Universal Intentionally Didn’t Patent Its Amazing Technology So Everyone Could Use It

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Universal Orlando Resort recently opened one of the most innovative and cutting-edge roller coasters in the world.

The Jurassic World Velocicoaster takes Guests on an incredible ride with four inversions, two exhilarating launches, a one-of-a-kind 360-degree barrel roll right above the lagoon, an inverted zero-gravity stall that sends riders upside down across 100 feet of track, and a 155-foot tall “top hat” with a 140-foot drop at eighty degrees.

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While the ride itself is unlike any other, technology developed to get Guests on the coaster may be the most incredible portion of the attraction.

Universal Orlando Resort recently posted a video sharing a real-life example of where the company put into practice its policy on inclusion.

As seen in the video above, Universal developed a transfer device that was designed to safely assist Guests using a wheelchair or other mobility device to safely and independently enter and exit the ride vehicle.

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As a company, Universal decided not to secure a patent for the technology for any of its accessibility devices so that they could be used industry-wide.

“Our hope is that as technologies like this are embraced, it will help relieve some of the anxiety we know our Guests can have around ride access,” Universal shared in the video.

In addition, Universal shared that at the Bourne Stuntacular at Universal Studios Florida, the company had designed industry-first captioning glasses. These glasses are created with cutting-edge technology to automatically caption all character dialogue throughout the show.

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More information on accessibility at Universal Orlando can be found on the official website and reads:

Making Things Work For Everyone

Get the latest accessibility information for guests with hearing disabilities, vision impairments, cognitive disabilities, and those using wheelchairs, prosthetics, oxygen tanks and service animals on the following tabs. Plus, you’ll find information about accessibility features at Universal Orlando Resort™ hotels.

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Guests visiting Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando Resort will have plenty of incredible attractions to enjoy including Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, Jurassic World Velocicoaster, Jurassic Park River Adventure, Skull Island: Reign of Kong, MEN IN BLACK: Alien Attack, E.T. Adventure Ride, The Simpson’s Ride, Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, Hagrid’s Magical Creature Motorbike Adventure, Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon, Hollywood Rip It, Ride It, Rock It, and The Incredible Hulk Coaster.

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If you want to visit Universal Orlando Resort, you can today! Click here to get your vacation started! You can go to Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure, then eat some dinner and grab a drink at CityWalk. Want to take a splash? Volcano Bay is ready for you. With so many fun events like Mardi Gras, Halloween Horror Nights, and more, Universal will give you an action-packed adventure like you are in the movies and don’t forget about the epic Wizarding World of Harry Potter! The Epic Universe, Universal’s newest theme park, is also under construction and slated to be finished in 2025. Or, how about a trip to Universal Studios Hollywood to experience the movies?

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