Join us as we meet with some coaster experts that have dedicated their lives to roller coasters! Learn how they got to their current positions, what did they study in school, what they do currently, what they love and what they don't. You will have a chance to ask questions and be a part of this discussion! Parents, Campers, and all Coaster Enthusiasts are Welcome!!!
When: Jan 18, 2021 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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TCT Camper: 2007-2011
TCT Counselor: 2013-present - some years (:
Coaster count: 457
Education: B.S. Mechanical Engineering - University of Maryland
M.B.A. 2021 - University of Maryland
Completed a co-op semester with Oceaneering Entertainment Systems in Hanover, MD where I worked on:
- Completing stress analyses of elements on the Kong: Skull Island ride at Universal Orlando
- Programming show routes for the vehicles on Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsters in Cars Land at Disney's California Adventure
- Factory testing ride vehicles for the Justice League dark rides at many Six Flags Parks
Currently work in building automation - creating systems that help buildings be smarter and more energy efficient.
Danielle Lesser is the Director of the Parts and Service Division at Dynamic Attractions. She has over 15 years’ experience in the Amusement Industry and holds a Mechanical Engineering Degree from Penn State University.
Danielle spent 6 years working for Premier Rides in Baltimore, MD where she sold spare parts and serviced rides such as the Mummy at Universal, the Backlot Stunt Coaster at various Cedar Fair parks, and multiple LIM coasters at the Six Flags parks.
For the last 9 years, Danielle has been working for Dynamic Attractions selling spare parts and servicing rides that have been built by her company as well as other manufacturer's rides. Dynamic is most known for Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey at Universal, Soarin' at Disney, and various flying theaters around the globe. Our newest attraction is the Mario Kart ride which just opened at Universal Studios Japan in the new Super Nintendo World.
The parts and service division at Dynamic works with nearly 100 different theme parks around the world and performs services including track replacement, cable replacement, train rehab, magnetic brake upgrades, onsite inspections, and customs ride upgrades, to name a few.