Talk:Jaws (ride)

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Scary[edit]

I think the ride was absoloutley scary when it went through the tunnel and it was pitch black. You can see nothing but you can hear motions in the water and as you reach the end of the tunnel, the shark comes out and attacks the boat. There are 3 attacks alltogether. 2 Outside and 1 in the tunnel.

Trivia[edit]

Is the trivia section too long? RJFJR 01:52, 20 November 2006 (UTC)

I don't think it's a question of it being too long, I think it's more a question of it being accurate... UD75 10:38, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

The triangles say '76 because the theme of the Amity area is that it's the Fourth of July weekend, which is where much of the action in the film takes place.DailyRich 05:52, 1 March 2007 (UTC)

Attraction name[edit]

The correct name of this article should be "JAWS" but that just refers to the Jaws disambig page. I'm not sure how to change this. --blm07 18:57, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

I moved it to "JAWS (ride)" which I'm not sure I should have done, seeing as the movie's article is "Jaws (film)". Maybe it should have been moved to "Jaws (ride)". And for some reason, this article refuses to show up in my watch list. --blm07 23:19, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

Major Tidy-Up Needed[edit]

Anyone willing to help in tidying this article up? It could have a lot of promise, but just now all we have is a barely legible "ride premise" and some fun facts of dubious trivia... For a start, it reffers to the old incarnation of Jaws as being the "1993" version... surprising, because it is the 1993 version that's still in operation today... ;) I'm willing to do the tidy up if no one else is. UD75 10:35, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

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Fair use rationale for Image:JAWS logo.png[edit]

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Blacklisted site[edit]

The interesting and detailed website about the history, development and construction of the Jaws Rides at Universal theme parks is currently blacklisted from appearing as a link on Wikipedia. AmityIsland [dot] net deserves a link from this page. As it covers the movies as well as the rides, it should also be linked from the Jaws (movie) pages and also pages about the Jaws attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood. Any comments, admins? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Thestudiotour (talkcontribs) 20:10, 29 November 2007 (UTC)

I agree. This is a wonderfully detailed and highly informative website which deseves a link on this page. I can't even imagine why it is blocked from Wikipedia.--Universal Studios Number 1 Fan (talk) 20:50, 31 December 2007 (UTC)

Correction to history section[edit]

I have removed the original reference to "Universal sued The Totally Fun Company, the original designers..." and replaced it (deliberately anonymously) with the statement "Universal sued the original designers..." The TFC was not the original designer, and thus could not have been sued for messing up the design and installation. They were in fact hired for what became the 1993 version. The original designer of the JAWS attraction was "Ride and Show Engineering", a company established by former Disney Imagineers.--UD75 (talk) 23:37, 31 January 2010 (UTC)

Ride throughput[edit]

There is a major issue error in the ride throughput in the second I have pasted below. The tour boats have a capacity of up to fifty guests and travel through the attraction at an average speed of approximately two knots. The total ride time is approximately five minutes. There are a total of seven tour boats in Captain Jake's fleet. Up to five tour boats can be run at a time, which puts the attraction's theoretical hourly ride capacity at a maximum of 250 guests per hour.

At 5 operation boats and assuming a 5 minute cycle time with 50 persons capacity per boat.....that's 2,500 persons per house. This then conflicts with an earlier point of the lines holding a maximum of 1,000 for 90 minutes. Even if you said a 5 minute ride time and a 5 minute load/upload time - that's still a capacity of 1,250 an hour.

There is also the issue that all points are made in the present tense. It should either state that it refers to the japan version or refer to the attraction in the past tense.Craigthomas1 (talk) 01:48, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

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LAST JAWS MECHANICAL SHARK FROM UNIVERSAL FOUND IN NEW YORK RESTAURANT![edit]

    The Maryland Baltimore Sun Newspaper printed an article in February 1992 which depicted a picture of the last remaining mechanical shark from the original version of the now defunct Orlando Universal JAWS ride in front of Eastport Engineering Sub Marine Co, a corporation later named Oceanic. It was under the headline "Jaws is No Fish Story for Eastport". After the original company was fired (and later successfully sued by the Universal theme park) for making sharks that often malfunctioned, Eastport had been awarded the lucrative contract. They had vast experience in underwater robotics and even recovered parts of the doomed Challenger space shuttle. Later, the shark found its way to a Maryland property owned by Michael Hightower. Mr Hightower was an Oceanic Corp "shark" Engineer (and later Universal executive who sold the house in 1992). Aerial Google archive photos of the residence show it poolside for many years. According to the publication Lost Attractions,  the original JAWS ride cost $40 million to build and $30 million to rebuild after only a few months in operation. It had been previously believed (and reported) that none of the sharks were known to have "survived." 
    Since the exhibit was plowed over in a frenzy to build the Harry Potter exhibit, almost nothing remains. But, much to the delight of JAWS fans everywhere,

the shark was recently mounted in a Staten Island New York restaurant named 494Chicken.