It’s no secret that Disney’s attractions are on the cutting edge of technology.
To keep its position at the forefront of theme park tech, Disney is CONSTANTLY putting out new inventions. We love combing through Disney patents to see innovations such as an interactive phone case or a crazy VR lightsaber experience. Well, we recently spotted a patent that might point to a whole new way to create a water ride! Let’s take a look!
Disney has actually filed a patent for a new ride system! We noted a patent for a “Boat Capture and Launch System for Water Rides.” This one is a little more self-explanatory than some of the other inventions that they come up with. Disney has come up with a new way to control the flow of boats on a water ride. That’s pretty neat!
Essentially, the boat sits in a channel and floats into an arm-like mechanism. This mechanism can then be used to gently or quickly stop the watercraft, or gently or quickly launch it.
Now, the actual invention here isn’t as exciting as what it might MEAN. Sure, this system might help elongate the life of existing water rides. But what if it’s for an upcoming water ride?! Or for a BIG update on a current ride? The patent mentions that water rides are super popular, and the demand will only grow in the coming years. Could we see a new boat ride or a big update in the Disney parks in the next few years? Only time will tell!
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