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Saqib16
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Hello I am thinking about working at a local amusment park doing magic. Is there any videos that you all would recommend for like a complete routine...or good tricks to use in a park setting? thanks
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What kind of setting will you be in ?
Walking Around , On a Stage, Out in the open but always in the same spot like working in fornt of the Merry go Round like Merlin in Disney World.

Dave
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Saqib16
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walking around
Tor Egil
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Well all I can tell you is, its quite amusing.
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Good walk around effects should always include something that you can walk around with, like the multiplying bannana trick where you have a bannana in your hand and as you pull it away, another one pops into view in your hand. (It is a repeating trick with two "sponge" bannanas). It is a greatway to catch peoples attention as you wander, and once you have a few peoples attention, you can ebgin to perform some "magic" for them and as theyare standing and watching, you will find you will be gathering a larger crowd.

Other great walk around effects like that include the "bounce, no bounce balls", "coin rolls" and "card flourishes", the use of a FISM flash, repeatedly pulling coins from the air - a great lead in to other coin effects including the misers dream, just to start you off with ideas.

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dgiancaspro
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Check the Street Magic forum and the Sidewalk Shuffle Forum there a wealth of information there. I would also consider learning to Juggle if you don't know how to already and don't forget your sponge balls.


Dave
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Be careful, you may encounter some difficulty with park personnel, depending on which amusement park you go to !
When are you thinking of going there and doing your stuff ?
Best of luck to you and please let us know how it goes.

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You had better be hired...or you will be ejected from the park at best at worst you may be arrested.

good luck,

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Have you started the gig yet? Where are you at?
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If you really want to gather a group of people, just stare at the ground until a lot of people gather around trying to see what you see. Then come to life and do your stuff. The thing with the park staff is this, If you are going to do it on your own, talk to them, and if you are going to make a profit, kick 5-10% to them, it'll keep them happy.
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On 2003-04-29 23:50, BryanDreyfus wrote:
You had better be hired...or you will be ejected from the park at best at worst you may be arrested.

good luck,

Bryan

I couldn't agree more. If you're not hired then don't even consider performing. If you have been OK'ed to work the park, then may I suggest doing any strolling type routines that you are comfortable with and that appeal to family audiences.
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