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JAWS Encounter

Location
Part of the Universal Studio Tour (see full page here).

The Bottom Line
Tour the coastal town of Amity before coming face to face with the bloodthirsty shark JAWS! And you thought it was safe to go back in the water…

Famous For
The set includes several props from the film Jaws. The coastal town backdrop can be seen in several television shows, including Diff’rent Strokes, Knight Rider, Airwolf, and Murder, She Wrote.

Intensity Factor
Appropriate for all but the smallest children. The encounter includes the implied death of an Amity Police scuba diver; this will fly over most children’s heads. Some pyro and water splashes. The shark itself is more goofy than scary but could frighten some young visitors. If in doubt, seat them on the left side of the tram to avoid being near the shark.

Best Views
The entire experience, including the shark encounter, occurs on the right side of the tram; those on the left will get an underwhelming view of a grassy hill.

JAWS Encounter – photo gallery