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Fair Rides For Your Next Carnival Or Event

Celebrate, good times, come on! It’s that time of the year when we’re all enjoying the summer, getting together and having a ball. If you’re throwing a carnival, town show, school fete or any other kind of event, you’re most definitely looking at one important feature: fair rides! And if you’re not looking at fair rides, you’re simply not planning your event properly.

Fair rides are a winner for all types of carnivals and events. They come in different sizes, are suited to all types of age groups and are sure to drive revenue at your carnival or event.

Here, we let the experts at Advanced Amusements explain fair rides for your next carnival or event.

Our favourite fair rides for carnivals and events

Love the thrill of being dropped mid-air when you least expect it? Or maybe you prefer a gentle slide down a giant slippery dip? We’ve got all bases covered in terms of fair rides for your next carnival. Some of our favourite fair rides include:

  • Dodgem cars
    Though we probably won’t admit it, we all have a bit of road rage inside us. Get yours out the safe way, with Advanced Amusement’s dodgem cars. This carnival classic has had good drivers behaving badly for over 100 years, first invented in the 1920s. Our dodgem cars are exhilarating, chaotic and safe!
  • Giant slide
    Climb all the way up, and slide all the way down: a hit for all ages, our Giant Slide is always the first to be booked. There’s something so universally pleasant about a giant slide. It’s not too thrilling, making it perfect for less-adventurous types and younger children, but it’s also fun for adults and thrill-seekers too.
  • Sizzler
    Bring out the big guns! The Sizzler is one of our favourite rides for carnivals. It’s a medium-bracket thrill ride, making it suitable for tweens and teens, as well as parents and children.

Types of fairs and carnivals we service

From school fetes to town shows, there aren’t many carnivals we don’t do! Our most popular bookings are:

  • Town shows
  • School fairs
  • Cultural events, like Eid and Diwali
  • Corporate shows
  • Carnival scenes in film and television

Why choose Advanced Amusements for fair ride hire?

  • Zero-incident track record with excellent safety compliance
  • Huge range of carnival rides
  • Carnival games and show bags available
  • Competitive prices
  • Regional Victorian locations serviced

Advanced Amusements is Victoria’s favourite team for fantastically fun amusement hire. Our selection of rides and carnival games goes down a hit at every event, and we’re super stoked to offer the best rides in Australia. Advanced Amusements has a wide range of rides at competitive prices, and can travel anywhere in Victoria – including Geelong and regional Victoria. But be quick to book – we do more than 50 shows per year, keeping us booked and busy!

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How To Book The Best Show Rides In Australia

The uncertainty of which amusement ride provider to hire; the frantic frazzle of choosing the rides; the confusion of assessing whether or not your venue has enough space – why can’t all this be made easy?

Well, lucky for you – it can be.

Booking the best show rides with Advanced Amusements is easy as pie. We’ve got the best show rides in Australia, and the easiest booking processes to boot!

Here’s how to book Australia’s favourite show rides with the team at Advanced Amusements:

Check your venue size

First up, venue size. The rides you book will greatly depend on the size of your venue. Sure, you may want to hire every single ride in our catalogue, but if you’re hosting your event in a suburban backyard, it mayyy not be possible (unless your home resembles that of Richie Rich).

When assessing the venue size, it’s helpful for us to have the amount of square metres available for rides. This way, we can assess what kind of rides will fit, how many you’re able to hire and create a rough plot of where the rides will be located.

Browse our selection of awesome amusement rides

Now, the fun part – browsing our selection! Advanced Amusements have a huge range of rides. From rides for families, like the Teacups and the Giant Slide, to thrill rides like the Move-It and the Sizzler, to classic carnival games, we’ve got everything you need for an event that can be enjoyed by everyone.

Once you’ve decided which rides you’re interested in hiring, get in touch with us to make a booking. Popular rides book out pretty quickly, so it’s highly recommended to book early!

Some of our best rides include:

  • The Giant Slide
  • The Sizzler
  • The Move-It
  • Dodgem Cars
  • Music Trip
  • Ferris Wheel

Assess your demographics

It wouldn’t be very smart hiring a bunch of extreme thrill rides for a junior primary school fete, and it wouldn’t be much fun to hire the Teacups for a high school graduation party. This is where assessing your demographics is an essential part of choosing the best amusement rides. Basing your ride selection predominantly on the largest age group in attendance is always recommended.

