An anonymous friend sent us a link to a patent Universal applied for in June 2012 detailing a queue management and ride reservation system that shares similarities to Disney's MyMagic Plus (also known as "Next Gen".)
The patent was published on December 12th of this year, and it can be read in its entirety here. Warning, it is considerably dull and difficult to read, but all of your favorite Next Gen buzzwords are there. The concept was invented/the patent was authored by three Universal guys who have worked in Universal Creative and Ops roles and have been with the company for decades.
It will be interesting to see if this system is ever implemented or if it will ever see the light of day. If you will recall, Universal has dabbled in a similar system in the past year with Q-Bot.
Check out the latest episode of Parkscope Podcast to hear more about this patent and our thoughts.
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