The Strong National Museum of Play Selects Gateway Ticketing Systems for its Ticketing and Admission Control Provider
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Gilbertsville, PA (January 27, 2020) – Capilano Suspension Bridge Park in North Vancouver, BC, Canada has chosen Gateway Ticketing SystemsTM and their Galaxy® Ticketing and Admission Control software to provide a seamless purchase and admission experience for their guests. The Park is a former Gateway Ticketing Systems customer, but hasn’t used Galaxy since 2005.
Originally built in 1889, Capilano Suspension Bridge stretches 450 feet (137m) across and 230 feet (70m) above Capilano River and now welcomes over a million visitors every year. Cliffwalk is the park’s newest attraction – a cantilevered walkway clinging to the granite cliff high above Capilano Canyon. The twenty-seven-acre park also includes Treetops Adventure, seven suspension bridges through the evergreens taking you up to 110 feet (33.5m) above the forest floor. Guided nature tours, the Kids’ Rainforest Explorer Program and the Living Forest Exhibit enhance this unique rainforest encounter.
The Park was looking for a new ticketing system that provided cohesive solutions for their business needs and had API capabilities. Capilano was familiar with the Gateway Ticketing brand but was unfamiliar with the new features and functions that have been added since they last used the software. They investigated multiple options on the market, however, the Park was particularly impressed with the in-depth site-audit performed by Gateway’s industry experts, and the resulting recommendations for operational improvement – so they ultimately chose to move forward with Gateway and their Galaxy software.
The Galaxy software solution will provide the Park with Ticketing, Admission Control, Membership, Group Sales, Order Entry, Resource Capacity Management, Stored Value and Upsell functionality, and a Web Store to handle these functions online. They will also utilize Reporting Plus, which will capture all the transactional data from their point-of-sale, membership and admission control and create a suite of reports accessible on their desktops or mobile devices to help them make data-driven business decisions.
“We are looking forward to providing our visitors with an enhanced ticketing experience,” says Dilraj Saini, Director of IT at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. “Their software solutions will give our business the opportunity to provide a better guest experience for our visitors, especially when they are purchasing their tickets online prior to their visit.”
“We could not be more excited or appreciative to welcome Capilano Suspension Bridge Park back to the Gateway Family after 14 years,” says Peter Wolf, Director of Sales and Marketing at Gateway Ticketing Systems. “Their commitment to the Guest Experience is impressive and mirrored by our own. I feel our company cultures and the way we do business perfectly align and will lead to a long and loyal relationship. We know our ticketing software will enable the Park to grow and reach their goals.”
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park plans to go live with Galaxy in April, 2020. Phase 2 of the Park’s go-live could include adding Self-Service Kiosks and Turnstiles.
About Gateway Ticketing Systems, Inc.
Gateway Ticketing Systems, Inc.TM is the world leader in ticketing software, admission control and revenue generation for industries including attractions, theme parks, waterparks, tours, zoos, aquariums, museums and historic sites. Located in Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania, Gateway Ticketing Systems provides strategic consultation, sales, service and support for point-of-sale and ticketing systems throughout North America and worldwide. Gateway’s robust Galaxy® Product Suite integrates ticketing, admission control, resource management, group sales, online ticketing sales, retail, food and beverage, and membership management. In addition to its Gilbertsville headquarters, Gateway offices include Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and an office in central London. To learn more about Gateway Ticketing Systems, please visit www.gatewayticketing.com.
About Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Follow in the footsteps of the millions who have crossed 450 feet across and 230 feet above Capilano River on Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver’s oldest visitor attraction, originally built in 1889. Appreciate nature from three breathtaking perspectives – world-famous Capilano Suspension Bridge, Treetops Adventure and Cliffwalk.
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park in North Vancouver, BC is part of the Capilano Group, which comprises retail, hospitality and tourism based businesses including Stanley Park Pavilion and Prospect Point in Vancouver, BC, Cathedral Mountain Lodge in Field, BC and Moraine Lake Lodge in Lake Louise, AB and employs over 550 team members.