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At Company ABC we are considered a top-notch entertainment facility. In your opinion, what makes us stand out from others in our industry?

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It is important to research Company ABC, and their potential competitors, before you interview with them. Is this a tourist attraction in a city full of attractions? Of all the local entertainment options, how does Company ABC stand out?



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25 Amusement Parks Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. At Company ABC we are considered a top-notch entertainment facility. In your opinion, what makes us stand out from others in our industry?

      How to Answer

      It is important to research Company ABC, and their potential competitors, before you interview with them. Is this a tourist attraction in a city full of attractions? Of all the local entertainment options, how does Company ABC stand out?



      1st Answer Example

      "Our city offers many attractions for tourists and families looking for affordable entertainment. There is a lot of competition, in a sense, but I feel that Company ABC stands out because you offer such a huge range of fun and entertainment options in one stop!"

      2nd Answer Example

      "I believe you stand out from your industry competitors because you have the best online reviews and your admission prices are affordable for everyone."

  • 2. Of all the rides and features within Company ABC, which is your favorite?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer would like to know that you are familiar with the entertainment options offered at Company ABC. Briefly talk about your exposure to the entertainment options here and which has been your favorite.



      1st Answer Example

      "I spent the day at Company ABC last weekend and I couldn't get enough of XYZ. It was so much fun and I felt that the ride time was long enough to justify the wait in line. Overall, I had a really amazing time."

      2nd Answer Example

      "I have not had the chance to visit your grounds until today and cannot wait to try XYZ; although, it all looks like so much fun!"

  • 3. This position will require you to be on your feet for most of the day. Are you capable of handling the physical strain?

      How to Answer

      Working at Company ABC will be challenging to you physically as much of your day will be spent walking, standing, and talking to the public. Assure the interviewer that you can handle this type of physical activity on a daily basis.



      1st Answer Example

      "I am a very active person and the majority of my jobs have been physically demanding. As long as I have the appropriate footwear, I am good to go!"

      2nd Answer Example

      "I have a mild restriction on standing because of a knee surgery I had last year. I am physically capable of standing a few hours at a time but would make sure to rest my knee on my breaks."

  • 4. At Company ABC we seek to hire enthusiastic and energetic individuals. How would you describe your personality?

      How to Answer

      This is a great time to show the interviewer that your personality will fit well with the workplace culture at Company ABC. How would your friends, co-workers, and previous employers best describe you? Talk a bit about your personality and be sure to refer to your glowing references as well!



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  • 5. Because Company ABC is a family attraction, there are many crowds. Children sometimes become separated from their parents. What would you do if you saw a small child who was crying and alone?

      How to Answer

      Company ABC will have clear guidelines on how to handle children who have been separated from their guardians; however, the interviewer would like to know more about your personal instinct in a situation like this.



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  • 6. At Company ABC we value the health and safety of our customers. What would you do if a park visitor fainted after participating on a ride?

      How to Answer

      Health and safety is an incredibly important factor for Company ABC as they want to avoid any negative reviews, or lawsuits. The interviewer is most interested in your personal instinct in a situation like this. How would you react?



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  • 7. What would you do if a warning light came up on a ride that you were running?

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      At Company ABC you can be assured there are strict regulations surrounding rides and safety. Talk to the interviewer about your initial instinct in a situation like this. It is absolutely okay to ask the interviewer for details on the process when this happens.



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  • 8. What would you do if you saw an unfamiliar person in Company ABC uniform with no ID badge?

      How to Answer

      Most amusement parks have very high security for the protection of their visitors. The interviewer would like to know what your instinctive reaction would be if you were suspicious of an unauthorized person on site. It is absolutely okay to ask the interviewer how they would prefer these types of situations to be handled.



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  • 9. At Company ABC you will be working around children and other vulnerable persons. We conduct a full criminal background check on all employees. Are you willing to comply?

      How to Answer

      Company ABC is very responsible when it comes to the safety of their visitors and employees. You should have no problem complying with a background check - even if you have a mark on your criminal record. Be honest and immediately disclose anything you feel the interviewer should know.



      If you have a clean criminal background: "I am happy to comply with any form of background check that you require. My record is squeaky clean!"

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  • 10. At Company ABC we have a mandatory uniform to create unity among our staff. Are you comfortable wearing a uniform?

      How to Answer

      There are many up-sides to wearing a uniform to work! For one, you don't have to decide what to wear everyday. Assure the interviewer that you are aware of the uniform standards with Company ABC. If you have not seen the uniforms, you can absolutely request a sneak peak before agreeing.



