Everything You Need to Know About Workamping at Amusement Parks

We have just finished our summer workamping job at Darien Lakes Amusement Park and while it’s been a learning experience we will not be back. It has it’s pros and cons so it may be a great job for you. There are a lot of perks and the money is not bad, but for us the cons out weighed the pros. If you like quiet, laid back jobs do NOT work at these types of places! They are huge, very fast paced, loud and crowded all the time.

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Pros

  • Nice big RV spaces separate from the public campground surrounding a lake
  • Dogs are very welcome
  • Full 30 amp hook-ups
  • Great people to work with, at least the camphosts
  • All hours paid plus your space at no cost
  • Some great concerts
  • Full free access to the amusement and water park
  • Close to major cities and attractions
  • Employee cookouts
  • Send and receive mail and packages on site
  • Campfires allowed in fire-pits
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Cons

  • Not great communication between departments
  • Not enough training for camping staff
  • Booming fireworks every night at 10 PM
  • Many concerts, most are head banging rock type music, going until 11 PM nightly
  • Not enough days off
  • Hours are not great
  • Very long walk to work unless you are camp-hosts
  • No gate at the employee campground so the public can drive though and do
  • You need a bike, scooter or some other form of transport to get around
  • Not enough staff
  • RV sites are set up weird so have long cords and hoses

We did not have a totally awful time but if we had been told about some of the events like the constant concerts and nightly fireworks beforehand, we would not have taken the job. I actually had to buy a pair of noise cancelling headphones just so that I could get some rest! We did however make some wonderful new friends, saw some great attractions and most of all, learned new things.

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Bottom line is make sure you get all the facts before going to any new Workamping job!! Have you worked at an amusement park? What was your experience like?