Publication Date

Spring 2023

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science



First Advisor

J. Christopher Tweddle, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Andrius Tamulis, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Heng Li, Ph.D.


The goal of this project is to find the most efficient way for theme parks to process their guests. There currently exist many types of lines such as standby lines, single rider lines, and fastpass or skip the line queues. We will simulate a single rides queue. This will be a popular roller coaster at the park. Hourly throughputs of rides will be calculated, and a simulation will be created for the ride to start processing guests through different line scenarios. Through this method, we will find the best method for a park to process as many guests as they can, therefore shortening wait times and improving guest experiences. We will assume a perfect operating day, meaning no breakdowns, rain or ride closures. The final step will be to look at the strength of the model and see how far it can be expanded to create better guest experiences at the park.