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I haven't been following this and had completely forgotten about it. I didn't realise it was opening this year, or I would've possibly factored Efteling into my summer plans.
Well the floor looks like it has lots of grey tire marks on them, unless it's just part of the floor design...Not sure if you're being serious..?
It's not GPS at all (hint is in the name). It's proximity sensors (IR, most likely), which essentially just work out ranges between objects.Yeah, that's marbling, not wear and tear on the floor.
It depends, some trackless dark rides have cabling/sensors running under the floor that they follow - there are a couple that use a form of GPS, but it's not the GPS that you'd imagine such as Sat Navs etc., it's localised GPS.
They do look more like solar thermal panels to me.Are those solar-thermal panels on the ride's roof? They lie configured like solar-electric (photovoltaic) panels, but appear to be too dark and monochrome to correspond to any PV surface I know of. Could be Cadmium Telluride or CIGS cells, but those panels tend to be more reflective, and you'd usually be able to make out the individual cells. Besides, I haven't heard about such cell types used for rooftop application; they are mostly used in large-scale power plants. So overall, it looks more like thermal solar panels (which heat water rather than producing electricity), but it remains unknown why they would install such a large array of thermal panels, since I can't imagine a theme park using that much hot water, and using them for room heating seems redundant for a seasonal park - during the times of year when the park is open, cooling is usually a bigger concern.