Bertazzon

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Bertazzon
Private
Industry Manufacturing
Founded Italy (1963 (1963))
Founder Luigi, Ferruccio and Marcello Bertazzon
Headquarters Sernaglia della Battaglia, Italy
Area served
Worldwide
Products Amusement rides
Number of employees
60 (as at 2012)[1]
Divisions Bertazzon 3B s.r.l.
Bertazzon America
Website Bertazzon 3B s.r.l.
Bertazzon America LLC

Bertazzon is an amusement ride manufacturing company based in Sernaglia della Battaglia, Italy. The company produces a variety of flat rides including bumper cars, carousels, swing rides, Matterhorns, Musik Expresses and dark ride systems.

History[edit]

In 1951, three brothers began renovating existing amusement rides: Luigi, Ferruccio and Marcello Bertazzon.[1] Bertazzon 3B was founded in 1963 when the company began manufacturing their own rides. The company later spawned a division based in the United States, Bertazzon America. As of 2009, the company is run by the founders' descendents Michele, Alex and Patrizia Bertazzon.[2] As of 2012, Bertazzon employs approximately 60 people, and manages a 12,000-square-metre (130,000 sq ft) manufacturing facility in Italy.[1]

Products[edit]

Installations[edit]

Name Park Model Opened Status
Bumper Beach Dreamworld Bumper Cars 1983 Closed in 2012
Buffalo Bumper Cars Djurs Sommerland Bumper Cars 2012 Operating [3]
Pier Pileup Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier Bumper Cars 2012 Operating [4]
Bumper Cars Ghost Town in the Sky Bumper Cars Operating
Mini Bumper Cars Gröna Lund Bumper Cars 2003 Operating
Miniautoscooter Hansa Park Bumper Cars Operating
Space Scooter Hansa Park Bumper Cars Operating
Crazy Cars Nickelodeon Universe Bumper Cars 1992 Operating
Space Bump Galaxyland Bumper Cars 1985 Operating
Bump-A-Round Splash Adventure Bumper Cars 1998 Closed in 2011
Fender Bender Splash Adventure Bumper Cars 1998 Closed in 2011
Keansburg Amusement Park Bumper Cars 2013 Operating [5]
Steel Pier Bumper Cars 2013 Operating [5]
Sir Lancelot's Chargers Camelot Theme Park Carousel Closed in 2012 [6]
Hanse-Karussell Hansa Park Carousel Operating
Nostalgic Carousel Heide Park Carousel 1997 Operating
Palisades Center Carousel 2009 Operating
Carosello Rainbow Magicland Carousel 2011 Operating [7]
Candy Carousel Särkänniemi Carousel 1993 Operating
Bluegrass Breeze Beech Bend Park Swing Carousel 2015 Under Construction
Dollywood Swing Carousel
Just A Swingin' Hard Rock Park Swing Carousel 2008 Closed in 2009 [8]
Sea Swings Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Swing Carousel 2009 Operating [9]
Silver Dollar City Swing Carousel
World's Finest Shows Swing Carousel
Water Circus Steel Pier Swing Carousel 2013 Operating [5][10]
Avalanche Dreamworld Matterhorn 1983 Closed in 2012
Safari Stampede Jungle Jack's Landing Matterhorn 2008
Musik Express Casino Pier Musik Express Closed in 2012 [5]
Coney Island Musik Express
Rock & Roll Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier Musik Express 2012 Operating [4]
Cannonball Express Great Escape Musik Express
Musik Express Morey's Piers Musik Express
Musik Express Seabreeze Amusement Park Musik Express 2008 Operating [11]
Hurricane Splash Adventure Musik Express 1998 2011
Wild West World Musik Express 2007 Closed in 2007 [11]
Justice League: Alien Invasion 3D Warner Bros. Movie World Dark Ride System 2012 Operating [12]
Lost Kingdom Adventure Legoland California
Legoland Florida
Legoland Malaysia
Legoland Windsor
Dark Ride System 2008
2011
2012
2009
Operating [13][14]
Carousel Palm Beach International Equestrian Center Carousel 2013 First Bertazzon to operate in Florida since there is a similar type at Downtown Disney and Citywalk
Carousel Downtown Disney Carousel Park Opening First type to ship in the USA
Carousel Eagle Ridge Mall Carousel Mall Opening First Bertazzon to ship in Central Florida to operate in a mall and the only type to not use a finial because the ceiling is too small
Carousel Old Town Carousel Park Opening First Bertazzon to be in use at a standing still carnival

Awards[edit]

In 2006, Bertazzon was awarded a Golden Pony Award at the Technofolies trade show. Luigi Bertazzon accepted the award on behalf of the company.[15]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lennox, Adrian (6 September 2012). "In focus: Bertazzon 3B". InterPark Magazine. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Mellor, Andrew (1 July 2009). "Bertazzon". InterPark Magazine. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Djurs Sommerland reaches for the sun". Park World Magazine. 9 May 2012. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Pleasure returns to Galveston Island". Park World Magazine. 15 March 2012. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c d Ruben, Paul (7 August 2013). "What's New in New Jersey?". Park World Magazine. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  6. ^ Ralph, Owen (28 September 2009). "Camelot - the legend lives on". Park World Magazine. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "Rainbow MagicLand opens in Rome". Park World Magazine. 31 May 2011. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  8. ^ Ruben, Paul (7 June 2008). "Hard Rock Park". Park World Magazine. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  9. ^ "Santa Cruz swings". Park World Magazine. 30 June 2009. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  10. ^ "Big plans for Steel Pier". Park World Magazine. 9 May 2012. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  11. ^ a b "Seabreeze turns up the Musik". Park World Magazine. 30 May 2008. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  12. ^ "Alien Invasion on the Gold Coast!". Park World Magazine. 5 October 2012. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  13. ^ "Sally goes to Legoland". Park World Magazine. 5 August 2011. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  14. ^ "Dark Rides 2009". Park World Magazine. 1 September 2009. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  15. ^ "Golden Pony Awards". Park World Magazine. 1 January 2007. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 

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