San Diego County Fair
Attractions & Exhibits  

Rides and Games


It's just not the San Diego County Fair without rides and games! The Fun Zone has many exciting rides, as does Kids Zone. You'll find nearly 50 different types of games of skill in the Fun Zone and 20 games of skill in Kids Zone. And don't miss out on Thrill Rides!

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Hours

Day Kids Zone Fun Zone
Note: Grounds close about one hour after gates close; Kids Zone closes about one hour before Fun Zone
Tuesdays Noon-10:00PM Noon-11:00PM
Wednesdays
Noon-10:00PM Noon-11:00PM
Thursdays Noon-10:00PM Noon-11:00PM
Fridays Noon-11:00PM Noon-midnight
Saturdays 11:00AM-11:00PM 11:00AM-midnight
Sundays 11:00AM-10:00PM 11:00AM-11:00PM
Friday, July 4 11:00AM-midnight 11:00AM-midnight
Closing times are approximate.

Ride coupon prices

At Fair ride coupon booths: Single ride coupon, .75¢; 28 coupons, $20 (.71¢ ea.); 72 coupons, $50 (.69¢ ea.). Most rides require 3-6 coupons; some of the more thrilling rides require up to 10 coupons. For Thrill Rides and pony rides, the rider pays directly.


Ways to save

Admission and Ride Packages

Online or by phone through Ticketmaster, you can buy admission-and-ride ticket packages that will save you up to 40 percent. See Admission-Ride Packages in the Tickets & Promotions section for details.

If you would like to save on games, check out the Best Pass Ever for information and the purchase of game coupon sheets.

Pepsi logoPepsi Pay-One-Price Ride Day

Want to ride as much as you want for just one price? Pepsi Pay-One-Price Ride Day is every Wednesday and Thursday in June!

Game discounts

Play games for $1 on select Wednesdays and Thursdays during Pepsi Pay-One-Price promotion.


Footwear: 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.


Fun Zone Rides

Fun Zone is located on the west side of the Fairgrounds. For children who do not meet the height requirements for these rides, we have rides just their size in Kids Zone. New rides are in bold.
Ride Coupons Height restrictions
(minimum to ride alone)
Air Max 6 48"
Alien Abduction 5 48"
Alpine Bobs 5 42"
Big Bamboo 5 42" to ride alone
36" to ride with an adult
Carousel 4 42"
Crazy Mouse 6 55" to ride alone
45" to ride with an adult
Creep Show 5 36"
Dodge'em (bumper cars) 6 42" to ride; 50" to drive
Evolution 6 52"
Fast Trax (slide) 5 42" alone
smaller okay with an adult
German Fun House 5 42" to ride alone
no restrictions with adult
G Force 6 48" minimum
78" maximum (6-feet-6)
Grand Wheel 6 54" to ride alone
42" to ride with an adult
Hard Rock 6 52"
Haunted Mansion 5 42" (may be scary for young kids)
Magnum 6 55"
Mach 1 10 56" minimum
75" maximum
Mega Drop 6 54"
MetroMaze (Mirror Maze) 4 42" alone
no restrictions with adult
Moscow Circus 5 42"
children younger than 6 must have supervising companion
Olympic Bobs 6 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
Rock It 8 55" minimum
77" maximum
Sky Flyer 6 48" to ride alone
42" to ride with an adult
Speed 10 56" minimum
75" maximum (6-feet-3)
SR-2 Simulator 4 36"
Storm 5 48"
Surf Shack 4 42"
Tango 6 54"
Tilt a Whirl 4 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 6 48"
Zombie 4 42"



Thrill Rides and Other Attractions

Ride Cost Notes
Bungee
(Avenue of the Palms)
$40 per person Jumpers must be between 80 and 300 lbs. Younger than age 18 requires a release signed by a parent or guardian.
Sling Shot (near Del Mar Arena) $30 per single rider; $55 for two people Riders must be at least 48" tall.
Rock Climbing Wall
(Fun Zone)
$5 per person  
Turbo Jump (Family Funville) $7 per person  
Happy Day Pony Ride $7 per child  
Sky Ride 4 coupons 54" to ride alone
42" with supervising companion


Kids Zone Rides

Kids Zone is located in the east end of Family Funville. For some rides, children must ride alone (without an adult); on others, adults may ride. Height and weight restrictions offered as a guideline for parents of toddlers. New rides are in bold.

Ride Coupons Height restrictions
Baby Venice 3 30" minimum;
52" maximum
Balloon 3 36"
Beach Party 4 42" to ride alone
36" with paid adult
Bees 3 36" and at least 3 years old
Ages 3-6 must be with a paid adult
Beetle Bobs 5 42"
Carousel 3 42"
Century Wheel 5 42" to ride alone
36" with paid adult
Cool Bears 3 42" to ride alone
36" with paid adult
Cyclone 4 48" to ride alone
42" with paid adult
Daytona Truck 4 42" to ride alone
36" with paid adult
Dive Bomber 4 36"
Dune Buggy Jump 3 32"
Frog Hopper 3 36"
Fun Slide 3 42"
Goliath Slide 3 48" to ride alone
36" with supervising companion
Groovy Bus 3 366" to ride alone
Helicopter 3 36" to ride alone
Kiddie Bumper Boats 4 32"
Kiddie Swing 3 32" minimum
46" maximum
Kiddie Wheel 3 36" minimum
52" maximum
Kite Flyer 4 42" to ride alone
36" with paid adult
Little Dipper 4 36"
Lolliswings 3 42"
Magic Maze 4 42" to ride alone
36" with paid adult
Mini Bumper Cars 4 36"
Monster Trucks 4 42" to ride alone
36" with supervising companion
Monkey Maze 4 42"
Motorcycle 4 36"
Oh Chute (big slide) 4 42"
Quadzilla 4 36"
Raiders 4 36"
River Ride 4 60" maximum
Silver Streak 4 42" to ride alone
36" with paid adult
Speedway 3 36"
Spider Mania 3 36"
Tea Cups 3 30"
Thomas the Train 3 36" minimum
52" maximum
Wacky Worm 4 42" to ride alone
36" with paid adult
Winky the Whale 4 32" to ride alone
no restrictions with paid adult