Tulsa Skyride Comments

Selected comments from petition responses

The following comments are from petition responders who gave permission to have their comments posted on this site. UPDATE: Comments are now listed in order with the newest ones first. More are added regularly.

We at the Amusement Preservation Museum feel it is important that the Sky Ride remains to preserve the history of a once common attraction and piece of Americana, and allow for memories to be made for years to come!

Troy Parsh

Love the sky ride! I always ride it

Candi Morgan

Please save.

Phillip Thirion

Skyride has to be saved. It’s the best ride at the fair and has been for many many years. Keep the history and fun alive!

Sadie Uneberg

Save the skyride. Open it for other events.

Jon Hollis

Keep this treasure in Tulsa. If there are other activities around ie shopping, eating try having it open around holidays, weekends or seasonal as well.

Rachel Bond

Only ten left? We should highlight and capitalize on that. This thing has equity in it as far as I can tell, has probably long been paid off and is a staple of the fair! Maybe they could open it for other special occasions? Or could come up with creative events around the ride? Create an art installation around it? I’ve got ideas! Lol

Ashley Seay

Save the Skyride

Randa Jankowski

Please save the skyride. It’s my favorite thing at the fair.

Charletta Sasnett

I was bummed when I noticed it was not operating this year! Save the Sky Ride!!!

Chris Jackson

The skyride should stay as a Tulsa tradition because families look forward to riding it every year during the fair.

Karaann Smith

Please save our beloved Tulsa Skyride. It was truly missed this 2021 fair!

Please save our Skyride it’s s huge part of our history that doesn’t need to be dismantled and destroyed. I heard so many people that needed the Skyride for help getting back to the other end of the fair. The other comments were, “It’s a part of the tradition looking over our beautiful fairgrounds! “

Mike McGuirk

My family was sad to see the Sky Ride gone this year.

Danielle Crandell

I love the sky ride. It is the only ride I go on. I have many old memories of our sky ride!

Linda Jill Brown

Save the SKYRIDE!!!!

Alyssa Sullivan

ENOUGH with tearing down our local traditions! Tulsa has almost none left and we deserve better than this!

Colin Braumiller

Was sad to see the sky ride not operating.

Stephanie Owens

The fair-goers were greatly missing the historic and traditional SkyRide!

Beveryle Tighe

Please keep this, charge to ride just like Oklahoma City and their Ferris wheel! We could make this an extremely cool area! Put up a big letter sculpture like OKC, but TUL and some how add in mini golf or something.. I know it’s all parking lot but we have to save this :’)

Hannah Farina

Why is it being threatened and who is responsible?

Emily Simpson

Have enjoyed it each time I have been at the fair!

Neva Byfield

Why is Oklahoma trying to destroy our State Fair Parks? In OKC they got rid of everything, race track, monorail and the Space Needle. Now they have NOTHING. I guess Tulsa wants to have a dead, has-been worthless Fair also. SAVE the Skyride!

Harold Hasel

Please bring the sky ride back. It’s one of the greatest parts of the tulsa state fair.

Brytni Hogan

My son has Autism and doesn’t like very many things, but the Skyride was his favorite. He was heartbroken when he found out it wasn’t running this year. Please save it!!!

Rene Kingfisher

I’ve ridden the skyride since the 70s. So many memories! Missed it so much this year!

Melissa Pillars

I love this ride!!!

Dean Martin

I love this ride it’s the staple of my childhood I need it back I used to ride it back and fourth 20 times probably each year!!!!

Chris Durnal

Love it, please save and preserve the history of it.

Dani Camacho

So sad it will not be running. Was looking forward to riding it.

Andrea Ring

We love riding the Tulsa Skyride! Please keep this historic treasure for us all to enjoy!

Joan Wilcoxen

don’t take skyride away!!! we missed it this year !!!

Maria Mercado

Please keep the skyride going, it has a lot of memories attached.

Heather Yartz

Best ride ever. Don’t want to lose this ride.

Becky Schell

I am disabled…this is the one ride I can enjoy and make memories with my grandkids.

