It will flash “Ride Now” when it’s their time to go on a ride. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.Technology and our growing impatience with waiting are driving the move toward virtual lines, Speigel said.
“It’s kind of a bit of a science experiment for all of us,” said Jason Surrell, a Universal creative director said about the “queue-less” waits.
“We’ve known for years that waiting in line is one of the biggest dis-satisfiers in our guests’ day.” Universal is also trying the concept at another attraction.
“I kind of joke that this is the first step on a journey that will eventually lead us to a generation that doesn’t even know about theme park lines. Almost two decades ago, those efforts were concentrated on elaborately-designed “pre-ride” lines such Universal’s The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, which goes past an elaborately-detailed “Daily Bugle” newsroom.
A few years later came the ride reservations systems of the Fast Pass and Express Pass at Disney and Universal parks, respectively, in which ride-goers are assigned periods of time to show up for rides.
Agricultural producers, industries and researchers are reporting a wide range of impacts from changes in the Northwest climate and other landscape scale changes.
During a three-day workshop in Kennewick, Washington, 80 participants from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Washington D.
They can dance or take photos with an actor in the costume of Hashtag the Panda, a staple character from Jimmy Fallon’s show or listen to a performance from “The Ragtime Gals,” an incarnation of the barber shop quartet which is also a staple of the TV show.
Visitors will be notified it’s their turn to go on the ride either through a message on their phone app or a more old-fashioned color-coordinated scheme.
“Everybody is trying to do this, working not only on the rides but how to get you on the rides,” said Dennis Speigel, who heads the theme park consulting firm, International Theme Park Services.
“Universal is at the forefront right now.” The Jimmy Fallon attraction and the Volcano Bay water park take different approaches to virtual lines.
The Center is also participating in a University Network for Collaborative Governance (UNCG) initiative to launch similar efforts in states across the country that will engage health care and workforce stakeholders in developing eldercare workforce strategies.