WBCA Carnival
Monday, February 26, 2024
12:00 PM


 20th Century Rides, Inc.

Carnival Info Sheet for the

2024 WBCA Carnival

Sponsored by McDonalds of Laredo


Where:         Sames Auto Arena Parking Area                   

When:         Feb. 15-26, 2024                       

Times:         Opening Day:  5:00pm

                          First Fri: 1:00pm

            Mon - Thurs: 5:00pm

            First Sat & Sun: 1:00 pm

            Second Sat & Sun: 12:00 noon

            Special Openings at 12:00 noon on Friday Feb 23rd & Monday Feb. 26th.


Why:   Washington’s Birthday Celebration

First time @ WBCA . . . the daring INSANITY a high flying thrill ride that spins riders 360 degrees over the top of the midway while swinging them 50 feet high.  The Quasar is back and ready to spin you in multiple directions while simultaneously swinging in and out.  Go 130 ft in the air on the STAR TOWER to enjoy the view of the WBCA Carnival and Laredo. Also back this year is the exciting Ali Baba and of course The REMIX, it will have you speeding around forward and backwards.  Six acres of outdoor fun including over 40 of your Favorite rides like Zipper, Tornado, Storm, Bumper Cars, Starship, Giant Wheel, Tilt-A-Whirl and a World Class Kiddie Land.


Special Promotions to mention:

McDollar Day (Opening night) - Feb. 15th ALL RIDES $1.00 (except Speed & Euro Bungee) From 5:00pm - Closing

POP “School’s Out 6 Hour Special”- Friday, Feb.16th from 1– 7 pm wristbands $30.00 each

POP Day - Monday, Feb. 19th from 1-5 or 5-9 pm wristbands $30.00 each

POP Night- Friday, Feb. 23rd from 6 – 10 pm wristbands $30.00 each

POP Day - Saturday, Feb. 24th from 12 – 4 pm wristbands $30.00 each


*McMonday at the Carnival – Monday, Feb. 26th wristband sessions $20.00 each.

    Session Times: 12-4 or 4-8.  Free entrance with a McDonald’s of Laredo receipt. Register to win McDonald’s meals for 1 year for up to a family of 4

 Advance Sale Tickets:  $15.00 value for only $8.00!  These tickets are good Monday, Feb. 19th thru Thursday, Feb. 22nd   available for purchase online @ ONLY and The WBCA ticket   Kiosk in Mall Del Norte

  NOTE: ***Last day to purchase Advance Sale Tickets will be Sun, Feb 18th at Noon***



Pick up for online ticket orders, starting Jan. 29th – Feb. 18th 3-7:30pm




Franklin Graham Frontera Tour
Tuesday, February 27, 2024
06:30 PM






Media Contact:
Mark Barber
[email protected]  Phone: 828-386-5803 

Tour will bring live music and a life-changing message of hope to the Southern border. 

Franklin Graham is going to the U.S.-Mexico border to share a message of God’s love. The upcoming tour will be stopping in Laredo, Texas, on Feb. 27. This will be the third stop of the Frontera Tour, which will visit  10 cities, starting at the Gulf of Mexico and going all the way to the Pacific.

More than 75 churches in the Laredo area are working with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) to bring these exciting evenings of music and hope to Webb County.


“We are coming to the southern border because it is one of the neediest areas of our country at this time, and people need to hear a message of hope,” said Franklin Graham, president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. “Everyone along the border is overwhelmed—the churches, the law enforcement agencies, the residents, those they’re trying to help, as well as the people coming into our country. There are a lot of hungry hearts and hurting people, so I’m coming to the border to tell everyone about God’s Son, Jesus Christ, and how He can make a difference in our lives if we put our faith and our trust in Him.”


Over 1,000 churches in Texas, Arizona and California are partnering with BGEA for this 10-city tour because they want to reach their communities with a message of God’s love.

The event is free and everyone is invited to attend. On Feb. 27, live music will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Sames Auto Arena while seats are available. 

“I have lived in Laredo for 30 years and right now, we are experiencing so many changes. We’ve seen a huge influx of people coming into our community, and people are desperately searching for hope,” said Sam Velez, pastor of Iglesia Cristiana Misericordia in Laredo. “The God Loves You Frontera Tour is a great opportunity for all people to experience peace, love, joy and hope—but most importantly to hear a life-changing message that this city desperately needs.”

Iconic Spanish-speaking Christian music artist, Marcos Witt, will perform in Spanish and English at each tour stop. He has received six Latin Grammys and two Billboard awards. Taya, formerly of Hillsong UNITED and best known for “Oceans,” one of the most popular songs in Christian music history, will also perform. Award-winning musician Dennis Agajanian, who has performed at Billy Graham’s and Franklin Graham’s evangelistic events for more than 45 years, will be joining the tour as well.

