Skyride 1 – Los Angeles Fairplex, CA

This CTEC sky ride opened in 1993 and is now one of two chairlifts operating at the annual Los Angeles County Fair.
Lift line with towers up to 65 feet tall.
This lift also travels to the San Diego County Fair each spring.
Lift line.
Tower 4.
The ride’s operator is Ray Cammack Shows, Inc.
Another view of the lift line.
The drive terminal is a standard Sprint model.
Drive terminal with hydraulic tensioning.
Motor room and loading area.
Riding south.
Over the midway.
The northern end of the lift.
Tower 3.
Middle part of the lift line.
The return bullwheel features a rotating sign.
Tower 1.
Riding north.
A CTEC tower head.
Chair with lockable restraint bar.
Tower 5.
Descending into the drive terminal.
Lift line overview.
Tri leg terminal.
Return terminal overview.
Loading area at the southern station.

6 thoughts on “Skyride 1 – Los Angeles Fairplex, CA

  1. Skiz September 14, 2019 / 5:40 pm

    Why do lifts at carnivals always seem so tall?


    • Donald Reif September 14, 2019 / 6:03 pm

      These lifts are scenic lifts, meant for viewing things off to the side. Compared to ski resort chairlifts, where moving people uphill is their main function and sightseeing is a byproduct.


      • Skiz September 14, 2019 / 6:08 pm

        Yeah, although the people who are riding them generally would be wary of the fact they’ve probably never been on a chairlift and they are very high up


  2. themav September 15, 2019 / 9:47 am

    Those restraint bars are unlike any I’ve ever seen on a CTEC lift before. That being said, I do remember seeing a picture of that style in a CTEC catalog once… The catalog indicated that they were specifically for amusement park/sightseeing lifts.


  3. Porter December 24, 2019 / 4:19 pm

    In one of the photos, the ferris wheel’s cabins looked like ski lift gondolas.


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