Our Story

Ride Entertainment is a world leader in providing thrilling rides to the attractions industry.  From record-breaking roller coasters to award-winning family attractions, we have earned international recognition for innovation and commitment to quality entertainment. We understand that our customers want the best, which is why we offer world-class attractions, parks and people.

Why Ride?

Mixing excitement and laughter with large doses of thrills for all ages, Ride Entertainment proves each and every day you are never too young or too old to have the experience of a lifetime.

Nearly 20 years ago, Ride Entertainment was founded as a sales company focused on offering the industry the best thrill rides from around the globe. Over the ensuing years, we have expanded to serve every sector of the attractions industry. Our work can be found worldiwde and we specialize in key industry disciplines: Sales, Operations, Financial Partnerships, Installations, Skycoaster®, and Park & Attraction Development.


From amusement parks to zoos, water parks to city parks, we have an unmatched breadth of experience. The Ride Entertainment team features a collection of industry experts that are masters at each phase of every project. Our team members are a group of people who are passionate about the attractions industry. We are proud to feature a combination of company leaders that have four decades in the industry with newer team members that are excited to create new memories for the family members and thrill seekers that experience our attractions.

Divisions

SALES
Award-winning, hair-raising roller coasters at Dollywood, vertical swing rides in the Guinness Book of World Records™ at Six Flags, an interactive dark attraction at Lake Compounce- these are just a few items from our large portfolio of products that made Ride Entertainment the world leader in providing attractions that thrill the entire family.

OPERATIONS
Ride Entertainment manages a wide array of family parks and world-class stand-alone attractions. We put together the best teams to run properties of all sizes. One of our signature operations is the SeaGlass Carousel, located at the Battery in Manhattan, New York.

FINANCIAL PARTNERSHIPS
We are the attraction industry’s largest provider of revenue share attractions. Ride Entertainment offers amusement parks, zoos, water parks and other facilities the ability to partner with us and our exclusive brands to thrill their customers. Facilities like the Toronto Zoo, where we have supplied a ropes course, zipline and carousel, are great examples of our partners around the world.

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The Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter was sold by our team and we helped install it. Our partner’s ride systems add the thrill to many IP-based attractions.

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The SeaGlass Carousel sits at the foot of Manhattan and is one of the most unique attractions ever created. The carousel is run by Ride Entertainment’s Operations Division.

INSTALLATION
Ride Entertainment is the industry’s number one company for attraction installation and we have a project portfolio that includes many of the world’s top rides. From a roller coaster at Casino Pier along the Jersey Shore to dragsters in Germany, we have installed attractions across the globe. We also offer amusement parks facilities a full-range of services including maintenance, parts, and retrofit capabilities.

SKYCOASTER®
Our most famous ride brand is Skycoaster®, the world’s most popular thrill ride. Combining hang-gliding and skydiving, Skycoaster® offers a shot of adrenaline like no other attraction. With over 75 flight lines on 6 continents this ride offers the best thrill on earth and the industry’s most comprehensive safety program. Each year Skycoaster® staff travel around the globe to certify operators at each of our sites.

PARK & ATTRACTION DEVELOPMENT
Ride Entertainment has combined all of our disciplines in order to develop parks for investment partners and clients. Using our knowledge of Ride Sales, Operations, Financial Partnerships, and Installations we create spaces that offer unique entertainment. We specialize in designing and implementing park plans with families in-mind.

Associations

Ride Entertainment is a proud member of the following associations.

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International Association of Amusement Parks

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Themed Entertainment Association

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Pennsylvania Amusement Parks Association

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New England Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions

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New Jersey Amusement Association

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National Recreation & Park Association