Florida theme park tester job gets 48,882 applicants in two weeks

48,000 people apply to be a Florida theme park tester

Something for the weekend: UK-based independent Florida specialist, Ocean Florida, is giving one jet-setter the chance to travel around the sunshine state, checking out theme parks.

If an all-expenses paid trip to Disney World is not quite good enough, the successful candidate will also be paid £3,000 for the three-week working period. Interested individuals should be warned, though, that competition is stiff, with 48,882 applications having arrived since 3 January 2020.

Sipping Butterbeer at Hogsmeade, critiquing the fireworks displays put on by the Magic Kingdom, and screaming through the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney’s Hollywood Studios are just a few of the exciting experiences that the successful applicant will be expected to complete. The lucky travel tester will be tasked on providing important feedback on each theme park based on a specific criteria: overall experience; quality and variety of food and drink; souvenirs and brand merchandise; suitability for families and couples; thrill factor for each ride, show, and display; parades; photo opportunities.  

In addition to being paid to take every kid or kid at heart’s dream holiday, the theme park explorer will also receive fast passes throughout the duration of the three-week contract, just to make sure that nothing gets in the way of having fun. They will also be equipped with a GoPro and a Fitbit.

Applications close on 31 January 2020, with the role starting in April or May 2020. 

Harry Hastings, co-chief executive officer at Ocean Florida, said: “It’s an incredibly exciting opportunity, and truly is a job like no other. If you have a thirst for adventure and a passion for trying out new experiences, we want to hear from you. 2020 is an exciting year for us, and we can’t wait to see our new Theme Park tester in action. Good luck!”

Here at Employee Benefits, we imagine that this job could be quite the roller-coaster ride, but we are wondering what on earth could give us the fast-track pass for that queue of applicants…