An app links visitors in the world’s most connected theme park
Perched atop a mountain in a not too distant galaxy, high-adrenaline thrill park Moron Mountain accepts visitors seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Moron Mountain has no issues getting its customers to return on a regular basis. How? By being the most connected theme park in the universe.
Mobile applications that sync with wearable devices (like the Apple watch) record everything the user does in the park. This allows visitors to rack up points that go towards park perks, keeping them coming back for more.
The site itself centres around a search bar that lets users search the entire site and returns results in a similar way to a search engine. It would use a framework like Solr – this is relatively future-proof because it’s scalable, fault tolerant, distributes indexing and provides load-balanced querying.
( 1) The site search connects to the full site database using Solr. As the user types what they’re looking for, the system suggests pages (by section) in the same way a search engine would. ( 2) A large visual banner provides interest on the homepage. Further interest could be generated by making use of CSS3 animation techniques on roll-over. ( 3) The ride sub-menu enables users to quickly look at the theme park’s main attractions. Once selected, the user is presented with the latest images of the ride, a video showing what it’s like to ride and a map showing its location. ( 4) The ‘MM Connect’ bar shows the latest connected visitors to the park who have been on the selected ride. jQuery would be used to keep this feed moving and visually appealing. Visitors can view riders’ profile pages and connect with them via the app. ( 5) Attraction entry kiosks work in a similar way to Apple pay stations – users can log when they go on a ride with a wearable connected device.
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