ORLANDO, Fla., May 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — accesso Technology Group plc (AIM: ACSO), the premier technology solutions provider to leisure, entertainment and cultural markets, today announced it has signed a five-year agreement with Schlitterbahn Waterpark in New Braunfels, Texas, voted the world’s best waterpark for 18 years straight*, to integrate the accesso LoQueueSM virtual queueing solution’s Qband device into the popular park’s operation.
Beginning this summer, Schlitterbahn Waterpark New Braunfels will begin offering Blast Pass, a wearable virtual queuing solution designed for use in water parks. Using touchscreen kiosks located throughout the 70-acre park, guests can save their spot in line for the most popular of the park’s attractions. The RFID-enabled wristband features a countdown display that notifies guests when it’s their turn to slide.
“We have considered a queuing solution for many years as we evaluated ways to further improve our guest experience,” said Darren Hill, Schlitterbahn New Braunfels General Manager. “Our concern has been that the experience for both Blast Pass holders and our guests in line be handled with care. Blast Pass, powered by Accesso, will allow our guests to be able to enjoy more of our park and spend less time standing in line and we look forward to making this new service available this summer.”
This is the first implementation of accesso queuing technology in Schlitterbahn’s portfolio of parks.
“Destinations like Schlitterbahn understand their guests want an entertainment experience that maximizes their time in rides and attractions and limits the time they spend actually standing in line,” said Steve Brown, accesso CEO. “We’re thrilled to partner with Schlitterbahn to provide their guests the Accesso LoQueue virtual queueing technology to enhance their experience in the park.”
*As selected as part of Amusement Today’s annual Golden Ticket voters.
About accesso® Technology Group
accesso (AIM: ACSO) is the premier technology solutions provider to leisure, entertainment and cultural markets. Our patented and award-winning technology solutions drive increased revenue for attraction operators while improving the guest experience.
Our solutions add value to operators at every point of the guest experience with our technology facilitating the key points of contact with their many millions of guests.
We drive attendance
The accesso Passport® and accesso ShoWareSM ticketing suites are comprehensive, easy-to-use cloud solutions that process tens of millions of tickets every year for assigned seat and general admission venues, enabling operators to maximize up-sell and cross-sell with ease to drive greater revenue.
We handle payments
Our payment gateway carries level 1 PCI security certification and 24/7 support. It provides the tools, security and support operators need to drive sales and has so far processed more than $5 billion in transactions.
We take guests out of line
Since 2001 more than 11 million guests have used a patented accesso LoQueueSM solution to decrease virtual queue software as a service, ride more, enjoy a better experience and increase in-attraction spend.
We simplify point-of-sale
Our accesso SiriuswareSM point-of-sale solution offers software modules that combine ticketing, membership, retail, food/beverage transactions, rentals, credit card processing and many other functions into a single system eliminating the need for separate systems and databases.
More than 1,000 attractions and venues worldwide currently employ accesso technology – from theme parks, water parks, cultural attractions, live performance venues and sporting events to ski and snow parks. We are proud that our solutions are trusted by the majority of the leading names in the leisure industry including Six Flags Entertainment, Cedar Fair Entertainment, Merlin Entertainments, International Speedway Corporation, Palace Entertainment, Compagnie des Alpes and Herschend Family Entertainment.
accesso is a public company, listed on AIM: a market operated by the London Stock Exchange. For more information visit: www.accesso.com.
About Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Waterpark
Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Waterpark is the #1 Waterpark in the World for the last 18 Years and is the flagship of a family of five waterparks. Located on the banks of the springfed Comal River in New Braunfels, Texas, Schlitterbahn has 40 attractions on over 70 acres. Family-owned and operated, Schlitterbahn provides a staggering variety of rides, rivers, slides, and water adventures from mild to wild.