Thrill Ride: The Science of Fun (1997)

Thrill Ride: The Science of Fun
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating G
Runtime 0hr 40mins.
Genres Adventure, Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Pierre Lebecque Production Manager n/a 305 5000003
Ken Cosci Production Manager n/a 305 5000002
Sean MacLeod Phillips Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Michael Sterns Music n/a 120781 8000001
Ray Spencer Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Christopher Hoag Music n/a 120781 8000002
Kim Frey Line Producer n/a 161 5000001
Ben Stassen Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Harry Shearer Narrator n/a 120790 1000003
Elvira Actor Guest Appearance 1 1000002
Ben Stassen Director n/a 2 2000001
Charlotte Huggins Producer n/a 3 3000001
Kurt Frey Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Ben Stassen Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Paul Harper Actor The Hillbilly 1 1000001
Synopsis
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.