After reading articles, comments, and threads on this site now for two years I've come to conclusion that alot of you either have a job in the theme park industry, know people in the theme park industry, or know a lot about how the industry itself (more than just the yearly upcoming rides and attractions) works. Without releasing too much information about myself, I want to ask for advice in how to get into the industry.
This fall I will be going into my freshmen year of college and after thinking about it for months, I want to switch my original major and try to go into the industry. This is where I'm stumped. I have no idea what to change my major into. I'm not a science guy and I dont want to build or design attractions. I prefer the business side and decision making of a park. I've done research about what I could possibly go into like business management, hospitality, etc. I wanted to work at Magic Mountain or Disneyland as (hopefully) a ride operator this summer to get a start in the industry and set my foot in, but we all know how that turned out...
If anyone has any advice/help on what I should do then I'd greatly appreciate it.
Also, I love this site. Sure it's had it's rusty moments but I've never met other people who know what I'm talking about or understand what I'm saying when it comes to coasters and parks. You all have brought a lot of joy into my life, so thanks.
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