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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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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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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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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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.