1. Matt N

    Throughput Timings Thread

    Hi guys. I don’t know about any of you, but one thing I personally like doing in queues is throughput timing. I have an app on my phone called Dispatch Timer which allows me to time how quickly trains are being dispatched on a ride, and I often try and get a number of readings while I’m in the...
  2. Matt N

    Why do omnimover throughputs vary so much?

    Hi guys. I was doing a little looking online yesterday at different omnimover rides on the Dark Ride Database, and I noticed that in spite of being very similar omnimover ride systems, they have vastly different throughputs to one another; to take two of Europa Park’s Mack omnimover systems as...
  3. Matt N

    What would you consider a "good" throughput for an attraction?

    Hi guys. In spite of what most would expect, ride popularity is not the sole factor influencing the length of a ride's queue. Throughput, or the amount of people a ride can handle in an hour (well, any given time period, but throughputs are usually measured in people per hour, or pph), has a...
  4. Matt N

    Planet Coaster Throughput Geekery

    Hi guys. Sorry if this seems like a slightly strange thread, but I’ve been having a little play around with Planet Coaster recently, and I’ve tried to work out realistic theoretical throughputs for some of the rides I’ve built in the game. I know it seems like a bizarre and overly complicated...
  5. Matt N

    How do manufacturers tend to calculate theoretical throughput?

    Hi guys. Whenever parks are sold a ride by a manufacturer, the manufacturer usually calculates a theoretical throughput, which gives an indication of the amount of people a ride could theoretically take in an hour. But I was interested to know; how do the manufacturers calculate this figure? Do...
  6. Matt N

    Highest throughput coasters in the world outside of Disney and Universal?

    Hi guys. Capacity is often a huge part of the decision making behind parks buying a major coaster, and it can also hugely influence the guest experience. Some of the highest throughput coasters in the world are located at theme parks owned by Disney and Universal, but I’d be intrigued to know...