Adventures in Amity: Tales From The Jaws Ride (Paperback)

Adventures in Amity: Tales From The Jaws Ride By J. Michael Roddy (Introduction by), Dustin McNeill Cover Image

Adventures in Amity: Tales From The Jaws Ride (Paperback)

By J. Michael Roddy (Introduction by), Dustin McNeill


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Set sail with author Dustin McNeill as he goes behind the scenes of Captain Jake's Amity Boat Tours ADVENTURES IN AMITY is the ultimate guide to the legendary attraction that once stood at Universal Studios Florida. The book contains over thirty new interviews with the ride's designers, engineers, and skippers for unprecedented insight into its creation and operation. Hear the untold story of the Jaws ride for the first time ever from those who were actually there

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Introduction by filmmaker J. Michael Roddy ("The Shark is Still Working" documentary)Features never-before-seen photos and concept art from the ride's original 1989 constructionHear from park execs about the disastrous opening of both Jaws and Universal FloridaRead about the seldom seen 1990 Jaws ride that closed down shortly after the park openedTrace the evolution of the spiel script starting with its original and vastly different 1987 pitchSee rare images of the Jaws lagoon without waterLearn how engineers guaranteed the ride's operational reliability upon its 1993 re-openingRead stories from the 1990/1993 opening teams as well as the 2012 closing teamHear from skippers about working with the sometimes temperamental mechanical sharksContains stories about other classic Universal Studios Florida attractions including Kongfrontation, Earthquake: The Big One and the E.T. AdventureRead tales of breakdowns malfunctions, pranks, celebrity guests, and falling overboardContains coverage of the Jaws ride still operating in Osaka, Japan.
Product Details ISBN: 9780692147078
ISBN-10: 0692147071
Publisher: Harker Press
Publication Date: August 18th, 2018
Pages: 288
Language: English