Water ride

  • US 10,702,783 B2
  • Filed: 09/13/2019
  • Issued: 07/07/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/13/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A slide feature for an amusement ride adapted to carry a rider or ride vehicle sliding thereon, the slide feature comprising:

  • an inrun permitting ingress of the rider or ride vehicle at a first elevation;

    an outrun permitting egress of the rider or ride vehicle at a second elevation, wherein the first and second elevations are different;

    a sliding surface in communication with the inrun and the outrun;

    a curved outer lip extending from the inrun to the outrun, the outer lip defining an outer boundary of the sliding surface; and

    a curved inner lip extending from the inrun to the outrun, the inner lip defining an inner boundary of the sliding surface,wherein a distance between the inner and outer boundaries increases continuously along a first portion of the sliding surface from a first distance proximate the inrun to a maximum distance and decreases continuously along a second portion of the sliding surface from the maximum distance to a second distance proximate the outrun.

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