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* VerbThis: The skipper says, "Eat ''this''!" before firing their grenade launcher at the shark while it's being electrocuted.




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* VerbThis: The skipper says, "Eat ''this''!" before firing their grenade launcher at the shark while it's being electrocuted.


* PreMortemOneLiner: Subverted. The skipper yells, "Eat ''this''!", before firing their grenade launcher at the shark as it's getting electrocuted, but it's soon after revealed that this did not completely kill the shark.


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* VerbThis: The skipper says, "Eat ''this''!" before firing their grenade launcher at the shark while it's being electrocuted.


The ride first opened with Universal Studios Florida on June 7th, 1990...sort of. It experienced massive technical issues that at times left the ride completely unoperational. A mere few months after it opened it was shut down indefinitely, with Universal ''suing'' the manufacturers of the ride; as the malfunctionings of the ride were so bad that it would have to be rebuilt from scratch. As a result, the ride remained closed for three years until Spring 1993 when the ride system was completely reworked and some of the show scenes were changed in order to make it less technically complex.

Despite being a very beloved fan-favorite throughout the years, the ride was closed yet again, but this time permanently, on January 2nd, 2012, to make way for ''The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Diagon Alley''. The decision attracted a heavy amount of outrage that lasted for quite a while; since then it has subsided a bit, due in part to how successful the Diagon Alley replacement turned out to be.

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The ride first opened with Universal Studios Florida on June 7th, 1990...7, 1990... sort of. It experienced massive technical issues that at times left the ride completely unoperational. A mere few months after it opened it was shut down indefinitely, with Universal ''suing'' the manufacturers of the ride; as the malfunctionings of the ride were so bad that it would have to be rebuilt from scratch. As a result, the ride remained closed for three years until Spring 1993 when the ride system was completely reworked and some of the show scenes were changed in order to make it less technically complex.

Despite being a very beloved fan-favorite throughout the years, the ride was closed yet again, but this time permanently, on January 2nd, 2, 2012, to make way for ''The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Diagon Alley''. The decision attracted a heavy amount of outrage that lasted for quite a while; since then it has subsided a bit, due in part to how successful the Diagon Alley replacement turned out to be.



The ride also opened with Universal Studios Japan on March 31st, 2001, and continues to remain open to this day.

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The ride also opened with Universal Studios Japan on March 31st, 31, 2001, and continues to remain open to this day.

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* ItsAlwaysMardiGrasInNewOrleans: The ride and its surrounding area is always set during Amity's Fourth of July festival.

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* {{Improv}}: Skippers would often deviate from the script to bring a new experience. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEggceh4AoU Seen here!]]

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* RecycledSoundtrack: When the ride first opened, it originally had a soundtrack that was entirely made up of re-used music from the films. However, when the attraction was entirely overhauled and re-opened in 1993, it was given a completely custom soundtrack.


* UpdatedReRelease: The initial version of the attraction closed in summer 1990 due to technical malfunctions and re-opened in 1993, with several altered story elements.



* UpdatedReRelease: The initial version of the attraction closed in summer 1990 due to technical malfunctions and re-opened in 1993, with several altered story elements.

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* UpdatedReRelease: The initial version of the attraction closed in summer 1990 due to technical malfunctions and re-opened in 1993, with several altered story elements.


->'''Skipper''': I don't know what could have done this out here, except....except a shark.

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->'''Skipper''': -->'''Skipper''': I don't know what could have done this out here, except....except a shark.



** Just before the finale, the skipper tries to park and unload the boat at a dock that's next to an electrical station, only for the shark to come in once more.

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** Just before the finale, the skipper tries to park and unload the boat at a fishing dock that's next to an electrical station, barge, only for the shark to come in once more.


* OmniousFog: The boathouse is filled with thick fog, giving a hint that it's not safe and that something bad's about to happen.

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* OmniousFog: OminousFog: The boathouse is filled with thick fog, giving a hint that it's not safe and that something bad's about to happen.


* BarrierBustingBlow: The shark is able to smash its way into the boathouse, and then makes another lunge for the boat.



* TheCavalryArrivesLate: Brody and the marines aren't able to make it in to deal with the situation in time, and at the end get called off by the skipper.



* DramaticPause: Right after seeing the sinking remains of Amity 3, the skipper ends up doing this.
->'''Skipper''': I don't know what could have done this out here, except....except a shark.



* OmniousFog: The boathouse is filled with thick fog, giving a hint that it's not safe and that something bad's about to happen.



* PoliceAreUseless: Brody and other authorities state that they'll be there to help in ten minutes, to which the skipper responds that, "We'll be shark bait in ten minutes!", leaving them to figure out a way out of the situation on their own.

