Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Some geeky info on Toy Story Midway Mania

Was listening to the Netcot podcast and Vann mentioned a geeky article on the technology being used on Toy Story Midway Mania. It's a great attraction and a technical wonder.

The automation system breaks new ground in other ways too. One is its scale. “It’s the biggest system we’ve done, not geographically but in the number of control zones,” says Gerstner. Another is in the amount of integration work that had to be done to weave the attraction’s distinct game, ride and show elements into a seamless user experience. And the attraction is a great example of how the clever use of position sensors and software can take up the some of the mechanical slack in motion control systems.

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