An apparatus capable of transporting a rider, specifically for an amusement ride. The apparatus is constructed in the form of a substantially hollow sphere which rides along the ground, which is preferably inclined, a track, or a predetermined path (being substantially flat but with guide rails or walls along its sides). An inner carriage, to which the rider's seat is attached, moves independently of the sphere and maintains a substantially constant attitude while the sphere rolls. The inner carriage can be formed in varying shapes such as a sphere, hemisphere, semicircle, tube or a circle.
Kovac, Michael G., "Interactive amusement park attraction vehicle" (2010). USF Patents. 510.
University of South Florida