For over 40 years, J&J Amusements has been manufacturing entertainment attractions that are loved by the entire family. At J&J, we believe one of our advantages is the understanding that at the end of the day, we’re creating fun and memories. The go karts and bumper boats we manufacture will see sunshine and rain, hear laughter and play, and be enjoyed by families across the world. Our products must be built durable to last, and built safe to take care of each passenger they hold. From small, hidden-gem, family-owned entertainment centers to some of the biggest and best-known amusement parks in the US and the world, J&J Amusements has been designing and manufacturing safe and innovative fun since 1975.



Today, J&J Amusements’ family of go kart and bumper boat attractions allows us to meet the evolving needs of the amusement industry with our safe and durable amusement products. We are 100% owned by employees – most of whom have been with the company 10+ years – who provide master planning, custom design, manufacturing and theming for complete amusement solution.


J&J Amusements began as nothing more than something fun between twin brothers who decided to open the first miniature golf center in Utah in 1957. Their love of amusements moved them to build some of the first fun centers and amusement parks throughout southern and central California. They would build rides and try things, all with the goal of providing more fun to those who visited their centers. When they invented the bumper boat in 1975, they were in love.

They patented the bumper boat in the US and became US Coast Guard certified. In 1990, J&J brought on new partners and began manufacturing concession go karts as well. And just like the bumper boat, J&J’s line of innovative and durable go karts took off. In 1993, the company moved from California to Oregon.

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Upcoming Trade Shows

IAAPA Attractions Expo World’s Largest Amusement Related Show 2018 Nov. 12-16, Orlando, Florida USA IAAPA Asian Attraction Expo Asia Pacific… read more +

October 18, 2018
Dan Hansen

2018 IAAPA Attraction Expo November 12th – 16th Orlando, FL USA

J&J Amusements will be proudly displaying our line of Go Karts, Bumper Boats and Pastime Pitching Machines in booth 2631.… read more +

October 3, 2018
Dan Hansen

IAAPA Webinar: Understanding Risk Management for FECs, Small Parks and Water Parks: The First Five Minutes Matter

IAAPA Webinar: Understanding Risk Management for FECs, Small Parks and Water Parks: The First Five Minutes Matter WHAT : IAAPA Webinar: Understanding Risk… read more +

February 26, 2018
Dan Hansen
  • "After a careful selection process, we decided to purchase our new electric go kart fleet from J&J Amusements for our outdoor track. We could not be happier with the product and the service thus far. The J&J team was with us every step of the way through the planning, construction and implementation process. The Karts have been a huge hit with our customers while being safer at the same time. I would recommend the J&J Electric Karts to any operator for any track."
    Rob Thomas - President | Mulligan Family Fun Centers
  • "To Whom It May Concern: Please allow this letter to serve as an enthusiastic and unqualified endorsement of all J&J Amusements & ABC (Automated Batting Cages) products. As you may know, ABC was recently acquired by J&J after ABC’s owners retired. The two companies have always been closely associated, both with their manufacturing facilities located in Salem, Oregon. I have been the Owner and President of Swings-N-Things Fun Park located in suburban Cleveland, Ohio since 1982. When purchasing equipment for our Park, we do extensive due diligence. First and foremost, we examine safety, especially when we’re looking at attractions such as go-karts, bumper boats and commercial pitching machines. In the FEC Industry our target audience is families. The safety of our guests start with the equipment we utilize. The quality of this equipment is equally important as we do not want our rides or equipment to be out of service and we want it to last as long as possible before it needs to be replaced. Purchasing equipment solely on price, is never a sound long-term decision. Additionally, we also know that anything mechanical will occasionally have something break or develop an issue we have not seen before. For this reason, it is critical to align yourself with a company that responds to any and all issues you are experiencing promptly with sound advice and, maintains an inventory of parts that can be shipped to you immediately. I have had the honor of being extremely active in IAAPA over my 35+ years in the industry, having served on the Board of Directors, the FEC Committee and serving as Chair of the committee for more than 4 years. One of the great benefits of being a part of these groups is the sharing of information about the industry with some of the most respected and veteran owners within the industry. The equipment and manufacturers of the amusement industry is a subject that is discussed regularly before and after the official meetings. I strongly suggest searching out industry veterans who own and operate quality parks within the FEC as part of your due diligence prior to choosing go-karts, bumper boats and/or pitching machines. If you take the time to do this, I’m sure you will find that J&J and ABC products are the equipment used by the majority of these experienced owners. Quality equipment is a major component of all respected and profitable facilities! Please feel free to contact me personally with any questions you may have regarding our long history with J&J and ABC. Respectfully, Tim Sorge "
    Tim Sorge - Owner | Swing-N-Things