AI has predicted what theme parks in the UK might look like in the future, and it's come out with some pretty interesting visions.
While some places look like a fever-dream version of the current setup, others just look downright strange. Let us know if you recognise any of them, or if they're simply beyond the pale.
Let's start with Chessington World of Adventure. It's certainly a far cry from the current facilities available at the theme park and zoo. If I'm honest, one thing I didn't expect was quite so many zeppelins.
I'm not sure why AI considers zeppelins to be futuristic given that they've already been made obsolete by planes for being both very slow and potentially very flammable. Presumably there's some new technology that will account for it.
This brings us to Blackpool Pleasure Beach, where there appears to have been a renaissance in tourism in the town. Only one of the four images generated of the seaside town appears to actually feature its most famous landmark, the iconic Blackpool Tower (sort of).
The rest seem to be fairly unambitious, looking almost believable. However rather worryingly one rollercoasters in the top right image appears to simply end in mid-air. Might want to get that looked at before opening.
Legoland is perhaps the strangest result turned out by the AI on this occasion. I can't help but wonder that the generator may have slightly misunderstood the assignment on this one. Rather than showing off a lego-themed theme park, it's conjured up a vision of a theme park made of Lego.
I mean, maybe it knows something we don't and some catastrophic reality-altering event will cause everything to be turned into Lego. Who's to say?
Thorpe Park however seems to be left with a rather odd future. One image shows a huge cloud of smoke belching out of the destination. Surely that's not on purpose?
It all looks a little post-apocalyptic. In fairness, that probably makes it the most accurate prediction for the future so far.
That brings us to the final stop on our tour of the theme parks of the future, Alton Towers. The image generator has come out with which looks like some bizarre cross between Disney and pretty much any high fantasy universe.
Would you go to any of these parks? For my money, the post-apocalyptic industrial hellscape looks like the best bet for a day out of fun and adventure in the future.
Certainly beats fighting off giant sentient radioactive snakes for the last bottle of water that isn't corrupted by micro plastics.Featured Image Credit: Midjourney