The return of theme parks does not mean a return to the ways things worked in them before. Theme parks around the world are planning new operating procedures for when they reopen, in an attempt to welcome guests safely during the ongoing pandemic.
Since the risk of contracting the virus increases the longer that people are in close proximity with one another, many theme parks are looking to virtual queuing as one way to keep visitors from having to spend long periods in cramped spaces that were not designed for social distancing. Today, industry technology provider Accesso announced that Holiday World will use its LoQueue virtual queue service when the park returns next month.
"The health and safety of our guests is our top priority as we plan for our opening day on June 14. Partnering with Accesso to provide virtual queuing for all our theme park attractions means our guests can maintain social distancing and have a more enjoyable visit," Holiday World CEO Matt Eckert said. "We can't wait to see our guests again, and virtual queuing will help us welcome them back in the safest way possible."
Holiday World guests will be able to enter the park's new virtual queues via their mobile devices. The system will send guests a notification when it's time to ride, then ride attendants will scan the QR code on the guests' devices to admit them to the attraction.
"Our decades of virtual queuing innovation and the relationships we have built with theme parks and attractions around the globe provides Accesso with a unique opportunity to help Holiday World and the broader leisure industry welcome loyal visitors back again," Accesso CEO Steve Brown said.
Accesso previously announced that Walibi Holland in The Netherlands will use its virtual queuing tool when that park reopens on May 25.Tweet
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