Patricia Thomison

They closed Bells. This should be saved as a historic landmark.

Steve Harris

San Antonio used to have two sky rides from Von Roll Switzerland. It is very sad both were removed. I have traveled to Tulsa to visit the state fair just to ride the sky ride. There is less then 10 of these in the USA. Please consider saving the sky ride and keep her running for more fans of the state fair and the sky ride for many years to come!

Raul Medina

I lived in Tulsa for forty plus years, grew up there. Hhave went to the fair for around 50 years. Every year we come to Tulsa and go to the fair and always look forward to riding the skyride, one of the best rides every age can enjoy, also back in the 70 and 80s worked to make extra money and worked at concessions at Ice Capades. Love our great fair but quit taking things away for example our beloved Bell’s. Stop! It will never be the great fair it once was without Bell’s. But it’s a family tradition we still come every year. Of course we did not get to last year. Thanks for having it this year!

Peggy Peck

The sky ride has been a favorite of our family for 30 years. It’s such a unique piece of the Tulsa State Fair and deserves to remain a mainstay for many more years to come.

Corbin Francis

Hey I want to sign up to help save the skyride and I want it running and operating and I don’t want it removed.

Princess Olivia Alyce

This is the main reason we come to the fair!

Rachel Coe

I’ve rode the skyride since I was a kid and I’m 66! Please leave it opened and don’t take away the joy for the younger generations!!!

Kathy E.

The SkyRide is a part of Tulsa history and is one of my favorite childhood memories!

Elena Arroyo

These kinds of experiences are becoming much too rare and will not be replaced.

Barry Hill

Only one left, like admiral twin drive in. It’s home.

Jim Robinson

VR101 ropeways based at their uniqueness have to be preserved for future generations !!!

Markus Lehmann

We need to save these classic rides!

Jeff Brown

I have ridden many Von Rolls over the years, several of which no longer exist. This is a historic Von Roll. Please do not add this to the list of defunct Von Roll sky rides. Thank you.

John Voymas

These historical rides are disappearing across the country and should be preserved for future generations to enjoy. You can’t learn about history if you remove history.

Jason Belavic

You have a treasure. Please don’t destroy it.

Shawn Sanders

I have ridden this sky-ride before. It is one of the few left in this country. It is still a popular ride at the fair – please do not remove it!

Stephen Cumming

Save Tulsa Skyride

Janet Coffman

Please retain this piece of history!

Susan Brown

VonRoll Skyways need to be kept intact and preserved.

Berrett Maynard

Save this ride.

Molly Nieman

Please save the Skyride!

Chad Majer

My dad put a lot of these up.

Greta Corbin

Please save this historical ride!!

Karla Aquino

The Tulsa Skyride is the only aerial lift in Oklahoma. Every state has at least one such lift except Arkansas, Louisiana and Hawaii. It would be sad if Oklahoma joined that list with the removal of the Tulsa Skyride.

Peter Landsman

[NOTE:] Peter’s comment above is correct. For clarification, however, he refers to all types of aerial lifts. At present, only eight states still have Von Roll skyrides, Oklahoma included.

Hello. The Tulsa Skyride is a historical landmark of the City of Tulsa. For many generations, fair visitors took a ride on the classic Von Roll Skyride, this year, the tradition since 1965 has been stopped. The historical significance of the Von Roll Skyride is amazing. Dates back to Walt Disney himself. Walt bought a Von Roll Skyride for his park, Disneyland, in 1956. Some 9 years later when Walt Disney was still alive, Tulsa had their Skyride installed. The Tulsa State Fairgrounds has a asset on their hands that only 2 other Fairgrounds in the World have. A rare, classic Von Roll Skyride. Still popular rides today, SeaWorld San Diego has approximately 1.7 million riders per year.. The San Diego Zoo Skyfari is the busiest aerial ropeway in all of California with approximately 4.7 million riders a year.. Let’s keep the classic Skyride for many years to come. Thank you

Robert A.

More comments will be added here soon. Huge thanks go to everyone who has submitted comments for saving the Tulsa Skyride!

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