Patent Number: 6,168,531

Title: Soup bowl attraction

Abstract: A simulated soup bowl entertainment attraction, comprising: a bowl-shaped member having a top bounded by a top rim, a bottom permitting light transmission therethrough, and sidewalls connecting the top rim with the bottom; a fog generator producing a fog layer at the top of the bowl-shaped member; and an imaging device producing an image within the bowl-shaped member, the image viewable from a viewing position looking down into the top of the bowl-shaped member. Preferably, the bowl shaped entertainment attraction includes an image controlling apparatus coupled to the imaging device for changing the image viewable from the viewing position. Optionally, apparatus producing sound within the bowl-shaped member may be provided. The bowl shaped entertainment attraction may include a sound controlling apparatus coupled to a sound system for selectively changing the sound heard from within the bowl-shaped member.

Inventors: Adamson; William George (Glendora, CA), Updyke, Jr.; Donald Lewis (Palmdale, CA)

Assignee: Sony Corporation

International Classification: A63H 33/30 (20060101); A63J 23/00 (20060101); A63J 5/02 (20060101); A63J 5/00 (20060101); A63J 005/02 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018