Les Hudson has ridden over 200 roller coasters. The best part—he gets paid for it. As the vice president of design for Six Flags Entertainment, riding roller coasters comes with the territory. It's a job that the younger crowd particularly envies.
"I can remember in the early years, when my kids were small going to career day and I was up against a guy who sold cable television, and then I came up and I get to design roller coasters and theme parks and I kind of felt sorry for the other guy," Hudson said in an interview with CNBC's "Power Lunch."