Anyone in the industry?

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

Jeff said:
"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;

Home Park - Wonderland Sydney, Australia. *** This post was edited by CoasterGod on 3/2/2001. ***
Friday, March 2, 2001 10:43 AM
I'm a student of amusement rides; I'm a member of NAARSO ( ) 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 :) 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
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?

Randy Hutchinson
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 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.
YVAN EHT NIOJ -The Simpsons
Sunday, March 4, 2001 10:06 AM
I was in Planing and Development at PGA for a few years
#1 Stealth-PGA
#2 Flashback-SFMM
#3 Whizzer-RIP PGA
#4 Mind Bender-WEM
#5 Drachen Fire-BGV

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