Summer is fast approaching and theme parks up and down the UK are preparing themselves for the busy school holiday season.
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HOW TOOCCUPY QUEUINGTHRILLSEEKERS
Summer is fast approaching and theme parks up and down the UK are
We’ve all experienced that nervous anticipation of waiting patiently for
three minutes of adrenaline (vertigo not included), but when soaring
visitor numbersmeanqueuing gets out of control, what can parks do to
Someof themost popularridesacrosstheUKattract longqueueslasting
half anhour or more. Here’show some of the best manage toentertain
1. Savvy screen time – Distraction is key, and carefully positioned
screens showing engaging videos on a rotational basis are sure to
keep queuers entertained. Whether it’s visuals of other rides
within the park, letting people know dates of seasonal events, or
promoting special offers to increase park revenue, there are lots
of ways that technology can engage queuers.
2. Get into costume – If parks have capacity, there’s no reason why
staff can’t get involved in queue management and keep visitors
entertained along the way. For the scarier rides for example, staff
in costume engaging visitors can ramp up the thrill factor and
3. Think about queue layout – Long queues can be agony for older
legs. Being mindful of anticipated queue times can help plan
layouts to cater for all ages and abilities. Benches, rails and lean
posts are a great way to keeppeople happy – aslong asit doesn’t
4. Keep people updated – There’s nothing worse than waiting and
waiting without any knowledge of how long is left to be patient.
Using experience of how long queues tend to get for each
attraction, careful wayfinding and signposting can indicate how
long isleft togo– andkeepvisitorsmotivatedtostick withit fora
A trip to a theme park should be a fantastic day out, full of thrills,
bravery and laughter. With these top tips for managing queuing during
busy periods, parksand attractionscanensure visitorsenjoy themselves
regardless of peak season, and encourage them to return year after