My friend is working on a project for school, and she needs to know what exactly this position is so she can type up a fake training manual. She asked me, I think that it is the people who give tours around the park, but I figured that I would ask here so I can get a real answer
I can only speak for our park...at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, all seasonal employees are Hosts and Hostesses. We call our customers our Guests.
Everyone has a specific department and function (sweeper, ride op, slide attendant), but the term Host/Hostess applies across the board. (The same way other businesses call their employees "associates" or "team members.")
Doesn't Disney call their employees "Cast Members"? I think that sounds appropriate, given the kind of parks they operate.
Is it just me, or is it nice being greeted by a waiter or waitress at a restaurant saying "Hi, my name is ____ and I'll be taking care of you tonight." Sounds so much better than "What can I get for you?"
Impulse-ive said: I thought attendants and operators were the same thing? Don't they all rotate between all positions in and around a ride?
Attendants tend to only be able to load/unload, while Operators can load/unload/operate a ride. Its legal issues often preventing minors from having so much responsibilty, even though almost everything is computerized
At Dollywood an Attractions Host is a host (employee) who works in Attractions (any ride). We all rotate positions. For example on Thunderhead, all Hosts are signed off on all positions. So the greeter could also do dispatch, load, etc. In Country Fair, my area, we rotate to the different rides every 2 hours, so everyone must be signed off every ride. We also call our "customers" Guests. Since you are a guest in our home. =O)