Book!

When it comes to booking, all you need to do is give us a call or send us an email, and we’ll handle everything from there. We make it easy when booking Australia’s best selection of amusement rides!

Advanced Amusements is Victoria’s favourite team for fantastically fun amusement hire. Our selection of rides and carnival games goes down a hit at every event, and we’re super stoked to offer the best rides in Australia. Advanced Amusements has a wide range of rides at competitive prices, and can travel anywhere in Victoria – including Geelong and regional Victoria. But be quick to book – we do more than 50 shows per year, keeping us booked and busy!

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Why Cultural Celebrations Are Our Favourite Events

Culture in Australia – what does it mean? For some, it means celebrating Chinese New Year. For others, it’s dyeing eggs at Greek Easter. And for everyone, it means engaging in the long-standing tradition of getting a Bunnings snag with onions every time you’re at the hardware store… even if you’re not hungry.

But seriously, cultural celebrations at Advanced Amusements are always our favourite events. We love seeing our rides and amusements be part of your cultural event – it shows us that having fun is a universal language!

Here, the team at Advanced Amusements explains why cultural celebrations are our favourite events, the types of community events we do, and how to book your cultural event with us:

We learn something new each time

Every time we host a cultural event, we learn something new. Our crew have learned how to do the Balkan kolo dance, how to say ‘hello’ in Hindi and how to how to play Chinese checkers. It’s awesome being able to learn something new about a culture every time we’re invited to be part of an event, and get to experience true Aussie multiculturalism.

We believe fun is a universal language

Fun is a universal language, and having fun brings us all together, no matter where we’re from. You may come from the mountains of Nepal, or the rainforest of Brazil or a big city in Germany – but going down a giant slide, for example, is an experience everyone can enjoy and share together.

It makes us think… if we all had a little more fun, the world would be a better place!

We get to try all the food!

And last but not least… the food! Whether it’s tasting the most succulent lamb at Hellenic Greek festivals, or the boerewors sausage at a South African barbecue, we get to eat and drink our way through every cultural event we’re invited to. Like having fun, food is a universal language – something that brings everybody together.

Why choose Advanced Amusements for cultural celebrations?

  • Super experienced with cultural celebrations such as Eid, Diwali, Greek Easter, etc.
  • Awesome range of amusement rides for all ages
  • Excellent safety record with fully compliant rides
  • Competitive prices
  • Servicing all of Victoria, including Melbourne, Geelong, Mildura, Bendigo, Ballarat, Gippsland, Swan Hill, Echuca and beyond

Advanced Amusements is Victoria’s favourite team for fantastically fun amusement hire. Our selection of rides and carnival games is always a hit at cultural celebrations, so let us make your event even more of a good time. Advanced Amusements has a wide range of rides at competitive prices, and can travel anywhere in Victoria – including Geelong and regional Victoria. But be quick to book – we do more than 50 shows per year, keeping us booked and busy!

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How To Celebrate Eid With Advanced Amusements

Eid al-Fitr is a special time for Australia’s Islamic community, and for Muslims around the world. Signifying the end of Ramadan, it’s a time when Islamic communities break their fasting ritual, enjoy a sweet feast and come together for a celebration.

And what better way to have a truly memorable Eid celebration than to party with Advanced Amusements?!

We’re one of Victoria’s most popular teams for Eid al-Fitr celebrations, ensuring everyone has a thrilling time with our range of amusement rides and carnival games. Here’s how to celebrate Eid with Advanced Amusements!

Book your venue

Planning on hosting a big celebration for Eid? Since many communities are doing the same thing, it’s best to book your venue for Eid early. Ensure you’ve hired a venue big enough for the number of attendees you’re expecting, and one that has enough space for food and drink carts and, of course, our amusement rides!

Food and drink stalls

Eid is a celebration that involves lots of food, so it’s an absolute must to book in early with all your favourite food providers. Maybe you’re supplying delicious food yourselves, thanks to some talented cooks in your community – this is great too!

