Re: Options for Housing?
This will be my first year working at Cedar Point (as a reservation clerk!) and I was wondering what kind of housing options there are. I heard that there are apartments for employees to live in, and i'd rather live there than a dorm (i'm already living at a dorm in college, and i've heard some bad things about the dorms at CP). Also, i was wondering if the housing HAS to come out of your paycheck?
There are 2 different choices for apartments and 2 different choices for dorms.
First of all there is Golds, it is an all girls dorm on point, so it's right outside the park. It can be very convenient if you don't have a car, since you would just have to wake up and walk into the park. But Golds doesn't have a/c in the rooms. It's a lot older than the other options. Another downfall is that if you go grocery shopping, you have to carry everything through the park to the dorm. Personally I don't like Golds cause of how old it is, no a/c, and lots of spiders. I've never lived in Golds, but I had a friend who lived there and hated it. Plus it closes early, so if you're doing weekends you'll have to move to Commons eventually.
Your second option is Bayside apartments. But by time you get there, there may not be room. It's mostly used to Castaway Bay employees, and Cops. They have 2 or 3 bedrooms with 3-4 girls in each room. With one bathroom. Bayside also doesn't have a/c at all in the apartment. It's nice because it's away from the craziness of Commons, but not my first choice for housing. I lived there for a few months one season, and moved to commons as soon as it opened.
Your third option is Commons apartments. There is 5 bedrooms with 3-4 girls in each room. That's 15-20 girls sharing one apartment. There is only 2 bathrooms, so imagine how each morning is getting ready for work. There is a common area with a kitchen/living room that does have a/c, but not in the bedrooms. It's not a horrible option, but I wouldn't choose it ever again. One season was enough for me.
Your fourth and best option is Commons Dorms. Each room has 3-4 girls. With community bathrooms in each hallway. You have 2 buildings to choose from. 1300's is all girls...normally. And 1500s has boys and girls. 1300s is a lot quieter and nicer, but 1500s is a lot of fun. Both buildings are good options. All the rooms have a/c so thats def a plus because it gets crazy hot in the room during the summer. The rooms aren't very big, but that's the case no matter where you live. I personally like 1300s better than 1500s. The only negative about 1300s is that is closes after labor day, so you'd have to move to 1500s is you're doing weekends.
You won't spend much time in your room, regardless of where you live. So size shouldn't be a deciding factor.
Hope this helps. =)
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