I have worked at wonderland for two years now. A typical day there starts with doing safety checks on the ride and making sure it's 100% ready for guests to go on. You learn how to deal with VERY difficult customers to say the least. Since you are assigned to a ride group (a group of people you work with all season and 2-4 rides you work at consistently) you really learn how to get along with different personalities. The management is great, since they have been in your position in the past, they are very understanding. I love my co-workers, they are always great people to spend your whole summer with-- you become almost a family. The hardest part of the job is probably working in the hot summer sun for many hours and if you aren't physically active, it's a lot of rushing and running around. Overall, I love the exercise I get in the summer; you gain lots of muscle, lose unwanted fat, and often get at least 50,000 steps a day! The people you meet are what make wonderland worth while; some of the co-workers I've met are the best people I've ever had the pleasure of having in my life.
Hot days (in the mid summer)