Patent Hints at Possible Spider-Man Web Swinging Attraction for Disney Parks Around the World

Patent Hints at Possible Spider-Man Web Swinging Attraction for Disney Parks Around the World
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Disney has filed a patent for a new ride technology that suggests a swinging Spider-Man attraction may be in the works.

The patent is called “Track-based Swing Ride with Long Arm Pendulum” and the description makes it easy to believe that Disney has plans to create a Spider-Man attraction using this new ride system:

One goal in designing the ride system was to deliver an experience similar to what it would feel like to be with Tarzan or a similar character swinging between trees of a jungle on a vine or with Spider-Man or a similar character swinging on webs between buildings as you move down streets of a city. [The ride is] intended to have swinging sensation provided while also having forward travel along a ride path in a direction of travel and for the swinging sensation to feel thrilling and fun.

Another interesting aspect of the patent is that it seems the ride would be able to control the motion and speed of the swing, making it more realistic. Hypothetically, the swing could slow at the top of a roll to simulate the pause before swinging.

The ride system has a four-person bench with shoulder harnesses.

The ride would include a variety of small and large swings as it moves along the track, as you can see below.

Not only does this ride system seem ideal for a Spider-Man attraction, but Disney mentions it in the above patent. It also mentions a Tarzan swinging attraction, although it would be hard to imagine Disney is working on a Tarzan attraction at the moment.

If Disney is planning on using this patent to create a Spider-Man ride, it would be safe to assume it’s going in Disney California Adventure at Disneyland Resort, Hong Kong Disneyland, and Walt Disney Studios Paris, where we know Disney is planing on expanded the presence of Marvel-based attractions. Disney confirmed that a Spider-Man attractions of some kind will be built in DCA.

Source: Orlando Business Journal

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Daniel
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Daniel

The Tarzan version may be headed to WDW since they can’t use Spider-man.

The great big beautiful tommarrow
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The great big beautiful tommarrow

Maybe at animal kingdom park?

David
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David

Perhaps each Disney park is getting one. And because of the Marvel agreement, Orlando is getting the Tarzan version of the same attraction.

Jeremy
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Jeremy

This type of ride would be great for Phase 3 in the Studios – I heard a rumor that the art of animation building was going to be torn down and Monstropolis was going to be built… The Door roller coaster would replace rock’n roller coaster as part of that land… This type of technology would be ideal for that ride.

Mike H
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Mike H

This looks really really cool! Great concept… I will keep my fingers crossed that WDW will get some form of this ride.

Elliotte
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Elliotte

Looks like the Big Bad Wolf coaster from Busch Gardens Williamsburg

The_Bat
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The_Bat

I hope Orlando gets a hocus pocus witch ride, a drunken mary poppins umbrella ride for Epcot or a Batman ride. Looks very similar to Harry Potter and the forbidden journey

The Vulture
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The Vulture

This looks so cool!!

Guy with Motion Sickness
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Guy with Motion Sickness

Barf!

Trashcan Outside the Ride
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Trashcan Outside the Ride

Yay can’t wait! BTW happy national sarcasm month!

Disney Pete
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Disney Pete

The idea looks interesting. Let’s see where they take it

K
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K

Any chance this could be a design used for a Monsters Inc. door coaster?

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