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Carnival rides, games take root in mall parking lot
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For 11 consecutive days, Gainesville residents can climb aboard their favorite carnival rides during the annual Spring Carnival Fair.

Today through Saturday, Modern Midways will set up shop at Lakeshore Mall, 150 Pearl Nix Parkway near the Shallowford entrance, in Gainesville. The midway will open at 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

More than 25 attractions and rides, including the new Rockstar and the Worm Family Roller Coaster, will entertain visitors. In addition, the midway will feature all the old favorites such as the Giant Gondola Wheel, Orbiter, Yo-Yo, Bumper Cars, Rok ‘N Rol and Hurricane.

The latest family games and international food booths also will have a stake in the midway.

A special unlimited rides wristband will be offered daily. Discount coupons are available at area merchants and from ads in The Times.

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