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rhino  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, January 16, 2013 8:11:50 PM(UTC)
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Does anyone know who built the wheel thats in the Disneys California Adventureland? Ive asked in another forum (micechat.com) but i thought id ask here too.
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#2 Posted : Wednesday, January 16, 2013 9:21:42 PM(UTC)
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#3 Posted : Wednesday, January 16, 2013 9:44:16 PM(UTC)
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Its a copy of the famous Coney Island Wonder Wheel
it would be interesting to know if disney has been sued over it
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#4 Posted : Wednesday, January 16, 2013 10:49:25 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: rideguyray Go to Quoted Post
Its a copy of the famous Coney Island Wonder Wheel
it would be interesting to know if disney has been sued over it


And why would they be sued?

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#5 Posted : Wednesday, January 16, 2013 11:35:42 PM(UTC)
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Wasnt the Woner Wheel's design patented when it was built?
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#6 Posted : Thursday, January 17, 2013 12:17:35 AM(UTC)
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Wasnt the Woner Wheel's design patented when it was built?

Design patents expire after 14 years I believe.
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#7 Posted : Thursday, January 17, 2013 12:40:33 AM(UTC)
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Design patents expire after 14 years I believe.


I thought it was 25
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#8 Posted : Thursday, January 17, 2013 12:03:11 PM(UTC)
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I thought it was 25


Either way, that design is fair game.
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#9 Posted : Thursday, January 17, 2013 4:16:01 PM(UTC)
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Intamin built the ferris wheel at DCA.
Coaster Wheel - http://www.intaminworldw...guage/de-DE/Default.aspx

Other Intamin rides at DCA would be - Jumpin' Jellyfish, Grizzly River Run, and California Screamin'
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#10 Posted : Tuesday, January 22, 2013 12:11:28 AM(UTC)
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Intamin and Waagner Biro are both right. Like a lot of sky tower rides that Intamin sold over the years, they were the broker while Waagner Biro actually built the ride. The Intamin multi-wheels like the Marriott parks had were also, in actuality, Waagner Biros.
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