Does Disney’s Swinging Arm Patent Mean A New Spider-Man Ride?
“Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever a spider can…” and soon you could be too! I realize I just dated myself with that opening line, but we need to focus on putting some important puzzle pieces together.
Back in October, Disney filed a patent for a track-based swing ride with a long arm pendulum. The ride system includes a track from which the arm extends. It appears that the arm will move along the track while swinging side to side.
The passenger compartment would be located at the end of the long arm thus allowing guests to experience a back and forth swinging motion (on a grand scale). Perhaps somewhat similar to Spiderman swinging through the streets of New York City.
The next image lays out a potential track for the attraction. The thing dotted line represents the track itself, while the bold arrow lines show the path of the passengers. As the bold line crosses from one side of the track to the other you can get an idea of how it would swing back and forth throughout the attraction.
Of course, at this point, we are speculating what this patent means. However, based on the Marvel Land concept art we saw released last week this may not be a far stretch. As you can see in the following image, there appears to be a new Spider-Man attraction featured. Mar
Marvel Land is slated to begin opening in 2020, so there is much more news to come. Is this swinging arm patent indicative of a new Spider-Man ride? We sure hope so! Either way, we’ll get you the news as soon as it breaks. Keep following along with MickeyBlog for the latest and greatest of everything Disney!
Source: Google Patents
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