Homey G. said: My guess is a new flying coaster. I've heard all kinda rumors on this site that Universal/IoA would get the first B&M flying coaster stateside.
Not to be rude, but guess again. Check out the patent drawings, they show the track, cars, and even layout! (There are also detailed descriptions.) The only thing that it doesn't show is theming and show elements, and that will be most likely what makes this ride great, like their other creations. (After all, Universal created Spiderman!)
- Click on one of beastnum1's links. - You should get a Search Time Limit Has Expired message. - On the left side, click on Full Text. - On the new page, click on the blue button labeled "Images". - Use the arrow buttons on the left to scroll through the pics. Very interesting indeed.
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Yes do what the last post said and you will see all of the images.
I also agree this may have been the apollo 13 patent it talks about space theming several times and if it was issued in 1999 this may have been where the rumors had started but if they put the patent in in 99 then it could be a couple of years until you see it.
But it could have beeen a failed concept for MIB as well.
If you could imagine this the cars or vehicles to me look like the head of one of the 2 legged walkers in star wars AT-ST I believe. And from that enclosed vehicle sits four passengers wich are allowed to pivit and yaw. while riding on the track programmed I assume. It also talks about the track being enclosed in a building and audio and video elements inside the ride and inside the building as well as inversions on the track.
This would be one complicated ride it is basically Spiderman minus the 3-d effect on a rollercoaster track. Who knows they could include 3-d as well.
Ride Em, Cowboy said: Can I be a blonde for a moment and ask what is meant by the term 'yaw?'
Yaw is one of the 6 degrees of Freedom. The 6DOF are 2 directions each of Pitch, Roll and Yaw. I always try to explain them using your head as a reference. Look at your toes, now look at the sky (or ceiling). That is Pitch. Tilt your head side to side so that the room looks on its side. That is Roll. Look Left, Look Right. That is Yaw. Another way to look at it is spinning on an office chair in circles, that is changing your yaw. Hope all this helps... Stew