Amusement Parks Jobs for Teens

amusement parks jobs for teens

Do Amusement Park Open In All Seasons?

Many amusement parks, mostly water parks, are not opened in winter due to bad weather conditions, especially in the North East (Chicago, New York, etc). Snow and cold weather can also make the rides difficult to function properly. Although there are still parks that stay open all year like Disney and Universal Studios, most amusement parks are opened for the summer.

How to Apply Jobs at the Amusement Park

Since most theme parks open during summer, it means that you have to submit job application before school breaks, except if the park open all seasons. Generally, you must be at least 14 years old to apply for jobs (Rental Attendant for example). Some other jobs are Lifeguard (minimum age 15), Ride Operator, Ticket Seller, live Singers or Dancers, etc.

List of Amusement Parks that Hire Teens

There are currently 12 Amusement Parks which hire teens in our database. To get the full list of amusement parks in the U.S. you can download here. The following list below are well-known Amusement Parks in the U.S. that teens can apply.

Kids Empire

Jobs for teens at Kids Empire, an indoor playground for families to to play in. Minimum age to apply is generally 16 years old.

DelGrosso’s Park and Laguna Splash

Minimum age to apply teen jobs at DelGrosso’s Amusement Park is 14 years old – Ticket Seller or Food Service Team Member. DelGrosso’s Park is in Tipton, PA.

Seven Peaks

Jobs for teenagers at Seven Peaks water parks in Utah and Indiana. Minimum age to apply for this seasonal job positions is 14 years old.


Find out jobs for teenagers at Lagoon amusement park in Utah. Minimum age to apply is 14 years old.

Palace Entertainment

Jobs for 14 years old and older at Palace Entertainment’s theme parks, water parks and family entertainment centers.

Wild Rivers

Jobs for 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19 year olds teenagers at Wild Rivers Waterpark in California.

Canobie Lake Park

Jobs for teenagers at Canobie Lake Park in New Hampshire. Minimum age is 15 years old. Learn more about job perks and drawbacks working here.

Gander Outdoors

Jobs for 17, 18 and 19 years old teenagers at Gander Outdoors, a retail network of stores for outdoor recreations equipments.

Monkey Joe’s

How to apply jobs at Monkey Joe’s as a teenager? What jobs teenagers can apply at Monkey Joe’s? Minimum age to apply at Monkey Joe’s is 18 years old.


Generally you must be at least 17 or 18 years old to work at Disney Stores or Disney Parks & Resorts.

Six Flags

Seasonal jobs for 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19 year olds teenagers at Six Flags. As the world’s largest regional theme park company, Six Flags has numerous fun-filled opportunities located across the U.S.

Dorney Park

Summer jobs for teenagers at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom (amusement and water park) in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Minimum age is 14 years old.