The "James Gang" brothers grew up on a horse farm near Sarasota, FL. They were involved with 4-H and showing American Paint Horses all across the world.
Other carnival owners would bring their rides to the James' farm for repairs during their off season. Then the brothers started building their own rides on the side. After selling a few Glass and Fun Houses, Dwayne decoded to take one "out on the road".
In 1984, they booked four rides and some games with All American Shows. Years later, they made the move from Florida to Alabama including their horse farm.
By 1992, they were ready to start their own amusement company. Their mother, Virginia, came up with the name and the logo for their show. The horses in the logo are Matt and Peanut, two of their stud horses that were world champions. The world in the middle was because they showed horses all over the world.
Many of the rides that the show started with are still being operated today. The older ones are easier to work on and it helps to be able to get parts here in the United States. The brothers do all necessary repairs and oversee maintenance of all rides.
James Gang Amusements owns the first Y-Factor thrill ride, built by Wisdom Manufacturing, an American Ride Manufacturer based out of Colorado. Currently, it is the only ride of its type in the world. Unique thrill rides have become a staple at James Gang, also operating one of only two Space Loop attractions in the United States.