Adventures in Amity: Tales From The Jaws Ride by Dustin McNeillYOURE CLEARED FOR DEPARTURE, AMITY SIX. HAVE A GOOD TRIP.
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!
Points of interest:
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 construction
Hear from park execs about the disastrous opening of both Jaws and Universal Florida
Read about the seldom seen 1990 Jaws ride that closed down shortly after the park opened
Trace the evolution of the spiel script starting with its original and vastly different 1987 pitch
See rare images of the Jaws lagoon without water
Learn how engineers guaranteed the ride’s operational reliability upon its 1993 re-opening
Read stories from the 1990/1993 opening teams as well as the 2012 closing team
Hear from skippers about working with the sometimes temperamental mechanical sharks
Contains stories about other classic Universal Studios Florida attractions including Kongfrontation, Earthquake: The Big One and the E.T. Adventure
Read tales of breakdowns malfunctions, pranks, celebrity guests, and falling overboard
Contains coverage of the Jaws ride still operating in Osaka, Japan
EXTINCT : Universal Studios Hollywood Studio Tour 1995
Jaws is an amusement ride attraction based on the Jaws film series and is located at Universal of the ride, included the replacement of two major ride scenes; the first being where Jaws bit onto the tour boat and turned it . and looks for somewhere to tie it up, a sound is heard somewhere near the back of the boathouse.
Welcome to Amity
The Jaws attraction at Universal Orlando closed in January It was redesigned between and , and reopened with new ride mechanisms in Many thanks to Scott Weller for much of the following material. From an exclusive interview with Scott Weller at AmityIsland. I asked my friend Tom Reidenbach to lay out the action for what went on inside the boathouse which is still the same today.
Welcome to the AmityBoatTours. Take a peek behind the scenes with AmityBoatTours' exclusive, never-before-seen content - in this 'Backstage' glimpse, you'll be able to check out and learn how the attraction runs, and some behind the scenes photos, videos, and more! To begin, select a chapter from the menu below:. Just ask yourself, is it really safe to go back into the once shark-infested waters? Each hold a specific themed game, food service window, or backstage purpose.
Universal Studios Hollywood Backlot Tour - Jaws / King Kong / Earthquake / Fast & Furious
Following the debut of his book on August 18, we were able to catch up with Dustin to learn more about his book and his Jaws Ride fandom. Coaster For our readers who might not know the name Dustin McNeill, tell us a little about yourself. Jaws has long been one of my all-time favorite films, which naturally made the Jaws ride one of my all-time favorite attractions. Not everyone gets the opportunity to step into the fictional world of their favorite movie or show, but I did. The Amity section and Jaws ride collectively gave me that experience, which was so incredibly fun. I enjoy the park in its current form, but remain hugely nostalgic for what many consider to be the more classic bygone attractions like Jaws, Kongfrontation, Earthquake, and so on.
We are about to enter the part of the theme park calendar when both Universal and Disney like to unveil new attractions and experiences for the busy summer crowds. However, in most cases, whenever we get something new it means we also have to say goodbye to something it replaced. Universal Studios Florida has gone through more turnover than most theme parks. Adventure and the Horror Make-Up Show remain. It may have been a bad movie, but you were in it and the experience was awesome. There are still references to Kong in Revenge of the Mummy, and Universal finally brought the great ape back into the parks with Skull Island: Reign of Kong , but man we still miss Kongfrontation. Personally, I would absolutely love to see an attraction like this that could rotate amazing directors like Quentin Taratino, Steven Speilberg, and David Fincher to show guests how they make some of their iconic film scenes and moments.
Jaws is an amusement ride attraction based on the Jaws film series and is located at Universal Studios Japan. It originally opened at Universal Studios Florida in Orlando in , and another installation later opened at Universal Studios Japan in The ride uses tour boats to take guests through a harbor of the fictional Amity Island, which begins as a leisurely tour that is abruptly interrupted by an attack of the famous great white shark. The concept is an expanded version of the Jaws miniature attraction featured in the Studio Tour at Universal Studios Hollywood in California. In , the attraction was removed from the Florida theme park to make room for the second phase of expansion for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.