Epcot's Sum of All Thrills

Posted on October 14th 2009 9:54pm
Filed Under   Recreational

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Sick and tired of the same old boring roller coaster? Disney has the answer. Opening today at Disney's Epcot resort park is the "Sum of All Thrills" exhibit, a ride unlike any other. Here you get to design and then ride your very own virtual roller coaster, bobsled or airplane! It almost sounds too good to be true but it's not.

The Sum of All Thrills let's rider design his or her own ride using a touch screen computer tablet with design software that looks as if it was pulled from HALO 3. Once the rider has finished designing their very own virtual ride, they climb into a futuristic robotic carriage pod mounted on the end of what seems like the largest industrial robot ever made and experience it, using state of the art virtual reality. What an incredible and mind boggling concept.

The exhibit is a harbinger of things to come and will most likely usher in a brave new world of interactive and personalized rides that are designed and then virtually ridden by the riders. If one starts to think, the simulation possibilities and combinations could be endless.

I'm sure it won't be long before we have "Best Rider Designs" and "Best Rider Designs of the Year" that can be stored and shared with others, again the possibilites here are endless.

Thanks to the folks at Raytheon for sponsoring the exhibit and kuka for building the massive robotic arm that does the physical end of business.

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  Tags:  Disney  Epcot  virtual  rides      

1 Responses to “Epcot's Sum of All Thrills”

Gorgiegirl

Thats amazing!!!!

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