Patent Number: 6,428,419

Title: Amusement attraction with moveable floor

Abstract: An amusement ride or theater attraction has a moveable floor for guest loading and unloading. A screen displays images. A motion base moves guests in at least one degree of freedom. The moveable floor that has a cutout for the motion base. The moveable floor is positioned to a raised position during guest loading and unloading. The moveable floor is lowered to a lowered position during ride operation, with the motion base passing through the cutout. Loading and unloading of passengers is simplified, without limiting motion base movement during operation of the ride.

Inventors: Sheldon; Benjamin L. (Burbank, CA)

Assignee: Universal City Studios, Inc.

International Classification: A63G 31/00 (20060101); A63G 31/16 (20060101); A63J 5/00 (20060101); A63G 031/60 ()

Expiration Date: 08/06/2019