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Tony Guadagno has owned and operated Carnival Midway Attractions for the past 19 years. His family has been involved in the mobile amusement industry for over 50 years. Tony grew up in the family business and after receiving his degree in Architecture in 1978, he went back to the family show to help his parents and brothers run the family business. In 1996 Tony decided to go out on his own and Carnival Midway Attractions was born. Tony is also the midway coordinator for the San Diego County Fair in Del Mar, California. The SDCF runs from early June through July 4th and is the 6th largest fair in the United States with a fair attendance of 1.5 million. The midway is not serviced by one particular carnival, but instead rides are brought in from multiple vendors and Tony oversees everything from daily operations to coordinating the midway.
Shawnee Merten also comes from a four-generation carnival family. Shawnee’s family’s show was started in 1949 and he grew up and worked on the show from an early age. After receiving his degree in Business Management, Economics and Political Science in 1972 from San Diego State University he managed a fair in northern California. In 1980 he joined a large national insurance brokerage firm in the Entertainment Specialty division in San Antonio, TX. By doing so, Shawnee helped start Allied Specialty Insurance. In 1987, Shawnee went back to the family show and ran the booking office and marketing departments until 2004 when the company was sold. In 1997 he started his own event management and consulting business and has been managing and producing events for the last 18 years.
Carnival Midway Attractions currently operates in California and Wyoming and is expanding its route into Idaho, Montana, Utah and Colorado. We are a full service company providing rides, games, food concessions and event management and support to over 60 events each year including county fairs, community festivals, corporate events, church festivals and non profit fund raisers. We also provide attractions and equipment for movie and television production.
Our excellent safety record and our attention to detail in the training and education of our staff and operation of our company is evidence of our commitment to Safety and Customer Satisfaction. We provide modern and exciting rides that appeal to all age groups. We pride ourselves in providing safe, family entertainment in a clean and healthy environment helping to raise thousands of dollars for non-profit organizations throughout the year.