Hey ride ops!

Wednesday, January 1, 2003 5:14 PM

I was wondering is it a fun job to operate coasters and rides?

I know its demanding but would it be a good job to do when you are in college during the summer.

I'm only 13 but I'd love to be a ride op at CP and spend the summer there as soon as I'm in college.

It must be great to be operating the thing you love best.

Any operators here? Whats it like?

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Wednesday, January 1, 2003 5:16 PM
There's an OSU: Sandusky? My dream college...

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Wednesday, January 1, 2003 5:25 PM
I have operated kiddie rides before and it isnt too bad at all. And what you are saying about Cedar Point over summer is exactly what I plan on doing in summer of 2004 after first year of college. Being a ride op isnt all that demanding either it is all up to who you work for.
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Wednesday, January 1, 2003 5:35 PM
it can be fun if you have a good crew to work with.
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Wednesday, January 1, 2003 5:51 PM
Yeah, and also you need to have the right attitude about it. If you are nice to the guests, they will be nice back to you. The work may get a little repetitive, but it's cool to know you work for your favorite theme park.

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Wednesday, January 1, 2003 5:54 PM
The most fun I've ever had at work. You also make a lot of lifelong friends.

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Wednesday, January 1, 2003 6:35 PM
I have worked as a ride op for the past 2 summers now, and I love it. I have met some of my best friends there. Seriously, you will meet some of your lifelong friends, and other people you could care less for. But either way, I think it has been the best experience (sp?) in my life, so far.

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Rob


"Some people spend an entire LIFETIME wondering if they made a DIFFERENCE. The MARINES don't have that problem." -President Reagan 1985

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Wednesday, January 1, 2003 7:06 PM
Working rides is an experience I will always treasure. I actually met my girlfriend working SOB, I have several friends from around the park that I hang out with, and memories that will last a life time.

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SOB crew in twenty 02
111 SOB laps, and wishing the park was still open

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Wednesday, January 1, 2003 8:03 PM
I always had a blast, but I dont like dealing with the coaster nuts. Especially the ones that think they know more about the ride than I do.

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Wednesday, January 1, 2003 9:29 PM

SOB_TOM said:
Working rides is an experience I will always treasure. I actually met my girlfriend working SOB, I have several friends from around the park that I hang out with, and memories that will last a life time.

I have to agree with tom there. It was always a blast. Then again I left after 2 seasons cause I was going nuts. Plus there was somone zanier than me. That was scary! Hey tom your baby was on the travel channel!

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*** This post was edited by PKIEMPSOB on 1/2/2003. ***

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Thursday, January 2, 2003 9:49 AM

If you enjoy doing very repetative work day in and day out, 6 days of the week, through cold and hot and I mean HOT days, and for more then 40-50 hours per week then by all means please do so.

I've worked 2 summers at Kennywood and have met alot of great people there but I have also met alot of bad people as well. You also get a better understanding of how a park functions. This could good or bad. What you thought a place was doesn't always turn out to be that way.

Coasterman Mike - who was always encouraged to "Have alot of fun while working." but at the same time don't... gotta love KP Management

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Thursday, January 2, 2003 1:47 PM
Working rides at Coney Island, Cincinnati was great. One bad part was the fact that Coney doesn`t pay their ride operators much. However, I found it to be an awesome job, even in the 100 degree Cincinnati heat. Unfortunatly, at Coney, you often have to work by your self (only the coaster (Pepsi Python), Super Slide, Flying Bobs, and the Ferris Wheel were required to have two people, the other rides only had one person on weekdays.) I would reccomend becoming a ride op. (You can`t beat free rides as a job perk!) I`m debating whether or not to apply for a job at PKI as a ride op (if my parents let me), which is farther from my home, or just work at Coney again.

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Thursday, January 2, 2003 6:19 PM
I have a descent crew on Kraken, but I find it fun either way. It's hard for me to be upset when I'm around a coaster.

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Saturday, January 4, 2003 6:17 PM
I agree on the repetitive part... Just make sure you get a decent ride that has a lot of breakdowns and it won't be so bad. :)

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