- Favourite Ride
- Mako (SeaWorld Orlando)
Hopefully before that day comes, parks have moved to renewable energy to power themselves so their energy usage isn’t so much of a problem. Some are beginning this process already!If the topic is ever looked at (which it may well be one day), the question will be whether amusement rides as a whole are a good use of energy, rather than is coaster layout A more or less efficient than layout B.
I do agree, though; the energy efficiency of different ride layouts isn’t likely to differ that much on the overall scale of energy usage. Certain ride types might differ, but I shouldn’t think that different layouts of the same ride type would differ an awful lot in the grand scheme of things.
Surely it’s the mechanical components (e.g. lift hills) that use the most electricity on a roller coaster, and that usage will be the same regardless of how long or short the ride is? Admittedly, the energy efficiency will be a bit higher on a longer ride, but will that really make a lot of difference in the grand scheme of things?