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    Exclamation Patent for Ride

    Hey guys and gals. On for literally just a couple seconds to post this curiosity I happened upon today. Was looking up a patent number for something and decided to do a search for Disney's patents. Found this one that was issued just back this past December:

    Amusement park ride providing free-flying experience - Patent # 7854660 - PatentGenius

    Totally caught my attention because it's not like anything I've seen come out of the Disney Parks or mentioned as planned. Anyone care to prove me wrong? LOL
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    Re: Patent for Ride

    The purpose of a patent is to protect one's intellectual property, probably just an idea in this case, that has yet to be proven as a viable, entertainment medium. Usually, the idea is far from being fully developed, tested and proven worthy as the basis for a new attraction. I heard somewhere that less than 5% of the ideas developed by WDI end up being fully developed. They probably patent more than just 5% of the ideas, just to cover their bases.
    By the way, I happen to hold a U.S. Patent for a novel, tough polyamide-imide, which is a series of polymers that's tougher than steel. Problem is, they're what we call in the industry 'brick dust.' Very difficult and expensive to process, so pretty much worthless!
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    Re: Patent for Ride

    Certainly looks similar to the swing rides at amusement parks and fairs.

    Now if they put in indoors and your watching a 3D surround projection with a real nice aroma.....

    I'm thinking AK with animals stampeding ya.
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    Re: Patent for Ride

    Quote Originally Posted by HauntedGabe View Post
    Certainly looks similar to the swing rides at amusement parks and fairs.

    Now if they put in indoors and your watching a 3D surround projection with a real nice aroma.....

    I'm thinking AK with animals stampeding ya.
    Ooh, that would be a cool ride.

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    Re: Patent for Ride

    Could be on the shelf for a decade, protected, for when they are ready to use it.

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    Re: Patent for Ride

    Right ok so I know what a patent is and what the time frame can potentially be. With such a quick on/off post I forgot to elaborate on that. I was just curious if anyone had heard any rumors that I hadn't yet that this might correlate with. Thanks folks!
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