Ride Entertainment’s park maintenance can help operators reopen safely

Ride Entertainment, a leader in the supply and installation of some of the world’s most thrilling attractions, is helping parks to welcome guests safely once they reopen after COVID-19.

Ride Entertainment is pleased to be able to offer services to attractions as they adapt to a post-COVID-19 world with new health and safety requirements. The company has updated its Skycoaster procedures and looked at how its installation and maintenance team can help parks as they reopen.

“We know that things will look different as properties start to open,” says Adam Sandy, President of Business Development.

“We want to do our part to help parks as they prepare to welcome guests. This is why we have updated our Skycoaster procedures for parks worldwide and re-tooled our Installation and Maintenance team in a way to assist U.S.-based parks re-open. There is no one-size-fits-all approach. Parks will open with science and local conditions as their guides and we want to help as best we can.”

Skycoaster

Operational procedures for Skycoaster have been updated, and the company has also worked with partners to ensure cleaning solutions for flight suits are provided.

Lance Beatty, Skycoaster Managing Director, says, “As our industry faces an unprecedented chain of events, Skycoaster remains open and committed to supporting our customers as you navigate these challenging times.

“We want to especially thank High Energy Sports for their tireless effort to find a solution regarding the sanitization of our flight suits and establishing a procedure to help guide you during operations. We wish everyone a safe and healthy season and hope to be flying soon.”

Park maintenance

Ride Entertainment replacing the chain on an Arrow Mine TrainFor parks, there will be maintenance work to be done before they are able to reopen to the public.

Amanda Mercado, Projector Director for the Installations and Maintenance Division, says “For seasonal parks, without having the months of preparation as normal, opening all of the closed attractions will require an immense amount of work (in a short amount of time) from the maintenance staff.

“Our installation and maintenance team can help the park maintenance teams across the country. We can supplement your labour and work with your team or project manage and complete projects for you to get all necessary maintenance completed and rides running.”

The team has decades of experience in maintenance, from train rehabs to wire rope and chain replacements, with a full list of services available here.

The company is also encouraging operators to reach out if they have any questions. “If parks need clarifications from any of the manufacturers we have a sales partnership with please let us know, we will be sure to connect you to the appropriate people at each company,” says Sandy. “We own and operate attractions ourselves, so we understand the unique challenge parks worldwide face right now.”

Ride Entertainment would like to thank associations and companies within the industry that have been working to help operators open safely once the threat of COVID-19 has passed, such as IAAPA, the New England Amusement Park Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, the Pennsylvania Amusement Parks and Attractions, the New Jersey Amusement Association and International Ride Training.

Earlier this year, the company worked with The Funtime Group to deliver Booster Unhinged.