Amusement Ride Program
The Amusement Ride Program provides administrative assistance, education, training, and awareness within the State of Oklahoma to ensure public safety for citizens enjoying amusement rides.
The program strives to provide professional, reliable and efficient service for those governed and affected by the Amusement Ride industries in compliance with state statutes, in order to promote a safer Oklahoma.
Inspectors from the Oklahoma Department of Labor inspect all amusement rides at permanent amusement parks annually. All mobile amusement rides are inspected every time that they are moved. Additionally, inspectors with the Oklahoma Department of Labor perform surveillance of amusement rides during the year to ensure that the rides are being operated in accordance with state law.
This program serves owners and operators of permanent and temporary amusement ride attractions within Oklahoma, which includes, but is not limited to: water parks, permanent parks, carnivals, zip lines, ropes courses, and inflatables. This program also serves the general public by ensuring that all rides are registered, insured, inspected, and safe for operation. Approximately 3,600 amusement rides are registered and inspected annually. ODOL maintains an online directory of amusement show companies who are registered with the state. Additionally, the Amusement Ride team does outreach to educate youth by sending out educational materials promoting ride safety to elementary aged students. This program also hosts an annual educational summit to share accomplishments, best practices, rule/law changes, and other vital information to ride owners/operators. Amusement ride inspectors cross-train with the elevator program to assist with elevator inspections during lulls in their inspection schedule