Safety top priority for Lubbock's Joyland as it prepares for new

Safety top priority for Lubbock's Joyland as it prepares for new season

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

The chance of being seriously injured on a fixed-site ride at an amusement park is one in 18 million this according to 2017 Ride Incident Survey Report Lubbock's Joyland Amusement Park is gearing up for the 2019 season which is expected to open on Saturday March 2nd it's top priority as always is safety. 

"We believe that safety is something that you never completely achieve, that you are always working to improve," said David Dean, owner of Joyland Amusement Park. "Some of our employees, attended the AIMS seminar in Galveston this year the Amusement Industry Manufacturers and Suppliers where they were able to test and prove yeah they know what they are talking about."

Employees have stayed busy during this off season, along with the inspections staffers will attend seminars and undergo rigorous hands-on training before handling any equipment.

"We have a training program that they go online and take, it probably takes an hour to complete that," said Dean. "We bring them back and then we begin hands on training it's usually about a minimum of 4 to 6 hours, before they are on a ride by themselves."

Aside from adhering to safety protocol, Dean said Joyland staff is pumped for a new attraction called Sand Storm that is expected to be up and running by the summer time. 

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