Ever looked around you while riding a rollercoaster and thought, ‘Geez, I wonder how these are set up!’
Nope, probably not. You were probably too busy screaming at the top of your lungs.
But if, in reflection, the thought is now occurring to you, we’re here to explain! Amusement rides have a very specific and methodical set-up process which is exactly the same each time they’re deployed. Here’s how amusement rides are set up and operated:
Transporting the rides
Transporting the rides is the first step – surprisingly, they don’t just magically appear on their own. At Advanced Amusements, we transport all of our rides by specialised trucks which are customised for ride transportation. We transport these rides all over Victoria, conducting town shows in Geelong, Swan Hill, Mildura, Echuca, Gippsland and beyond.
Preparing the grounds
Then, we need to get the grounds ready for the deployment of the rides. This involves clearing the area of debris and making sure we have a clear access route for the rides.
Deployment and set-up
Then, we start deploying the rides and start the set-up process. Our professionals get to work, making sure everything is set-up to the manufacturer’s standards. When you set-up and pack down the same amusement rides about 50 times per year like we do, you become quite the expert at it!
Testing and safety checks
Now it’s time to start our rigorous testing and safety checks. Every ride must be tested multiple times in order to make sure it’s 100% safety to ride before we open it up to riders. We also use specialised techniques and equipment to test for ride anomalies which could result in an error. Our team conducts safety checks to the relevant Australian Standards AS3533.1-4 which provide a guideline on design and construction, operation and maintenance and in-service inspections of amusement rides.
Now that your amusement rides have been set up and safety checked, the fun begins! Each ride always has a designated operator who is constantly monitoring the ride and making sure everything is running smoothly. Occasionally, two operators will be designated to one ride.
And after all the fun has been had, it’s time for us to pack down each amusement ride, load them back onto the trucks and head off to the next job.
So, now you know how amusement rides are set-up and operated, it’s time to get your event started. Advanced Amusements are Melbourne’s best team for fantastically fun and totally safe amusement ride hire. We service the whole of Victoria, suppling amusement rides and carnival games for town shows, school fairs, film sets, corporate events and more. With rides to suit the whole family and a zero-incident safety record, Advanced Amusements are your one-stop-shop for carnivals games and rides. Get in touch with our team to organise your event today.