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Theme park tracks all patrons
Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 09/16/2004 @ 1:00 am In Front Page | Comments Disabled
A new theme park in Florida is fitting all patrons with wristbands that include tracking chips in them to allow visitors to keep track of one another.
Wannado City issues bands with radio frequency identification, or RFID, technology to all its patrons, according to a statement from the maker of the bands, Texas Instruments and RF Code.
Located in the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., area, Wannado City is an indoor role-playing theme park for children that opened last month.
The purpose of the bands is to provide a way for family members to always know where their loved ones are within the 140,000-square-foot facility.
Kiosks within the park can be used by a parent, for example, to determine where his or her children are. Locations are identified on a map.
“Groups can easily and securely access the real-time location of their members, on a map of the park, at any time of day in English or Spanish simply by scanning their WannaFinder wristbands at any kiosk,” the Texas Instruments statement said.
“The instant, real-time location of group members and amenities enables parents and guardians to know where their kids are, while at the same time empowering them to explore career roles with their young peers with unprecedented freedom and safety.”
As WorldNetDaily has reported, RFID technology has been used in myriad ways, including as locators for those carrying subdermal chips and as a way to keep track of store inventory.
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