Regulations and Standards of Amusement Park Industry
Safety is the Amusement Park Industry's Number 1 Priority.
Amusement park standards are set by the ASTM International, F-24 Committee on Amusement Rides and Devices.
ASTM F-24 is comprised of consumer advocates, government officials, amusement park operators, ride manufacturers, and industry suppliers.
The committee establishes standards on design and manufacture, testing, operation, maintenance, inspection, quality assurance, and more.
These standards undergo frequent review and revision to keep up with new technologies, and have been adopted by many governmental jurisdictions.
Amusement parks are subject to state and local governmental codes, requirements, and safety inspections, and must pass rigorous inspections by insurance companies.
If regulations in specific states need to be augmented, WFA encourages such action and recommend using the detailed ASTM International ride safety standards as the basis of any regulations.
Amusement park staff follow detailed manufacturer guidelines for inspection a