Leofoo Village Theme Park has introduced Taiwan’s first “Lineup,” an App that enables visitors to schedule entry times to play facilities, saving time otherwise will be spent on lining up and enabling visitors to enjoy more facilities or spend more time with family and friends.
To enhance the quality of theme parks across Taiwan, the Tourism Bureau has developed the facility entry management system, Lineup, through cooperation with a startup. Lineup is used in the form of a smartphone App that enables visitors to book time slots and set numbers of visitors for entering play facilities. When an entry is due, Lineup will also send messages to remind the users.
When using the App after downloading it, users only have to turn on Bluetooth on their smartphones to access the system anywhere in the park and set entry times and numbers of visitors for selected facilities, the theme park said.
Leofoo Group chief operating officer Lulu Chuang said the theme park management is glad to be the first in Taiwan to introduce the system. On a crowded holiday, a visitor can play only about five popular facilities, but with Lineup, a visitor can play up to 16 facilities, she said. The time saved will enable visitors to either enjoy more facilities or spending more time with family or friends in the park, Chuang added.
According to the theme park, the number of facilities that are currently available for Lineup is nine, but more facilities will be included in the future.
Wayne Liu, deputy director general of Tourism Bureau, said Leofoo Village Theme Park debuted Lineup during the Mid-Autumn Festival, and surveys revealed that more than 80 percent of users were satisfied with Lineup. Lineup will enhance the quality of the theme park by freeing visitors from waiting in long lines, he said, adding that he hopes the system, which is better than Disney’s Fast Pass and Universal Studios’ Express Pass, will be extended to other theme parks across Taiwan in the future.
Chris Lee, co-founder of the company that developed Lineup, said the company has applied for patents in six countries and have obtained patents in Taiwan and Hong Kong.