Glasgow thrill-seeker beats thousands to land dream job as Florida’s official theme park tester including Disneyland – The Sun

A SCOTS thrill-seeker has beaten 63,000 applicants from around the world to become an official theme park tester.

Alexandria Adamson, 25, will earn £3,000 in three weeks reviewing Florida’s main theme parks for a travel company.

The former Disney Store worker, of Glasgow, beat tens of thousands of others to the role and will head out to America in May to weigh up which attraction is the best.

She will set out with a friend, travelling around the state to assess parks by companies including Disney and Universal.

Applications for the role opened at the start of the year and closed on January 31, where 70 finalists were shortlisted and asked to submit a video detailing why they were the right person for the job.

Following this initial shortlist, six candidates were then hand-picked to go through to the final phone interview stage – with Alexandria seeing off her competition.

During her three week trip, Alexandria will travel to all of Florida’s major parks and look at whether they offer good value for money, the strength of their photo opportunities, the thrill factor of their rides and also assess food and drink, souvenirs and even their parades.

She believes she was picked because of her degree.

She did a four-year course in art and design but in her final year she specialised in theme park design.

She also has taken part in several cultural exchange programmes run by Disney, travelling out to work in their American theme parks.

In 2015 she was a merchandise assistant at Disney’s Animal Kingdom followed by a character attendant in the Magic Kingdom in summer 2016 and 2017.

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