The Spanish term for “roller coaster,” in case you’re wondering, is “montaña rusa.”
You don’t have to worry about mastering your Berlitz dictionary prior to attending Fiesta Columbus, however.
A proverbial cast-iron stomach could be more important.
A smaller version of the Greater Columbus Fair, the festival includes rides, games, attractions and food. It’s at the Columbus Civic Center and runs Thursday through Sunday.
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Thursday, an opening night special offers $2 admission for both kids and adults.
Guests of all ages will likely want to test their courage — and screaming power — on the event’s rides, traditional fair offerings that come to Columbus courtesy of North American Midway Entertainment.
You can buy individual ride tickets daily, or opt for an unlimited-ride wristband. The $20 wristbands will be available every day of the fair on the festival’s midway.
Expect attractions that include not only the traditional merry-go-round and Ferris wheel, but also stuff like the Fireball, a pendulum-like attraction that takes its brave riders up 90 feet in the air.
The event has a multicultural flair and coincides (almost) with Cinco de Mayo.