A brand new attraction opened today at Epcot. “The Sum of All Thrills” uses a giant robotic arm, called the KUKA RoboSim 4D Simulator, to allow guests to experience rides that they design themselves. According to the Orlando Sentinel, guests design their own ride on a roller coaster, bobsled, or jet plane using math and science principles.
The Disney Parks Blog explains how the ride works. After you choose your vehicle, you use a multi-touch table to utilize tools like rulers to design your ride. You can even add thrills like corkscrews and inversions. After you finish creating, your design is saved on a card. When you’re ready to ride, the card is swiped at the launch station and your ride comes to life in front of you. The simulator has a 3D video hood that covers your upper body.
This is the first ride at Epcot’s Innoventions, and it looks very interesting. If you’d like to read more about it or check out a few other pictures, visit the Disney Parks Blog!