Thomas Carnival Inc


The Thomas Carnival was founded in the year 1928 by Art B. Thomas in Lennox, South Dakota. The Thomas Carnival has been owned and operated by the members of the Thomas family continuously since then. Presently there are fourth generation family members working in the business. Since 1928 the Thomas Carnival has been devoted to Art ThomasÂâ€Ã¢„¢ idea of providing clean, safe and wholesome family entertainment for its customers.

In addition to family attractions, kiddieÂâ€Ã¢„¢s rides, and spectacular rides for thrill seekers, the company provides electricity for the entire carnival midway, rest areas, benches, landscaping, and portable housing for their employees and even a convenience store for customers and the companyÂâ€Ã¢„¢s workforce of 200. The company also provides rides, games and food concessions for private events, company parties or movie sets. The company provides different rides for family such as scrambler, tornado, spider, ring of fire, cliff hanger, bumper cars, kite flyer and century wheel. At Thomas, all employees participate in the daily inspection process. Each attraction is carefully checked prior to daily opening. Operations employees and their supervisors constantly check the equipment throughout the day.

Bernard Thomas was the innovator of the Universal Ticket System used by virtually traveling carnivals today. Tickets bought at any ticket selling location can be used for admission on any ride. The company knows how many tickets are sold each day and at the end of that day weigh all tickets used for admission at each ride, allowing to balance ticket sales and redemption and also to monitor the popularity of each individual ride.

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