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Old 03-04-2013, 04:48 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by TheRustyScupper View Post
1) When I consulted at Arrow Dynamics, they were working on this. *
2) When they went bankrupt, S&S bought them.
3) I wonder if they dropped the idea, or Disney bought it?

* Arrow Dynamics designed and built coasters. I worked on coasters
for Cedar Point, Knotts Berry Farm and Six Flags. In fact, Arrow built the
DLR Matterhorn ride
That is awesome. AD was a key player in making DL a success. Did you know Karl Bacon or Ed Morgan?

AD worked with Walt and ride designers like Bob Gurr to help develop rides like Mad Tea Party, King Arthur Carrousel, Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, Casey Jr. Circus Train, Snow White's Scary Adventure, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Autopia, Alice in Wonderland, Matterhorn Bobsleds, It's a Small World, Pirates of the Caribbean, Adventure Thru Inner Space, Haunted Mansion, and more. I know that you know all this but I just have to say it on the board in case anyone else doesn't because if you don't know the DL-AD history, it is awesome and you have to read the book "Roller Coasters, Flumes and Flying Saucers."

It's interesting that AD was briefly working on this ride technology. It seems like this patent application that Disney has filed for is not that unique.
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