Last Updated: 10/23/2012*
Get ready for speed as the Sum of all Thrills™ at INNOVENTIONS at Epcot® at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., celebrates its third anniversary.
Sum of all Thrills™ is a one-of-a-kind experience that lets children of all ages custom-design their own thrill ride using mathematical tools, then immediately experience it in a robotic simulator.
Since the official ribbon-cutting in October 2009, Disney guests have enjoyed the thrill of virtual roller coaster rides, jet-fighter planes or bobsled runs. Riders dip and dive through loops, turns and barrel rolls at maximum speed while learning about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Fun Facts about Sum of all Thrills™:
- Sum of All Thrills™ is the first ride experience built within INNOVENTIONS at Epcot® at the Walt Disney World® Resort.
- Guests are able to choose from a total of 709 seconds (almost 12 minutes) of unique simulation motion to create their 90-second ride.
- Raytheon’s MathMovesU® program has launched an interactive Web component of the popular theme park experience online at www.MathMovesU.com
During an anniversary celebration on Oct. 17, every guest who created a ride received a one-of-a-kind commemorative pin.
“Raytheon’s Sum of all Thrills™ inspires students of all ages to push their creative limits to new heights as they design and experience their own thrill ride,” said Pamela Erickson, Raytheon’s vice president of community relations. “By combining math fundamentals with an immersive, fun, hands-on experience, Raytheon hopes to pique student interest in STEM education and career pursuits.”
Inspiring STEM Talent
Raytheon is committed to improving science, technology, engineering and math education in the United States. These fields form the foundation of the global economy, but if current educational trends in the U.S. continue, fewer qualified candidates will be available to support our nation’s growth. As part of Raytheon’s MathMovesU® program, Sum of all Thrills™ supports this commitment to secure talent for the future.
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