Epcot’s ‘Sum of All Thrills’ Online Experience Enhanced to Offer Fuller Experience

Students from the Chain of Lakes Middle School in Orlando, Fla., custom-design their own ride on the new Sum of All Thrills at Innoventions at Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009 (AP Photo/Raytheon Company, Phelan M. Ebenhack, HO)You’ll have to build/buy/program your own 360 degree simulator, but if you can manage without it, Raytheon has recently expanded the experience available online. Whereas previously you could relive your experience from the Epcot theme park at Walt Disney World via a card received from the Innoventions Exhibit, you now have the opportunity to build the experience from scratch, just like at the park.

The new ‘Sum of all Thrills’ online component offers an on-screen design experience similar to the exhibit at Epcot’s Innoventions. Using mathematical and engineering fundamentals, students can construct exciting virtual roller-coasters, pilot jet-fighter planes, or race bobsleds that dip, dive and swerve through loops, turns and rolls.

Online users can also take advantage of added functionality such as posting their personal ride creations on Facebook and sharing them with friends. In addition to the added functionality, visitors to the theme park exhibit at Innoventions can now access a special mobile version to take their in-park experience home: Riders simply text the code on the card they receive at the ride to THRILL (847455), or enter the code on MathMovesU.com, to view the actual ride they just designed.

The popularity of the “Sum of all Thrills” ride has confirmed our original belief that fun experiences can and will get students excited about math,’ said Pam Wickham, Raytheon vice president of Corporate Affairs and Communications. ‘By bringing the ride online, we are making it accessible to those who have not or cannot visit the exhibit at Innoventions at Epcot, allowing even more students to connect the activities they love with the math that makes it all possible.’

To check out the newly enhanced online experience for ‘Sum of All Thrills,’ visit MathMovesU.com.

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