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Work at an Amusement Park!

If you're looking for some on-the-job fun, check out the positions you can score at your local amusement park. But this isn't just a summer job; it's more like a paid vacation! Just think about it - you'll be surrounded by rides, games, entertaining shows and mouth-watering munchies all day long!

Ticket Attendants

Ticket attendants sell tickets to enter the amusement park. They also give directions and hand out maps. It's important to be a people person cuz you'll be dealing with everyone who comes into the park and answering any questions they have. Oh, and you'll be stuck inside a small ticketing booth all day, which is great on days when it's pouring rain - but that's about it.

Work at an Amusement Park!

Concession Staff

Working the concession stand can be pretty demanding. You'll always have starving and thirsty peeps waiting in line for you to whip them up a stick of cotton candy, butter up some popcorn or slap ketchup and mustard onto their hot dogs. Just be sure you don't snack on the job - your job is to sell 'em, not eat 'em!

Rides Operators

Rides operators usually have to be at least 16 years old cuz there's a lot of responsibility that comes with this job. You have to start and stop the ride, explain the rules of the ride, help peeps in and out of the ride and make sure they're safely strapped in. Rides operators tend to get great tans from standing out in the sun all day, so it's important to slather on the sunscreen!

Games Attendants

Can you think of anything better than playing games all day long, all summer long? We sure can't, and that's why the games department is one of the coolest places to work. You'll need a good set of vocal chords cuz you'll be screaming and yelling at peeps (in a good way) to get their attention so that they'll come over to your booth and play a few rounds of your game. If they win - which happens once in a blue moon - you get to hand out a prize!

Costumed Characters

You'll definitely work up a sweat by walking around in a cartoon costume, greeting and entertaining the amusement park folks and handing out balloons to all the kiddies. You'll most likely be wearing the mascot of your local amusement park, but if you're lucky enough to work at Disneyland, you just may get to be Mickey Mouse!

Cleaners

This isn't the greatest job. In fact, it kinda stinks, but someone's got to do it, right? Aside from not needing any previous work experience, one of the perks of this position is that you don't have to deal with any rude or whiny peeps - just a whole lot of smelly garbage! To make things easier for ya, clip on some nose plugs, tune into your MP3 player and constantly remind yourself that a clean park is a happy park.

Bottom Line

So some of these jobs may be cooler than others, but working any position at an amusement park is enough fun to last a summer. And when you finish your shift, you can play games, go on the rides, pig out on junk food and watch shows - all for free! So head down to your local fairgrounds to find out what job opportunities are open to you.

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Best Amusement Park Activity?

  • Stuffing my face with hot dogs, popcorn and cotton candy.
  • Screaming at the top of my lungs on the super scary rides!
  • Playing 37 different games to try and win a huge stuffed animal.
  • Getting my fortune told by a carnival gypsy.

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I'm a 12 year old girl with really strict parents! I do chores( even handling BLEACH sometimes) , I take care of my little brother, I'm in top set for all my classes- even on the gifted and talented register and I've only ever had 1 detention- and that was their fault anyway bc I was late( they drive). But, I'm still NEVER allowed out with my friends! My friends are all in top sets as well, are well behaved and all we literally would do is window shopping. I mean, there are my age smoking shisha and doing #####- they should be lucky I'm not a delinquent! But my parents always say I can't hang out. Not because they're worried about my safety, they just dont want me to go out.! Even sleepovers, my parents always say no because they ' haven't met the parents" but they make NO effort to do so. I'm losing out on knowing my friends better and whilst they're all making best friends, at school I'm just the person in the background- the left out friend. It hurts and most of the time I wish I was fostered or something. How can I make them loosen up? ( don't say anything about sneaking out because I chose life)
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