Delta Fair rides undergo daily inspections one year after 14 people were dropped from ride

Delta Fair rides undergo daily inspections one year after 14 people were dropped from ride

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Delta Fair is back in the Mid-South.

The gates opened Friday evening and will run until September 10.

Last year, the fair made headlines after more than a dozen people were dropped from the 'Moonraker' rider.

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This year Valerie Morris, Communication Director for the Delta Fair, told FOX13 safety is a top priority.

“Making sure everything is safe as possible for the fairgoers to come out have a great time,” Morris said.

3 certified inspectors form The National Association of Amusement Ride Safety will be conducting random checks throughout the time the fair is in the Mid-South to make sure people are safe.

“Every single ride in the fairgrounds is going to be inspected every day,” Morris said.

On Saturday, Thomas Torrence was waiting in line for the ‘OMG!’ ride. A self-proclaimed thrill-seeker Thomas said he isn’t worried about falling off, but he does have another concern.

“Making sure I don’t puke up my turkey legs,” Thomas said.

His sister Emily was not as confident.

“It does make me a little nervous. Because they take them down, and put them back up every year,” Emily said.

But, her nerves did not stop her.

“I'm just gonna go for it. If I break a leg, whatever. It's cool,” Emily said.