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May Fair's scariest ride: Are you brave enough?

Will you dare go on the scariest ride ever to come to Boston May Fair? Abie Danter's ride "Air" has been judged to be the most thrilling ride ever to come to the May Fair.

It's arrival in town has already caused a stir and construction of the beast has begun.

Air will swing, spin and loop 30 riders 100 feet through the air. With the seats looping uncontrolled at random, no two rides will ever be the same.

It also features a state-of-the-art computer system which has seven different ride sequences to tailor the experience to its target audience. More importantly the computer monitors the ride for maximum safety, not only ensuring the safety restrains are locked but also monitors the weather conditions and wind speed to ensure safe operation of the ride.

Air is one of only three such rides in the world. It was built in southern Germany by a world leader in the manufacture of amusement rides. It took two years to design and 12 months to build.

By night Air will dazzle spectators with the latest in LED lighting technology with colour-changing effects that have never been seen on a fairground ride before. The main front sign features letters six feet high along with fog machines and strobe lights adding to the visual spectacle. While the spectacular lighting will leave spectators stunned for those brave enough to ride Air will be in for an experience they have never felt before.

See Air in action at https://bit.ly/2rdQ8X6

Are you daring enough to ride it?

As tradition dictates, the fair will be officially opened by the Mayor at noon on Saturday, May 5. The town centre will be completely taken over by a wide variety of fairground attractions, including thrill rides, children's rides and food stalls until Saturday, May 12. It will be open from noon to 11pm on the first Saturday, and from 11am to 10.30pm on every other day except for the Friday, when it will be open from 11am to 11pm and on the Sunday when it will be open from 1.30pm to 9pm. Some of the bigger rides are likely to only be available from 5pm weekdays.

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