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How An Amusement Park Is Run Or Operated

By Connor Sullivan

Contrary to what most people might believe, amusement parks take a lot of effort to maintain while the park is open for the season and also when it closed for a few months of cold weather in some parts of the country. There are so many different types of jobs that can be found at an amusement park because amusement parks are such a huge operation. Most amusement parks must keep an eye on every little detail of the park including the landscape lights, meaning people have to be in charge of landscape lighting. It is really fascinating to see all of the various aspects that must come together in order for any given amusement park to run successfully.

As far as the various kinds of workers an amusement park needs, there is a lot to consider. First, pretty much all amusement parks offer some kind of food court service, complete with some outside sponsors or vendors who sell their food as well as the park’s own restaurants that the owners of the park create. Next, there are those who have to maintain the rides and those who work to keep the crowds and the rides continuing on time. These individuals are really important because if something goes wrong, they are the ones who need to fix it or make sure the people stuck in the ride are alright. Thirdly, an amusement park really must have some kind of cleaning crew. Again, the individuals responsible for this job are important in maintaining the appearance of the park, so individuals will come back. Along with the cleaning crew would be those workers who keep up the grounds themselves. These workers make sure the lawns are cared for and make sure the pavement is in the best condition possible for people to be walking around all day.

Each year, the businesspeople who are responsible for the amusement park must decide whether or not to add new rides to the park or renovate existing ones. This is very challenging task, because getting information from people about what rides they would prefer to have is not always easy. It can be really difficult to predict what rides people will really enjoy. Figuring out new rides includes engineers to create a design for the ride as well as people who are willing to test it out once a new ride is chosen.

While the amusement park is closed, there are supposed to be individuals who must decide if the park can be used for other entertainment, like concerts or if the park can host special holiday events, such as lights for Christmas or haunted houses for Halloween.

There is a large amount of effort that must be put into owning and operating an amusement park. This business can be very difficult sometimes as it is hard to guess what people will like and what people will dislike as new rides and restaurants are added to a park each year. It is really simple to lose millions of dollars on a roller coaster if individuals decide they do not like the rides. Plenty of work has to be done to maintain an amusement park year-round, so it can continue to be successful for many years.

Connor R. Sullivan recently searched the internet for a landscape lights for a home remodeling job he and his wife are completing in an order to become environmentally sound. He installed landscape lightingaround the front of the house.

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Sullivan, Connor "How An Amusement Park Is Run Or Operated." How An Amusement Park Is Run Or Operated. 9 Jul. 2010. 4 Oct 2014 <>.

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