To learn more, visit


·         Brownsville, Texas (Feb. 24)

·         McAllen, Texas (Feb. 25)

·         Laredo, Texas (Feb. 27)

·         Eagle Pass, Texas (Feb. 28)

·         Del Rio, Texas (Feb. 29)

·         Presidio, Texas (March 2)

·         El Paso, Texas (March 3)

·         Tucson, Arizona (March 5)

·         Yuma, Arizona (March 7)

·         Chula Vista, California (March 9)


·         Franklin Graham will be available for advance and on-site interviews.

·         For media inquiries, please contact Mark Barber at [email protected], 828-386-5803.

·         To download b-roll and photos, visit:


About the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

Founded by Billy Graham in 1950, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association shares the Good News of Jesus Christ around the world. Franklin Graham is continuing the lifelong work of his father, and since his first evangelistic event in 1989, he has held more than 325 outreaches in 55 countries. Before Graham brings the God Loves You Frontera Tour to 10 cities along the U.S.-Mexico border, he will preach in Mexico City on Feb. 17 and 18. Graham is also looking forward to preaching in Krakow, Poland; Birmingham, England; Glasgow, Scotland; Naples, Italy; and Can Tho, Vietnam, this year.

Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Glow Party
Saturday, March 2, 2024
12:30 PM / Doors Open 11:30 AM

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 Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live™ Glow Party™ 

Lights Up Laredo
Saturday, March 2 – Sunday, March 3
Worldwide Tour Rolls Into Laredo with a Thrilling Experience for the Whole Family! 
LAREDO, TX – Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Glow Party is coming to Laredo! Fans of all ages will experience the thrill of watching their favorite Hot Wheels Monster Trucks in the DARK! This one-of-a-kind show will visit Sames Auto Arena from Saturday, March 2 thru Sunday, March 3 for three epic performances! 
Show times are as follows: 
Saturday, March 2 - 12:30PM / VIP, 9:30AM / Crash Zone, 10AM-11:15AM
Saturday, March 2 - 7:30PM / VIP, 4:30PM / Crash Zone, 5PM-6:15PM
Sunday, March 3 - 2:30PM / VIP, 11:30AM / Crash Zone, 12PM-1:15PM
Tickets On Sale Friday, September 8!
Ticket Prices:
Child: $24 | $20 | $16.50
Adult: $44 | $36 | $29
(Facility Fee Included)
Tickets Available at the Sames Auto Arena Box Office or
Tickets and event information are available at
Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Glow Party brings fans’ favorite Hot Wheels Monster Trucks to life including Mega Wrex™, Tiger Shark™, Demo Derby™, Bone Shaker™, Bigfoot®, Gunkster™, and introducing the brand new HW 5-Alarm™, the firetruck hero of Hot Wheels Monster Trucks! 

The Glow Party production features a laser light show, spectacular theatrical effects, dance parties, and Hot Wheels toy giveaways. Fans can also witness a special appearance from a transforming robot, plus the high-flyers of Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Freestyle Motocross Team and the electrifying high-flyers of Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live, Freestyle Motocross! Special kids pricing is available for all shows providing a BIG value for the whole family! See the Hot Wheels Monster Trucks up close and personal, exclusively guided by the hosts of Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live in the pre-show VIP Backstage Tour! 

Experience what happens behind the scenes before all of the smashing and crashing goes down and then watch when the Hot Wheels Monster Trucks come to life. Each pass includes a VIP merchandise bundle exclusive to VIP Experience attendees! Passes are available to purchase while supplies last by adding them on to the ticket order at time of purchase.

The exciting Crash Zone Pre-Show Party will be held 2-1/2 hours before every performance. The unique experience provides fans access to the competition floor to see the outrageous designs and epic size of the Hot Wheels Monster Trucks, plus meet the drivers and get their autographs! Passes will be available to purchase while supplies last by adding them on to the ticket order at time of purchase. 

The Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live tour is a partnership between Mattel and Raycom-Legacy Content Company, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Family Entertainment Holdings, LLC.

About Family Entertainment Live
Family Entertainment Holdings, LLC is a diversified, entertainment holding company that develops family-oriented live events including Monster High Live, Magic of Lights®, an outdoor holiday lights experience displayed at venues throughout North America and Hot Wheels® Monster Trucks Live, showcasing a toys-to-life show of Mattel’s legendary Hot Wheels Monster Trucks show presented across North America, Europe and elsewhere internationally. The Company is headquartered in Medina, Ohio. For more information, visit

About Mattel, Inc. 
Mattel is a leading global children’s entertainment company that specializes in design and production of quality toys and consumer products. We create innovative products and experiences that inspire, entertain, and develop children through play. We engage consumers through our portfolio of iconic franchises, including Barbie®, Hot Wheels®, American Girl®, Fisher-Price®, Thomas & Friends® and Mega®, as well as other popular brands that we own or license in partnership with global entertainment companies. 
Our offerings include film and television content, gaming, music, and live events. We operate in 40 locations and sell products in more than 150 countries in collaboration with the world’s leading retail and technology companies. Since its founding in 1945, Mattel is proud to be a trusted partner in exploring the wonder of childhood and empowering kids to reach their full potential. Visit us online at