Theme parks are a summer staple. (Maybe more when you're a kid than when you're an adult, but still.) Roller coasters, bumper cars, wave pools, rising ticket prices, and $15 hot dogs are all part of the glorious experience.
Despite the wholesomeness of seeing how much you can handle at Cedar Point or getting your picture taken with Mickey at Disneyland, it's no secret that there's a whole other side to amusement parks. However, you may not have a clear picture of what's involved with that "other side," save for brief glimpses of what it's like to play a character at a park or how people interact behind the scenes.
A new Reddit thread on r/AskReddit asks current and former theme park employees to share "some dirty secrets that most people don't know about." The thread delivered tons of interesting -- if unverified -- stories that might make you look at your local park with fresh eyes.