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  1. Thought anyone local to the park would like to know that lo-q have confirmed virtual queue technology for mirabilandia starting april 9th.
  2. I've decided to take my custom elsewhere. I'm afraid the negativity, general overbearing attitude, and control freakery with regards to thread maintenance has led me to this.
  3. Just to let you know that the latest lo-q newsletter states discovery kingdom to get electronic qbot for next year
  4. Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 6:50 am Post subject: ANy idea what the mystery Six Flags flash pass park is? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Lo-q have announced with six flags that two parks will be adding qbot flashpasses for 2009. Magic mountain is one of them. I think its intriguing why they didn't announce the other? Could it mean that one or more of the non flashpass enabled parks are up for sale to fund the piers debt repayment? Or is it perhaps a spanish language version for SF mexico? Has anybody got any ideas the most SF likely mystery park to be updated with the flashpass?
  5. Lo-q have announced with six flags that two parks will be adding qbot flashpasses for 2009. Magic mountain is one of them. I think its intriguing why they didn't announce the other? Could it mean that one or more of the non flashpass enabled parks are up for sale to fund the piers debt repayment? Or is it perhaps a spanish language version for SF mexico? Has anybody got any ideas the most SF likely mystery park to be updated with the flashpass?
  6. Lo-q have confirmed electronic flashpass in place at magic mountain for xmas.
  7. im interested to see what they do with the waterparks. Historically I believe spending is low at a water park due to the hassle of carrying cash.
  8. I know that when the new management team came in at SF, Lo-q's contract was up for renewel, and I was told that "boy do these new boys know how to negotiate contracts" so I guess the SF eam squeezed the pips a bit. The comparison I was given was that now business people are in charge, before it was fairground people. If that makes sense. I believe SF get a much larger pro rata cut on gold than on normal flashpass.
  9. There are rumours here in the UK that an Asian or Australian park are about to sign up for a lo-q system. Leonard Sim , the inventor is giving a paper at an Industry event in Munich next week so maybe some more information will come out after that. Also lo-q aquired a mobile phone based system called text-q which is quite neat but is only in operation in a few merlin entertainment sites (london dungeons etc).
  10. I am a private shareholder in lo-q so am pleased with the positive feedback and progress the company has made. The v2020 version is a great improvement. I believe Texas has been a huge improvement for them this year. It looks like magic mountain is the mystery park pencilled in for next year. I think the company is very undervalued, primarily due to worries over SF being the major customer , and their associated debt problems. They are also operating in legoland,uk and dollywood but Six flags are of course the major revenue source. I heard at the company agm, the development team are working on two things. Firstly a system for waterparks (probably wristband based with the ability to charge funds onto it), and a system to measure themepark queue lengths and dynamically manage the rides because of this.
  11. I know lo-q dont have an agreement with cedar fair but i believe its something they could do with. With regards to SF, I believe like for like sales on a comparison basis are well up in revenue terms, in the region of 50%. Some of this is obviously higher prices, some are more units available in parks (the new v2020 system works in a better way), but some are due to higher attendance. I guess we won't know until 3rd quarter figures are released.
  12. Lo-q , the operator of flashpass has just announced profits will be more than double market expectations. The small UK based company, valued at approximately 8 million dollars are predicting profits in the region of 2.75 million dollars for this summer. Does this mean that SIx flags itself have had a great August and September? Are cedar fair looking into employing Lo-q to add qbots to their busiest parks?
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