IamA former skipper on the JAWS ride at Universal Orlando AMA!
I worked on the JAWS ride at Universal Orlando for 4 years, doing more than 20,000 shows. It has been 8 years since my last show, I work a boring (but much more lucrative) desk job in another company, and the ride has been torn down and replaced. Thus a return to Amity Island is impossible unless I journey to Japan. I still have the occasional "Jaws Dream" at night. A common form of 'PTJD' most long-time skippers face. There was nothing like being a Jaws Skipper, saving a boat full of tourists every 5 minutes. AMA!
EDIT: For those who never experienced this attraction, here is a video from the last day of the ride. This is not me, I had left 4 years previous. https://youtu.be/QurplyEz_P4
Edit: Thank you all for the questions. It was an awesome stroll down memory lane. I may come back and answer some worthy questions later, but I must focus on work right now. I'm so glad that so many people still have fond memories of this attraction.
Edit: I would encourage other former Jaws skippers to hop on and do their own AMA! My experience was my own, and while many have similar experiences, perspectives are always different. Maybe some of the off-script scalawags would even share some of their most infamous shows. That's all folk's. #chompchomp