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How the "Million Dollar Midway" saved Summerfest

Published July 7, 2013

Summerfest had a slow start in the early years. Riding to the rescue was Milt Kaufman and his "Million Dollar Midway." The Midway was a cash cow and although it wasn't part of Summerfest, it operated adjacent to and at the same time as the music festival.


Social Circle: Do you miss the Summerfest midway?

Published June 30, 2013

Today, there is not a midway at Summerfest and people have mixed opinions on whether or not it is missed. Most people, it seems, think the decision to eliminate the rides and games was a good idea, but others saw the value in the carnival component.


Great America offers more fun than ever

Published May 7, 2002

V-2 Vertical Velocity is one of the most thrilling coasters in the park. The ride, which reaches speeds of up to 70 mph, suspends riders on a spiral that travels straight up and back down two 185-ft. vertical towers.

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