5 Tips for Surviving Long Lines at the DMV

1. Catch up on Emails Spend your time reading and replying to all of those emails you’ve been neglecting. You’re being productive and passing the time. 2. Bring a Book A book? What’s that? Remember those sheets of paper bound together by stitches and glue? They tell a story; sometimes a series of stories. But,… Read More

Interactive Queueing Makes Parks Like Disney World Even Better

Long lines are probably the largest, most frequent complaints heard about theme parks. While I haven’t personally been to an amusement park in years, I can understand the frustration. You’re on vacation, and your time is precious. You have a lot you’d like to do on the vacation generally, and more specifically, at the theme… Read More

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait (And to Those Who Make Them Wait)

What if I told you that long lines can actually be good for your business? It seems crazy, right? We spend most of our time seeking ways to shorten wait times, however, one researcher at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business found that with certain products and services, a long wait can actually… Read More

10 of the The World’s Worst Lines & Waiting Experiences

1. The DMV Part of me wants to call this one a “necessary evil,” but I’m not so sure how necessary it is. Thankfully, apps like Waitbot are working to provide wait estimates for people, so they know what to expect before they even leave the house. Some DMVs are also launching websites with important… Read More

Royal Baby Birth: A Smashing Success in Crowd Management

As everyone knows, the royal baby was born on Monday, and thankfully, all of the news was positive. The baby is healthy, the Duchess is healthy, and no one was hurt during the surrounding events. The crowd began gathering outside St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London days before Will and Kate even made it there…. Read More

Dissecting the Cronut Craze: How Do They Do It?

If you haven’t heard of the Cronut, it’s the latest food trend in Manhattan. As the name suggests, it’s a hybrid croissant-donut crafted by Dominique Ansel Bakery in SoHo. This unique pastry made it’s debut in May, and it didn’t take long for word of its apparent awesomeness to spread. Now, the pastry has its… Read More

6 Tips for Improved Concert Security & Crowd Control

Summer’s here, which means it’s concert season. Whether you’re in charge of an indoor or outdoor venue, stadium or park, an arena or amphitheatre, concert security should be top of mind. Here are 6 tips to ensure crowd safety throughout the entire summer concert season. 1. Create a large separation between the crowd and the… Read More

Waitbot App Provides Real-Time Wait Estimates for Any Line

Play a game with me for a moment: It’s a Friday afternoon. You’ve got the day off from work, and you have a few errands to run. You’d like to make it to the DMV and renew your registration, but you don’t want to end up waiting for two hours and waste half of your… Read More

4 Things Horribly Wrong With This Picture

What’s wrong with this picture? I’ll start out by simply saying “a lot.” But let’s get specific. 1. We Don’t Know Why It’s There I’m assuming the parking lot was just painted, but nowhere is this stated. A simple sign on one of the poles could alert potential parkers that the parking lot is closed… Read More