We did a little of everything... Breaking out fish in the morning (from the freezer), cleaning up the area, helping with props during the shows, etc.
My favorite times... The off-hours and between shows, when we could spend time just being with the critters. Dolphins, like most other 'smart' mammals, are attention fiends. Besides, the better you get to know them, the more likely they'll be willing to "work" for you during the shows.
The whole thing, regrettably, fell apart shortly after the movie "Free Willy" made its dubious debut. The then-head of SFMM, who had seen the movie, decided that he didn't want captive marine animals in his park. The result was predictable.
This was doubly unfortunate, because the regular staff very often played host to visiting students from the Exotic Animal Training & Management (EATM) program at nearby Moorpark College. It used to be a good way for said students to get some practical hands-on in the marine mammal field.
I remember the dolphin show at SFMM. Good times .. back when there was still magic at the Mountain.
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Have also worked at Dreamworld on and off over the last 20 or so years in seasonal roles from food & beverage as a kitchen hand to fairly recently Photographics and Merchandising assistant.
And while I wouldn't rank it as my "best" theme park memory, one of the high points was working as a shopper for Walt Disney World in the fall of 1982. At the time the drinking age in Florida was 19. I was 20 but looked much younger. So they sent me and a youngish looking 19 year-old girl around to all the restaurants and bars that served alcohol to see if we would get carded. We'd go in, order a drink. Drink the drink and then move on. Disney paid for our drinks and our food and paid us to do the job.
Best Disney job EVER!