Hurricane Harbor Magic Mountain will be the ninth Six Flags water park to adopt LO-Q’s technology. Virtual queuing specialist Lo-Q (LON:LOQ) is to install its water park system Q-band in another US theme park run by Six Flags, the world’s largest regional operator.
Six Flags will install the system at the Hurricane Harbor Magic Mountain water park, which is next door to Six Flags’ Magic Mountain theme park in California.
Tom Burnet, Lo-Q’s chief executive said: "We are thrilled that Six Flags has agreed to install our Q-band technology at Hurricane Harbor Magic Mountain. Q-band is one of our newest and potentially most exciting product lines. This additional park means that we are now gearing up to roll out the product into nine Six Flags water parks in the 2012 season."
Q-band uses a wristband that is waterproof and lightweight. People can reserve a "virtual" place at the park’s slides and be alerted when the time arrives.
It a new departure for Lo-Q following the success of its Q-bot electronic queue management system, which it originally pioneered in theme parks run by Six Flags.
Lo-Q also supplies Q-bots to Legoland in the UK and recently signed a deal to install the system in Legoland Deutschland.
In December, Lo-Q also said it was teaming up with MasterCard to develop a payment system for theme parks using its technology.
Shares in Aim-listed Lo-Q rose 6p to 233p, having risen by nearly 90% over the past twelve months.