I have already written here about some of my experiences working in a major theme park.
I can’t say the name of the park, because my bosses are crazily litigious and would fire me in a heartbeat for saying anything about my work.
Let’s just say I work in the park that has the big mice, Nicky and Ninny, okay? I have held several different positions at the park, but my newest job is easily my favorite. It involves a new system I designed to help improve the performances of the costumed people walking the park. Their costumes are so heavy and hot I realized they could use a personal air conditioner inside the costume to keep them cool, and help them work at a higher level. Of course we can’t stick an air conditioner inside a costume, but I thought of the next best thing. I set up several cooling stations around the park, a room where a performer could go in and hook up a small air duct to a vent in their costume. For a few minutes they could stand still and let the air conditioning pump into their costume. Sure it wasn’t perfect, but it helped, and that little blast of cooling really helped these performers enjoy their jobs a lot more. For now I am mostly walking around between these cooling stations, making sure the vents and machines are all in perfect working order. We are just testing it out in one zone of the park, but soon we will put in cooling stations everywhere!