How to make your event extra special with Dodgem car for hire?
A unique feature of bumper cars or dodgems is that adults and kids like them. Bumper car rides were first introduced by a company named Dodgem, and so the ride is also known as Dodgem. They are famous, iconic and hiring them won’t punch a hole in your pocket. Find a Dodgem car for hire for your funfair, and your visitors can unpredictably unleash their energy. It is not just about funfairs; dodgems are equally popular in indoor fun venues.
The primary objective of everyone riding a dodgem nowadays is ramming into other riders harder and more frequently. The unpredictable movements of the cars when they collided with other vehicles made the ride more exciting. This was different from what people riding traditional bumper cars were supposed to do. The focus of the riders was to prevent collisions.
The original bumper cars
The original cars were not supposed to bump because they could easily fall apart. The thrill was allowing kids to drive and avoid hitting the other vehicles. That’s why they were called dodgem and the whole point was to dodge the other car while steering around a track with many different vehicles. It was only years later that crashing became the point, not dodging.
How are bumper cars powered?
There are three key ways to power a bumper car. The Over Head system was most often used for many years, in which a pole in the back of the car runs up to a ceiling that carries electrical current. Now, a Floor Pick Up system allows current to run through panels on the floor separated by insulaters. That’s becoming the most popular and some of the newest bumper car rides runs on batteries.
A popular and fun ride for carnivals
Dodgem cars are by far the most booked fairground rides.
Event organisers rent dodgems when they want the event to be maximum fun. Adults can accompany more minor children, so it’s suitable for kids. Teenagers love it and even the older generation find it a fun experience. Although it has to be said the ride aims to ‘dodge’ the other cars, not crash headlong into each other, hence dodgems.
Reliable amusement ride suppliers can advise you on the type and size of bumper car rides to best suit your venue and its requirements and guide the best funfair attractions to complement the event. You need to take into account the ages and conditions of your guests. A well-presented ride has music and lighting systems, creating a fabulous centerpiece and quickly becoming the most popular attraction.
Prices of dodgem cars for fairs
When shopping around for Dodgem car for hire prices, please remember that you will sometimes come across cheap quotes. To achieve cheap quotes, something has to be cut, for example, maintenance costs so that the rides are not kept to the best quality, or it could be the staff’s salary. This all adds up to providing poor services, so please choose a supplier you can trust. A reliable supplier will never compromise on the quality and safety of rides.
All the rides and equipment we at Melbourne Amusement Hire provide are kept to a very high standard. We’re proud members of AALARA, IAAPA and the Showmen’s Guild of Victoria and Australasia. We only practice the highest possible safety standards on all our rides and attractions. Get in touch now!