Thrill Ride: The Science of Fun
|Release Date: July 11, 1997||Running Time: 40 mins.|
|MPAA Rating: G||Box Office: $18,787,300.00|
|Genre: Adventure, Documentary|
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Summary: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.