Reporter tries on jobs at Keansburg Amusement Park

Posted Monday, April 20, 2015 8:21 AM | Contributed by Jeff

To get an insider's taste of the fun-and-games world of working at Keansburg Amusement Park, a reporter spent two straight Saturdays making the rounds with Erik Knutsen, the park's 41-year-old operations manager. It was a drink from the fountain of youth.

Read more and see video from The Asbury Park Press.

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Monday, April 20, 2015 6:23 PM

The on-camera shtick wasn't for me, but I really enjoyed the writing. To those who've worked parks, I'm sure it's a "well, duh" kind of thing, but kinda cool to get the employees' perspective on things.

Plus, it's Keansburg. I was there before I was old enough to remember it.

Last edited by rollergator, Monday, April 20, 2015 6:24 PM
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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 11:27 AM

The little bit about the dead man pedal at the carousel kinda cracked me up. I never realized how impressive they are.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 4:22 PM

Epic fail on the Keansburg PR department for putting that ops guy in front of the camera. Hat on backwards, sunglasses; couldn't appear more like some carney operation to me. No wonder why some of the jersey shore amusement operators get a bad rap. Would it kill you to show a little professionalism?

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 5:41 PM

I didn't watch.
Did he have all his teef?

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 6:00 PM

Fun video. I agree that "the park's operations manager" seemed a little unprofessional. Maybe that's the persona he has to put on to get respect from his employees, I dunno.

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