About Us

At Amusement Products, our attitude is “great is never good enough.” By striving for perfection we continue to improve and outpace the competition. Let us show you how you can too!

 

Since 1960, we have dedicated the existence of our company to creating fun for the world through exciting products. Our first goal is quality and dependability. If you can’t keep it working, you won’t make any money. That is why we spent our first ten years as a manufacturer perfecting the quality and performance of our products. Having accomplished this, our next goal was to outperform the competition and gain increased customer satisfaction. How did we accomplish this? Refinement and innovation! The timeline below lists a few of the “firsts” we have achieved, and are just a few of the reasons why Amusement Products is the leader in the family entertainment center industry. Many of these innovations have changed the industry forever.

Our History of “Firsts”

1960
First themed miniature golf: Sir Goony Golf

 

1961
Expanded Sir Goony chain with five new locations in Florida

 

1972
Added the first go kart tracks to miniature golf courses

 

1974
Operated 28 go kart tracks and 36 miniature golf courses

 

1975
Began manufacturing go karts

 

Pioneered the wrap-around spring steel bumper to increase kart durability

 

Developed universal joint steering for unsurpassed handling and durability

 

1980
Designed and sold the first Tire/Steel Rail Safety Barrier for go kart tracks

 

1981
Developed the first fiberglass bodies for go karts

 

1982
Introduced dual baseball/softball pitching machines for batting cages

 

1984
Created the first demand retrieval system for batting cages for increased capacity

 

1987
Developed first commercial two-passenger go kart

 

1989
Designed the Komet extended wear go kart tire

 

1990
Developed first digital pitching machine speed control

 

1991
Patented first radio controlled go kart track system

 

1993
Patented the Ultimate Trainer pitching machine

 

1995
Developed the D-Rubber rail safety barrier system

 

1996
Developed the Dominator as the best driving go-kart

 

1997
Introduced the “Rookie” kart concept for the 7-12 year old range

 

1999
The revolutionary Millennium frame sets new standard for go kart frames

2000
Amusement Construction Co., Inc. started

 

2001
DUI Experience created to save teen lives

 

Electric go karts added to product line

 

2002
Introduced Shockwave Electric Bumper Boats

 

2003
Introduced Select One radio control system for go karts

 

2004
Big Kick Soccer Cages hits the market utilizing our commercial batting cage technology

 

2005
Introduced Auto Start for go kart tracks

 

2007
Dynamo Electric Kart System revolutionizes electric go karts

 

2008
Best new FEC attraction from IAAPA: Spin Zone Bumper Cars

 

Made Dynamo System work for Intimidator go karts

 

2009
Spin Zone Bumper Cars now run all day on single charge and includes new competitive spin feature

 

2010
Automated “Attract” mode developed for Spin Zone Bumper Cars

 

2011
Introduced Ultimate Trainer 3000

 

ThunderVolt Raceway System makes electric-powered go kart tracks sound like Speedways. Awarded IAAPA Best New FEC attraction.

 

2012
ThunderVolt Gas Go Kart Operating System wins Best New FEC Attraction

 

2013
Added swipe card readers to Spin Zone Bumper Cars for improved cash control

 

2014
Best New FEC Attraction from IAAPA for LazerFury 360

 

Added swipe card readers to ThunderVolt Operating Systems

 

Introduced Mobile Spin Zone Bumper Cars

 

2016
Introduced ThunderVolt Lightning 60+mph Race Kart

 

Introduced Flip Zone Bumper Cars

Meet Our Team

Dutch Magrath

President

John Denham

Vice President & Plant Manager

Cindy Harrell

Presidential Assistant/ Office Manager

Johnnie Stringfield

Sales

Gary Arvedon

Sales

Bill Wilcox

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