TIPTON – Pennsylvania is home to more than 9,300 amusement rides and attractions, which is more than any other state in the nation.
The state’s Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Ride and Measurement Standards administers the state’s amusement ride safety program and is a national leader in ride inspection and safety. To help highlight the state’s efforts in education and safety, Secretary of Agriculture, George Greig, will be visiting the DelGrosso’s Amusement Park in Tipton at 1 p.m. Thursday for a ride safety news conference and media tour.
“Safety is our number one priority,” said Scott Crider, vice president of Operations for DelGrosso’s Amusement Park. “As a ride inspector myself, I would never ask a guest to go on a ride that I wouldn’t go on. We pride ourselves in providing a safe, clean and fun amusement park atmosphere.”
The commonwealth is committed to amusement ride inspector training and regularly leads and participates in national safety education and outreach programs that include workshops and hands-on demonstrations.
“We take part in a number of safety workshops and education sessions each year. We ask that our guests to help maintain their safety by following the rules and regulations we have in place for each ride. We do our best to ensure safety and we ask that our guests do theirs,” said Crider.
DelGrosso’s Amusement Park is celebrating its 66th season this summer. The park is home to more than 30 rides and attractions including a Ride Park, Water Park, Miniature Golf Course and Go-Kart Track.
The news conference will take place at the Swing Buggy Ride located inside DelGrosso’s Amusement Park.
Detour Reminder: Due to bridge construction on Pleasant Valley Boulevard, there isn’t any access to DelGrosso’s Amusement Park from Exit 41. Please remember to use Exit 45 – Tipton/Grazierville.