To coincide with the May half term (Saturday 25 May to Sunday 2 June, 2013) one of the country’s top ten family theme parks is looking to recruit one lucky child to become its official ride tester.
Paultons Park, which has more than 60 rides and attractions, has announced it is seeking applicants for a new in-house ride tester to join its team for a day’s internship.
The lucky recruit will spend an exclusive morning testing the rides before it officially opens to the public, gain behind the scenes access to the Park and then join their family for an afternoon’s guided tour with the opportunity to enjoy the rides again.
Top for thrills is the Park’s breath-taking ride, EDGE. Riders swoop and spin through the air reaching a height of 15 metres on a giant disc that travels along a 90-metre track. EDGE was the first ride of its type in the UK and perfectly complements the Park’s other rides including The Cobra and, last year’s exhilarating new attraction, Magma. The largest of Paultons three rollercoasters, The Cobra features an exciting combination of twists, drops and turns that have made it a great family favourite whilst Magma launches riders 25 metres up in to the sky only to drop them back down in to the heart of a smoking volcano.
According to the theme park, candidates should “not be afraid of heights, have a strong stomach and to top it off, be a committed thrill-seeker”.
Interested children, aged between eight and 14, are being encouraged to visit the Paultons Park website www.paultonspark.co.uk/dreamjob and click the ‘Dream Job’ link where they will be asked to submit a letter in no more than 300 words stating why they deserve the position.
Andy Chapman, Paultons Park groups and education officer, said: “This is a dream job for one lucky child who’ll get to escape their normal day-to-day routine and instead spend their day with hours of fun and play rating the Park’s rides and attractions.”
Deadline for applications is Friday June 7.
Terms and conditions:-
- Child is required to be a minimum height of 1.2 metres
- Child must be accompanied by an adult or guardian
- Child’s family will gain access to the Park on the day
- Photos will be taken for publicity purposes