American Life (Amusement and Theme Parks) Movies on DVD
Entertaining and informative documentary takes you on a guided tour of some of Southern California's best amusement parks. Includes trips to Disneyland, Universal Studios, Knott's Berry Farm, and more. 65 min.
Dreaming of pitching their screenplay to Dolly Parton during her upcoming appearance at the 25th anniversary of the Dollywood amusement park, two gay brothers (from a conservative Baptist background) embarked on a road trip from Hollywood to Tennessee in an RV (named "Jolene") to realize their goal. This rollicking documentary chronicling their story includes 15 of Parton's classic tunes. 92 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; deleted scenes; interviews; outtakes; more.
This breathtaking IMAX documentary puts you in the front of some of America's most exciting (or, sometimes, nausea-inducing) amusement park attractions. Trace the history of thrill rides, from 19th-century Parisian coasters to today's gravity-defying steel monsters and computer simulations, and learn what goes into their high-tech design and construction. 45 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1, Japanese Dolby Digital 5.1; "making of" documentary; theatrical trailers; interactive menus; scene access.
The only thing more incredible than the amazing technology on display at the world's first theme park is the amazing technology that is never seen, operating behind the scenes. This History Channel program reveals the secret feats of engineering that went into the creation of Orlando, Florida's Walt Disney World, as well as the fascinating history of Disney's ambitious enterprise, which resulted in a 27,000-acre attraction that has become the most visited destination of its kind. 100 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.