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Safety & Maintenance
T.J. Schmidt & Company has a first rate safety program in place that includes; Employee Training, Equipment Maintenance & Inspections and clearly posted and easy to understand guidelines for all of our customers. 

Ride Maintenance/Inspections:

Daily inspections of all of our rides occur every day prior to opening. Rides are put through the paces and, where applicable, must meet or exceed state and manufacturer guidelines in more than fifty categories! Annual inspections of all of our equipment are conducted by certified ride inspectors from the State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. In addition, third party non-destructive testing is conducted on several pieces of our equipment when applicable.

We have a top-notch in-house maintenance staff which works to keep our equipment running safely. In addition, staff members spend a part of each work week washing all of our equipment and making sure our rides and attractions are well lit. These efforts all combine to help make the T.J. Schmidt & Company Midway among the cleanest and brightest in the state!

Off Season Maintenance:

During the off season, we spend the months of November through the end of April refurbishing our equipment at our Michigan based winter quarters and repair facility.  In our shop, we are able to perform mechanical, electrical, and cosmetic repairs.  

Employee Training:

Our staff members receive in-house training which aligns with state, national and manufacturer safety standards. Many of these safety standards are mandated by our insurance providers. We monitor our progress daily and safety and maintenance topics are discussed with employees both individually and at staff meetings. Several members of our maintenance team have logged hours of carnival related maintenance hours at their jobs prior to work for T.J. Schmidt & Company.

Food Operations:

T.J. Schmidt & Company proudly owns and operates superior quality food venues which supply thousands annually with all of their favorite speciality carnival fare! Our food operation complies with and most often exceeds all applicable state safety regulations pertaining to sanitation guidelines for transitory food units.

Rider Responsibility:

The T.J. Schmidt & Company Safety Mascot “Schmidty” can be seen on our midway reminding customers to “Measure Up! For Fun and Safety!” Here are some guidelines as you plan your visit to “Michigan’s Family Fun Midway!”

Before You Ride:

  • Measure UpTake a moment to watch the ride in motion and observe the posted height and riding restrictions to determine whether or not the ride is appropriate for you or a child in your care. All riding guests must be able to sit upright and hold on at all times.
  • Please be advised that children under 42 inches may be required to ride some of the attractions with a paying adult for safety purposes.
  • Please instruct children in your care to behave appropriately and follow instructions from the ride operator at all times.
  • Improper footwear to ride (flip flops, sandals, etc) may cause injury. You may wear them at your own risk.
  • Remove any loose articles such as sunglasses, hats, phones, and jewelry that have the potential to fall off during the ride.We are not responsible for lost articles. We cannot stop operations to retrieve lost articles. All articles will attempt to be recovered after closing hours.

During the Ride:

  • Smoking, eating and drinking are prohibited on all amusement rides.
  • Remain seated and restrained and be sure to keep your arms, legs and head inside the ride at all times.
  • Use all safety equipment which the ride offers and remember to always listen to the ride operators' instruction.
  • When the ride is over, remain seated until the ride comes to a complete stop and the ride operator instructs you to exit.
  • If you feel tired, stop riding or take a break. If you have any questions while visiting our midway about any of our attractions, please visit our onsite office.

Want to know what rides you can ride?

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Contact TJ Schmidt & Company

Winter Office (November-March): (989) 213-5835
Sandy Schmidt (Food Service Specialist): (989) 239-4318
Kyle Schmidt (General Manager): (989) 302-1375
Doug Burtch (Booking/Human Resources): (989) 213-5835

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