Rides & Games

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Rides & Games

Fun Zone and Kids Zone

Rides and games at the San Diego County Fair’s Fun Zone and Kids Zone are individually selected, which makes our midway areas the Best in the West! Guests will the larger and more thrilling rides in the Fun Zone, while families can enjoy Kids’ Zone, rides for the little ones in an entirely separate area in Family Funville. Each area has about 40 rides and plenty of games where you might win a stuffed prize!

Some rides require that riders be wearing closed-toe and closed-heel shoes, such as sneakers. On other rides, riders will need to remove shoes not secured by a strap.

All guests who wear orthopedic casts, body casts, plaster casts, or surgical casts are required to sign a waiver for rides. Guests under age 18 must have an adult present to sign the waiver. Waivers may be obtained in Guest Services or at the Concessions office on the third floor at the west end of the Grandstand.

Insurance requires all individuals on a ride to pay. ADA law does not require that the Fair allow free admission on rides for individuals assisting a person with a
disability. (Note: The San Diego County Fair gives free admission for assistants at the entrance gates only.)

Individuals with a disability may ride on any ride when they meet the following criteria:

  • If they can board in a manner that the ride requires without the help of the operator or other Fair patron; and
  • If they meet the requirements set forth by the manufacturer of the ride.
Fun Zone hours
Ride Coupon & Thrill Ride Prices
Admission/Ride Packages
Pay-One-Price Ride Days

Fun Zone

Ride Costs & Height Requirements
Ride Coupons Height restrictions
(minimum to ride alone)
Air Maxx 6 48″
Alien Abduction 5 48″
Alpine Bobs 6 42″
Big Bamboo 5 42″ to ride alone
36″ to ride with an adult
Big Wheel 6 54″ to ride alone
42″ to ride with an adult
Carousel 4 42″
Crazy Mouse 8 55″ to ride alone
45″ to ride with an adult
Creep Show 5 42″ to ride alone
36″ to ride with an adult
Dodge’em (bumper cars) 6 42″ to ride
50″ to drive
Evolution 6 52″
Flipper 6 54″
Fast Trax (slide) 5 42″ alone
34″ with an adult
Fun Factory 5 42″
Children younger than 6 must have supervising companion
German Fun House 5 42″ to ride alone
No restrictions with adult
G Force 6 48″ minimum
78″ maximum (6-feet-6)
Haunted Mansion 5 42″ (may be scary for young kids)
Hurricane 5 48″
Insanity 6 54″ minimum
78″ maximum (6-feet-6)
Mardi Gras 5 42″ minimum; no restrictions if with adult
Magnum 6 55″
Mach 1 10 56″ minimum
75″ maximum (6-feet-3)
Mega Drop 6 52″
MetroMaze (Mirror Maze) 5 42″ alone
No restrictions with adult
Olympic Bobs 8 54″
O.M.G. 6 54″
Orbitor 5 54″
Pharaoh’s Fury 5 48″
Rave Wave 6 48″ to ride alone
42″ with supervising companion
Silly Sea 4 42″
Sky Flyer 6 48″ to ride alone
42″ to ride with an adult
Speed 10 56″ minimum
75″ maximum (6-feet-3)
Storm 5 48″ to ride alone
42″ to ride with an adult
Tango 6 54″
Tilt a Whirl 5 48″ to ride alone
42″ to ride with an adult
Wave Swinger 6 48″
Wild River 6 48″ alone
42″ with supervising companion
Wind Surf 6 52″
Zipper 5 48″

Kids Zone

Ride Costs & Height Requirements
Ride Coupons Height restrictions
(minimum to ride alone)
ATV 3 36″
Baby Eli Wheel 3 32″
Baby Venice 3 30″ minimum;
52″ maximum
Baja Buggies 3 36″
Balloon 4 36″
Beach Party 4 42″ to ride alone
36″ with paid adult
Beetle Bobs 4 42″ to ride alone
36″ with paid adult
Big Top Swinger 5 42″
Carousel 4 42″
Century Wheel 5 42″ to ride alone
36″ with paid adult
Convoy 4 36″ to ride alone
Cyclone 4 48″ to ride alone
42″ with paid adult
Daytona Truck 4 36″ to ride alone
32″ with paid adult
Dive Bomber 4 36″
Dizzy Dragons 3 42″ to ride alone
36″ with paid adult
Flying Dragoon 3 32″
Frog Hopper 3 36″
Goliath Slide 3 48″ to ride alone
36″ with supervising companion
Groovy Bus 3 36″ to ride alone
Happy Swing 3 36″
Helicopter 3 36″ to ride alone
30″ with paid adult
Horse Train 3 36″ minimum
52″ maximum
Hully Gully 4 36″
Jumpin’ Jumbo 3 36″
Kiddie Bumper Boats 4 36″
Kiddie Swing 3 32″ minimum
46″ maximum
Kite Flyer 4 42″ to ride alone
36″ with paid adult
Little Dipper 4 36″
Lolliswings 3 36″
Magic Maze 4 42″ to ride alone
36″ with paid adult
Mini Bumper Cars 4 36″
Monkey Maze 4 42″
Monster Truck 4 42″ to ride alone
36″ with paid adult
Oh Chute (big slide) 4 46″
Quadzilla 4 36″
Raging River 4 60″ maximum
Raiders 4 36″
Safari Train 3 36″
Silver Streak 4 42″ to ride alone
36″ with paid adult
Speedway 4 36″
Superslide 3 36″
Survival Island 4 36″ minimum
50″ maximum
Tea Cups 3 30″
Wacky Worm 4 42″ to ride alone
36″ with paid adult
Winky the Whale 4 32″ to ride alone
no restrictions with paid adult
San Diego County Fair at the Del Mar Fairgrounds