New Attractions Pass the Test at York Fair

Written by: Katie Kyros

In its 248th year, the York Fair has new thrill attractions, whether you’re taking flight, or taking the plunge.

The US Airbag Free Fall, Mine-Bender roller coaster and helicopter rides were all drawing crowds on Saturday.

State inspectors kept the free fall and roller coaster closed the first day of the fair. Mine-Bender had not been used since 2002 at South of the Border in South Carolina, so inspectors put it through more than 100 test runs.

“We’re keeping pace with everyone and maybe a half step ahead of the curve,” organizer Derek Shaw said of the new additions.