Book in with Advanced Amusements

And don’t forget to book in with Advanced Amusements to really elevate your Eid celebration. Advanced Amusements are often booked for Eid celebrations, so it’s a good idea to give us a call and book as soon as you can to avoid disappointment.

How to choose your amusement rides at Advanced Amusements

Not sure which rides to hire or how many to hire for Eid? Here are some key tips for choosing rides for your Eid celebrations:

  • Choose a variety of age-appropriate rides
    Assess your age demographics: will there mainly be families with young children, and some teenagers in attendance? Younger children are drawn to less intense rides, like the Giant Slide and the Teacups, which are always a hit. Teenagers generally prefer more thrilling rides like the Sizzler. Ensure you’ve got a balance of age-appropriate rides for everyone at your Eid celebrations.
  • Choose the number of amusement rides based on your attendance
    Will there be 100 or 1000 people at your Eid celebration? Always select the number of amusements based on attendance numbers. Advanced Amusements can happily assist you with this.
  • Ask your community
    Still unsure of which rides your attendees will enjoy the most? Have a vote! Ask your community about which rides they’d like and get back to the team at Advanced Amusements.

Advanced Amusements is Victoria’s favourite team for fantastically fun amusement hire, servicing Eid al-Fitr celebrations for many different communities. Our selection of rides and carnival games is always a hit at cultural celebrations, so let us make your event even more of a good time. Advanced Amusements has a wide range of rides at competitive prices, and can travel anywhere in Victoria – including Geelong and regional Victoria. But be quick to book – we do more than 50 shows per year, keeping us booked and busy.

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The Impact of Amusement Rides on Local Communities and Tourism

Amusement rides have been proven to be able to draw in huge numbers of people, pretty much no matter where you put them. The Royal Melbourne Show draws in around 500,000 people per year, for example. And what about overseas? Walt Disney stuck their Disney World complex out in the middle of nowhere in Florida… and it draws in about 20 million people per year!

That just goes to show you the power of a good time, especially when it involves amusement rides.

So, on a smaller scale, what kind of impact can you expect from amusement ride hire on local communities and tourism? While you may not be hitting numbers like 500,000 attendees for a local town show, amusement rides can still draw in lots of good tourism for the local economy. Let’s explain further: 

Town shows stimulate the local economy

Town shows have a huge impact on the local economy, getting families out of the house and onto the streets, willing to spend a little extra pocket money. When you put on a town show, it gives all your local businesses a chance to capitalise on the festivities.

Town shows bring the community together

But money isn’t everything and there’s something even greater about hosting a town show, and that’s the sense of community involved. Businesses and organisations get involved together, neighbours greet one another, local kids play with each other, the whole town watches the fireworks together – all of this is just as important as the material benefits of hosting a town show.

Amusement rides are an essential component of town shows

Intrinsically linked to town shows is the component of amusement rides. Ever been to a town show that didn’t have at least one or two amusement rides and a handful of carnival games? If you have, you probably didn’t stay that long!

Amusement rides are must-have feature of town shows. Here’s why:

  • Amusement rides give local kids some excitement
    Growing up in a small town has its benefits, but there’s no secret that small towns can lack the hustle and bustle of cities. Amusement rides give kids a chance to experience a taste of theme parks available in big cities, like Luna Park in Melbourne.
  • Amusement rides boost tourism from nearby places
    Town shows with amusement rides often draw in visitors from neighbouring towns, with parents eager to see their kids experience the joy of amusement rides.

Advanced Amusements are your local gurus for amusement ride hire in regional Victoria. We service the whole of Victoria, suppling amusement rides and carnival games for town shows, school fairs, film sets, team-building 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.

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Making Kids’ Dreams Come True: The Best Amusement Rides for Children’s Parties

Kids parties have changed a lot since we were little ones. You can’t serve sausage rolls anymore, because Oliver is vegan. You can’t have a piñata anymore, because Sally’s parents believe it trivialises violence against animals. You can’t play musical chairs – being sat on would hurt the chairs’ feelings!

So, what can you do?

Well, while we encourage all of those good, ol’ fashioned Aussie party traditions mentioned above, one thing that even the softest parents can’t complain about is throwing an amusement ride party.

All kids love amusement rides. And amusement ride parties have a pretty good record when it comes to making the kids’ dreams come true! We haven’t seen a single party that wasn’t a total hit.

