No more waiting in line …fantastic or fantasy? Will virtual line ups transform your theme park experience?June 13, 20171 min read
Last week – Disney may have just changed the way we all see theme parks. Usually the experience at a theme park is mixed with roller coasters, rides, games, food … and regrettably – long line ups. In some cases, there’s a wait of an hour or more for a daring ride that lasts on a few short minutes.
But all that might be changing. At Disney’s new Volcano Bay – visitors are outfitted with a high-tech wristband that now makes it easier to pay and line ups now … are virtual.
This is ground-breaking technology – but great ideas don’t always work as well as they should. Especially when it comes to thousands of visitors a day clamouring to get on the same ride or rollercoaster. But will it work? What’s the cost and will this force other parks to get o board?
That’s where the experts at Farmingdale State College can help. Dr. Martin Lewison is a professor in the Department of Business Management at Farmingdale. He’s also an expert and self-proclaimed junkie when it comes to rollercoasters and theme parks. He has ridden the rails of over 1,000 coasters in 26 countries. He is also a go-to source for national media on the subject. Dr. Lewison is available to speak about this topic – simply click on his icon to arrange an interview.
Martin Lewison Professor, Business Management
Dr. Lewison is an amusement park junkie who has ridden more than 2,071 roller coasters in more than 37 countries.