THRILL RIDE: THE SCIENCE OF FUN!

DVD_ThrillRideTheScienceOfFun[DVD: Sony Pictures Classics – 1997 – 40 mins]. This IMAX documentary puts you in the front of some of America’s most exciting amusement park attractions. Explore the heart-pounding possibilities brought to life when imagination meets the computer work-station with director Ben Stassen, a renowned expert in the field of Computer Generated Imagery. Learn how cutting-edge ride designers employ technology originally developed by the military and NASA to create the mind-bending ride simulators of today! Trace the history of thrill rides, from 19th Century Parisian coasters to today’s computer simulations, and learn what goes into their high-tech design and construction. ANDY SHINE SAYS: Whatever became of Virtual Reality anyway? ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Fair.