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Title: US5021954: System and method of providing passenger ingress and egress in an amusement ride
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Country: US United States of America

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Inventor: Fox, Richard J.; La Canada, CA
Leasure, Maurice G.; Sun Valley, CA
Kadorian, Gregory S.; Simi Valley, CA
LeBlanc, Douglas R.; Tujunga, CA
Harbaugh, David L.; La Mirada, CA
Poole, James E.; Topanga, CA
Hoffend, Jr., Donald A.; Pittsford, NY

Assignee: The Walt Disney Company, Burbank, CA
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Published / Filed: 1991-06-04 / 1988-01-11

Application Number: US1988000141933

IPC Code: Advanced: A63G 31/02; A63G 31/04; G06F 19/00; G09B 9/02;
Core: A63G 31/00; more...
IPC-7: G06F 15/28;

U.S. Class: Current: 104/053; 104/031; 104/073; 414/590;
Original: 364/410; 104/035; 104/053; 104/073; 414/590;

Field of Search: 104/020,30,31,53,73,82 364/410-412 272/037,38,29,50,51,6 250/289 414/287,288,589,598,921 198/321,324

Priority Number:
1988-01-11  US1988000141933

Abstract: A method and system is provided for moving passengers in and out of an amusement ride of the type having a passenger cabin capable of movement in multiple degrees of freedom within an enclosure. The cabin includes ingrees doors on one side of the cabin and egress doors on the other side to admit and discharge passengers from seats within the cabin. Another set of ingress and egress doors are provided on opposite sides of the enclosure in respective alignment with the ingress and egress doors of the cabin when the cabin is at rest in a loading position. A plurality of ingress and egress platforms, located outside the operating envelope of the cabin when the cabin is in motion, are adapted to be moved to a deployed position when the cabin is in the loading position to connect the ingress and egress doors of the enclosure with the ingress and egress doors of the cabin. In this way, movement of passengers in and out of the cabin, which is spaced from the enclosure, is provided in a rapid and orderly fashion. A control element in the form of a computer also are included for controlling and coordinating the various movements of the doors, platforms and cabin. Restraints in the passenger seats also can be controlled by the computer so that the amusement ride cannot begin until the restraints in each occupied seat are fastened.

Attorney, Agent or Firm: Pretty, Schroeder, Brueggemann & Clark ;

Primary / Asst. Examiners: Fleming, Michael R.; Hayes, Wail O.

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We claim:     1. A system for providing passenger ingress and egress in an amusement ride of the type utilizing a moveable cabin operating within an enclosure, said system comprising:
  • a plurality of first ingress doors located on a first surface of said cabin, said ingress doors being aligned with access paths in said cabin;
  • a plurality of first egress doors located on a second surface of said cabin, said egress doors also being aligned with access paths in said cabin;
  • a moveable ingress platform having a retracted position outside of the operating envelope of said movable cabin and a deployed position aligned with said first ingress doors when said cabin is in a loading position;
  • a moveable egress platform having a retracted position outside of the operating envelope of said moveable cabin and a deployed position aligned with said first egress doors when said cabin is in said loading position;
  • a plurality of second ingress doors in said enclosure, said second ingress doors being aligned with said ingress platform when said ingress platform is in its deployed position;
  • a plurality of second egress doors in said enclosure, said second egress doors being aligned with said egress platform when said egress platform is in its deployed position;
  • restraint means for restraining said passengers in seats when said cabin is in motion; and
  • control means for controlling and coordinating actuation of said doors, said platforms and said restraint means to provide a system affording rapid passenger ingress and egress to said cabin after it has come to said loading position and to prevent deployment of said system or release of said restraints when said cabin is in motion.


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Get PDF - 4pp US809589  1906-01 Timmons   AMUSEMENT APPARATUS.
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Get PDF - 4pp US872627  1907-12 Keen   AMUSEMENT DEVICE.
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Foreign References:
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Publication Date IPC Code Assignee   Title
Buy PDF FR0452235 1913-05  A63G 31/14 GUSTAVE VAN DEN KERCKHOVE Attraction d'exposition ou de foire 
Buy PDF GB0188158 1922-11  A63G 31/00 NOAK S ARK CORP Improvements in amusement apparatus 
  GB0705374 1954-03    TECHNICAL SECURITY SYSTEMS LIMITED An anti-intrusion device 


Other Abstract Info: DERABS G89-208521

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