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 comes the daunting task of controlling access into and out of amusement parks.
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 should 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 pick pockets, steal bags, or commit acts of terror if given access.
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 is 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.
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: