In 2011, we plan to expand our coverage of theme parks around the world with a series of in-depth reviews of new attractions. To help us achieve this, we're looking to recruit enthusiastic, talented writers in the US, Canada, Asia and Europe to review rides for us on a freelance basis.
Update: Please note that due to an overwhelming response we are no longer seeking further applicants to cover parks in the US, Canada or Europe. However, we are still seeking attractions reviewers in Asia.
In exchange for writing a 1500-2000 word review, we'll cover your expenses for visiting the park (travel, admission and reasonable lunch expenses), and pay a fee in the region of $50-75. You won't get rich, but will you get a free day out, the chance to share your thoughts on a new attraction with the world, and a bit of spending money into the bargain.
The attractions and events we're aiming to cover are listed below. Ideally, we're looking for writers who are local to the parks in question, but if you're planning a trip to any of the parks on or around the opening date of a new ride, we'd love to know.
- Busch Gardens Tampa - Cheetah Hunt
- Busch Gardens Williamsburg - Mach Tower, Vanish Point
- Discovery Cove - Grand Reef
- Disney California Adventure - Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure
- Disney's Hollywood Studios - Star Tours: The Adventures Continue
- Disneyland - Star Tours: The Adventures Continue
- Dollywood - Barnstormer
- Knott's Berry Farm - WindSeeker
- Six Flags Discovery Kingdom - SkyScreamer
- Six Flags Great Adventure - Green Lantern
- Six Flags Magic Mountain - Green Lantern, Superman: Escape from Krypton, Family Coaster
- Six Flags New England - Gauntlet
- Six Flags Over Georgia - Dare Devil Dive
- Six Flags Over Texas - Texas Giant
- Six Flags St Louis - SkyScreamer
US Halloween events:
- Busch Gardens Tampa - Howl-O-Scream 2011
- Busch Gardens Williamsburg - Howl-O-Scream 2011
- Knott's Berry Farm - Halloween Haunt 2011
- Universal Studios Hollywood - Halloween Horror Nights 2011
- Universal Studios Florida - Halloween Horror Nights 2011
- Canada's Wonderland - WindSeeker
- Tokyo Disneyland - Mickey's Philharmagic
- Tokyo DisneySea - Fantasmic, Jasmine's Flying Carpets
- Universal Studios Singapore - Madagascar: A Crate Adventure, Transformers
- Gardaland - X-Raptor
Interested? Get in touch and let us know who you are, which attractions you might be able to review, and if you have any relevant writing experience. We look forward to hearing from you!
Don't forget that we're also always willing to post articles from guest authors on an unpaid basis - click here for further details.