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.