1scream, a leader in online content dealing with the Amusement Industry with websites such as RCTLounge and Park Thoughts, will be introducing a first-of-its-kind online Theme Park question service, ParkPlanr.com.
“ParkPlanr is an exciting new service that we know both enthusiasts and general park goers will love,” said Doug Sisk, a 1scream partner. “You can ask questions and get answers before you go so you can plan your day at the park.”
ParkPlanr visitors will be able to navigate to specific areas for different Theme Parks. Once in these areas, visitors can then browse others’ questions or ask their own. Visitors can vote on whether or not answers to questions are helpful.
To post a question, visitors will be required to register. To make registration easy, visitors can either register using their email, or their Facebook or Twitter account. “If you decide to connect your account to Facebook and/or Twitter, you can post your question to those networks to reach your friends and followers,” added Sisk. “We know how big social networking sites are to people these days, so we couldn’t ignore them.”
Alongside general visitors will be designated “experts” chosen by the ParkPlanr staff. These experts will be designated by a badge under their avatar picture. Their answers will be weighted and displayed before general visitor answers. Experts will also receive a link to their website or blog, if they have one.
Theme Parks themselves can contact ParkPlanr to add an employee as an “official” to provide visitors with official responses. “Having an official is a great idea for parks. Instead of having to visit the Public Relations office during the day, visitors can ask their questions before they get there on ParkPlanr.”
ParkPlanr will be a free service for all visitors. Advertisements will be provided by the Maingate Ad Network. Invitations for experts will be sent out in April 2011, followed by a full public launch in May 2011. An exact date has not been set yet for the launch.
Sisk added, “ParkPlanr is going to be a truly exciting thing for Theme Park fans and guests. We can’t wait to see how it improves people’s Theme Park visits.”
More information about ParkPlanr will be updated on ParkPlanr’s website, ParkPlanr.com. People interested in ParkPlanr are invited to “like” ParkPlanr on Facebook or follow on Twitter. Both links to ParkPlanr’s Facebook and Twitter can be found at ParkPlanr.com. For more information regarding the 1scream Company, messages should be sent to email@example.com.