Farthest drive to work at a park?

Thursday, June 26, 2003 7:54 AM
What is the farthest you are willing to drive to work at a themepark?

Also for those of you that do and feel you live far how long does it take you?

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Thursday, June 26, 2003 7:58 AM
I guess I would drive no mre than an hour. But the traffic would be bad in the morning. But I would leave pretty early so who knows.

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Thursday, June 26, 2003 7:59 AM
Any true coaster enthusiast would drive up to 8 hours *each way* to work at a theme park. Who needs sleep?

mOOSH

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Thursday, June 26, 2003 8:02 AM
30 minutes tops, too bad Carowinds is nearly 2 hours from me. Perhaps I could get a job at SFDL when I go to college there after my senior year, but SFDL literally opens only like two weeks or so before the college lets out for the summer (thus I go back to home in NC). Grrrrr. :) Darned New York parks.

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Thursday, June 26, 2003 8:12 AM
Kennywood is about 35 mins. That's all I can handle, really.

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Thursday, June 26, 2003 8:34 AM
C'Mon!

An hour is all but meagre! And it's the driving back home that hurts. ;)

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Thursday, June 26, 2003 9:34 AM
I'd drive up to an hour and half(used to do that just to work @ Wal-Mart, at least I'd enjoy this job), and Depending on how far Kennywood is from where I'm moving to, I may try for a part time there next summer!

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Thursday, June 26, 2003 10:16 AM
Does anyone know if NJ transit has a direct shuttle to there from downtown Philalephia?
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Thursday, June 26, 2003 10:27 AM
I drive an hour and a half to Carowinds to work weekends. If I were an hour closer to Six Flags in Georgia, then maybe I would work there.

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Thursday, June 26, 2003 10:34 AM
PCarowinds - Where exactly do you live? You must speed if you can get to both parks in under 2 hours.

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Thursday, June 26, 2003 10:40 AM
Not really. I said if I lived an hour closer to SFOG, then I might consider working there. I live 3 hours from SFOG.

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Thursday, June 26, 2003 11:05 AM
My friend works at Knoebels, he drives about 45 minutes each way. He also said he hates working there... So I don't know why in the world he still drives the distance. He's not even an enthusiast either.

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Thursday, June 26, 2003 11:10 AM
No more than 49.6 miles each way. Driving any further than that to work at a theme park would just be silly.

Jim Wolgamuth

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Thursday, June 26, 2003 8:48 PM
The distance or time is not the problem, it is the gas money. Driving an hour one way to any job would rack up the gas bills. How are the employee dorms at CP? Maybe I'll do that.
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Thursday, June 26, 2003 8:52 PM
I'd consider 30 minutes the furthest I'd go. Even that doesn't seem worth it. Then again, I don't think I'd work at an amusement park. I just go to ride! :)

Though, I wouldn't mind doing a day of volunteer work at one, like checking restraits or running the ride. After having proper training of course.

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Thursday, June 26, 2003 8:55 PM
I worked @ BGW in 97. Took me 45 minutes each way if there was no traffic.
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Friday, June 27, 2003 5:34 AM
RCTFan, the edit button is your friend... ;)

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Friday, June 27, 2003 11:01 PM
i have to drive about 20 minutes each way to SFGAm from my house

--sam

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Sunday, June 29, 2003 2:31 PM
I work at SFEG and live about 25 minutes from the park. Thats pretty far considering we have to get there by 9:15 but really 9:00 so we can get on the shuttle. All this means I have to wake up by 7:45 each morning in the summer, fun stuff eh?

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Sunday, June 29, 2003 8:27 PM
I live about 55miles from Sixflags Great Adventure. IM in NY, and its not a bad ride when I go to visit the park. It takes me about 40mins to drive to the park, and that is with maybe a few slow spots, and some congestion which can be normal. I thought about working at the park, and would love to work at a park, but that commute can be a burden.

Also the pay is not great. No "Great Adventure" when it comes to pay. Between the toll's it will be like working for hours for free. The turnpike is $2.15, the bridges I can take are $6, then gas would be at least $5 a day. That is about $20 a day to go to work if you round it off. At a rate between $6.50-$7.00, its not worth the commit for me unless they had a bus that was like $4 each way or something.

A 1hr commit is nothing for most people here in NYC. I live on Staten Island, and it takes my mother 1hr or more easy in the morning to drive into Manhattan, and my father commutes into Brooklyn, and it takes him over 25-30mins. Then on their way home it takes them both over 1hr easy. My mother gets out around 5pm, and she doesn't get home till sometimes 7pm (becuase of traffic). However they have the salaries to back them up. At most parks they offer garbage pay.

The only way I could work at Great Adventure, is if I became a security guard because they make around $10 a HR plus. Also I love my car, and its at 78thousand right now, I would hate to have it over 85 thousand by the end of the summer.I think I would stress the drive too much, so to end this I woulden't drive over 25mins, unless I had to.

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