Thrilling Rides and Shaded Sides
Hot sun, adrenaline, and long lines combine for the risk of heat exhaustion at amusement parks. No one wants to spend time at the park health services on an exciting day. Park architects can do season pass holders a favor: use shade cloth to style and shade in the park. This will prevent sunburn, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke.
Increase the comfort of both staff and park guests. Shade cloth can lessen the intensity of harsh UV rays. Cloth density of 50-70% can make the intense sun bearable while waiting in line for rides. Though this may not sound like a lot, the impact can be huge. Lines at popular amusement parks can sometimes be up to three to four hours long. While waiting in line, guests do not have access to water- and let’s be honest. If you have been in line for two hours, you will not focus on hydration. If shade were possible while in line for rides, guests could be comfortable and safe- they would not even mind the wait!