J&J Amusements

Safest, most durable go karts and bumper boats in the world.

Manufacturing fun since 1975.

For over 40 years, J&J Amusements has been manufacturing fun and 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. Each go kart and bumper boat 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, family-owned entertainment centers to some of the best-known amusement parks in the US, J&J Amusements has been designing and manufacturing safe and innovative fun since 1975.

J&J BROTHERS | INNOVATION AT PLAY

J&J Amusements began as nothing more than something fun between twin brothers in 1957 who decided to open the first miniature golf center in Utah. Their love of amusements moved them to begin building 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. And just like the bumper boat, J&J’s line of innovative and durable go karts took off. In 1993, the company was moved from southern California to Salem, Oregon. 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 solutions. For 40 years, J&J Amusements has been manufacturing fun and 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. Each go kart and bumper boat 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 safe to take care of each passenger they hold.
  • Safety is paramount.
  • The entire team counts in the quality of the finished product.
  • We pursue long-term relationships with our customers.
  • We provide outstanding customer service and the best support in the industry.
  • Efficiency, innovation and safety are necessary components for fun.
  • We have integrity and high standards in all we do.
  • We never cut corners. We never settle. We constantly strive to be better.
  • We know that without safety and durability, the fun wouldn’t last.

WHY CHOOSE US

At J&J Amusements’ manufacturing facility, safety is paramount. Without ensuring our products are safe and reliable, we know they wouldn’t be very fun. Our manufacturing process delivers quality and durability that is unmatched in the industry. All of our team technicians have the training and skills to deliver consistent products, on time, every time. With over 40 years of experience, we consistently deliver a quality product, reliable manufacturing and on-time delivery, all at the most economical price. Once you purchase your fleet, we provide you with operation and training videos to ensure you and your staff are confident in operating and maintaining your go karts and bumper boats, and we are always just a phone call away. Our goal is to make the necessary maintenance as simple and stress free as possible. Purchasing our products is the beginning of our relationship with you. We are dedicated to customer support because we know a well-informed customer is integral to providing safety in operations, maintenance, and upkeep.
J&J’s quality assurance is based on the understanding that outgoing J&J manufactured products will maintain a consistent level of quality and safety, and we strive to provide on-time delivery to our valued clients. J&J is committed to meeting customer needs for go karts, bumper boats and innovative ride design. J&J’s quality assurance and the success of our clients is the highest priority of all J&J team members.
At J&J, we’re proud to stand behind sustainable manufacturing practices. We incorporate the use of long-lasting and durable materials in our product designs. This makes them more reliable, makes repairs and replacements minimal and provides lower maintenance costs.
J&J Amusements understands that customers want options to help them to stand apart from other FECs or entertainment parks. We live in a highly customized world, and as the #1 go kart and bumper boat manufacturer, J&J is prepared to be the leader in meeting these needs. Our designs are innovative and flexible, and our products are never static. We continually strive to secure our reputation as being the forerunners of go kart and bumper boat entertainment. J&J Amusements doesn’t just handcraft durable and reliable go karts and bumper boats, we constantly strive to create a new experience, and adapt to the changing trends and evolving entertainment world. We remain on the cutting edge and keep our eyes open for ways to stay ahead of the game, and keep your customers returning for more. Our customized design department is ready to create a fleet of go karts or bumper boats that fully integrate with your amusement park’s environment. Whether it’s customized colors, logos, characters or entire themes, we’ve got you covered. Your fleet will be eye-catching and unique while still complimenting the overall feel of your amusement park. Customers will see these rides as a part of your park’s overall theme, taking the user experience to the next level.
J&J believes safety and experience go hand in hand. Our future projects will center on enhancing the guest experience down to the smallest detail. From comfort and a simple design to ease of use, we want the user to quickly adapt and feel comfortable riding our go karts and bumper boats, so they can focus more on the experience and less on how to use the equipment. We strive for intuitive, clearly-defined features, making it easy for adults and 5-year-olds alike to operate. With double and single go karts, each designed for specific age ranges, and both gas and electric bumper boats that include built-in, interactive water squirters, we manufacture our products to cater to individualized needs. When a guest is riding our equipment, we want them to feel confident in our product so they can let loose and just enjoy. When they are finished, we want them to remember the laughter and excitement, and look forward to doing it all over again.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

  • 10/14

    Let me tell you a short story about the highlight of my summer vacation. Three weeks ago, we took the family to Sonoma then to Yosemite. A day off in between to go to Six Flags Vallejo. While I was there, I asked my 7 year old boy if he wanted to ride the go karts. Obviously he did. We paid our fee and got into line. I carefully studied the karts to see if any of them had advantages or disadvantages. I was a little underwhelmed with all of them. They were being driven like little old ladies going to church. I hoped it wasn’t the karts. When our turn came, we grabbed a green one and strapped in.

    I was pleased to see a nice 4 point harnesses. I also made an assumption that the track was probably set up so that it could be run at full throttle as top speed seemed to be limited fairly low. To my VERY pleasant surprise, the kart was set up very well to allow me to practice throttle steering. As my son will tell you, we lapped everyone two or three times in our seven minute time allotment. He had a fantastic time. Naturally after such a great ride, I took my 9 year old girl back for more of the same.

    I had such a completely fantastic time on the karts that I made mental note of who made them. I saw J&J Amusements. When I came back home I looked up your website. I want to give you my thanks for making such a great product. I think my 14 minutes on a kart track were the highlight of my summer.

    Call me simple, but it was fun. — Larry

    Thanks for making such a great product