Disney Develops New "Floating Omnimover"

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  1. SpacePlace

    SpacePlace Mouseketeer

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    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...a=X&ei=Kv8jUY2QC4iGrgGuq4HoCg&ved=0CDMQ6AEwAA

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  3. bcrook

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    Avatarland boat ride on the leaked plans match up.
     
  4. wiigirl

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    Awesome! :)
     
  5. Peter Pirate 2

    Peter Pirate 2 <font color=red>I may be a Disney curmudgeon but I

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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.
     
  6. DRDISNEYMD

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    ~Thanks for the update! This is for Avatarland, the pirate ship is just a diversion.
     
  7. Mr X

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    This wil be Cool! :banana:
     
  8. Peter Pirate 2

    Peter Pirate 2 <font color=red>I may be a Disney curmudgeon but I

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    Walmart and Disney are in merger negotiations and none of you care..:rotfl:
     
  9. OKW Lover

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    Great mashup of two ride systems. :thumbsup2
     
  10. Mac4life30

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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?
     
  11. Disneykidsdad

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    At least not in the first movie.
     
  12. Disco

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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.
     
  13. Q-man

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    Didn't Jake jump into a river to escape something? Weren't there also waterfall scenes?
     
  14. the who #3

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    the omnimover sounds fantastic. i love water rides:)

    is there a rumor of where this may be located?:scratching

    i just hope it is sooner rather than later. i am getting older every day.:sad2:
     

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