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Virtual attraction controller

A ride system includes a first ride vehicle and a second ride vehicle positioned within a course and configured to travel within the course. The ride system also includes a control system having at least one controller and at least one position tracking system, where the at least one controller is configured to control movement of the first and second ride vehicles, and where the at least one position tracking system is configured to facilitate identification of a first location and a second location of the first and second ride vehicles, respectively, within the course. ... Universal City Studios Llc

Holographic image apparatus for high depth of field holograms

A hologram image apparatus includes a plurality of holographic panels, each holographic panel comprising a transparent panel encoded with a portion of a composite hologram image. The hologram image apparatus also includes one or more light sources configured to illuminate each holographic panel of the plurality of the holographic panels from one or more incident angles to produce the composite hologram image.. ... Universal City Studios Llc

Cam locking shotgun gate

A gate system includes a cam sled having a cam plate configured to slide along a rail. The gate system also includes a cam follower engaged with the cam plate and coupled to a gate assembly. ... Universal City Studios Llc

Multi-passenger ride vehicle

A control system to control a multi-passenger ride vehicle includes a controller. The controller receives a first user feedback from a first user input device and a second user feedback from a second user input device. ... Universal City Studios Llc

Animated character head systems and methods

A system includes an animated character head having one or more processors configured to receive an input, to make an animation selection based on the input, and to provide a first control based on the animation selection. The animated character head also includes a display configured to provide an indication of the animation selection for visualization by a performer operating the animated character head.. ... Universal City Studios Llc

Amusement park attraction control management system and method

A plurality of sensors is configured to obtain data relating to operation of a plurality of ride vehicles, wherein the plurality of sensors include cameras configured to capture images. A control system is communicatively coupled to control features of each of the plurality of ride vehicles and configured to control operation based on the data. ... Universal City Studios Llc

Virtual queuing techniques

The virtual queue system includes a virtual queue controller comprising a processor and a memory, wherein the memory stores instructions executable by the processor and is configured to receive a request, the request being associated with an individual guest, for a position in a virtual queue of an attraction, assign the individual guest to the position in the virtual queue in response to the request, receive ride schedule data for the attraction comprising information about a change in status of individual rides of the attraction, and determine a wait time for the individual guest for the attraction based at least on the position of the individual guest in the virtual queue, the ride schedule data, and historical guest throughput at the attraction. The virtual queue system is further configured to output a signal to a guest-associated device indicating the wait time for the attraction.. ... Universal City Studios Llc

Systems and methods for ride control synchronization

A ride control system includes a central controller configured to synchronize movements of separate groups of ride vehicles along a path. Each of the separate groups of ride vehicles includes multiple individual ride vehicles unconnected to one another and forming a virtual train. ... Universal City Studios Llc

Amusement park element tracking system

A system includes one or more retro-reflective markers positioned within a ride system and a tracking system that may detect the one or more retro-reflective markers to track a position of a rider. The tracking system includes an emitter that may emit light toward the one or more retro-reflective markers, a detector that may detect reflected light from the one or more retro-reflective markers, and a controller that may determine the position of the rider relative to the one or more retro-reflective markers based on detection of the reflected light and that may provide an indication of the position of the rider.. ... Universal City Studios Llc

Systems and methods for incorporating pneumatic robotic systems into amusement park attractions

A system may include an inflatable assembly having a plurality of members. The system may also include a plurality of sensors disposed at a plurality of positions inside or around the inflatable assembly, such that the plurality of sensors may acquire data related to a shape of the inflatable assembly. ... Universal City Studios Llc

Systems and methods for customizing amusement park attraction experiences using pneumatic robotic systems

A system may include a housing that may hold a body of water, an inflatable assembly disposed within the body of water, and a processor. The processor may receive an indication related to a speed of a flow of the body of water and send a signal to at least one valve coupled between the inflatable assembly and a fluid source in response to the indication. ... Universal City Studios Llc

