Thrill Parks FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What are Thrill Parks and where are they located?

The Iowa State Fair Thrill Parks are three different amusement areas each geared for thrill seekers of all ages.

Thrill Ville: Spectacular, jaw dropping and super-speed screams with the best of today’s rides will be located between the Grandstand and Ye Old Mill.

Thrill Town: Little Fairgoers and their families will find loads of fun and stroller parking in Thrill Town, located northwest of the Jacobson Exhibition Center and east of Gate 10.

Thrill Zone: Extreme thrill seekers looking for hair-raising adventure will find it in the Thrill Zone, located north of Gate 11.

Where can I purchase the advance wristband offers?

All advance offers must be purchased before August 10.
The Advance Thrill pass and Advance Unlimited Ride Wristband can be purchased online or at the Iowa State Fair Ticket Office located at the Administration Building on the Fairgrounds. Both purchasing options will give you a voucher to redeem for your wristband at the Fair.

Where do I redeem my voucher for the Advanced Thrill Pass and Unlimited Ride Wristband?

Vouchers are redeemable 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. during the Fair at the Redemption Booths located at the south end of Thrill Ville and at guest services at the center of Thrill Town.

What are the hours for Thrill Parks?

Thrill Ville opens at 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. (Open until Midnight on Friday and Saturday nights); Thrill Town opens at 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Thrill Zone opens at 10 a.m. – Close

Where can I use my wristband?

Your digital wristband is good for any ride or game in Thrill Ville and Thrill Town.
* Wristbands are not available or redeemable in Thrill Zone, at the Sky Gliders, Ye Old Mill or the Giant Slide.

Are there height requirements for rides in Thrill Parks?

Each ride has its own height requirement throughout Thrill Parks. The majority of the rides in Thrill Town are geared to riders 46 inches and below. Please check the ride requirements posted for each ride.

What are credits good for?

Credits can be used interchangeably for rides and games in Thrill Ville and Thrill Town.

What is the average credit per ride?

Rides and games range from 4-6 credits.

How long are my credits good for?

Credits carry over from day to day during the Fair. If you have extra credits on your wristband at the end of this Fair, bring it back next year for more thrills.

How do I reload credits?

There are 3 ways you can reload credits: download the Magic Money app or visit a Thrill Parks kiosk.

Can I use my wristband every day?

The Advanced Thrill Pass and the Thrill Pass Wristband are based on credits, as long as you have enough credits you can use your wristband any time during the Fair! Additional credits can be loaded anytime during the Fair.

*The Unlimited Ride Wristband is only valid for 1 Fair day Monday – Thursday until 10 p.m. After 10 p.m. you can purchase additional credits for more Fair fun!

What if I lose my wristband?

If you lose your wristband visit your closest Thrill Parks booth and they will assist you.

Can I get a refund on credits I don’t use?

Credits are non-refundable, but they don’t expire. You can use your credits another day or next year.