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 PLAYJ&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.
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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
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. — LarryThanks for making such a great product
Go KartsIt's simple, right — a go kart is just a go kart? Well, actually no. Concession go karts are rental equipment, and the only way they can generate revenue is by turning lap after lap after lap on the track. J&J Amusements manufactures the most durable, rugged and safe concession go karts money can buy. And we back them with the industry’s best warranty.
J&J Amusements manufactures the safest and most durable bumper boats in the industry. If you are thinking about adding bumper boats to your amusements or attractions or looking upgrade an existing fleet, give J&J a call and let us show you how profitable our family of bumper boats can be for you.
Parts & Accessories
Shop our online parts and accessories store for over 6,000 items. That's right -- J&J has everything from nuts and bolts for your go karts to track drying equipment, pond side squirters, battery chargers for your electric fleet of go karts or bumper boats, gas tanks, tires, engine parts, and more. You name it, we’ve most likely got it.