News | May 16, 2013

Cedar Fair Entertainment Company Expands Implementation Of MICROS Simphony For Amusement Park Enterprise

Amusement parks improve food and beverage efficiencies and operations with advanced point-of-service platform

MICROS Systems, Inc. , a leading provider of information technology solutions for the hospitality and retail industries, is pleased to announce that it has expanded its partnership with world-renowned amusement-resort operator, Cedar Fair Entertainment Company.  Cedar Fair Entertainment Company selected MICROS’ Simphony Enterprise Solution for implementation at Knott’s Berry Farm, California’s Great America, Worlds of Fun, and Valley Fair amusement parks.  The installation across these four parks includes a total of 836 Simphony Clients loaded onto 522 easy-to-use MICROS Workstation 5A (WS5A) terminals and 290 ruggedized MICROS Keyboard Workstation 270 (KW270) terminals, in addition to 32 MICROS Kitchen Display Systems (KDS).

MICROS Simphony is already implemented at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, Carowinds, Cedar Point, and Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park.

With an enterprise consisting of 11 amusement parks, four outdoor water parks, and one indoor water park, Cedar Fair‘s parks entertain more than 23 million guests annually.  Moving guests through the park‘s restaurants in an efficient manner and managing operations is a key role of MICROS Simphony with its ability to seamlessly integrate business processes and reporting across all locations.

By continuing to invest in MICROS Simphony across our enterprise, we benefit from a standardized POS platform, which reduces training time for our employees and streamlines maintenance of the system,” stated Jim Rein, Corporate Vice President of IT for Cedar Fair Entertainment Company.  “Cedar Fair also benefits from standardized reporting across all of our locations.

MICROS is proud to provide its cutting-edge Simphony POS product offering to Cedar Fair’s amusement parks.  Simphony aids the parks in improving processes and creating a smoother visitor experience,” stated Don DeMarinis, Vice President Leisure and Entertainment, MICROS Systems, Inc.  “As Cedar Fair is a long-time partner and industry leader, we look forward to working together on future projects.

About Cedar Fair Entertainment Company
Cedar Fair is a publicly traded partnership headquartered in Sandusky, Ohio, and one of the largest regional amusement-resort operators in the world.  The Company owns and operates 11 amusement parks, four outdoor water parks, one indoor water park and five hotels.  Its parks are located in Ohio, California, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Missouri, Michigan, and Toronto, Ontario.  Cedar Fair also operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in California under a management contract.  Cedar Fair's flagship park, Cedar Point, has been consistently voted the "Best Amusement Park in the World" in a prestigious annual poll conducted by Amusement Today newspaper.

About MICROS Systems, Inc.
MICROS Systems, Inc. provides enterprise applications for the hospitality and retail industries worldwide. Over 370,000 MICROS systems are currently installed in table and quick service restaurants, hotels, motels, casinos, leisure and entertainment, and retail operations in more than 180 countries, and on all seven continents. In addition, MICROS provides property management systems, central reservation and customer information solutions for more than 30,000 hotels worldwide, as well as point-of-sale, loss prevention, and cross-channel functionality for more than 150,000 retail stores worldwide and 17,000 Fuel and Convenience stores. MICROS stock is traded through NASDAQ under the symbol MCRS.For more information,visit www.micros.com.

SOURCE: MICROS Systems, Inc.

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