WO2001046916A3 - Method and system for operating an amusement park - Google Patents

Method and system for operating an amusement park

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WO2001046916A3
WO2001046916A3 PCT/US2000/033569 US0033569W WO2001046916A3 WO 2001046916 A3 WO2001046916 A3 WO 2001046916A3 US 0033569 W US0033569 W US 0033569W WO 2001046916 A3 WO2001046916 A3 WO 2001046916A3
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range
long
transceivers
park
short
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PCT/US2000/033569
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Richard C Brown
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Axcess Inc
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    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06QDATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
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    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06QDATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • G06Q40/00Finance; Insurance; Tax strategies; Processing of corporate or income taxes
    • G06Q40/02Banking, e.g. interest calculation, credit approval, mortgages, home banking or on-line banking
    • GPHYSICS
    • G07CHECKING-DEVICES
    • G07CTIME OR ATTENDANCE REGISTERS; REGISTERING OR INDICATING THE WORKING OF MACHINES; GENERATING RANDOM NUMBERS; VOTING OR LOTTERY APPARATUS; ARRANGEMENTS, SYSTEMS OR APPARATUS FOR CHECKING NOT PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE
    • G07C11/00Arrangements, systems, or apparatus for checking, e.g. the occurrence of a condition, not provided for elsewhere
    • GPHYSICS
    • G07CHECKING-DEVICES
    • G07CTIME OR ATTENDANCE REGISTERS; REGISTERING OR INDICATING THE WORKING OF MACHINES; GENERATING RANDOM NUMBERS; VOTING OR LOTTERY APPARATUS; ARRANGEMENTS, SYSTEMS OR APPARATUS FOR CHECKING NOT PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE
    • G07C11/00Arrangements, systems, or apparatus for checking, e.g. the occurrence of a condition, not provided for elsewhere
    • G07C2011/02Arrangements, systems, or apparatus for checking, e.g. the occurrence of a condition, not provided for elsewhere related to amusement parks
    • GPHYSICS
    • G07CHECKING-DEVICES
    • G07CTIME OR ATTENDANCE REGISTERS; REGISTERING OR INDICATING THE WORKING OF MACHINES; GENERATING RANDOM NUMBERS; VOTING OR LOTTERY APPARATUS; ARRANGEMENTS, SYSTEMS OR APPARATUS FOR CHECKING NOT PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE
    • G07C11/00Arrangements, systems, or apparatus for checking, e.g. the occurrence of a condition, not provided for elsewhere
    • G07C2011/04Arrangements, systems, or apparatus for checking, e.g. the occurrence of a condition, not provided for elsewhere related to queuing systems

Abstract

An amusement or other park includes a radio frequency network having a plurality of long range and short range transceivers. The long range transceivers are geographically dispersed throughout the park. The short-range transceivers are located at transaction points within the park. The long-range transceivers are each operable to communicate with radio tags worn by persons in the park at long range. The short-range transceivers are each operable to communicate with radio tags at a short range. A park control system is coupled to the radio frequency network to receive from the long-range transceivers a long range response transmitted by a radio tag and to receive from the short-range transceivers a short range response transmitted by the radio tag and including a transaction having an identifier of the tag and an event associated with the tag. The park control system is operable to determine a location of the tag based on the long-range responses and to post a transaction to an account associated with the tag based on a financial transaction including the identifier of the tag and an amount.
PCT/US2000/033569 1999-12-22 2000-12-11 Method and system for operating an amusement park WO2001046916A3 (en)

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