The Carnival is Coming Back to Town in February – Ride Photos
It's almost that time again, the Victoria Livestock Show and Carnival returns in February of 2023. As always, I am a big kid and am excited about the carnival. Back in 2020, I was super excited to learn that the committee switched from Reed Exposition Midway to Pride of Texas Shows. That changed the vibe of the carnival immediately! If you remember going to the carnival at any point back in the day. You probably remember unkept 'carnies', rides being held together by duct tape, and just an overall dirty feeling. I am pretty sure I wasn't the only one that felt that way.
The Pride of Texas Shows offers crisp, clean, and very colorful rides. All the 'carnies' wear the same uniforms and are friendly. The overall presentation of the carnival is clean when it comes to the cable management and overall spacing of the grounds. The 2023 Victoria Livestock Show Carnival will run from Thursday, February 16th- to Sunday, February 26th. Livestock Show festivities will kick off with the parade on Saturday, February 11th in Downtown Victoria. Click to see the full Livestock show schedule. Take a look at the photos of the ACTUAL rides that will be set up here in Victoria. Notice how colorful and clean they are [PHOTOS].
NO-LIMIT: This is a premium ride and will require additional tickets even if you have a wristband. On a side note, there is a weight limit, which I went over. I was denied entry to this ride.
THE SEA RAY: This one is super colorful with super bright LED lights.
THE CLIFFHANGER: No duct tape on this one.
THE FERRIS WHEEL: Over 50’, guests will get a birds-eye view of the surrounding area!
VERTIGO: Side note, this ride will not fly on a super windy day.
THE PUPPY ROLL: The Puppy Roll is a family ride. It has a double circular motion. I have actually gotten sick from spinning too much on this one.
THE ORIENT EXPRESS: The Orient Express is a kiddie roller coaster that mom and dad can ride along to!
ALIEN ABDUCTION: Most of us grew up with the name the 'Gravitron' Riders experience the feeling of weightlessness as they are pressed against the wall. I can still handle this one.
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