Other Resource Links
Accessibility Guidelines for Amusement Parks
The United States Access Board ("Advancing Full Access and Inclusion for All") offers web-based resources explaining the requirements for recreation facilities in the ADA and ABA standards.
Amusement Device Inspection Procedures Scheme (ADIPS UK)
The Amusement Device Inspection Procedures Scheme (ADIPS) is the national scheme for inspection and certification of fairground rides and amusement devices in the United Kingdom.
Amusement Industry Manufacturers Association (AIMS International)
AIMS International is a trade group representing ride manufacturers. They put on a safety seminar each January.
Association of Challenge Course Technology
The Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) is an international trade organization dedicated to standards, government relations, credentialing, professional development and advancement of our members. ACCT is an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited standards developer for the global challenge course, aerial adventure park, canopy tour and zip line industry.
ASTM International is the engineering standards organization that oversees the F-24 committee, which develops standards for Amusement Rides and Devices used in the United States and other countries.
Disney's "Wild About Safety"
Disney's "Wild About Safety" campaign provides online cartoons, activities, and printable coloring pages features Timon and Pumba from "The Lion King" teaching fun, yet important, lessons about amusement ride safety.
European Committee for Standardization
European Committee for Standardization develops safety standards for the EU, including standards related to amusement rides and devices.
Flat Joint Ride Index
The Flat Joint Ride Index has a large collection of ride photos and information on amusement rides, most of which travel North America or are found in its amusement parks.
Health & Safety Executive (UK)
HSE is the national independent watchdog for work-related health, safety and illness in the United Kingdom. The website includes a variety of ride-safety reports and research. Search for "amusement ride".
International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions
The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions is the largest international trade association for permanently situated amusement facilities worldwide.
International Association of Trampoline Parks
The International Association of Trampoline Parks (IATP) is a trade group representing trampoline parks.
International Standards Organization
International Standards Organization (ISO) develops International Standards for Business, Government and Society. ISO has a suite of amusement ride standards under development (ISO/TC 254) and also produces a wide array of supporting standards.
Leisure Technical Consultants Limited (LTC)
Leisure Technical Consultants Limited (LTC) is a third party registered inspection body the United Kingdom. Their website resources include standards, technical bulletins, and an interactive technical forum.
NAFLIC represents ride inspectors and provides technical assistance to Amusement Park and Fairground industries in the United Kingdom. Their website posts alerts, bulletins and other safety-related publications.
National Association of Amusement Ride Safety Officials (NAARSO)
NAARSO is a non-profit organization that provides safety education and resources for amusement industry professionals, and administers a certification program for amusement device inspectors.
Outdoor Amusement Business Association
The Outdoor Amusement Business Association is a trade group representing traveling carnivals.
Roller Coaster Database
The Roller Coaster Database is a comprehensive, searchable database with information and statistics on over 1800 roller coasters throughout the world.
Theme Park Insider
Theme Park Insider offers news and information about major U.S. theme parks.
THRILL :: Human Factors and Amusement Ride Safety
This program, created by Dr. Kathryn Woodcock of Ryerson University, applies human factors engineering (HF) principles to model and improve safety in the amusement ride domain.
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
The CPSC acts as a clearing house for injury data and monitors the safety of portable (traveling carnival) amusement rides, inflatables, go-karts, climbing walls, and other amusement devices.
World Waterpark Association
The World Waterpark Association is a trade group representing water parks.