I was posting a comment in the monthly "bring back the People Mover" thread and realized it's been a while since anyone has posted a concept for the tracks. I had initially thought of something along the lines of a giant marble chute... think oversized hamster exercise balls... but I ran into a few engineering problems. In order to implement that type of ride vehicle it would require a bubble within a bubble, and getting people in, and out, of that bubble would be a major problem. Then I landed on something easier. Place the ride vehicle inside of a giant spinning wheel, and ensure that the wheel is out of reach of anyone sitting in the ride vehicle. Seats would be 4 seaters, sitting across from each other similar to the old PM. The actual vehicle movement would be via the track, the exterior wheel would be strictly for show. It would move while the vehicle is moving, and stop when the vehicle stops, giving the appearance that it is the only means of motion. I would install LEDs on the actual wheel and under the seating vehicle. The LEDs ont he wheel would be an amazing visual effect seen from the ground at night. The glow under the seating compartment would give the appearance of floating within the wheel. I haven't given much thought as to a theme for the actual ride, just thought the vehicle would look cool.
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