The Sum Of All Thrills

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The Sum Of All Thrills
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Epcot
Area Innoventions
Status Operating
Opening date October 14, 2009
General statistics
Attraction type Virtual roller coaster
Manufacturer KUKA
Designer Walt Disney Imagineering, Raytheon
Vehicles 4
Riders per vehicle 2
Duration 1:30
Height restriction 48 in (122 cm)
Sponsor Raytheon (2009 - present)
To create a ride that goes upside down 54 inches
Ride Website
Must transfer from wheelchair

The Sum of All Thrills is an attraction at Epcot. Sponsored by Raytheon, the ride lets park guests custom-design their own thrill ride using mathematical tools, an innovative touch-screen table and a robotic simulator.

It opened to the public on October 14, 2009 as the first ride to be located within INNOVENTIONS at Epcot.

Guests design a thrill ride using an interactive touch screen that lets them determine height and speed while adding features such as dips and corkscrew turns. Once "built", guests climb aboard their customized design in the 4-D robotic simulator that uses sight, sound and movement to give them a realistic experience.

Ride overview[edit]

One of the four KUKA Arms in motion

The first-ever Innoventions ride at Epcot Theme Park, The Sum of all Thrills, presented by Raytheon, is a simulated thrill ride. The ride lets you use a computer program to specify the drops, curves, and loops of a coaster track before boarding an industrial robotic arm to experience your creation. Three vehicle options are available: bobsled, roller coaster, and jet aircraft. It's possible to program actual loops into both the coaster and jet courses, and the robot arm will swing you upside down.

In addition to the vehicle, you also select the kinds of turns, loops, and hills in your track design. Choices range from mild, broad curves to extreme multiple-loop inversions. Using computer-design tools, you can further customize these components by changing the height and width of each piece as you go.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sum of All Thrills". touringplans.com. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 

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