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Schnepf Farms offering new ‘agritainment park’ in Arizona

Schnepf Farms is celebrating its 80th anniversary with an ‘agritainment park’, a new trend in the attractions industry amid COVID-19.

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Schnepf Farms, which is already home to events and rides, describes the ‘agritainment park’ as ‘an entirely new family tradition’ in Queen Creek, Arizona.

Schnepf Farms Agritainment Park is a seasonal event featuring more than 25 amusement park rides inspired by crops, including a Ferris wheel, bumper cars, spinning tea cups, a super slide and a train.

Themes at the ‘agritainment park’ include Potato Park, Corn Country, Radish Row, Cotton Corner and Peach Pit.

“We have always enjoyed over the years adding small vintage amusements to the farm, so people who visit can stay a little longer,” said owner Carrie Schnepf.

Amusement park rides at Schnepf Farms

“It’s even better to be able to add 15 rides at once, by bringing in a partner. With their rides and ours plus additional attractions, Schnepf Farms Agritainment Park is formed.”

Schnepf Farms Agritainment Park is set to open on February 25 and runs through April 25. The farm is implementing reduced capacity of 35 percent, in response to COVID-19.

Agricultural parks and farms are becoming a trend during the coronavirus pandemic, possibly because they are primarily outdoor attractions. Schnepf Farms covers 300 acres.

Outdoor attractions surviving COVID-19

Although the farm is outdoors, team members are wearing face coverings at all times, and guests are encouraged to do the same.

Zamperla, a leading ride manufacturer, built an indoor amusement park called Luna Farm at FICO Eataly World in Bologna, Italy.

Ride Entertainment, a leader in the supply and installation of some of the world’s most thrilling attractions, also installed a ride at Bengtson Pumpkin Farm.

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Bea Mitchell

Bea is a journalist specialising in entertainment, attractions and tech with 10 years' experience. She has written and edited for publications including CNET, BuzzFeed, Digital Spy, Evening Standard and BBC. Bea graduated from King's College London and has an MA in journalism.

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