As more theme parks prepare for their return, Cedar Fair today announced an expansion of its parks' mobile apps to support new admission procedures.
"Our more robust suite of mobile technologies not only strengthens the safety measures recommended by health officials, but also offers exciting, guest-friendly alternatives that could very well enhance the overall guest experience for the long term," Cedar Fair CEO Richard Zimmerman said.
The new app versions will allow visitors to make a required advance reservations for a specific date and time to visit a Cedar Fair park, which include Knott's Berry Farm, Cedar Point, Canada's Wonderland, and Kings Island among North America's most-visited parks. Visitors will need to show their timed entry voucher on the app in order to get into the park. The app also will allow visitors to complete much of the health survey that Cedar Fair will be requiring visitors to fill out upon entry.
Guests also will be able to process season passes through the app, rather than having to visit a processing center in person.
Cedar Fair also will be using the apps to roll out mobile food ordering to more parks in 2020, to support the use of touch-free payments and minimize queuing. The company also will use the app to try to manage crowd flow within the parks, to promote social distancing.
"The mobile app’s mapping and wayfinding modules, which already allow guests to easily find things like restrooms and phone charging stations, are being leveraged to monitor potential overcrowding in various areas of the park throughout the day; this will help determine where to deploy crowd control measures and enable appropriate social distancing. These modules will also direct guests to the closest hand sanitizing stations," Cedar Fair said in a press release.
Cedar Fair has not yet announced reopening dates for any of its theme parks.Tweet
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