Coaster related careers and incomes?

Thursday, May 2, 2002 4:22 PM
I am 16 right now, but am preparing my self to go into the roller coaster industry. Actually, I really want to be a structural engineer designing layouts and designs of coasters and cars! Sounds pretty dreamy, but my dad is a structural engineer designing major league baseball fields, and did some of Buffalo Bills Stadium. Anyway, I was wondering what you guys think or know how much similar careers incomes are, maybe with Arrow Dynamics or B&M? Anyone happen to have a similar career currently that can give me any advise or help, or webpages?

One other thing, where do you get those coaster model kits and for how much? I really need to build some for my room and future career !

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-ANDREW-
www.orangetoad.com

*** This post was edited by Andyc545 on 5/2/2002. ***

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Thursday, May 2, 2002 4:25 PM
Yeah, those kids model those coasters well. Child labor laws keep me from having them model coaster for a long period of time, but what can you do?

*** This post was edited by joe. on 5/2/2002. ***

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Thursday, May 2, 2002 4:28 PM
confused by responce :) ? Please clear up!

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-ANDREW-
www.orangetoad.com

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Thursday, May 2, 2002 4:32 PM

LOL! Either I read your post wrong, or you fixed the spelling error. I read:

"One other thing, where do you get those coaster model KIDS and for how much? I really need to build some for my room and future career!"

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Thursday, May 2, 2002 4:33 PM
Hiring kids as models is not something i would recommend if you ever want a career in politics. Stay away from illegal immigrants, as well.
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Doesn't it seem as though morons always have the caps lock on?
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Thursday, May 2, 2002 5:10 PM
i did and edited, hehe, sorry :). anyway anyone got any serious responces?

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-ANDREW-
www.orangetoad.com

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Thursday, May 2, 2002 5:14 PM
nope but i want to go in somewhat of the same field. i dont know how much of a chance i would have cause you have to be incredibly good at math and im just average at it.

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Thursday, May 2, 2002 6:00 PM
I was not aware that anyone who designed Rich Coliseum was still alive.
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Friday, May 3, 2002 1:22 AM

lol!

Anyway, I'll just say this. If you are in it for the money, then I suggest you find some other job. I could name 10 engineering jobs that pay more and require less.

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So what if the best coaster in Australia is a second hand Arrow?
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Friday, May 3, 2002 12:11 PM

For commercial coster model kits, check the Walther's model railroad catalog. Other than the little bit there, everything is scratch built.

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Friday, May 3, 2002 2:10 PM
What careers are there that don't involve the science and math of designing roller coasters? I am fascinated by the inner-workings of a theme/amusement park and would love to have a career in that. I am sure business is a big part of it, but I don't want to go into school and study straight business. Anyone know?

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Friday, May 3, 2002 2:49 PM

You can get a degree in the Recreation, Hotel, Hospitality, or Parks Field. You will have to take some sort of business classes, along with tourism, geography, and other similar classes.

Experience is the key. If you like F/B, you need to work in fast food, resturaunts, etc. If you like operations, you need to do the rides, the admissions, etc. Games is pretty clear. Plenty of easy experience is out there to be applied.

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