You're 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 30 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)
Hear from park execs about the disastrous opening of both Jaws and Universal Florida
Hear 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
Learn how engineers guaranteed the ride’s operational reliability upon its 1993 re-opening
Hear 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
Hear tales of breakdowns malfunctions, pranks, celebrity guests, and falling overboard
Contains coverage of the Jaws ride still operating in Osaka, Japan