Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia: What do the PeopleMover and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster have in Common??

 Did You Know Today’s TIGGERIFIC TUESDAY TRIVIA On what the PeopleMover and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster have in common??

If you guessed wait times, you are incorrect.   The PeopleMover is propelled by a Linear Induction Motor (LIM) which is the same system used to propel the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster to 60 MPH.   Though the PeopleMover never reaches a speed over 7 MPH, the linear motors use an electrical current to create an electromagnetic field.   The PeopleMover vehicles have magnets on them and the interaction with the magnetic fields create propulsion and move the vehicles along the track.  The system is great on the environment and also on repair costs as fewer parts break down due to friction.

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  • Pixie Dust Savings

    I have never been on either of those rides. We run out of time for the people mover and since I am not a coaster person I don’t do rockin’ roller coaster. Though my husband says I have to know that I blog about Disney- I am not so sure about that. 🙂 Any place Disney saves money saves us money. Thank you for sharing the technology behind magic- it is awesome!

  • Great trivia! I had no idea they both used the same type of system!

  • JenniferLissak

    Very cool! Never would have put them together, but totally makes sense!

  • Wait times! LOL You’re funny!
    Anyway, this is a very interesting piece of trivia – I had no idea those 2 rides had ANYTHING in common!

  • My guess would have been nothing! haha That is incredibly interesting how it can be used for two very different rides and speeds!

  • That’s funny! I never would have thought those two used the same system.