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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.

Dear Dish-It In The Forums

rainbowpoptart
Yes, purely for the fact that you should not "hate" your sister (or anyone, for that matter).  I'm guessing by "get in trouble for her", you mean she does something wrong and the blame is all put on you? Yeah, little siblings tend to do that a lot. My brother did for the longest time, until my parents found out how much a liar he is. She, hopefully, will grow out of this eventually. Either that, or your parent[s]/guardian[s] will eventually see through her. You lose your friends to her? By this do you mean your friends want to hang out with her and they want you to tag along and you don't? Or do you mean your friends chose your sister over you? If it's the latter, then perhaps you shouldn't have ever referred to those people as friends. You'll find friends who'll prefer you over your sister, I'm sure of it. The only thing I can tell you to do is try to get along with your sister. Every group of siblings has their cats and dogs moment in life, but they grow out of it (most of the time; there are, of course, circumstances where it doesn't work out that way). Please be grateful for your sister, even if you two fight a lot. You never know how much you need something until it's gone.
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liddielover
i hate my little sister because i get introuble for her and lose my friends to her.is that wrong?
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skylar245
skylar245 posted in Friends:
"rainbowpoptart" wrote: "skylar245" wrote: Teacher said to wait for the Bus Driver and the counselor, she just talks to me and doesn't tell The Princible Then maybe try telling the principal yourself, and you should also report that the driver, teacher, and counselor haven't done anything to help you. If that fails, tell another trusted adult, like your mother. I'm sure someone you're close to would do their best to get justice. This is a major problem and it's a shame no one's done anything to help. ​No one listens to me anyway but my friends
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rainbowpoptart
rainbowpoptart posted in Friends:
"skylar245" wrote:Teacher said to wait for the Bus Driver and the counselor, she just talks to me and doesn't tell The Princible Then maybe try telling the principal yourself, and you should also report that the driver, teacher, and counselor haven't done anything to help you. If that fails, tell another trusted adult, like your mother. I'm sure someone you're close to would do their best to get justice. This is a major problem and it's a shame no one's done anything to help.
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skylar245
skylar245 posted in Friends:
"rainbowpoptart" wrote: "skylar245" wrote: My bus driver does NOTHING about it EVEN IF HE SEE'S IT! he only wrote the two girls up but not the girl that hit me Then report them to a teacher or the school counselor. Behaviour like that is not acceptable in the slightest. ​Teacher said to wait for the Bus Driver and the counselor, she just talks to me and doesn't tell The Princible
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