PHOTOS: New patent hints at another projection-based driving ride for Universal Orlando Resort

in Theme Parks, Universal Orlando, Universal Studios Hollywood

New U.S. patents filed recently by Universal Orlando Resort have the theme park community abuzz over what they might represent. Despite potential initial disappointment over what appears to be another screen-heavy projection-based ride, there is much more to it than first meets the eye.

At the very least, this ride appears to incorporate actual forward motion along a track system through a series of tunnels, as opposed to a movement simulator anchored in front of one screen.

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Speculation abounds that the images most likely depict an upcoming Super Mario Kart ride for the previously-announced Nintendo World, based on the shapes of the pathways and the “pipe” iconography. Another possibility is Universal Orlando’s port of the Fast & Furious: Supercharged attraction from Universal Studios Hollywood, for which the style of the car seen here would make more sense.

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Regardless of which ride these patents actually turn out to depict, it certainly looks like it might be a whole lot of fun at either Universal Studios Florida or Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Stay tuned to Inside the Magic for further updates!

6 Comments

  1. anyonumus

    this is less of a simulator and more of a dark ride with screen in it very interesting

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