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Old 02-19-2013, 06:15 PM   #1
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Disney Develops New "Floating Omnimover"

Disney has developed a "floating omnimover." Disney summarizes the new ride technology as:

The inventors recognized that one potential way to create a new and very different omnimover ride would be to create a floating or water-based omnimover ride. With that concept or idea in mind, the present description describes a boat ride system (or omnimover water ride) that provides a high capacity ride with smaller boats (e.g., floating vehicles with 2 to 4 riders or the like) that move in an ongoing or continuous manner and substantially constant speeds. In this regard, the ride system may be thought of as a floating omnimover.

It is my guess that this technology will be used first for a Pirates ride in Shanghai but it could be for a project in DLR or WDW. My guess is as good as yours but the ride technology looks awesome. I would be very happy to see this in Orlando first.

http://www.google.com/patents/US201....ed=0CDMQ6AEwAA

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Old 02-19-2013, 08:45 PM   #2
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Avatarland boat ride on the leaked plans match up.
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:51 PM   #3
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Awesome!
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:54 PM   #4
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Lol! Does the phrase "believe it when I see it" mean anything anymore? Where's the profit line? where's the profit line. Where's the profit line?

You guys (everyone) have got to lose the blinders.
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:00 PM   #5
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Yay!

~Thanks for the update! This is for Avatarland, the pirate ship is just a diversion.
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:01 PM   #6
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This wil be Cool!
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:55 PM   #7
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Walmart and Disney are in merger negotiations and none of you care..
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:24 AM   #8
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Great mashup of two ride systems.
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:55 PM   #9
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I am not a HUGE Avatar fan but from I recall there was no river or water theme in Avatar right?
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:52 PM   #10
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I am not a HUGE Avatar fan but from I recall there was no river or water theme in Avatar right?
At least not in the first movie.
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:26 PM   #11
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Avatar is copying McCaffrey's Pern series. First they ride dragons, then they ride dolphins.
But seriously, one of the future movies will be centered on the oceans (rivers?). Probably trying to get a little fusion effort with the ride on the future movie.
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I am not a HUGE Avatar fan but from I recall there was no river or water theme in Avatar right?
Didn't Jake jump into a river to escape something? Weren't there also waterfall scenes?
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:05 PM   #13
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Smile omnimover

the omnimover sounds fantastic. i love water rides

is there a rumor of where this may be located?g

i just hope it is sooner rather than later. i am getting older every day.
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