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PHANTASM EXHUMED:

THE UNAUTHORIZED

COMPANION

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FURTHER EXHUMED:

THE STRANGE CASE OF PHANTASM RAVAGER

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SLASH OF THE TITANS:

THE ROAD TO

FREDDY VS JASON

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ADVENTURES IN AMITY:

TALES FROM

THE JAWS RIDE

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ADVENTURES IN AMITY:

TALES FROM THE JAWS RIDE

BY DUSTIN MCNEILL

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 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:

  • Intro by filmmaker J. Michael Roddy (“The Shark is Still Working" doc)

  • Features never-before-seen photos and art from the 1989 construction

  • Hear from execs about the disastrous opening of Jaws and USF

  • Read about the 1990 Jaws ride that closed down shortly after the park opened

  • Trace the evolution of the spiel script starting with its 1987 pitch

  • See rare images of the Jaws lagoon without water

  • Learn how engineers guaranteed the ride upon its 1993 re-opening

  • Read stories from the 1990/1993 opening teams and 2012 closing team

  • Hear from skippers about the temperamental mechanical sharks

  • Contains stories about other classic Universal Studios Florida attractions including Kongfrontation, Earthquake: The Big One and the E.T.

  • Tales of breakdowns, pranks, celebrity guests, and falling overboard

  • Contains coverage of the Jaws ride still operating in Osaka, Japan

READER THOMAS J. WAGNER AT UNIVERSAL!

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