Thursday, March 1, 2001 9:00 PM
Does anyone work for or is anyone planning to work for a company in the amusement park industry (i.e. design, development, construction, etc.)?
If so, how did you get into such a great line of work? I'm not looking into it or anything; I'm just curious to hear about it.
By the way, just working for an amusement park doesn't count (no ride-ops, weight guessers, food workers, etc. :)).
Friday, March 2, 2001 5:03 AM
Agent Johnson is a management person at a certain park. Our very own One And Only Coaster God (the artist formerly known as Tim) worked in Cedar Point sales for years.
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Friday, March 2, 2001 9:11 AM
"Our very own One And Only Coaster God (the artist formerly known as Tim) worked in Cedar Point sales for years."
Would that be and is ShiveringTim my predecessor? :)
Dave Althoff Jr, aka RideMan has something to do with ride safety, I forgot exactly. Dave? And there is coasterrepairman (You figure out what he does!).
I want to work in the industry. Coaster design is on my long-term planning list. The maths involved has put me off for now. :) At the moment I'm looking for work in the movies - SFX model making.
What other members do; www.coasterbuzz.com/forums/thread.asp?ForumID=11&TopicID=3210
Home Park - Wonderland Sydney, Australia.
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Friday, March 2, 2001 10:43 AM
I'm a student of amusement rides; I'm a member of NAARSO ( http://www.naarso.com
) and have a valid Level 1 ride inspection certification, but I am not now, nor have I ever been, employed in the amusement industry. To see what I really do, visit http://capital2.capital.edu/admin-staff/dalthoff
. :) Well, I did some controls work on a carnival ride once, but through no fault of mine, the ride never got finished. :(
--Dave Althoff, Jr. (ACE, NAPHA, NAARSO)
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Friday, March 2, 2001 11:21 AM
Not me. I'm a programmer/analyst for a major insurance carrier. I've never had anything to do with the industry other than being avid follower and enthusiast.
Scott W. Short firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.midwestcoastercentral.com
Friday, March 2, 2001 7:54 PM
Interesting choice for words, Scott...I'm rapidly becoming an Avid editor... :)
(Sorry, folks, a little broadcast humor there...)
--Dave Althoff, Jr.
Friday, March 2, 2001 9:16 PM
Avid, heck of a nice editing software kit. Speaking of which anyone here use Final Cut Pro much?
You build it, I'll ride it...eventually
Friday, March 2, 2001 9:36 PM
I'm a 28 year veteran of the outdoor amusement industry. I got my start hanging around lots of the old Gooding Amusement Co.Did tear downs and set ups while I attended WVU studying music. Went to work for that place up on Lake Erie before migrating to the west coast.
Saturday, March 3, 2001 4:27 AM
Coaster rider and student.
Saturday, March 3, 2001 8:06 AM
I'd love to be in the coaster design industry but I think I'm going down the wrong degree path for it. Who knows, maybe someday I'll wind up doing something cool like designing launches or something...it could happen.
Saturday, March 3, 2001 5:27 PM
I'm about to start an apprentice ship at an architecture firm pretty soon and I also plan to pursue a career in engineering.
Sunday, March 4, 2001 6:11 AM
Not me but my cousin helped build Excalibur at Fun Town USA.
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Sunday, March 4, 2001 10:06 AM
I was in Planing and Development at PGA for a few years
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