I do too; I actually have a surprisingly extensive collection, so that would be a slight personal downside to park maps going virtual from my perspective.I hope other theme parks won't follow suit because I collect park maps.
I do too; I actually have a surprisingly extensive collection, so that would be a slight personal downside to park maps going virtual from my perspective.
I guess it makes sense from a financial and environmental standpoint, though, and also from a COVID standpoint; I definitely want the parks to be able to be sustainable long-term!
There is just something about a paper map that I love, though...
Parks make me laugh when they're like 'it's for the environment!' Let's be real, it's because you will save hundreds of thousands of Euros a year in printing costs. That's the truth of the matter.
It always works like this though, the only way to achieve true environmental sustainability is to give it a piggyback ride on economic incentives, because frankly, businesses and countries alike couldn't give a rat's ass about what's the "morally right thing to do".
Not to get too political here, but to give you two sides of the same coin: China is propelling electric cars because it wants to become the leader of that technology and partake in an enormously growing market, the positive effect that has on carbon emissions is basically an afterthought. On the other hand, California has a law that allows residents to initiate a review of nearby construction projects in terms of environmental concerns. This law is used to halt and delay just about any construction project for any reason and has never helped anyone in doing construction actually more ecofriendly.
So as easy as it is to hate on Parques Reunidos for this clear and obvious cost-cutting measure, as long as environmental concerns are given a piggyback ride, who cares?
I think you've misunderstood what I'm getting at. Of course it's great to be eco-friendly and is the right thing to do, but I hate the way parks dress it up like 'oh we're doing it because we care about the environment!' when the truth is the real incentive behind the change is the cost saving. Of course I understand WHY they have to dress it up this way, because they can't very well come out and say they're doing it to save money and it makes sense from a CSR message perspective to focus on the ecofriendly benefits of such a change, it would be silly not to ride that wave.
And I'm not hating on Parques Reunidos, I think that's a bit of a jump (especially as Movie Park Germany is one of my favourite parks in Europe), I'm merely pointing out some shenanigans at play. 'Twas merely an observation and a smirking eyeroll as opposed to some kind of targeted hate towards the park.
I definitely think they should do this, almost like posters or something? I guess it just comes down to weighing up the time/cost of continuing to edit the design for print year after year vs. the potential revenue to be generated.Considering how I love collecting park maps, and that they never seem to last very long and start to lose color immediately at every bend, maybe this gives parks an incentive to sell higher quality park maps as merchandise.
What is 'print'?Presumably the digital park maps are downloadable, yes? Can't you just print one off at home? Get some nice thick, shiny paper, laminate it, boom, job done.
Don't ask me, I'm just an old guy, but I thought that's how you crazy kids did things these days?