Cedar Fair is having to raise wages, step up recruitment and offer signing bonuses to fill available jobs.
Knott's Berry Farm is offering season passes for $101, which is less than a 1-day Disneyland ticket.
Contrary to early reports, California's theme park industry is not recommending a ban on screaming on thrill rides.
Cedar Fair says it will fill 45,000 seasonal positions across its parks for the 2021 season.
The theme park chain lost $590 million in 2020, but expects 2021 to be an improvement.