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  • 11. At Company ABC we do everything we can to reduce wait times for our rides. During peak hours, the wait times can still be up to one hour. How would you handle a customer who was really impatient and angry while waiting in line?

      How to Answer

      No matter the industry, you will always come across customers who are impatient, do not like to wait, and act as a disturbance to others. Do you have any training in customer dispute resolution? Perhaps you have handled a situation like this before? Assure the interviewer that you are capable of professionally, and maturely, handing a situation like this.



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  • 12. What do you think might be the greatest challenges of working at an amusement park? How will you overcome these?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer wants to know that you have a realistic understanding of the position requirements. Keep your answer simple. It is absolutely okay to ask for clarification on the role if you do not fully understand what challenges are in store for you.



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  • 13. At Company ABC we stress the importance of teamwork, in all that we do. Are you a team player?

      How to Answer

      Yes! No matter where you work you need to be a team player to help a company achieve its goals, so be prepared to tell the interviewer, "Yes, I am a team player!"



      Expand on this by sharing your philosophy on the importance of teamwork and being a part of a team.



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  • 14. What made you apply for this position with Company ABC?

      How to Answer

      Now is the time for you to express your enthusiasm for the company and the position that you applied for. Perhaps you are looking for a position that allows various tasks or maybe this company has a reputation for allowing career growth and continued development.



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  • 15. Why were you fired or let go from your last job?

      How to Answer

      Being terminated does not have to be an embarrassing or shameful situation. If you were terminated, be open and honest with the interviewer regarding your dismissal. Be sure to let the interviewer know that you can provide positive references despite a previous termination.



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  • 16. Tell me about a time that you naturally took on a leadership role without being asked. Did you enjoy being a leader? Were you happy with the outcome?

      How to Answer

      Being a leader gives us a different perspective and allows others to grow. Explain that you enjoy helping others grow, and you are the type of leader that hopes to inspire others.



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  • 17. Do you feel that you are currently paid what you are worth?

      How to Answer

      Many employees will look for new work if they feel that they are underpaid and underappreciated. Talk to the interviewer about your current compensation and whether or not you feel it is fair.



      If you feel you are currently paid what you are worth: "I feel that my current employer pays me fairly; however, I would like to see an increase in pay with an increase in responsibilities."

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  • 18. Describe to me your ideal employer.

      How to Answer

      A job search isn't just a one sided hunt. You must also feel as though this is a good fit for yourself. Tell the interviewer what your ideal employer looks like. Be specific and be sure to keep the conversation positive. Avoid speaking poorly of any previous managers or organizations.



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  • 19. Have you ever been advised by a fellow employee or supervisor to lie about a situation?

      How to Answer

      Ethical dilemmas in the workplace will come up from time to time. Assure the interviewer that you are able to handle these types of dilemmas with professionalism and poise.



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  • 20. Tell me about one of your goals. How are you working towards it?

      How to Answer

      If the interviewer asks you any general questions about goals, try to focus your answer on something career-oriented. The job you're interviewing for could help you achieve your goal by teaching you the skills and giving you valuable experience. Demonstrate that you are proactive and willing to take action in order to reach your goals.



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  • 21. How would your co-workers describe your attention to detail?

      How to Answer

      It is always best to support your reply with a real life example. Talk to the interviewer about your level of attentiveness when it comes to details on the job.



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  • 22. Would you consider yourself a creative person?

      How to Answer

      Talk to the interviewer about any creative interest that you have and how you have implemented that creative desire in the workplace.



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  • 23. Rate your communication skills from 1-10 with proper examples backing your given rating.

      How to Answer

      On a scale of 1-10, how skilled are you in communication? Why did you choose that particular rating for yourself?



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  • 24. What accomplishment do you believe was the most difficult for you to achieve?

      How to Answer

      Being able to face a challenge or difficult situation, and still gain some type of accomplishment in the end, is very satisfying. Talk to the interviewer about a time when you were able to come out on top despite being faced with an obstacle.



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  • 25. What is your greatest weakness?

      How to Answer

      Pick a weakness that is not a core skill for this position. You can be candid in your answer; recognizing that you really aren't great at something and acknowledging your need to improve. Be sure to have an action plan in place for improving on this weakness.



      Perhaps you are watching TED talks to gain skills in a particular area, reading the latest-and-greatest book on the subject, or maybe you are taking a seminar at a nearby community center. We are all human with our own weaknesses, so don't be afraid to share yours!



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