Shane G. (NDI#121) (4 Posts)

Shane grew up in a small town called Snellville, Georgia. He can’t really place a finger on why he’s such a huge Disney fan- it’s just always been there, starting with the first film he ever saw in theaters being Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. Shane’s family went to Walt Disney World almost every year, but his fascination definitely peaked when he met a lighting Imagineer on a Disney Cruise. Seven years later, Shane finally moved down to the Magic as soon as he graduated from high school. He has been living in Orlando since the summer of 2009 and loves every second of it. He also writes the “Tales from the Bench” blog for Studios Central and is a frequent contributor and personality on Touring Plans’ mobile application, Lines. Shane is known in the parks for his signature red hat and favorite bench in Disney Hollywood Studios.

This week take a look Epcot’s newest thrill attraction and the most popular Innoventions exhibit: Sum of All Thrills, sponsored by Raytheon.

Located in Innoventions East, this ride lets guests create their own thrill ride while teaching them about the mathematics and physics involved. Once designed,  the guests can then experience their attraction in a motion simulator, much like Cyberspace Mountain at DisneyQuest. Instead of a flight simulator, however, your carriage is at the end of KUKA Robotics arm, just like the ride vehicles used on the track at the Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey attraction in Universal Studios’ Islands of Adventure.

Thanks to Brent Dodge of and Chris Lowry (NDU #8) for their assistance in making this video!

Contributed by: Shane Grizzard (NDI#121) Shane is the DDL Hidden Treasures Blogger. He is also a contributor at Studios Central.


  1. My kids did this for the first time a few weeks ago and totally loved it!! I love finding hidden gems like this! Keeps it magical!

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