The internet has blown up the past few days with speculation of a Spider-Man ride being built for Disney theme park somewhere.
It all stems from a new ride system patent filed by Disney that actually mentions Spider-Man — and Tarzan.
The new system is called “Track-based Swing Ride with Long Arm Pendulum,” which is actually as it implies a ride system where people would swing back and forth but as you move forward.
“One goal in designing the ride system was to deliver an experience similar to what it would feel like to be with Tarzan or a similar character swinging between trees of a jungle on a vine or with Spider-Man or a similar character swinging on webs between buildings as you move down streets of a city. [The ride is] intended to have swinging sensation provided while also having forward travel along a ride path in a direction of travel and for the swinging sensation to feel thrilling and fun.”
Now, this does not mean this is going to be for Spider-Man or Tarzan, but the concept of swinging, jumping, launching from one side to another also could work for a number of characters in addition to the two mentioned above. Let’s remember Universal still owns the rights for Spider-Man rides