Picsolve, the leading image capture partner for the leisure and entertainment industry, has partnered with Alton Towers to create a ‘space selfie’ photo opportunity to guests queuing for VR coaster, Galactica.
On-ride photography is not an option since riders’ faces are obscured by a VR headset.
Picsolve’s solution allows up to six queuing guests at a time to take ‘space selfies’ simply by placing their head inside a round window aperture.
Six hidden DSLR cameras capture their headshot which then appears under a space helmet, transforming them into an astronaut. The photo capture point fits neatly into visitors’ ‘pre-flight check in’ before they embark on the VR experience.
“Emerging technologies, such as virtual reality at the Alton Towers Resort, are creating exciting opportunities for photography to provide a fully immersive experience from the moment guests step into the queue, ” reports Laura Lunn, Global Head of Marketing for Picsolve.
“Picsolve is committed to staying at the forefront of technology and finding innovative ways to use image capture to enhance the guest experience.”
Guests can either digitally copy the photo or collect a print from the dedicated retail store using a ticket with a unique barcode. They can also use a DigiPass – an all-inclusive package that allows unlimited access to the park’s rides.
“Our close partnership with Picsolve guarantees Galactica riders have an unforgettable photo moment that is instant yet memorable. Incorporating Picsolve’s DigiPass into our offering also provides Alton Towers Resort with a full digital integration and unrivalled guest experience, ” added Neil Crittenden, commercial director at the Alton Towers Resort.
Image kind courtesy Picsolve