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Falling In Love at Valleyfair

Kelsey Bailey

Kelsey joined the Valleyfair team in 2017 as PR and Communications Manager. She enjoys eating endless funnel cakes, riding Renegade multiple times a day, and telling all the wonderful stories about the inner workings of Valleyfair. Twitter: @kelseymeagrd.

Andy Bursey and Grace Orvick met, as many Valleyfair associates do, on their first day at work. Grace was new to Valleyfair and excited for her first day on the job. She reported to Galaxy Theater, where she would meet her supervisory team. As she rounded the corner to the theater, she saw Andy Bursey for the first time. 

He stuck out to her because of his high energy that day. Grace went into the theater, and the supervisors went on stage for introductions. When Andy's name was called, he slid across the floor on his knees, and that is when Grace knew he was someone special. 

Grace and Andy worked together at Valleyfair for the next few years but only ever as friends. Grace eventually moved on from her summer job at Valleyfair, but she and Andy continued to talk. They decided to give dating a try, and feelings flared during their first date at Ruby Tuesdays. 

"I knew I loved her pretty early on," Andy recalls. After just a few months of dating, Andy and Grace moved in together and were married a few years later. Valleyfair holds a special spot in their relationship, which is why the couple decided to take their engagement photos at the park, right outside Galaxy Theater, where they first met. 

Andy, now the Operations Manager at Valleyfair, has seen many couples find love while working at Valleyfair. "If you talk to anyone who works here, they talk about how much they enjoy the people that they work with," Andy said, "These kids spend so much time together, and it is easy to develop friendships or even relationships during the season."

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Kelsey Bailey

Kelsey joined the Valleyfair team in 2017 as PR and Communications Manager. She enjoys eating endless funnel cakes, riding Renegade multiple times a day, and telling all the wonderful stories about the inner workings of Valleyfair. Twitter: @kelseymeagrd.

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