Turnstiles for Amusement Parks, Theme Park Industry

Hayward Turnstiles is a preferred turnstile manufacturer and supplier to the amusement park industry for over 50 years. The amusement industry, including theme parks, water parks, carnivals, and fairs, aims to create a positive environment for patrons to let loose and have fun with family and friends. It is estimated that over 270 million people enter amusement park gates per year. With this large flow of people, traffic comes the daunting task of controlling access into and out of amusement parks.

Challenges. Amusement Park Access Control and Security

Amusement park and theme park security and admission teams are tasked with making sure only the right people enter their park. They work all hours of the day to ensure that entrants provide valid tickets and are not a threat to other patrons. With these jobs come many amusement park access control and security challenges. If patrons must wait in long lines they may become agitated or even leave a park. Therefore, a fast and efficient ticket verification process needs to be implemented to ensure customer satisfaction and keep lines moving. Further, security teams face the challenge of keeping criminals and other unauthorized entrants out. These undesirables target densely populated areas like amusement parks where they can cause the most harm. They may pickpockets, steal bags, or commit acts of terror if given access.

Solutions. Access Control for Amusement Parks. Theme Parks.

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The goals of using amusement park access control are to control people traffic, deter unauthorized entrants, and protect against security threats. Security turnstiles, waist high tripod turnstiles and full height turnstiles are often used at amusement parks to deter unauthorized entrants. These park entrance turnstiles force traffic into neat, single-file lines that force even the biggest crowds to enter in a slow and orderly fashion. Admission teams find that even dealing with peak traffic times a breeze when park entrance turnstiles are used because no matter how busy it is, only one entrant can be processed at a time. This single-file entry also allows security guards to focus more on individual entrants and pick off threats–it is much harder to blend in with the crowd when you must enter one at a time. Security guards can also lock their amusement park access control systems at will to deter entry or keep a person of interest from escaping in security threat situations.

Portable turnstiles are often used at amusement parks where traffic patterns shift often. They can be easily rolled across an amusement park to a new area at a moments notice. These turnstiles are light-weight and easy to move, making them the perfect fit for amusement parks that constantly have new or changing traffic flows.

With minimum training, admissions staff can operate amusement park turnstiles with ease. These security turnstiles can even work autonomously with card/ticket readers that only unlock when presented with valid tickets. This frees up park employees and saves parks money. Beyond this, amusement park turnstiles are available with admission counters. These counters collect valuable data and can give accurate readings of peak traffic flow, total admissions, and more.

Previous Installations

Theme parks, fairs, water parks, and more choose Hayward Turnstiles when they need affordable and reliable entry solutions. Some include:

Amusement parks, theme parks, fairs, water parks, and more all choose Hayward Turnstiles for their facilities. Find our amusement park turnstiles at the locations below:

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Amusement Industry Products

MR200 Plus FastTurn Waist High Turnstile

MR200 Plus FastTurn Waist High Turnstile

The MR200 Plus is an extended, round-ended, heavy duty access control turnstile with a custom solid surface top. This high-quality product with its streamlined design works for a multitude of uses. It is ideal for providing security and crowd control at office buildings, convention centers, and stadiums. The MR200 is perfect for light rail fare collection systems where rugged reliability is paramount because of its versatility and wide range of applications.

MR200 FastTurn Waist High Turnstile

MR200 FastTurn Waist High Turnstile

The MR200 is an extended, round-end, heavy duty access control turnstile. This high-quality product with its modern design has many applications. It is ideal for providing security and crowd control for athletic facilities, sports arenas, and amusement parks. The MR200 is perfect for transit systems where rugged reliability is paramount because of its versatility and wide range of applications.

MR100 FastTurn Waist High Turnstile

MR100 FastTurn Waist High Turnstile

The FastTurn MR100 waist high turnstile is designed for high-profile installations, where aesthetics and durability are of the upmost importance. The heavy gauge stainless steel construction coupled with its sleek lines make the MR-100 perfect for all environments.

LC100P FastTurn Waist High Turnstile

LC100P FastTurn Waist High Turnstile

The FastTurn LC100P is the perfect portable turnstile for a variety of applications, especially where permanent access control points are not desired. The LC-100P is a great solution to variations and changes in traffic patterns, as it can be wheeled in place- ready to go at a moment’s notice.

LC100 FastTurn Waist High Turnstile

LC100 FastTurn Waist High Turnstile

The FastTurn LC100 is the perfect waist-high turnstile for a variety of applications, ranging from athletic facilities, cafeterias, and schools, to amusement parks, stadiums, and office buildings. This elegant yet rugged model has been built to withstand the abuse of a mass transit system while maintaining a price that is affordable to businesses at all levels.

LA100 Four Arm Waist High Turnstile

LA100 Four Arm Waist High Turnstile

The LA100 Four Arm Turnstile exhibits sleek, modern styling to fit today’s world. This rugged model has been built to withstand heavy retail use while maintaining a price that is affordable to businesses at all levels.

HT439 SecureTurn Full Height Turnstile

HT448 SecureTurn Full Height Turnstile

The HT448 extra-wide passage is the widest available full-height turnstile with a whopping 48” opening. This premium width model offers maximum clearance for users to pass with large items. Like all of our full height turnstiles, this model is offered in galvanized, powder coat, or stainless steel finishes, and can be configured with a wide variety of options.

HT439 SecureTurn Full Height Turnstile

HT439 SecureTurn Full Height Turnstile

The HT439 wide passage provides extra width when a larger opening size is needed. Commonly used on construction sites, this model has greater clearance allowing the user to pass with small items. Available in a variety of finishes, this wide passage model offers extra space when needed.

HT431T SecureTurn Full Height Tandem Turnstile

HT431T SecureTurn Full Height Tandem Turnstile

The HT431T Tandem standard passage turnstile is a space saver model when requiring multiple lanes. This two lane model can be ordered in your choice framing materials and offered with a full line of options. Tandems are popular for areas with high traffic flow. Depending upon requirements, each lane can easily be configured for entry, egress or a combination of both.

HT431 SecureTurn Full Height Turnstile

HT431 SecureTurn Full Height Turnstile

The HT431 standard passage width is our most affordable full height turnstile and our best-selling model. It is a popular choice, works well for most applications, and offers great value. Available in galvanized, powder coat, or stainless, the HT431 has a full line of options and can easily be configured to fit your turnstile needs.