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Carnival-Festival Ride and Attraction Guidelines

Student clubs, parent support organizations, boosters and other district entities planning fund-raising, carnival and/or festivals need to be aware of limitations on certain rides and attractions.  Limitations are placed on the types of rides and attractions allowed based upon guidelines from the Arizona Schools Risk Retention Trust, the Districts' property, liability and casualty insurance provider.  Limitations on these rides and attractions are in place for the safety of our students, staff and community members.

Below are listings of  UNACCEPTABLE and ACCEPTABLE attractions.  Please review these carefully in planning your events.  If an attraction is not listed, please contact the Risk Management at 623-876-7983, prior to submitting your request to the site administrator.

UNACCEPTABLE FOR ANY DYSART SPONSORED EVENT
 
  • INFLATABLES -- Unfortunately ANY type of inflatable where the participants are IN or ON on an inflatable or inflated surface are NOT ACCEPTABLE.
  • DUNK TANKS
  • SPINNING OR "GYRO" RIDES
  • TRAMPOLINES
  • SUMO WRESTLING SUITS
  • VELCRO WALLS
  • MECHANICAL BULL
  • PAINTBALL EVENTS (On-Site or Off)
  • ANY GAMES OR EVENTS  THAT USE DETACHED HAND GUN OR RIFLE-LIKE DEVICE(S) ON-SITE (I.E., LASER TAG, PAINTBALL GUNS)
  • HAUNTED HOUSE/HALL OR ROOM
  • GIANT SLIDES
  • BUBBLE SOCCER OR ANY TYPE OF BUBBLE BATTLE
  • FOG MACHINES OR ANY SMOKE GENERATING EQUIPMENT INSIDE SCHOOL BUILDINGS (they set off the fire/smoke detectors)

ACCEPTABLE FOR DYSART SPONSORED EVENTS
 
  • ROCK CLIMBING WALLS - Ten (10) feet and under only.   Allowed with appropriate inspections and supervision.  Inspection and supervision must be provided by the vendor supplying the attraction (must NOT be an inflatable rock wall).
  • GIANT TRICYCLES
  • CASH CUBE - Allowed as the participants are NOT standing IN or ON an inflated surface, but standing/playing on the ground.
  • HUMAN FOOSBALL -- Allowed as the participants are NOT standing IN or ON an inflated surface, but standing/playing on the ground.
  • THREE 'N ONE SPORTS PLAY - Allowed as the participants are NOT standing IN or ON an inflated surface, but standing/playing on the ground.
  • PETTING ZOOS AND PONY RIDES - Vendors are responsible for their own liability insurance for coverage for damage to individuals or property.   Vendors must provide immediate clean-up of any animal excrement or bodily fluids.  Be aware of pet/animal allergies.
  • TRACKLESS TRAIN RIDES - Allowed with designated path of travel.
  • SPEED PITCH - Allowed as the participants are NOT standing IN or ON an inflated surface, but standing/playing on the ground.


As indicated above, these guidelines are in place for the safety of our students, staff and community members.  Adult supervision is required for ALL events.  Students may not supervise an activity. 
 
If your organization does not see an event on this page, please contact Risk Management to review any other types of attractions not listed here.


Risk Management: 623-876-7983