A Timeline of Reithoffer History
Julius Reithoffer inaugurates “Reithoffer Shows” and begins a show business dynasty.
Julius Reithoffer begins the show with the purchase of a steam-driven carousel.
Reithoffer expand their route by taking the show from railways to roadways.
Pat Reithoffer Sr. invents the first automobile ride.
Pat Sr. brings the Reithoffer Shows through the Depression by breaking the show into units and focusing on rides.
Pat, Jr. returns from the war and a new generation of Reithoffer excitement begins.
Pat Jr. brings super spectaculars to the midway.
Pat III takes charge of the Orange Unit
Rick takes Blue Unit on the road.
Pat Jr. purchases the antique Gavioli calliope bandwagon.
With a fifth generation of Reithoffers already in training, the Reithoffers are shaping the future of American carnivals. Now, as ever, they’re the ticket to ride…..into the next millennium.