I worked at this amusement park in Norway last summer, operating one of the bigger roller coasters. I was only 16, so i wasn't allowed to control the thing, but i checked checked if people were wearing the seat belts and stuff. I also had to stand by the control board a few times just to learn how it worked, and i got to use the mic! great fun!
there was this one ride at hershey park where a guy sat on a water gun and squirted people on the ride all day. now THAT would be sweet. i talked to him about it. he made $8 an hour to shoot at people with a huge water gun mounted to the ground. fucking awesome.