Kansas legislator considers regulating amusement rides

Posted Monday, April 26, 2004 8:40 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The fall of a 13-year-old from a Joyland Ferris wheel has sparked renewed calls for government regulation of Joyland and traveling carnivals that set up at festivals and county fairs across the state. Kansas is one of eight states that does not regulate amusement park or carnival rides, leaving that decision up to cities and counties. Regulations can vary, covering anything from inspections to upkeep to training of ride operators.

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