I had an amazing season at work. I couldn’t be more grateful to my managers for have given me the opportunity to basically run with any and all ideas I had regarding social media and marketing for the park.
As our eight month-long 50th anniversary celebration drew to a close on Sunday, I was reminded that while I should be thankful for the things I’ve been able to accomplish and the freedom I’ve been given, it all comes down to our guests. Without the guests, there is no Adventureland. Even in the midst of the worst financial crisis in decades, our guests still put in for entertainment and leisure, which during a recession, are often the first things for people to cut back spending on.
And since we’re a local business, our guests are very loyal. Many of the families who walk through the gates can literally trace their visits back through generations. That’s just really cool to see. So since at the end of the day, I should really be thanking the guests for this opportunity, I did just that. I kept our sign-off Facebook post for the season short and simple (as best I know how to, anyway). And all in all, I’m happy with the response it got. Our fans seem very grateful for the season we gave them and are excited for the changes we will be implementing for 2013. And that kind of feedback? That’s what makes the 14-hour days, scorching temperatures and overall stressful situations, yeah, that’s what makes it all worth it.