We're trying to come up with a simple way to tell people when is a good time to ride a particular ride, along the lines of "Should I ride this now or should I wait?".
We're taking in to account these things:
- The current wait time
- The time of day
- Wait times for the rest of the day
One idea we have for presenting this, is to break the recommendations down into short term, medium term, and long-term looks. For example:
- Short term: What is the line likely to do in the next 1 hour
- Medium term: What's the line going to do in the next 3 hours?
- Long term: What's the line going to do for the rest of the day?
1, 3 and "rest of day" are just my definitions.
When you're in a theme park, what's your definition of short, medium, and long-term?