Delta Fair Rides Undergoing Inspections Before Opening

MEMPHIS, Tenn. ( - Days before the Delta Fair is set to start, private and county inspectors are busy making sure rides are safe. New this year, the Delta Fair hired their own independent inspector with the National Association of Amusement Ride Safety Officials.

Also, they will have random ride inspections done throughout the fair.

There are 60 rides that must be checked and cleared before anyone can operate them. Rides that need repairs are tagged to show they can't be used until they're fixed.

"I approach everything just like my grandchildren are getting ready to get on that ride,” says NAARSO Inspector Wayne White. “So yeah, you have a lot on your shoulders, but if you do your job right and the folks that are putting these things together are doing their job, then it's not near the pressure you would have if you were getting into something and seeing a lot of problems."


Inspections will run until opening day. Fair officials say they will continue to review their procedures.

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