The Arizona State Fair hit Phoenix, and brought a combination of all kinds of Deep Fried foods, anything on a stick, all sorts of creatures from Elephants to Monkeys riding dogs, an assortment of crappy carnival games and rides, along with a never to be forgotten Footsie Wootsie "Massager"!
I car pooled with DLandFansAZ Family and arrived early afternoon. Even with entry only a dollar a person, it's sure easy to blow Disneyland Size Dollars on things that don't reach near the quality. And yes, we have plenty of DL and DCA comparrisons!
But to start off:
If you wanted some Route 66 "Sideshow" Attractions, these were the building for you. Look! Some people are really going in! Like the old saying goes - there's a sucker born every minute.
Among the other side shows this year, The Pink Lady, who grows cotton candy on her head? DLandFansAZ kids pose as this lady who would fit right in with sideshow bob!
Toward the exit of the first fun house, we see our Cotton Candy ladies approaching!
THINGS on a STICK
This year saw an astronomical increase in the number of things served on a stick (regardless of whether or not they were edible) among those:
The common "hot dog on a stick" (no, not the one found in the malls with primary colored tank tops)
Pattymelt on a Stick, Cheese Burger on a Stick, Chicken Fried Steak on a Stick,
Pizza on a Stick?
Footlong in a Bun on a Stick, Polish in a Bun on a Stick, yeah, no comment
Of course what could follow a footlong or a polish??? A Frozen Chocolate covered Banana on a Stick!
DEEP FRIED EVERYTHING!
OK, you already got a few glimpses of some of the deep fried stuff, but you ain't seen nothin', YET!!!
cheesecake, cookie cough, twinkies, snickers, oreos, moon pies, etc. . . .
No deep fried root beer floats this year, but how about . . . .
yeah, deep fried reeses whips!!!
Deep Fried Artichoke Hearts, and WHAT? Deep fried Coconanas???
This place just placed anything they could imagine in their deep fryer, the list went on and on and on . . . . .
And deep fried pickles, here . . . . .
And everything else
I wonder if he wishes he was and oscar meyer hot dog?
and all the sweet stuff
And Beer, Daiquiris, margaritas and mudslides . . . .
Rides with Disney comparisons
Hey, what's that, in the middle?
Yeah, the guy with the newspaper?
Right near the front gate, a blow up simba! (yellow ones center left)
Down Main Street we see Esmeralda's buddies
Peter Pan's pirate ship leave much to be desired, Look a mr hook look a like!
Either Mr Toad drives in Circles, or a less adventurous Autopia
Hey, Casey Jr! Think we have a HOT looking date for you!
and you should see the jewels on her caboose!
Looks like we've hit goofy's garden!
How about a crawl through a Corn Cob!
Leaf me alone!
Gotta milk these jokes
Why doesn't DL have these
Ahh, the old Skyway
The Matterhorn could use one of these Bavarian Nut Guys
Ride a Bull, with the parent making the bull buck
oh, probably because one is broke already!
Oh, wait, DCA IS getting one of these, when the orange rind is removed
No fun house on the pier yet
Celebrities at The AZ State Fair
A hybrid of McCain and Obama
everyone ooo and aaahhhh! It's Michael Phellps!
AZ Roller Derby Gals!
The Wildest New Ride at the Fair this year"
Mrs Thumper was the only one with guts in our group, The rest of us didn't WANT to display our gutts.
Local Channel 15 and a couple of news reporters were covering the AZ Fair also
Time to meet up with some more Micechatters:
Sally and Chuck were having some sort of contest, seeing who could keep a straight face the longest
Looks like Sally may be cracking first . . . .
Who's gonna break first? wait, now chuck is showing a little crack
OOOHHHHHHHHH! SALLY BREAKS COMPLETELY!!!!!
Looking over sally's shoulder, Lisa spots the first thing she wants to try out, NO, not the "Fine Cigars"
It's the Footsie Wootsie!!!!! Mrs. Thumper wants to try is out too!
Ah, you know THAT's not going to be the end of the story of this attraction, for Lisa!
Lisa decides to be MORE Adventurous,
Lisa is One of MiceChat's greatest Imagineers!
After Prying them off of the "Footsie Wootsies"
But, unfornately, NOT before both of them exploded.
After those adventures, it was time to cool off a little:
Can you find the hidden Mickeys in both containers?????
(look closely, sometimes the same "ear" is for more than just one Mickey!)
Sally and Mrs Thumper cool off in a different way!
Some of the exhibit halls had some even stranger "attractions", Just a Week ago, we saw several people in red shirt, none of who were as scary as this bunch. These must have been from some sort of cult! They were all lined up in front of chairs, they must be trying to keep people from coming in.
After sneeking by those red shirted peeps, we find a rubbery type toy, in various shapes, that you "SPLATT" on a flat surface. In about a minute, the regain their original shape
In this case it's a tomato!
Back Outside, there were THREE ferris wheels.
After roaming through the food carts, it was time to eat.
The sandwich was ok, but the strawberry funnelcake was fantastic! There was a cart with different kinds of beneights (spelling ?) those french donuts, but this was already too much.
Lisa debated whether or not she should bring a "footsie wootsie" machine home
While we ate, we were also entertain by some elephants (YES! REAL LIVE ELEPHANTS) right next to us. They were giving rides (for a price). All that separated the elephant from reigning chaos on the AZ state fair was a three foot fence.
After eating, we decided to watch the "Banana Derby" where Monkeys ride dogs! One of the monkeys (bobo) was mean and started biting the ears of the dog it was riding! Here's some of the action!
Sadly, we missed the Bear show, BUT at least we could watch them for a little bit.
Anyone still hungry??????? Think again, because you really don't want to eat these . . . . .
Because NONE of it is FOOD. IT'S ALL ROCKS!!!
There was even an Adventureland of Sorts - Congratulations to Sally who was the only one in our group to make it through the maze!
Then is was time for Big Thunder Ranch
Gotta Love Hamsterpalooza!!!!! (or something like that) Nearby were TONS of Rabbits!
A Couple of Smoking breathing Dragons!
And one more fun house for our cotton Candy Ladies to laugh through!
Is this THE END? ? ? ? ?
Nope! This is! No Bull! (well, actually it is a bull)