Heart of America Shows

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Safety comes first at Heart of America Shows. When parents bring their families to the carnival, their primary concern is the safety of their kids. We agree. Heart of America Shows prides itself on providing the safest, friendliest, and most comfortable carnival experience possible. We are a family-owned and operated carnival; generations of our children have ridden the rides along with yours, so you can rest assured that safety is our top priority. Each ride is inspected every day and every week by our trained supervisors. Additionally each ride is inspected many times a year by various local, state, and third-party inspectors.

Our staff of qualified inspectors, managers and ride operators are fully trained to inspect the equipment before opening each day. In addition, all equipment is inspected during construction and dismantling and we follow diligently all procedures as mandated by ride manufacturers. Even more, we are inspected by local, state, and third-parties throughout the season to ensure that all of our equipment is in top shape and safe.
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It is our top priority

It is important to remember that it takes everyone to keep you safe. Safety experts estimate that approximately 80% of the incidents that occur on carnival equipment are the result of riders not following safety guidelines. Rocking ride seats, sticking your hands out of the car or throwing objects are all examples of behaviors that can result in injury. It is important that each customer understand and obey the posted rules for each ride. Those rules can be found on signs in front of each, which hang at every entrance. You can also help by reporting any violation of these rules to the ride operator as soon as you observe the behavior.
  • General Guidelines for Safe Riding

    General provisions to make your carnival visit as safe and fun as possible:
    Please observe all signs and comply with operator instructions. Please review the height restrictions and ride rules so you can comply. Some attractions do not allow open toe shoes. Some rides do not allow single riders.
    Observe the speed, height and motion of each ride or attraction. Do not participate unless you have the ability to ride safely.
    Food, Drinks and Smoking are not allowed on the rides as well as sharp or pointed objects. Secure all loose objects or items of clothing. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items.
    We do not recommend any child under the age of two participate on any of our rides. Some additional rides may have other age or height requirements.
    You know the state of your health best. Be personally responsible for not participating in any activity that could harm your health including a heart condition or high blood pressure; neck, back or bone disorder; nerve disorder, seizure, dizziness or motion sickness; recent surgery, illness or restrictive mediation; or any other ailment which amusement ride or attraction participation may aggravate.
    Pregnant women are advised not to participate on rides.
    Observe and use all passenger restraint devices including holding on. Please wait for operators to open or close lap bars or passenger restraints. If you physically cannot be comfortably restrained or hold on, advise the ride operator and disembark from the ride. Due to the design of some restraints certain body proportions may not be able to participate on those rides.
    Secure all wristbands as there are no refunds or exchanges. All riders must have wristband or coupons to ride.
    Be cautious upon entering and exiting rides and attractions. You may be light headed or encounter a surface you don’t remember.

    Substance Abuse Policy

    We believe our substance abuse policy is one of the strictest in the nation if not the strictest. Employees must pass regular and random drug screening tests. When families select our midway for entertainment they are assured that management and staff are doing everything possible for a safe, fun experience for themselves and for their children.
  • Safety Procedures

    Just a few of the Heart of America Shows’ policies ensuring safety & cleanliness:
    i. Drug testing of all employees
    ii. Daily ride and equipment inspections
    iii. Numerous employee certification and accreditation programs
    iv. Holding as many or more inspections as any Amusement Company in the US

    Notice of Photographic and Media Recording

    When you attend Heart of America Carnival, you enter an area where photography, audio, and video recording may occur. By entering the carnival grounds, you consent to such recording and its release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, web casts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, and inclusion on websites. You further waive all rights you may have to any claims in connection with any exhibition, streaming, webcasting, televising, of other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such exhibiting, broadcastings, webcasting, or other publication.