NOVA: ROLLER COASTER!

DVD_NovaRollerCoaster[DVD: WGBH Educational Foundation – 1993 – 54 mins]. We begin by exploring roller coasters and the physics behind how they work. Later we are taken on a behind the scenes tour of Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean as well as Universal Studios’ Earthquake ride; Backdraft and Back to the Future immersive ride experiences. We’re also afforded a sneak peek at Virtual Reality simulations and are guided through these scenes by the people who design, build and operate these systems of entertainment. (Features optional Closed Captions for the deaf and hard of hearing). ANDY SHINE SAYS: This programme includes plenty of interesting rides footage, but spends too long on Virtual Reality systems. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Fair.