We also provide our customers with many creature comforts including shaded rest areas with benches, covering for hoses and wires, signs and instructions regarding game and ride rules and operations, but most importantly, easy access to staff members in case of a concern or problem.
Communication with amusement ride manufacturers and state and federal regulators gives us the latest information we need to know.Bernard, who was 7 years old when he joined the carnival, enjoyed the experience.He recounts those first early years: “My sister and I traveled with our parents in a 1926 Buick.Each attraction is carefully checked prior to daily opening. Operations employees and their supervisors constantly check the equipment throughout the day.In 2004, the Thomas Carnival was evaluated by the OABA Quality Assessment Team and met the rigorous standards required for entry into the prestigious Circle of Excellence. The Thomas Carnival has been owned and operated by the members of the Thomas family continuously since then.Whether you enjoy rides, games, food, or good old-fashioned fun, the Thomas Carnival has something to offer.
In addition to family attractions, kiddie rides, and spectacular rides for thrill seekers, we provide electricity for the entire carnival midway, rest areas, benches, landscaping, portable housing for our employees, and even a convenience store for customers and our workforce of 200.We can also provide rides, games and food concessions for private events, company parties or movie sets. A related company, ATKINS – HANSCHEN TRANSPORTATION, offers 80-passenger trams to meet your people moving needs.For information, call John Hanschen at (512) 282-4442.In 1928 he borrowed 0 from Walt for a down payment on a No.5 Eli Bridge Ferris Wheel, and in 1929 he purchased a Parker Carousel.Art initially began the carnival with two attractions operating in the southeastern area of South Dakota.