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P. 157: Kangaroo returning for the 2022 season!

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Here is a comparison of last year's rates and this year's rates. I think they probably had to do something after all of the issues with being short staffed last year and to be competitive with other businesses in the area. (Lifeguards and bartenders are in reference to Sandcastle Waterpark and Idlewild).

 

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Wait, so they paid children less than minimum wage? I know its rural Pennsylvania, but how is that legal?

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Wait, so they paid children less than minimum wage? I know its rural Pennsylvania, but how is that legal?

 

There is a exemption from minimum wage for recreational and seasonal businesses. Whether someone is for it or against it, it is the current law on the books. However, just a couple hours up the road we operate in the same way, and the lowest paying jobs for 14-15 year olds have by far the most applicants. Go figure.

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I know its rural Pennsylvania

You should go to Kennywood sometime! Pittsburgh is a great city, and it's so fun getting off the multi-lane freeway and being an an amusement park right in the middle of it, with those millions of Pittsburghers around you and the skyscrapers off to your left.

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Very cool

 

A local friend said he heard its not likely to open until July. I never am one to trust "word on the street" esp just regular (non insider) people so anyone have any word? I was planning to go in June after Coastermania and theres no other time, so if it wont be open then I may nix KW

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That July info is "fake news" which originated from an inaccurate newscast. We should get more accurate details from Nick Paradise at CoasterBash tomorrow, although I'm sure they still don't have an exact date.

 

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That's good news re: the employee pay increases, though I'm still shocked at how low it is given the fact that these employees can be responsible for people's lives. I hope this trend spreads in the industry, or at least to Carowinds and SFGAM, because the lack of staff at the beginning and end of the seasons really affects the quality of a day at those two parks in my experience.

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That's good news re: the employee pay increases, though I'm still shocked at how low it is given the fact that these employees can be responsible for people's lives. I hope this trend spreads in the industry, or at least to Carowinds and SFGAM, because the lack of staff at the beginning and end of the seasons really affects the quality of a day at those two parks in my experience.

 

Pretty much every seasonal park is having staffing issues across the country

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That July info is "fake news" which originated from an inaccurate newscast. We should get more accurate details from Nick Paradise at CoasterBash tomorrow, although I'm sure they still don't have an exact date.

 

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Thank god! This is why I didnt post it. I was wondering how they got that July date and why I didnt see it anywhere else...

Oh good, I hope they can get at least a rough-ish estimate.

 

EDIT: The person that originally shared that news story said they mentioned to the park who actually responded and did confirm they asked the news channel to remove it, that they ran that story without asking them about it and had no idea how they came up with July. So that is hopeful

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Kennywood continues to share excellent construction photos as the Steel Curtain roller coaster grows by the day! Rain or shine, sun or snow, this project isn't slowing!

 

 

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Like most the rest of Kennywood, #SteelCurtain construction looks better with a beautiful blue sky backdrop! Just wait until this is finished and complemented by green trees!

 

 

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This post comes in honor of Dr. Seuss, who would be 115 years old today...

 

Sun, wind, rain or snow;

Construction on Steelers Country continues to go!

 

 

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Steel was flying high this afternoon as crews continue installing the lift hill on #SteelCurtain!

 

 

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Getting in gear: along with installation of the lift hill comes parts of The #SteelCurtain's chain lift mechanism.
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