Systems and methods for incorporating pneumatic robotic systems into structures

A system may include a virtual reality system configured to present one or more virtual objects via an electronic display. The system may also include one or more inflatable objects that correspond to the one or more virtual objects, such that the one or more inflatable objects matches one or more shapes of the one or more virtual objects. ... Universal City Studios Llc

Systems and methods for incorporating pneumatic robotic systems into inflatable objects

An inflatable assembly may include a housing that has a plurality of adjustment inflatables that may form a range of shapes at different levels of inflation. The inflatable may also include one or more sensors disposed on the housing and one or more valves disposed in the housing. ... Universal City Studios Llc

Loose item management systems and methods for amusement park rides

A system includes a portable locker including a container that may receive and store items and a first lock coupled to the container and that may lock the container to block access to the stored items. The first lock includes a detector that may receive a wireless signal, and receiving the wireless signal causes the first lock to lock or unlock. ... Universal City Studios Llc

03/01/18 / #20180056792

Systems and methods for braking or propelling a roaming vehicle

In one embodiment, a propulsion system includes roaming vehicles including a reaction plate installed on a bottom of each of the roaming vehicles, a surface stator matrix installed with a running surface for the roaming vehicles and including single sided linear induction motors (sslims). Each of the sslims include two windings installed orthogonally to one another. ... Universal City Studios Llc

02/15/18 / #20180043272

Actuatable motion base system

A method in accordance with present embodiments includes receiving a signal that a vehicle is positioned on a motion base system; and actuating a plurality of motion bases of the motion base system to actuate independently of one another to cause the vehicle to roll, pitch, or heave. Actuating the plurality of motion bases includes providing a first signal to an electrical actuator associated with a first motion base; actuating a movable deck of the first motion base to move a first distance relative to its housing at a first time point; providing a second signal to an electrical actuator associated with a second motion base; and actuating a movable deck of the second motion base to move a second distance relative to its housing at the first time point.. ... Universal City Studios Llc

01/11/18 / #20180009364

Personal electric vehicle mount

An apparatus for an amusement park includes a mounting device for use in a transportation vehicle in the amusement park, wherein the mounting device is configured to retain a personal electric vehicle (pev). The apparatus for the amusement park also includes a base assembly of the mounting device configured to secure the mounting device to a floor of the transportation vehicle. ... Universal City Studios Llc

01/11/18 / #20180009104

Movable hardstop for a robotic component

A robotic system includes a robotic arm and a movable hardstop disposed proximate to the robotic arm. The movable hardstop is separated from the robotic arm by at least one clearance in a first operating condition. ... Universal City Studios Llc

12/21/17 / #20170364145

Systems and methods for generating augmented and virtual reality images

A ride system includes at least one ride vehicle. The at least one ride vehicle is configured to receive a ride passenger. ... Universal City Studios Llc

11/09/17 / #20170323482

Systems and methods for generating stereoscopic, augmented, and virtual reality images

A ride system includes eyewear configured to be worn by a user. The eyewear includes a display having a stereoscopic feature configured to permit viewing of externally projected stereoscopically displayed images. ... Universal City Studios Llc

09/21/17 / #20170270734

Virtual queue system and method

A system in accordance with present embodiments includes a plurality of wearable devices and a virtual queue control system configured to maintain respective virtual queues for respective attractions and in communication with the plurality of virtual queuing attraction stations. The virtual queue control system is configured to receive communications from the plurality of virtual queuing stations and add guests to the respective virtual queues based on the communications.. ... Universal City Studios Llc

08/17/17 / #20170232352

Simulator ride

A flying simulator ride in accordance with present embodiments may include a suspended rotator ring capable of motion in six degrees of freedom. The flying simulator ride may also include a passenger support system suspended from the rotator ring wherein the passenger support system includes a first passenger support unit; and a second passenger support unit, wherein at least one of the first passenger support unit or the second passenger support unit are configured to move relative to one another to assume a stacked configuration and a loading configuration, wherein a distance between the rotator ring and the first passenger support unit is decreased in the stacked configuration relative to the loading configuration.. ... Universal City Studios Llc

