Carnival has new ‘Glass House,’ unlimited-ride bracelets

By on August 20, 2009

by Martha Quetsch
ELBURN—The Elburn Days Carnival at Lions Park will have a new feature this year, the walk-through Glass House. The festival’s carnival provider, Skinner’s Amusements, also will offer its traditional rides, from the Zipper to the Ferris wheel.

“We have a wide variety-family, intermediate and thrill rides—18 to 20 total,” company owner Pat Skinner said.

For many festival-goers, the carnival is the highlight of the three-day summer event at Lions Park, which offers four opportunities for unlimited rides during the weekend.

The carnival kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, with the festival’s first multi-ride wrist bracelet period, during which fest-goers may take all the rides they want with a purchase of a $15 bracelet.

On Saturday, Aug. 22, the carnival opens at noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. the second multi-ride wrist bracelet periods will take place.

Carnival rides will start at noon on Sunday, Aug. 23, with the third multi-ride wrist bracelet period extending from then until 4 p.m. The final multi-ride bracelet period is from 5:30 to 8:30.