Disney patents new ride track system technology

Disney patents new ride track system technology

The Walt Disney Co.'s latest ride patent looks at how to add a new level of surprise to the theme park experience. The patent, "Park Ride with Drop Swing Propulsion," describes a system where a ride track can be transferred from an elevated track to a lower track with the ride vehicle on it, where the ride can continue on the new track system. "The new park ride design is particularly well suited for use in roller coasters, water rides and the like in which vehicles are configured to ride or roll, at least a portion of the time, upon a track," added the patent.