If you’re thinking about hiring amusement rides for your children’s party, here are some of the best rides to consider:

Jurassic inflatable

If you’ve got space for a 10m x 10m bouncy castle, then the Jurassic inflatable is the bee’s knees. One of our most popular amusements for kids parties, the Jurassic inflatable comes fully loaded with a giant dinosaur, two slides and a rock wall. Heaven on earth!

Bungee trampolines

We all remember the feeling of bouncing on a trampoline. Now, kids have the chance to take things to the next level! Introducing bungee trampolines: essentially trampolines that connect you to bungee cords above. This allows kids to do all sorts of crazy stuff like backflips and front flips in a safe, controlled area. And, the bungee cords really help them lift off ever higher!

Walk On Water balls

The perfect kids party amusement for summer: the Walk On Water balls! Kids get to hop into their own private hamster ball, and go at it for 10 minutes at a time, running and jumping on top of a pool of water.

Dunk tank

The dunk tank is also a classic. Kids get to throw a ball at a target. If it hits the target, it releases the chair to which it’s attached, which drops a volunteer straight into a pool of cold water!

Carnival games for hire

And don’t forget to complete the entire experience by hiring some carnival game classics, too. Some of the best carnival games for children’s parties include:

  • The laughing clowns
  • The fishing game
  • Milk cans
  • High striker
  • Mini golf

Ready to make dreams come true for your child and all of their friends? We are Melbourne’s best team for amusement ride hire for kid’s birthday parties. We service the whole of Victoria, suppling amusement rides and carnival games for town shows, school fairs, film sets, team-building 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.

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Creative Ways to Use Amusement Rides for Corporate and Team-Building Events

Team culture seminars. Inclusion training. HR modules. Week-long team-building sessions where you hold a ‘talking stick’ before expressing your feelings…

Does any of this stuff actually work? Nobody knows. It’s just what companies do these days in order to cross their Ts and dot their Is. But what we do know is that all of this stuff costs companies across the world billions and billions of dollars a year.

At Advanced Amusements, we have a different approach to corporate culture and team building events. It’s a lot more fun, and you get a lot more bang-for-buck than hiring a team culture consultant for a week-long training session…

Here are some creative ways to use amusement rides for team building during corporate events!

Why amusement rides are perfect for corporate and team-building events

When there’s still a bit of tension in the office after your employees have completed their 100th workplace respect module for the month, you know you’ve got to change your approach.

Amusement rides are the perfect opportunity for team-building at a corporate event. They engage your staff, they allow everyone to drop the work mindset for a bit, and they let employees see each other in a different light.

Advanced Amusements hire out rides for corporate events on a regular basis. From Christmas parties to EOFY parties or simply just as team-building events, corporate events are better with amusement rides.

Dunk tank your co-workers

Ahhh, the dunk tank. Is there a better way to get back at your work rivals build friendly relationships than plunging your co-workers into a bucket of cold water? The dunk tank is one of those classic carnival games which also doubles as a team-building exercise. Dunking your co-workers or boss into a pool of water can really help break the ice, improve relationships while having a lot of laughs along the way.

Carnival games

Carnival games are a great way to work together as a team, building trust and better relationships amongst your team. Milk bottles, the fishing game, mini golf – these carnival games were made for building teams!

Bumper balls

Ever wanted to run into your co-workers as fast as you possibly can? Well, you can – safely, of course. Bumper balls are a hilarious way to build team culture, wearing giant inflatable balls and running into one another.

Corporate events are so much more fun with Advanced Amusements. We are Melbourne’s best team for amusement ride hire for corporate events. We service the whole of Victoria, suppling amusement rides and carnival games for town shows, school fairs, film sets, team-building 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.

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Behind the Scenes: How Amusement Rides Are Set Up and Operated

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.

Operation

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.

Pack down

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.

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Choosing the Right Amusement Rides for Your Event: Tips and Considerations

Choosing amusement rides is hard. In fact, it was the hardest thing about starting a business in amusement ride operation. ‘Which ones do we pick?’ was a question we needed months to answer, and then of course it had to be asked again once we expanded and invested in even more rides.

So, now the onus is on you to ask that question when throwing an event. Hooray!

