GREEN BAY AREA REGIONAL NEWS: Brown County

As season rounds final corner, Bay Beach Amusement Park struggles to find staffing

Local News

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) — Tuesday’s favorable weather brought crowds out to Bay Beach Amusement from open to close.

“After the year we had last year, it’s been great seeing the crowds back and really feeling that sense of community that people bring when they come out here,” manager Jason Arnoldi said.

The park operates with three full-time staff members and a lot of seasonal employees.

“Typically our seasonal employees: our ride operators, our cashiers, number to about 300,” Arnoldi said.

In 2021, the park never reached that magic number.

“I don’t know what our exact number is currently,” Arnoldi said, “because each day people leave for school, so that’s kind of a moving target.”

Employees leaving for school in August isn’t anything new.

But this year, the park started out behind the eight-ball.

“We started hiring back in January,” Arnoldi said. “Our application volume was a lot less this year than in a typical year.”

With fewer employees, some days, some rides don’t run.

Park officials post daily to social media to let everyone know if certain rides aren’t running.

“With the majority of the rides that are not open, it is a staffing issue,” Arnoldi said.

Park officials are still working to address that issue.

“We’ll be taking applications all the way up to the end of the summer season,” Arnoldi said, “and if we hire you on, we can get you trained up real fast.”

With the staff they do have, the park will remain open seven days a week through August, and then on weekends in September.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT WORKING AT BAY BEACH AMUSEMENT PARK

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss

Coronavirus News

More Coronavirus

Trending Stories

Don't Miss

Your Local Election HQ

More Election

Local Sports

HS SPORTS XTRA: Luxemburg-Casco wins big over Denmark

HS Sports Xtra: De Pere stuns Bay Port again; West De Pere rolls

High School Volleyball: Notre Dame, Freedom win key conference games

Green Bay Nation 9/15/21: Pick Em

Green Bay Nation 9/15/21: Challenges

Green Bay Nation 9/15/21: Time to Get Social