While we’re going to delve deeper throughout this article, we can basically answer the main question in two words: incredibly safe. Amusement park rides have been around for about 100 years. They’ve been enjoyed by billions and billions of people since then, with an extremely low rate of injuries or things going wrong. Let’s get into some facts about amusement park rides which prove that they are statistically very, very safe.
Case study – amusement park rides in the USA
The USA is a country that loves its amusement parks. It has over 400 amusement parks which are attended, in total, by over 300 million people each year. According to the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, the chance of being injured on a permanent ride at a USA amusement park is 1 in 16 million – and only 5.5 per cent of those injuries are classed as serious.
Things that are statistically more dangerous than amusement rids
The chances of death on an amusement ride is 1 in 320 million, or 0.0000003125 per cent per ride. This means that many aspects of daily life are more dangerous than going on an amusement ride. These include:
- Driving a car
- Going to the beach
- Going outside during a storm
- Climbing stairs
- Riding a horse
Why is there so much concern around amusement parks and not these daily activities?
This brings us to an interesting idea: familiarity bias. We don’t fear going for a bike ride, or driving our car to the shops (even though they’re far more dangerous than going on an amusement ride) because these things are familiar to us. One approach to try to measure such dangers is the “micromort” – a term for a one-in-a-million chance of death. Some illegal substances, for example, have about the same risks as going horse riding – 0.5 micromorts each.
Safety at Advanced Amusements
Safety is the absolute top priority at Advanced Amusements. Their entire business is built on a reputation as a professional, thorough provider of amusement rides. Safety inspections of equipment are carried out to meet government guidelines, so you can be totally sure that every single ride at Advanced Amusements is 100% safe to use. Staff are expertly trained in the operation of rides and help to continue the longstanding commitment to safety at Advanced Amusements.
Now, this article was a bit more serious than usual, but Advanced Amusements are normally all about fun. 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 special one. With rides to suit the whole family and an unparalleled commitment to safety, Advanced Amusements are your one-stop-shop for carnivals games and rides.