First, let me start by saying I love my job. It doesn’t pay much, it’s not in my degree field, and it’s not an all year long thing. I know what you’re thinking, “Wait, I thought she said she loves her job.” I do, really. “Well, what is it that you do that you love so much to put up with all that?” I work as a merchandise cashier in an amusement park.
Surprise! Yep. Vacationing families, roller coasters, delicious foods, fun shows, the works. I love it. It’s so much better than working in say a department store. I’m there to make their vacation more comfortable and provide them with something to remember their trip. The people that come into my store, for the most part are happy to be there. Unlike someone who goes to their local supermarket, these guests aren’t there as a chore, but a choice, and that makes it so much better.
As someone who knows how things work, I wanted to give you some tips and facts to making your next vacation to an amusement park even better.
1. Free water cups
Ask and see if your destination offers free waters cups from culinary locations. Odds are you are vacationing in the summer and it’s hot. There is no reason to be spending $4 on a bottle of water when you could be getting small cups for free all day.
2. If they have package pickup, use it
At the park I work at, we have package pickup. Buy anything from the gifts shops or photo places and then have it sent to the front of the park for you to pick up later in the day. However, make sure you know what time it is gauranteed to be there. Just because you buy something from the store at 2:30 does not mean it will be ready at the front at 3pm.
3. You don’t necessarily need a map
Sure they are nice to have, but it’s not necessary. Public maps ar posted all around most parks for that very reason. Odds are, if you aren’t there right as the park opens, you won’t get a map in the beginning. Don’t freak out. At these public maps around the park there is usually a box with maps in them for your convenience. So if you don’t get one when you come in, it’s ok.
4. Quick line passes
All I will say about this is check out the lines first. Don’t waste $25-$50 dollars on this pass right when you walk in unless you KNOW it’s busy. You can probably purchase these passes in other areas of the park later if you decide you don’t want to wait in the lines.
Well that’s all the main knowledge I have for you.