Thursday, February 21, 2013

WDI Patent of a Floating Omnimover Ride Technology

Former Imagineer Mark Hickson and webmaster of the Disney by Mark website has found an interesting WDI patent which is an invention of a "floating omnimover" which has been approved by the U.S patent office... yesterday! Basically it would be a never-ending chain of boats all linked together but contrary to real omnimover they won't have the ability to turn left or right to show scenes. 

It'll be interesting to know on which kind of ride WDI expect to use it. In the meantime, you have one of the patent drawings below and do the jump to Mark's site to see more about this right HERE

Picture: copyright Disney Enterprises