General Carowinds discussion
#108111
yawetag wrote:
chknwing wrote:I'm thinking that coming in the year 2075, Carowinds will be getting a dome structure over the entire park with upgraded lighting allowing the park to stay open 24 hours. You will be able to get your coaster fix when the need hits you at 3am.


Related:
- laws updated to allow workers 12-hour shifts without overtime.
- Season Pass and related dining plan prices doubled to account for increased available time.

You are too late for that.

Carowinds doesn’t have to pay Seasonal Employees overtime.
Source:
https://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/whdfs18.htm
#108114
“On July 25, 2017, Gov. Roy Cooper signed Senate Bill 82 into law (Session Law 2017-185), amending N.C. Gen. Stat. § 95-25.14(c) to include “[a]ny employee of a seasonal amusement or recreational establishment” as a class of employees exempt from the NCWHA’s overtime and record-keeping provisions. Session Law 2017-185, entitled “Achieving Business Efficiencies,” becomes effective on January 1, 2018.”

“While the new law effectively eliminates the entitlement of North Carolina seasonal amusement or recreational establishment employees to premium overtime wages, it does also, to their benefit, enable such employees to be paid at the full minimum wage for all hours worked. Currently, pursuant to N.C. Gen. Stat. § 95-25.3(e), the Commissioner of the North Carolina Department of Labor may, “by regulation, establish a wage rate not less than eighty-five percent (85%) of the otherwise applicable wage rate in effect under subsection (a) which shall apply to any employee employed by an establishment which is a seasonal amusement or recreational establishment . . . .” The new law removes such language from § 95-25.3(e).”

Source:
https://ncbarblog.com/nc-wage-and-hour- ... provision/

You gotta know Amusement law when you own, operate or manage an amusement device. :wave:
#108125
From the same site:
However, although seasonal amusement or recreational establishment employees are currently entitled to the overtime protections of the NCWHA, N.C. Gen. Stat. § 95-25.4(a) provides that “employers of seasonal amusement or recreational establishment employees are required to pay those employees the overtime rate only for hours in excess of 45 per workweek,” instead of for hours in excess of 40 per workweek.


I remembered incorrectly, thinking overtime kicked in at 50 hours (10-hour days).
#108203
the year is 2035. Cedar point gets the launched 500 foot rmc trex that has the most inversions and is also the fastest (and tallest) roller coaster on earth. also has the most airtime on the planet and pulls a small bit of 5+ g forces.
#108213
It was a whisper in the wind that 3 attractions were leaving the park. They were Thunder Road, Dodgems and White Water Falls. Looks like 2 of the three actually left! I wonder why the decision was made to keep Dodgem in it's same spot vs moving as it was rumored to be.

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