But luckily, your amusement ride gurus are here to help. Let’s explain how to choose the right amusement rides for your event, with tips from the team at Advanced Amusements.

Venue size

Of course we’d all like to have a Ferris wheel or giant slide at our event, but if you’re hosting it in your backyard, you might have to knock on the neighbour’s door and ask to borrow their yard, too. Venue size is usually one of the first factors to consider when choosing the right amusement rides.

School fetes and town shows have it pretty easy in the regard – there’s usually plenty of space for the big thrill rides on school ovals or local town footy grounds.

Attendee demographics

So, you’re putting on a school fete at your high school. You’ve got plenty of space for rides, a decent amount of room in the budget and you’ve decided to go with the most thrilling, exhilarating, terrifying amusement ride… the teacups.

Not exactly a ride for 17-year-olds, is it? Every ride has a different thrill level and recommended age of rider. A high school fete should include rides for an adult demographic, with more rides geared towards thrills. A primary school fete, on the other hand, should feature more moderate rides, like the teacups, dodgem cars and the Sizzler.

Attendee numbers

If you’re expecting 1000+ tickets sold, don’t skimp out on the amusement rides! Choosing the correct number of amusement rides based on your expected attendees is a golden rule of organising a ride-driven event. Ignoring it can quickly lead to the opposite of fun: queues. Weaving, meandering, nauseating queues. People at Disneyland may be OK with waiting 4 hours for their favourite ride, but it certainly won’t fly at a town show or school fair.

Generally, 6 or 7 rides per 1000 guests is a good rule of thumb to follow. This way, your attendees will have plenty of choice and won’t have to queue up for too long.

Ready to knock it out of the park and put on an awesome event? Let us help you with that. 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.

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Safety First: Ensuring a Safe and Enjoyable Experience with Amusement Rides

Growing up, most of us had that one uncle who was a lot of fun but, looking back on it, wasn’t too big on safety. He’d build you a billy-cart, but it had no brakes. He took you on his jet ski, but wasn’t a believer in life jackets. He took you for your first driving lesson… when you were 11 years old.

We love that uncle, but he simply wouldn’t cut it with today’s safety standards!

Advanced Amusements is like a team full of fun uncles, except we take safety extremely seriously, maintaining a record of zero incidents in our history of amusement ride operation.

Here’s how we put safety first to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience with amusement rides.

Safety at Advanced Amusements

When you’re operating amusement rides, you simply can’t be safe or precautious enough. Safety is our top priority at Advanced Amusements, and we simply wouldn’t be allowed to operate if this wasn’t the case. Australia has very strong safety measures in place in terms of inspecting and auditing amusement ride operators, which are routinely conducted throughout the year.

  • Complying with the Australian Standards
    Advanced Amusements conducts rigorous safety maintenance in order to comply with the official Australian Standards on amusement devices: AS3533.1-4. This set of standards provides a guideline on design and construction, operation and maintenance, in-service inspections, as well as specific requirements for land-borne inflatable devices. We adhere to the Australian Standards in order to keep every rider safe at all times.
  • Advanced daily safety protocols
    At Advanced Amusements, we run several tests at the start of the day before we allow anyone on our rides. Once these checks are successful, we can be sure that everything is totally safe to use.
  • Insurance
    In order to qualify for insurance, amusement operators need to prove that their operations are 100% safe. Advanced Amusements are fully-insured and licenced to operate amusement rides. Insurance is a sign of a legitimate amusement ride hire team, illustrating that they run operations by the book.
  • Ensuring correct instructions are given to riders
    Proper instructions for riders is also a big part of managing the risk associated with ride hire. Are height restrictions being enforced correctly? Are riders being advised to remove their sunglasses and jewellery before riding? These details are some of the most important things to check.

Ensuring safety is a big part of having fun. Because when our operations are safe, they’re fun for everyone! Advanced Amusements are Melbourne’s best team for fantastically fun and totally safe amusement ride hire. If you’ve got a festival, school fair, corporate event or film or TV shoot, then get in touch with Advanced Amusements and make your event a truly memorable one. With rides to suit the whole family and a commitment to safety, Advanced Amusements are your one-stop-shop for carnivals games and rides.