Theme park queue lines have long been a necessary evil, but more park designers are integrating outdoor cooling measures to comfort their guests as they wait to embark on attractions and rides. Misting systems have traditionally been used to keep guests comfortable in queue lines during busy periods, especially during the theme park summer high season. Now theme parks are embracing outdoor cooling technologies to extend to common areas and develop a unique and appealing experience for guests. Even more creative fog and misting measures are used to compliment the interactive element many park designers are integrating into their queue lines and common areas.
|Challenge||Keep guests comfortable during the warmer high season while complimenting the newly budding interactive environment of theme park queue lines.|
|Solution||Misting systems, misting elements and fog effects are all used to provide unique cooling solutions and aesthetic appeal throughout parks. These systems are found in queue lines, dining areas, seating areas, walkways and other common areas.|
|Benefits||Spending the day at a theme park usually means standing in long lines for a majority of your visit. Theme park designers are beginning to extend their attractions and themes to the notoriously boring queue line. Using Koolfog misting systems to cool guests during the traditional summer high season or integrating aesthetics to ‘wow’ guests while providing cooling via fog effects lends to the all immersive theming experience.|
Your kids are throwing their clothes around their room, bubbling with excitement and answer every one of your questions with a sort of exclamation, as if their excess of energy has nowhere else to fly but out of their mouth. Your significant other is rushing around the house, grabbing any and all necessary items to throw in the car. You’re running late, like always. Everyone is approaching excitement overload; you’ve already snapped at your other half 4 times in the past 30 minutes.
As your drive heads down the freeway, your children breach the physics barriers as what is allowed in the back seat of a car. With each approaching exit sign, the encroaching period of entertainment commences. Even the wind that flows in through your window smells like fun. You pull into the 3,495,038th parking place and make the long trek to the entrance gates. Massive swarms of people are mingling everywhere. Worried eyes dart back and forth, each parent envisions a different sort of lost/injury emergency. But as you walk past the misting systems that ornament the welcome sign, a sudden sense of relief washes over you. And then you go stand in line.
All of that climaxed to a seemingly unending wait in line during the hottest time of the summer. It has been a common practice for sophisticated theme park designers to add misting systems to their entry way, but more creative measures are being taken to enhance or remove the burden of queue line boredom. Integrating outdoor cooling solutions into queue lines, dining area, walkways and other common areas credits the fundamental larger-than-life concept that runs through all theme parks and translates to the bottom line through season ticket purchases. When guests are comfortable, they return.
But the more innovative parks are also taking cooling solutions to a more creative level. Adding fog effects to pre-shows in queue lines that billow out to the corners of your theme park convincingly transitions all of your patrons from the domineering outside into your narrative reality.
By enhancing the existing immersive qualities to touch every corner of the theme park, more families will justify the stress of organizing a family vacation to glide through your theme park gates. Adding misting systems to your common areas, dining areas, walk ways and entryways can keep patrons cooler, allowing them to stay longer and come back more often as more than just a source of entertainment, but a true escape into the world you’ve designed. Integrating fog effects or enhancing existing interactive displays with Koolfog’s atmospheric effects officially closes the door to the outside and allows each of your guests the exact kind of retreat and break they came for in the first place.