07/06/17 / #20170189818

Amusement park element tracking system

A system includes one or more retro-reflective markers positioned within a ride system and a tracking system that may detect the one or more retro-reflective markers to track a position of a rider. The tracking system includes an emitter that may emit light toward the one or more retro-reflective markers, a detector that may detect reflected light from the one or more retro-reflective markers, and a controller that may determine the position of the rider relative to the one or more retro-reflective markers based on detection of the reflected light and that may provide an indication of the position of the rider.. ... Universal City Studios Llc

06/29/17 / #20170183022

Systems and methods for braking or launching a ride vehicle

Systems and methods for braking or launching a ride vehicle are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system includes a linear induction motor (lim) installed in a curved portion of a track, a ride vehicle disposed upon the track, one or more reaction plates coupled to a side of the ride vehicle facing the track via a plurality of actuators, one or more sensors configured to monitor an air gap between the one or more reaction plates and the lim, and a processor configured to determine which of the plurality of actuators to actuate and a desired performance of each of the plurality of actuators based on data received from the one or more sensors to maintain the air gap at a desired level throughout traversal of the curve by the ride vehicle.. ... Universal City Studios Llc

06/15/17 / #20170166221

Multi-passenger ride vehicle

A system includes a multi-passenger ride vehicle configured to accommodate two or more passengers. The ride vehicle includes a plurality of user input devices configured to generate feedback in response to input from passengers of the ride vehicle. ... Universal City Studios Llc

04/27/17 / #20170113149

Water ride flotation device dispenser

A dispenser for a flotation device in accordance with present embodiments may include a housing comprising an aperture. The dispenser may also include a plurality of flotation devices positioned in the housing; and a base positioned in the housing and supporting the plurality of flotation devices, wherein the base is configured to move relative to the housing to move the plurality of flotation devices jointly to position at least one flotation device adjacent to the aperture to permit removal of the at least one flotation device from the housing via the aperture.. ... Universal City Studios Llc

04/06/17 / #20170095742

Amusement park ride tunnel

A ride system includes a tunnel, a vehicle ride path in the tunnel, an entrance disposed at a first end of the tunnel, a second end of the tunnel, one or more walls of the tunnel, and a projection system to project images onto the one or more walls of the tunnel. The tunnel is curved such that the second end of the tunnel is not visible at an intermediate position between the first end of the tunnel and the second end of the tunnel.. ... Universal City Studios Llc

03/02/17 / #20170056784

Special effects techniques

A system in accordance with present embodiments includes a ground controller and an unmanned aerial vehicle including communications circuitry configured to transmit signals to and receive signals from the ground controller. The system may also include a vehicle controller configured to execute a flight plan and at least one special effects module. ... Universal City Studios Llc

03/02/17 / #20170056778

Slide entry system

A water slide entry system in accordance with present embodiments may include an entry platform configured to support a rider above a water slide entry and an enclosure defining an enclosed space about the platform configured to at least partially enclose the rider when the rider is positioned on the entry platform. The water slide entry system may also include a fluid delivery system configured to deliver fluid within the enclosure to a predetermined fill level and a control system configured to receive a signal that the rider is positioned on the entry platform; provide instructions to the fluid delivery system to deliver the fluid within the enclosure when the rider is positioned on the entry platform; and trigger the entry platform to release the rider into the water slide entry.. ... Universal City Studios Llc

01/05/17 / #20170001123

Virtual attraction controller

A ride system includes a first ride vehicle and a second ride vehicle positioned within a course and configured to travel within the course. The ride system also includes a control system having at least one controller and at least one position tracking system, where the at least one controller is configured to control movement of the first and second ride vehicles, and where the at least one position tracking system is configured to facilitate identification of a first location and a second location of the first and second ride vehicles, respectively, within the course. ... Universal City Studios Llc








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