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Amusement Parks: Lo-Q helps families to beat the queues


Related:  Lo-Q awarded contract for eleventh Six Flags theme park / America’s
oldest family theme park, Lake Compounce introduces 21st century reservation system
to reduce queue lines with Q-txt from Lo-Q

UK firm leads the way with true virtual queuing at theme parks which is fair
to all

based Lo-Q continues to beat the queues this summer with technology specifically
designed to help theme park visitors make the most of their day and their precious
time.  Lo-Q’s virtual queuing solutions overcome the challenge of standing
in queue lines for hours on end.  True virtual queuing means the Lo-Q system
is fair to all visitors.  While waiting for a ride, visitors are free to spend
their time as they choose, relaxing with friends and family in the park grounds,
having lunch or enjoying an ice-cream. 

Holidays have become a luxury and more people than ever before are choosing to stay
at home rather than venture abroad for their well-earned break.  With the long
summer holidays ahead, many families are heading off to theme parks to make the
most of their leisure time.  This continuing “staycation” trend
means that visitor numbers to amusement parks have increased dramatically over the
past year often leading to longer queues and frustrated families.

Leonard Sim, Founding
Director of Lo-Q commented, “When you consider that the average family of
four probably pays around £90 for an entry ticket into a theme park, avoiding
time spent in long queues is an attractive option.  Visitors rent a Q-bot so
they can stay together and enjoy their experience, rather than standing in queue
lines for hours and hours.

Our Q-bot solution is the first to offer true virtual queuing that is fair for everyone. 
Individual ride wait times for visitors using the Q-bot are the same as for other
visitors, which means no queue-jumping.  The key difference is that people
taking advantage of our true virtual queuing do not waste time standing in line
but spend their waiting time more enjoyably.” 

Lo-Q’s virtual queuing solutions put customers in control of their day. 
Unlike traditional paper-based queuing systems, visitors can be updated in real
time when their queue slot is available.  They can be advised should their
ride break down, or even updated on special promotions and events running throughout
the day. 

Lo-Q virtual queuing solutions are used in major theme parks around the world, including
eleven Six Flags theme parks in the USA and Canada, Dollywood near Tennessee USA,
LEGOLAND® Windsor in the UK, Dreamworld in Australia, Parque Isla Magica in
Spain, Mirabilanda in Italy, and Lake Compounce, USA.   

The Lo-Q family of Q-bot hand-held and Q-txt mobile phone reservation solutions
will shortly be joined with the launch of a fully waterproof product that is particularly
useful for water parks. 
About Lo-Q 

Lo-Q plc is a UK publically traded company with subsidiary companies
in USA and Canada.  Lo-Q designs, installs and operates solutions that allow
customers to make ride and show reservations when they visit a theme park or other

Its flagship product, the Q-bot system is a true virtual queuing system for theme
parks.  The Q-bot is a proprietary hand-held unit and is used in major theme
parks around the world, including LEGOLAND® Windsor in the UK, Dreamworld in
Australia, Mirabilandia in Italy and eleven Six Flags theme parks in the USA and
Canada and Dollywood near Tennessee, USA.

Q-txt is a mobile phone based reservation system for venues with a smaller number
of queue lines.  Q-txt is in use in a number of locations including Flamingo
Land in Yorkshire, UK , Parque Isla Magica in Saville, Spain and Lake Compounce,

Lo-Q has extensive patent protection and owns the intellectual property rights in
the system, its software and electronic design.  Its headquarters are in Henley-on-Thames
in the UK and its USA offices are near Atlanta, Georgia.    

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