The Future of Amusement Park Rides

Science Fiction Could Be Coming to a Theme Park Near You

We’re breaking out the big words for this post: quantum levitation (also known as quantum trapping/locking). Don’t worry; we didn’t know what it meant when we first heard it either.

According to the phenomena occurs when a material makes the transition from its normal to its superconducting state (when cold temperatures cause zero electrical resistance), actively excluding magnetic fields from its interior, leaving only a thin layer on its surface.

In layman’s terms: You take a frozen magnet and some seriously complex science and use them to make things float.

Still confused? Watch this video made by the super-genius types from Tel-Aviv University.

Relate the phenomena to Maglev high-speed trains, which function by using electrical pulses and magnets to levitate the train cars, virtually eliminating friction in the process.

What this could mean for the Family Entertainment Center Industry

We wouldn’t say to go out and start planning your next amusement park around quantum levitation roller coasters or bumper cars just yet, but with the rate that technology is advancing we think this could be the future of the FEC industry.

Imagine the kind of buzz your amusement park would get, if you used this technology to power your theme park rides. All it takes is an operator with a degree in superconductivity and quantum physics. No problem, right?

Think we are on to something and this is the future, or are we totally off our rockers? Let us know in the comments!

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