Disney Files Patent Regarding New Roller Coaster Ride Technology

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The interwebs are buzzing about the new technology Disney has submitted for a patent. This new tech could be for it’s upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy attraction at Epcot in Walt Disney World.

They have submitted for a new roller coaster car design “Roller Coaster with Passenger Compartment Motion Powered Through Stored Onboard Energy.”

This design will allow the roller coaster cars to rotate throughout the courses of a ride.

The ride would be rolling under gravity along a track defining a ride path. Includes a chassis coupled to the track to roll on one or more surfaces of the track.

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This isn’t approved yet, but it’s neat to see it’s been filed. We’ve heard rumors that they were thinking about something like this for Guardians of the Galaxy in Epcot. The rumor was that the cars would rotate and we’ve also heard rumors that there could be a light gun element (think Buzz Lightyear.)

I can’t wait to see how this pans out!

What do you think? Comment and let us know!

Source: Chip and Co, WDWNT


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