The Sum of All Thrills

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The Sum Of All Thrills
SumOfAllThrillsLogo.jpg
Epcot
AreaInnoventions
StatusClosed
Opening dateOctober 14, 2009[1]
Closing dateSeptember 14, 2016[2]
General statistics
Attraction typeVirtual roller coaster
ManufacturerKUKA
DesignerWalt Disney Imagineering, Raytheon
Vehicles4
Riders per vehicle2
Duration1:30
Height restriction48 in (122 cm)
SponsorRaytheon (2009 - 2016)
Height restriction for rides that go upside down54 in (137 cm)
Ride Website
Must transfer from wheelchair

Sum of All Thrills was an attraction at Walt Disney World Resort's Epcot theme park. Sponsored by Raytheon, the ride let 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 the Innoventions attraction at Epcot.

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

The ride closed on September 14, 2016.[2]

Ride overview[edit]

One of the four KUKA Arms in motion

The first-ever Innoventions ride at Epcot, Sum of All Thrills, presented by Raytheon, was a simulated thrill ride. The ride let guests use a computer program to specify the drops, curves and loops of a coaster track before boarding an industrial robotic arm to experience their creation. Three vehicle options were available: bobsled, roller coaster and jet aircraft. It was possible to program actual loops into both the coaster and jet courses, with the robotic arm swinging the rider upside down.

In addition to the vehicle, guests also selected the kinds of turns, loops and hills in their track design. Choices ranged from mild, broad curves to extreme multiple-loop inversions. Using computer-design tools, they could further customize these components by changing the height and width of each piece.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Sum of All Thrills design-your-own-ride opens in Innoventions at Epcot - Video, Photos - Orlando Attractions Magazine". Orlando Attractions Magazine. Retrieved 27 January 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Epcot: Sum of All Thrills, StormStruck closed". Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Sum of All Thrills". touringplans.com. Retrieved 2 October 2014.

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