Kodiak Canyon: Roller Coasters Meet “Choose Your Own Adventure” Theme Park Tourist asked me what theme park rides might look like in the future. I remembered that I wrote about some ride futuristic ride concepts that I’d imagined a while back. I shared my concept for Kodiak Canyon; a mine train roller coaster where riders choose the layout that they’ll experience. At two brake runs during the ride, a switch track would direct the trains based on votes received via the on-board voting panel. An artist produced the awesome rendering for it above. If something like this does get built, I’ll have to come out of retirement just to remind everyone of my prophetic post way back in 2014! And also, if it is ever built be sure that parks would push to have the most switches and possible ride paths. The re-ride worthiness would be very high, but if the other riders didn’t vote the way you wanted, it would be pretty frustrating. See More Futuristic Theme Park Ride Concepts There were also contributions from others including Arthur of the About Theme Parks Guide, the staff at Theme Park Tourist, and an actual ride engineer, Nick Weisenberger of Coaster101.com. See all 5 here: The Future of Theme Parks: 5 Innovative Ride Concepts for 2020 Also see the other ideas I had in my fictional post, Top 3 New Roller Coasters for 2020 What do you think of these future ride concepts? Which of them look the most interesting or plausible? Which sound like they’d be the most fun? What ride concepts do you have? Leave a comment below. 2 Responses kal_el22 January 11, 2014 I think instead of voting I think they should just rotate on the layouts and have like a sign saying which layout will be next that way ppl don’t choose the same one over and over but it look like an awesome concept! By the way have you checked out that theme park that’s coming to Houston? I know I’ve bugged you a few times about it lol but I think it’s worth checking out Reply Joel January 18, 2014 Okay kal_el22. You got it. Here’s my post about Grand Texas Theme Park: http://www.thecoastercritic.com/2014/01/latest-houstons-grand-texas-theme-park.html I’ve covered so many proposed parks that never came to be. That’s why I wasn’t quick to cover this one, but it looks like it might really be coming together. Thanks for reading! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.