Or, at least, by paying the rest of them overtime.
We've been taking Mondays all summer long to celebrate the people who work in theme parks - the cast members, team members, crew members or whatever else the parks chooses to call their employees.
Too often, park visitors don't notice the best theme park employees - the ride ops who keep the line moving so fast that you don't have time to stop and look at their nametags; the maintenance crews that keep the rides working so smoothly you never need see them "on stage" during operating hours; the custodians who put down and sweep up the Vo-Ban so swiftly you never get a whiff of that regurgitated corn dog.
All you do notice, perhaps, is the pleasant feeling you get at the park, in part because so many of those employees are always smiling at you.
So, today, let's say "thank you." Let's smile back, listen to the spiels and put away our own trash. Heck, let's keep doing those things after today, as well.
As we thank all the people who do or have helped make the magic happen by working in a theme park, let's also honor the memories of Austin Wuennenberg, Mark Priest and Anislav Varbanov, the three Walt Disney World employees killed while working at the parks this summer. My Labor Day wish is that government and industry officials, across the country, this year do the labor necessary to ensure that no theme park employee every again loses his or her life while doing his or her job.Tweet
Thank you, thank you, a thousand times, thank you.
Now I am not calling you a liar, but if you could give examples, I think we would understand much better. If I were to guess the worst, I would say Six Flags, but thats likely because they do not go through or can afford an extensive guest service training.
For the future, try to have a better outlook during the day. Do not let them bring you down!
But good for Theme Park Workers. Its a thankless job and since joining this site, I have been looking for some good Cast Members/Workers to praise
Disneyland Paris Cast members are another story.......
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