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Old 03-17-2013, 06:52 PM   #1
Join Date: Jan 2013
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"Inverted Simulation Attraction" for Disney?

Ride & Show Engineering in California has developed a new ride vehicle for dark rides, shown below,

"The present invention relates generally to the field of amusement rides wherein patrons seated in cars are moved along a track, the cars are suspended from the track, and the car is pointed in various directions to view specific portions of the attraction. Optionally, a motion base positioned between the car and the track also allows for the simulation of movement, for example, the simulation of flight in various directions."


This is an improvement over existing ride vehicles that, as Ride & Show points out,

"... have no ability to impart rotational movements in the yaw, pitch or roll directions to simulate movement or direct a patron's viewpoint toward desired scenery."

I would think that this would be a great upgrade to an existing dark ride like Peter Pan. The improved mechanics, smoother motions, increased degrees of freedom, and simulated "flight" would all be major pluses. But I see that they are promoting this to Disney and Universal. Still, I think this would be a better fit for Disney.
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