Assigning and managing patron reservations for distributed services using wireless personal communication devices

  • US 7,516,148 B2
  • Filed: 06/03/2004
  • Issued: 04/07/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/24/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A system for assigning and managing patron reservations to one or more of a plurality of attractions, the system comprising:

  • a plurality of attraction computers, each attraction computer associated with at least one attraction and configured to maintain status information about its corresponding attraction;

    a wireless data device configured to receive a user selection for a reservation request, the reservation request specifying a particular attraction and including one or more criteria for the requested reservation, the wireless data device further configured to communicate the reservation request over a wireless network; and

    a host computer configured to receive reservation requests from the wireless data device, and to communicate with the attraction computers to obtain status information about the attractions,wherein, responsive to a reservation request from the wireless data device, the host computer is configured to determine a reservation for the user based at least in part on the criteria for the requested reservation and the status information about the attraction specified in the reservation request.

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