Michael Schwitek

General Manager
Alabama Adventure


Amusement Park General Manager by day, Amusement Park Enthusiast by night. Michael Schwitek has worked in the Amusement Industry for 20 years in numerous capacities. He began his career at Cedar Point in 2001, where he worked his way up to an Operations Supervisor. He then began a full-time career in the business in 2008 at Alabama Adventure near Birmingham, AL. He has also held the role of Director of Operations at Frontier City in Oklahoma City, OK. During this time, he has overseen the vision and all aspects of Rides, Aquatics, Park Services, Admissions, Safety, Security, Foods, Retail, Games, Maintenance, Marketing, Human Resources, IT and Entertainment departments throughout his career and is currently the General Manager of Alabama Adventure. He has also been an AIMS attendee and instructor since 2013 and has attended IAAPA since 2008. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Southern Illinois University in Radio & Television Production and has a Minor in Musical Theater. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, hiking and riding new roller coasters around the world. He has currently ridden nearly 1300 different roller coasters in 15 countries, visited all 50 states, and continues to improve his knowledge of parks by visiting other properties. Additionally, he completed a 2,200-mile thru-hike across the country on the Appalachian Trail in 2017. His passion for the industry (and adventure) really shows in his day to day work, and he is happy to have found a career in the industry he loves.


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