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* PoliceAreUseless: Brody and other authorities state that they'll be there to help in ten minutes, to which PlotDrivenBreakdown: In the boathouse, the skipper responds that, "We'll be is briefly unable to start up the boat, only to get it working again just when the shark bait in ten minutes!", leaving them to figure out a way out of the situation on their own.attacks.

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* BadBadActing: The interactions between Jake and Chompy in the commercials are noticeably phony.


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* StockAnimalName: The shark in Captain Jake's commercials gets the name, "Chompy".


* AndNinetyNineCents: The price of Captain Jake's Amity Boat Tours is shown as being $39.95 per person.



* BlatantLies: Captain Jake mentions that his Champagne Cruise is available for the "laughably low price of just $75 dollars per person".

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* BlatantLies: Captain Jake mentions that his Champagne Cruise is available for the "laughably low price of just $75 dollars per person".



* IfYouCallBeforeMidnightTonight: Captain Jake mentions that for a limited time his Champagne Cruise is available at a reduced price of $71.50 (under the condition that you bring your own champagne).



* KitschyLocalCommercial: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9Jnqs4qr3A The commercial]] shown for Captain Jake's Amity Boat Tours reeks of low-budget, with it having a cheesy shark costume and Captain Jake himself being as corny as imaginable.

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* KitschyLocalCommercial: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9Jnqs4qr3A The commercial]] commercials]] shown for Captain Jake's Amity Boat Tours reeks of low-budget, with it having a cheesy shark costume and Captain Jake himself being as corny as imaginable.if you haven't already noticed, they hit a huge amount of tropes regarding cheesy, deceptive commercials.


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* StepfordConsumer: The commercials include an interview with a very touristy-looking customer that seems to be a bit overly ecstatic about the boat tours.


* BlatantLies: Captain Jake mentions that his Champagne Cruise is available for the "laughably low price of just $75 dollars per person".



* ButWaitTheresMore: The Captain Jake's commercial states that if you mention the commercial, you'll get an actual life jacket (but notes that the offer is subject to avaliability).

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* ButWaitTheresMore: The Captain Jake's commercial states that if you mention the commercial, you'll get an actual life jacket (but notes not without noting that the offer is subject to avaliability).



* OurLawyersAdvisedThisTrope: Several disclaimers are included in the commercials for Captain Jake's, including: "Seats not available on all boats", "Some boats may be guest-operated", "Shade available at additional cost", "Insurance waiver required", and "Life jacket offer subject to avaliability".

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* ObnoxiousInLaws: In one of the commercials, Chompy mentions that his mother-in-law is coming to town and he desperately needs something to entertain her with.
* OurLawyersAdvisedThisTrope: Several Numerous disclaimers are included in the commercials for Captain Jake's, including: "Seats not available on all boats", "Some boats may be guest-operated", "Shade available at additional cost", "Insurance waiver required", and "Life jacket offer subject to avaliability".so on.

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* ButWaitTheresMore: The Captain Jake's commercial states that if you mention the commercial, you'll get an actual life jacket (but notes that the offer is subject to avaliability).


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* {{Mascot}}: Captain Jake's has the cutesy "Chompy the Shark", who they use as a way of making people not worry about the threat of a shark attack.


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* OurLawyersAdvisedThisTrope: Several disclaimers are included in the commercials for Captain Jake's, including: "Seats not available on all boats", "Some boats may be guest-operated", "Shade available at additional cost", "Insurance waiver required", and "Life jacket offer subject to avaliability".


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* {{Slogans}}: The slogan of Captain Jake's is, "It's more fun than a barrel of sea monkeys!"


* {{BFG}}: The grenade launcher that the skipper has.



* GrenadeLauncher: What all the skippers are equipped with; to be used in the event of a shark attack.
* GoofySuit: In Captain Jake's commercial, we see someone wearing a "Chompy the Shark" costume, who during the commercial complains to Jake about how much he hates wearing this suit in the sun.



* HawaiianShirtedTourist: Several tacky-looking tourists are shown in the background of the Captain Jake commercial.



* KitschyLocalCommercial: The commercial shown for Captain Jake's Amity Boat Tours reeks of low-budget, with it having a cheesy shark costume and Captain Jake himself being as corny as imaginable.

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* KitschyLocalCommercial: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9Jnqs4qr3A The commercial commercial]] shown for Captain Jake's Amity Boat Tours reeks of low-budget, with it having a cheesy shark costume and Captain Jake himself being as corny as imaginable.


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* NiceHat: The sailor hats that the all of the skippers wear (Justified, since it's a part of their uniform).


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* TemptingFate: Multiple times before the ride it's mentioned that there hasn't been a shark attack in Amity in over 35 years and that they'll never have use the grenade launchers.

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