Holovis rolls out free Crowd Solo social distancing app as parks reopen

Crowd Solo App by Holovis

Holovis, a leading experience designer, is offering its social distancing app, Crowd Solo, free of charge as parks prepare to reopen safely following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Holovis is pleased to announce that Crowd Solo is being used by attractions across five continents as they prepare to open safely. The app helps operators to protect guests and employees, prevent crowds, and provide a safer environment.

The company is offering the app free of charge to help the attractions industry recover from the impact of the COVID-19 closures. It includes a reservation and queue management system with real-time proximity alerts, meaning that operators can see an overall picture of their site and avoid crowd hotspots forming.

Helping attractions to reopen

Many different types of leisure and entertainment venues have been contacting Holovis about the Crowd Solo app as they draw up their reopening plans, from theme parks such as Hunderfossen Family Park in Norway and Dinoland in The Netherlands to indoor leisure activities like the Midlands Roller Arena in the UK.

Hogne Høstmælingen is CEO of Hunderfossen Family Park, which is reopening on 6 June. Speaking about the plans to open again, he says: “We were searching for digital queuing systems and had looked at a range of solutions. Holovis is well known in our business and the Crowd Solo solution seems to be the best for us.

“The ability to let our guests book their time on our most popular rides without having to stand in physical queues is an important aspect that is helping with our social distancing approach. We look forward to getting started with this system.”

Managing attractions safely

Peter Cliff, Creative Director at Holovis says: “We have been so humbled by the response to Crowd Solo and the number of people who are thanking us for making something available that can help with their reopening strategy.

“Obviously there are a series of other measures that each location will be putting in place but the real-time data obtained from the Crowd Solo platform helps them to be agile, so operators can continually monitor how effectively their facility is operating, especially around park entrances, exits and attraction loading hot spots.

“This heatmap data can be viewed in real-time and retrospectively to analyse trends to help expand capacity, support staffing plans and manage attractions safely. We are still taking sign-ups for the app and are happy to jump on a call with anyone still finalising their plans to see how we can help.”

Earlier this year, Holovis announced a new partnership with Korean digital agency and manufacturer Sangwha, which will now be the exclusive European reseller for Holovis’ Gyro VR motion systems.