Worried about sitting down on a dirty roller coaster? With the pandemic keeping fans away from theme parks, operators need to do everything they can to keep their attractions safe. Every effort to promote safety gives parks one more opportunity to win back guests during the most difficult season in the industry's history.
So of course vendors are going to do whatever they can to promote products to meet this need, especially when parks are slashing capital spending for anything not Covid-related.
Check out this product from ride manufacturer Zamperla — the Wash-Through Ride System. It's basically a car wash for roller coaster trains.
"The wash consists of a sanitizing solution mist, not alcohol-based, colorless, and odorless with a biocidal action up to 18 hours over the surfaces without leaving the vehicles wet or humid and without ruining the fiberglass," Zamperla said on its website. The sanitizing cycle takes 45 seconds, the company said — 15 seconds to spray the vehicle and the 30 seconds after that for "activating the biocidal action" on the sprayed surfaces.
A park could install the structure between the unload and load sections of a platform, or if both unload and load happen at the same spot, a suspended version of the structure could be installed to allow guests to get off and on the train without barrier. The sanitizing mist even could be sprayed while people are on the train.
Zamperla is known to many for its eye-catching, ride-filled booths at the annual IAAPA Expo in Orlando, where company CEO and President Alberto Zamperla was inducted into the IAAPA Hall of Fame last year.
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