DES MOINES, IA (07/10/2013)(readMedia)-- "Nothing Compares" to the adrenaline pumping rides on the Midway at the 2013 Iowa State Fair. With a new thrill ride and a variety of savings packages, Fairgoers can enjoy even more entertainment. The Fair is set August 8-18.

The Iowa State Fair welcomes back Belle City Amusements for 11 days of twists, turns and thrills that are guaranteed to delight Fairgoers of all ages. Hang on tight as the Midway's hair raising Moonraker-the only one in North America-sends you flying over 70 feet into the sky. Newly restored and out of retirement, try to catch your breath as the giant spinning disc picks up speed, lifting you into the air at angles upwards of 90 degrees.

Fairgoers can save big on the new Moonraker ride as well as 40 other exciting Midway rides by planning ahead for this year's Fair. Purchase a set of five Midway tickets for $14; each ticket is good for one ride. For an even bigger day of Midway excitement, purchase a Mega Pass wristband for unlimited rides. Weekday Mega Passes are just $25 and are good for unlimited mechanical rides any one weekday from open to close.

Or, purchase an Any Day Mega Pass for $30, good for unlimited mechanical rides any one Fair day (including weekends). These Midway special savings must be purchased by August 7 and are available while supplies last at or the Iowa State Fair Ticket Office.

If you missed these deals, more bargains are in store during Fair time. Weekdays only, $25 each day buys a wristband good for unlimited mechanical rides from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Available during the Fair at Midway ticket booths only.

There is something for everyone at Belle City Amusements, from the famous Double Ferris Wheel and the Rock N Roll Himalaya, to kiddie rides and games of skill. For a complete list of all rides and rules please visit

"Nothing Compares" to the 2013 Iowa State Fair, August 8-18. The Fairgrounds are located at East 30th and East University Avenue, just 10 minutes east of downtown Des Moines. For more information, call 800/545-FAIR or visit

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