Entertained In Line

September 1, 2013 in Daily Bulletin

At theme parks waiting in line has become an increasingly entertaining experience writes Hugo Martín:

  • Visitors used to wait hours in line with nothing to do before they were able to enjoy their ride.
  • Now however theme parks are making an effort to make the line-waiting experience an enjoyable one.
  • In air-conditioned areas playgrounds and interactive games ensure that parents and children don’t get overly bored in line.
  • If a line becomes too long then a juggler or a magician might be dispatched to entertain the crowd.
  • Some parks are even turning the queue into a part of the overall ride experience. In Universal Studios’ Transformers ride, visitors are told about the plot of the action movie ride they’re about to experience.
  • Others are allowing patrons to integrate their personal devices in the experience. At Six Flags guests can use their phones as a remote in a Whack-A-Mole distraction as they wait for the real ride.

Read about the animatronic Mr. Potato Head, the Winnie the Pooh honey wall, and the musical Haunted Mansion over here.

Source: Los Angeles Times

Via: Slate