If you’ve ever spent time at Disney World during a Summer afternoon than you know it gets pretty darn hot. Add to this the fact that shade in certain areas of the park can be pretty hard to come by and it can make for a slightly uncomfortable theme park experience.
However, that may be about to change. Various sites have shared details regarding a recent patent filed by The Walt Disney Company to work on technology that could offer a reprieve from the sun’s glaring rays at the push of a button.
Filed under the title “Deployable Shading Structure” the patent covers the use of canopies that can be used to provide additional shade or retracted when not needed.
According to the patent “The inventors determined…that it would be desirable for a new weather protection device to provide shade when shading is needed or desired, for the device to be hidden or blend in with surrounding architectural features when no shading (or weather protection is needed or desired.” But don’t worry about it obstruction your gorgeous Disney views as the patent went on to suggest that these new weather protection devices would be designed to “enhance a show and/or to have a theme-based appearance or characteristics.”
Here’s a closer look at the devices being proposed:
Though little has been said about where these new devices may be erected, we here at Chip and Co. have a heard a few complaints about the lack of shade to Disney’s new Toy Story Land which would definitely be one location that might benefit from this new technology. It should be remembered though that just because a patent is filed doesn’t mean that it will see the light of day.
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