Theme Parks and Augmented Reality

Just when you thought you couldn’t get enough blogs about Theme Park related Iphone Apps another one turns up.

Realparx claims to be the first company to mix augmented reality with Theme Parks to allow the customer an alternative way to navigate theme parks without having to constantly refer to a map.

The realparx app claims it will allow users to locate rides, shows, restaurants, toilets and shops by simply scanning their surroundings with their mobile.

Users will also have the ability to store locations that they wish to visit at a later date, for instance a ride that had a long queue. The app will also have integration with Facebook and Twitter allowing the user to share information with friends.

REALPARX for Guests

REALPARX lets users:

  • Navigate parks and attractions using AR. After launching the REALPARX app, users scan the surroundings. Digital titles appear and change in real time to match what the camera captures, allowing users to locate facilities and points of interest such as rides, show locations, restaurants, restrooms and shops.
  • Capture photos with AR data tags and geotags. With REALPARX, instead of a photo of someone simply standing in front of a rollercoaster or a water slide, users can include the name of the attraction in the photo without the physical sign.
  • Post pictures with AR data tags to Twitter and Facebook. Guests can share pictures and comments immediately.
  • Geotag an item—give it a title and description—to find it again later or show in a photo. Throughout the day, the geotag will appear in the viewfinder so guests can see where they are in proximity to the tagged item. Popular items to geotag include a car in a parking lot, a hot spot to meet for lunch, a favorite ride or a store with a favorite souvenir to purchase later in the day.