Thrill Ride: The Science of Fun

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Release Date: July 11, 1997Running Time: 40 mins.
MPAA Rating: GBox Office: $18,787,300.00
Genre: Adventure, Documentary

Paul Harper
Harry Shearer
Ben Stassen

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Tracing the evolution of motion simulator rides--"thrill rides"--from 17th century wooden ice slides to the computer designed rides of the information age today. Presently, filmed motion simulation has fast become a source of adventure for curious and cautious entertainment seekers, alike. The documentary shows the technology involved behind-the-"screams" necessary to create these ride films as it takes the audience on rides that some viewers would never dare to attempt--including trips on Big Shot at the Stratosphere, Las Vegas and the roller coasters Kumba and Montu, located at Busch Gardens, Tampa Florida.