Thursday, December 13, 2007 10:04 PM
I know parks need seasonal help, but I would like to know if there is any parks that have housing for out of state workers like Cedar Point. Cedar Point advertises there housing, but other parks really dont say much about housing. Are there other parks that have housing or some type of housing program for a seasonal worker, like Universal, Disney, Busch Gardens?
Thursday, December 13, 2007 11:00 PM
Disney has housing for College and International Program Cast Members. It also has housing assistance for certain new hires who qualify. *** Edited 12/14/2007 4:01:07 AM UTC by CPJ***
Thursday, December 13, 2007 11:09 PM
I'm pretty sure that I've read that both Cedar Point and Morey's Piers (in NJ) offer seasonal housing.
Thursday, December 13, 2007 11:45 PM
Cedar Point has housing on and off Point. I believe they subtract the cost from your paycheck.
Thursday, December 13, 2007 11:51 PM
I know Cedar Point has housing beacuse I worked there last year and lived there, but I wanted to see if other parks have housing.
Thursday, December 13, 2007 11:57 PM
I believe that Six Flags Great Adventure is also another park that does it.
Friday, December 14, 2007 12:10 AM
Oops. Sorry about that. I'm not sure how I read right past that in your original post. My bad. :)
Friday, December 14, 2007 10:53 AM
Well, if you are good at dodging security...you could always stay *in* the park....sorry! ;)
Ride of Steel
Friday, December 14, 2007 12:00 PM
Honestly lol, working at CP, the employees pretty much have free reign of the park 24/7. I mean I've walked through the park at 3:00 am on numerous occasions.
So yeah thats not a bad idea ;) JK
Friday, December 14, 2007 1:23 PM
I had to do a couple of co op/internship programs when I was in school. This was about 10 years ago and was on the search for work programs at parks with housing.
Disney and Cedar Point have the most extensive housing programs. But just about any park that uses international employees will have some sort of housing that you might be able to get into.
At the time Six Flags had several internship programs at SFOG, Astroworld, SFGAdv, and SFGA that had housing options. I'm pretty sure these programs dissolved when Premier came in. But you could contact their respective human resource offices to check in. Well not Astroworld of course...
Friday, December 14, 2007 1:51 PM
Having only looked at Six Flags Great America and Six Flags Over Georgia, it seems that both parks (and I imagine many, if not all, others) are willing to help you locate seasonal accomodations if you are planning on only working there for a summer.
Here is the page for Six Flags Over Georgia's jobs.
Friday, December 14, 2007 3:37 PM
I thought I heared that Busch Gardens has housinh? maybe im mistaking it for another park. Alot of the parks dont come out and say they have housing like cedar point does.
Friday, December 14, 2007 4:13 PM
I know that Kings Island does not have housing. At least not when I worked there in 04-05.
Friday, December 14, 2007 4:24 PM
Most major parks in the country offer housing for out-of-state employees. I'm sure there are a few exceptions, but AFAIK most offer it.
Friday, December 14, 2007 5:51 PM
****OOPs! I just read JPS already worked at CP, sorry, well this is for anyone who's thinkin bout workin there...****
Cedar Point is the park you probably want if you wanna go away for the summer.
I'm no CP 'fanboy' (anymore) but it was a great time! They have dorms right there across from the wildcat (the infamous 'Cedars') as well as some more right off the causeway (I think some people also stayed in old... whats that old hotel on the beach?.. there were also girl dorms next to corkscrew/wardrobe, but I think they may be gone.)
It was a great experience, for the most part. I worked there '91-'93. Get in early, try to get to talk to a ride manager if that's what you wanna do. You may get stuck in foods, I did my first year.
They work you hard though! We worked 6 days a week. It was great having other 'coaster geeks' as roommates and playing in the park quite often. We also loved goin to places like Kennywood, Kings Island, Kentucky Kingdom, Geauga Lake (oops, not anymore thanks CF)... on our days off.
I've been thinkin for years about doing a big article about my time at the point. But I hate censoring myself and ACE probably wouldn't print the story. If I published it online, I would probably get sued and get death threats.
We were young, and sometimes dumb. Did dumb things. And of course, there were 'upper people' who would try to... umm.. how should I say this... Uhmmm... you could figure it out. Let's just say I didn't get to go back in '94... There was def. corruption there, etc. Like most jobs, I guess. Well, alotta jobs anyway.
I worked at Six Flags Dallas as an intern in '95 and they said they'd have housing when I got there. They didn't. It was a bad situation, but I'm sure it's much better now. If you like CP, go stay there for the summer, despite all the crap, they were some of the best summers of my life. *** Edited 12/14/2007 10:53:04 PM UTC by J7G3***
Friday, December 14, 2007 11:25 PM
Although Dorney Park doesn't offer housing, they will pay part of your rent ($200 per month, IIRC) and will suggest a few places to live.
Working at Cedar Point was a blast! They don't treat their employees right though.
Friday, December 14, 2007 11:54 PM
^I guess that all depends on how you 'treat them'. That was the case for me. There was quite a bit of 'sucking up' (in every way) going on when I was there. There was alot of other stuff too!
But gee it was fun :) Had my first boyfriend there. Good place to come out at, a big 'homo' population.
Saturday, December 15, 2007 1:33 PM
Disney does NOT offer seasonal housing. They now only offer housing for their College Program, Career Start Program, International Programs and Professional Internships.