Employee Lodging

Sunday, April 17, 2005 12:21 PM
I'm doing a little bit of research about various parks right now, and one thing that's come up is about parks with provided housing.

What parks offer housing for employees (dorms, apartments, etc.)? I know that Cedar Point and Valleyfair! both offer this, but what other parks do?

Sunday, April 17, 2005 12:28 PM
i think disney world offers housing.
Sunday, April 17, 2005 12:46 PM
I was looking into this as well as Ive been starting to look for better summer jobs and such, does anyone know if Knoebels or Dorney provide housing?
Sunday, April 17, 2005 1:15 PM
Six Flags housed the international employees at SFNE and AFAW as I recall. I remember hearing about this at an AIMS conference about four or five years ago. Don't know if they're still doing that.
Sunday, April 17, 2005 2:25 PM
P18, Dorney does not have housing, and I don't believe Knoebel's does either.
Sunday, April 17, 2005 2:30 PM
I think SFGAm houses there international employees at a nearby college dorm.
Sunday, April 17, 2005 2:36 PM

Dutchman said:
Six Flags housed the international employees at SFNE and AFAW as I recall. I remember hearing about this at an AIMS conference about four or five years ago. Don't know if they're still doing that.

After hearing all the horror stories at our beloved Cedar Fair corporation's Cedars at Cedar Point I can only imagine what Six Flags housing must be like...

Sunday, April 17, 2005 3:18 PM
Most large seasonal parks have employee housing. The list of parks without employee housing would be much shorter.

*** Edited 4/17/2005 7:19:14 PM UTC by coasterdude318***

Sunday, April 17, 2005 3:28 PM

PGH_Steeler said:
i think disney world offers housing.

WDW only offers housing to College Program students. Everyone else is on their own. They do have folks that help you find an apartment, though.

Sunday, April 17, 2005 3:45 PM
Ride of Steel, When I started at CP over thirty years ago I was assigned to the Cedars. It was bad then. But we had no other choice. Men in the Cedars, women at the Breakers and that was it unless you were local. As an interesting side note, George Roose kept a fairly posh year round apartment on the front upper floor of the Cedars untill he stepped down. You would have never have known that walking into the lobby of that place.
Sunday, April 17, 2005 6:03 PM
What's so bad about the housing?
Sunday, April 17, 2005 10:07 PM
Haha...Cedars housing. Very small one room dorms with bunkbeds for between 2 and 4 people to sleep. Heat and a/c only in one small section (about 10 rooms, I'm guessing). Public showers that might as well be outdoors because they are open to the weather. Come to think of it, the whole place seemed to be outdoors because of the lack of heat.

Old carpet covering the halls, and the wood floors in the dorm rooms are in need of painting or staining. Laundry facilities contain only a few washers and driers; not nearly enough to support the needs of the many occupants.

I have heard that the phone line problems have been fixed, but when I was there it was difficult to get a outbound line due to them being tied up by personal computers.

...And the parking, UUGGHH, THE PARKING. I was permitted to park in Space Spiral lot, which is near DT. I had to walk from there to Cedars, which is across the street from Wildcat.

But what would you expect for $12 a week?

I am not complaining. I have some very, VERY good memories from that place. One of the best, and worst times of my life were in that building.

Cedar Point offers a few alternatives to Cedars. Commons and Bayside are off point (beside Breakers Express hotel) and charge higher rent, but offer transportation to the park, semi-private showers, heat, a/c, more space, a rec center, large laundry facility, cable TV, Kitchens, and a few basketball courts.

I've lived in both Cedars and Commons, and they each have pro's and cons.


Dorney will refer you to some very inexpensive housing that cater to seasonal park employees. I checked into it once a few years ago.

Okay, I done. Thanks for reading. I'm usuially on topic, but never answer the first post.

Edit- added a second parenthesis. *** Edited 4/18/2005 2:14:07 AM UTC by dexter***


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