Universal Files Patent for Stunt Safety Improvements at Theme Park Attractions

Universal Destinations & Experiences has filed a patent for improving stunt safety in theme park attractions, Orlando Business Journal shared.

The patent is titled “Systems for Reducing High Fall Stunt Injuries When Using an Airbag.” It describes a system that utilizes a platform to determine a performer’s weight before they fall from the elevated platform to an airbag. The system also measures the distance between the platform and the airbag. It then adjusts the air pressure of the bag based on the weight and distance before the performer falls.

Universal also recently filed a patent for a new safety restraint system and another for a potential Epic Universe carousel attraction. The technology in the stunt safety patent could potentially be used in an Epic Universe stunt show.

Epic Universe

Epic Universe logo

Epic Universe is expected to open in summer 2025. Though only Super Nintendo World has been confirmed, rumored Epic Universe lands include a Universal Classic Monsters land, How to Train Your Dragon land, and a third The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Universal recently trademarked the name Constellation Carousel and Starfall Racers, the latter likely for the new dual-racing coaster. Alongside recently trademarked hotel names, it seems Epic Universe will have an astronomical theme.

Epic Universe concept art

Both the dual-racing coaster and the carousel can be seen in Epic Universe concept art.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will be inspired by Place Cachée, the Parisian version of Diagon Alley seen in “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.” Construction photos reveal a version Porte Saint-Denis, an arched gateway built in the late 1300s in Paris. The Wizarding World ride, however, will transport guests to the U.K. Ministry of Magic for a ride featuring Dolores Umbridge.

The How to Train Your Dragon land will resemble the Isle of Berk. Attractions may include The Untrainable Dragon, a version of the Universal Studios Beijing stage show “Untrainable”; Hiccup’s Wing Gliders, a roller-coaster; Fyre Drill, a water ride; and Dragon Racer’s Rally.

The Universal Classic Monsters land will have its own roller coaster, rumored to be a spinner. “Curse of the Werewolf” was recently trademarked and may be the name of the coaster. “Dark Universe,” which was the name of a canceled series of Universal Monsters movies, was also trademarked, along with The Oak & Star Tavern, possibly a restaurant.

Super Nintendo World Universal Studios Hollywood

Super Nintendo World will open with the Mario Kart and Yoshi’s Adventure rides from Universal Studios Japan as well as a Donkey Kong roller-coaster. Guests will enter through a green warp pipe into the enclosed land, just like in Japan and Universal Studios Hollywood.

Universal recently renamed the Universal Parks & Resorts department to Universal Destinations & Experiences. They unveiled updated logos for Universal Orlando Resort, including Epic Universe.

Check out our most recent Epic Universe construction update.

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