Sum of all Thrills CLOSED?


#1

New to this site, Disney, and planning.

I had made a touring plan for our date at Epcot... when I made the plan a couple weeks ago, all was well.

Today, I logged in and discovered an alert, telling me "optimization" couldn't be rendered on account that Sum of All Thrills will be permanently closed by the time of our arrival.

I checked the Disney site itself, and it is still giving times of operation for our date. I also can find no official announcement of its closing using search engines within Disney World site or the whole wide web.

Anyone have any solid inside info? Should I reconfigure our tour plan to not include this attraction?

thank you all in advance!


#2

I read from a reputable source a few days ago that this would be closing on September 14th. I think it was also mentioned on a tourplans blog post. We are pretty bummed out as we were looking forward to riding it for our trip starting on September 24th.

I am pretty frustrated with all of the closings during our trip! I think we will take a vacation from Disney World until they finish the majority of their new construction after our September trip.


#3

Hereis a story about it.


#4

thank you!


#5

Losing Sum of All Thrills is very sad - always a stealth favorite as it had a nice design aspect plus was a cool ride. Felt like a headliner but without the wait. Keep hoping a new sponsor would step up to replace Raytheon on this one to save it, but it doesn't sound likely at this point...


#6

My kids just discovered it this year and went on it a couple of times. It was one of their favourites, right up there with Test Track.


#7

Boo, I'm heartbroken. Innoventions is a huge part of what makes Epcot so special... our nerdy kids love all the interactive education, and I love, LOVE Sum Of All Thrills. My favourite ride, bar none, ANYWHERE on property.
Sad. :frowning:


#8

DQ has a similar simulator that my kids love.


#9

I suppose for us, the upside is, we have no idea what we are missing having never been.
sigh.


#10

They should close DQ and move some of the simulators into Innoventions. Closing SOAT is a shame.


#11

Well, I'm glad someone addressed this. I am looking at the map and trying to fit it into my plans, yet couldn't find it. Now I now why. --- Is there an updated map somewhere?


#12

You can download the official one from the Disney site at https://secure.parksandresorts.wdpromedia.com/media/wdpro-assets/parks-and-tickets/destinations/epcot/Epcot.pdf.


#13

THANK YOU!!! I don't know why, but I couldn't find updated ones.