What do you do if you are stuck on a Roller Coaster?
Here’s a few tips to help stay calm in the event you’re ever stuck on a ride, whether it’s a dark ride or a roller coaster.
Don’t panic – Panic and you’ll make the situation worse. Don’t scream for help because you’re wasting your breath. The ride operators know you are out there and they will bring you down whether the ride can be restarted or not.
Think positive – You aren’t alone. You’re probably stuck with your friends, so chat about things to get your mind off the fact you’re stuck and to make time pass by.
Pay attention – If you do get evacuated from the ride, follow the employee’s directions. If the employee tells you to remain seated until they get to your seat, don’t stand up.
Stay cool – Once you’re off the ride and back on the ground, chances are the park will give you something to “reimburse” you for the time you were stuck on the ride, however it’s not a guarantee.
Keep a level head and don’t blow up and blame the employees because you got stuck. Mechanical shut downs happen all the time.
We hope you never get stuck on a coaster but its always handy to know what to do.
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.
Even in a global recession Theme Parks seem to have done ok.
Here are the Top 20 United States theme parks for 2009:
1. Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom: 17.2 million +1.0%
2. Disneyland: 15.9 million +8.0%
3. Epcot: 11.0 million +0.5%
4. Disney’s Hollywood Studios: 9.7 million +1.0%
5. Disney’s Animal Kingdom: 9.6 million +0.5%
6. Disney’s California Adventure: 6.1 million +9.5%
7. SeaWorld Orlando: 5.8 million -6.8%
8. Universal Studios Florida: 5.4 million -12.0%
9. Islands of Adventure: 4.5 million -13.8%
10. Universal Studios Hollywood: 4.3 million -6.0%
11. SeaWorld San Diego: 4.2 million -12.6%
12. Busch Gardens Tampa: 4.1 million -12.3%
13. Knott’s Berry Farm: 3.3 million -6.5%
14. Canada’s Wonderland: 3.2 million -6.5%
15. Kings Island: 3.0 million -4.0%
16. Cedar Point : 2.9 million -8.0%
17. Busch Gardens Williamsburg: 2.9 million +3.7%
18. Hersheypark: 2.8 million -1.2%
19. Six Flags Great Adventure: 2.6 million -4.6%
20. Six Flags Magic Mountain: 2.5 million -2.5%
(tie) Six Flags Great America: 2.5 million -6.3%
And the Top 20 theme park worldwide:
1. Magic Kingdom
3. Tokyo Disneyland: 13.6 million -4.5%
4. Disneyland Paris: 12.7 million +0.4%
5. Tokyo DisneySea: 12 million -4.0%
7. Disney’s Hollywood Studios
8. Disney’s Animal Kingdom
9. Universal Studios Japan: 8.0 million -3.6%
10. Everland (South Korea): 6.2 million -6.5%
11. Disney’s California Adventure
12. SeaWorld Orlando
13. Universal Studios Florida
14. Ocean Park (Hong Kong): 4.8 million -4.6%
15. Nagashima Spa Land (Japan): 4.7 million +1.1%
16. Hong Kong Disneyland: 4.6 million +2.0%
17. Islands of Adventure
(tie) Yokohama Hakkeijima Spa Paradise: 4.5 million -0.7%
19. Universal Studios Hollywood
20. Lotte World (South Korea): 4.3 million +0.6%