The Serious Business of Fun
Safety is the number one priority of the attractions industry.
Amusement parks provide one of the safest forms of recreation available to the public.
Amusement park operators and ride manufacturers work together to develop and deliver safe guest experiences.
Safety by the Numbers
According to the 2014 Fixed-Site Amusement Ride Injury Survey:
- Approximately 335 million guests safely enjoyed 1.6 billion rides at 400 U.S. amusement parks.
- The chance of being seriously injured on a fixed-site ride at a U.S. amusement park is 1 in 16 million. (data is based on a three year average)
One of the Safest Forms of Recreation in the United States
Below is a list of common recreation activities and their respective number of injuries per million participant days (based on estimates from the National Sporting Goods Association):
- Roller skating: 912
- Basketball: 799
- Football: 704
- Soccer: 405
- Fishing: 85
- Golf: 53
- Exercising with equipment: Nine
- Playing billiards: Eight
- Camping: Five
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicates that the number of deaths on America's roadways in 2014 was 32,675. Resources
The National Weather Service estimates the chance of being struck by lightning in the U.S. is 1 in 775,000.
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