100mph. As it takes 2 days to setup the same as the star shape it can only attend the biggest events and festivals in the UK. 

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Magic Mouse roller coaster 

The Magic Mouse roller coaster is by far the biggest funfair ride touring the UK. As you can guess it is extremely popular for all large events as it is the biggest mobile roller coaster in the UK and who doesn’t want that. 

40 meter flying chairs

The 40m fly chairs is a fairly new ride but is gaining a lot of popularity as it gives amazing views just the same as a ferris wheel. One of the best things about this ride is that even though it gives the same amazing views as a Ferris wheel it only needs a third of the space to setup and operate. 

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Loop fighter

Again this is another fairly new ride but gaining a lot of attention as it is the updated version of the freak out ride. The loved and very popular freak out ride just swings from side to side but not the loop fighter as it will do the full 360 and it also has rotating seats, another big upgrade from the original freak out.

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Now you can not have a list of the top 10 festival funfair rides and not include the waltzers. The waltzers has been one of the most popular funfair rides of all time and is still as popular now as it was when it was first designed. No festival is complete without a waltzer ride. 

If you would like to read more information on the waltzers please go to our waltzers hire page. 

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When it comes to the most popular festival funfair ride we think the dodgems has to be on every list as there is not one person who doesn’t love them. What a lot of people don’t know is that there are 3 different sizes off dodgems with different number of bumpers cars, some have 16 and some have 24 so no mater how small or big your festival is there is a dodgems perfect for it. 

If you would like information on the 3 different types of dodgems including space needed, number of bumper cars and setup times please take a look at our dodgems hire page. 



If you are interested in hiring any of the rides above or are interested in the rides attending your event please contacts us

If you would like to see what other funfair rides we can supply please see our funfair ride hire page with all the funfair rides available in the UK.