Why was amusement park created Waiting time?

I come from Erfurt and visit Europa-Park at least once a month - four and a half hours there, four and a half hours back. What has always bothered me, however, is the uncertainty as to whether I will drive four and a half hours to a full or empty park. There are no historical data to draw conclusions about the quietest day of the month. So I collect the data myself and make it available to the general public.

Where do the wait times come from?

The waiting times are determined by the parks themselves, which display the waiting times either via information boards in front of the attractions, information screens in the park or via your mobile phone app. Direct access to the waiting times, e.g. via their mobile app, is however not permitted and is technically protected by the parks. For this reason I developed a method, which is very complex, but also requires some manual procedures. Therefore it can happen that in rare cases erroneous data is displayed, but this should be corrected quickly. If you should notice incorrect data (e.g. waiting times of 500 minutes), you can always contact kontakt@itsmarco.de. However, I expressly ask you to send me no information on how to circumvent the technical protective measures of the parks.

How often are the data and statistics updated?

Due to the fact that some manual operations are required, the waiting times are only updated every 5 minutes, the statistics are calculated live. Currently, our database contains over 10 million records (as of November 2019) and approximately 85,000 records are added daily.

Which amusement park is missing?

If you are missing an amusement park, send me an e-mail with the name of the park to kontakt@itsmarco.de and I will check if it is feasible.

What is the technology behind this project?

Some, initially hosted on a simple web space, the project has developed rapidly in the last 2 years. In the meantime the project runs on 1 dedicated web and mail server, 1 dedicated database server & 1 backup server, which backs up the databases twice a day. In addition, I have an in-house server directly in my apartment which ensures the permanent operation of the project and the plausibility of the data. Also the code of the web page and all other components was developed completely by myself and is constantly further developed.

What is planned for the future?

Big topic for the future, forecasts! Since several months in the planning and development, there should be later prognoses for the waiting times on basis of artificial neuronal networks (KNN). When? As soon as the data is reliable!

Will there be regular competitions?

Yes! It is planned that there will be regular competitions in the future. However, since I finance these myself and through advertising, I cannot make any statements about when and how often.

How can you support amusement park waiting time?

The best way to support the service is to put www.freizeitpark-wartezeit.de as an exception in your ad blocker. The servers and especially the raffles are financed by the ads. You can also support us via our Amazon.de (Affiliate-Link).