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Popular Mechanics for Kids: Rip Roarin Roller Coasters

By Sarah Wenk, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Behind the scenes look at theme parks and more.

Movie NR 2004 92 minutes
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The segments are entertaining and informative, and the young hosts are game for anything. Elisha rides about a dozen different roller coasters, one for over an hour, while Tyler is at the receiving end of some pretty serious wrestling moves. There are funny segments featuring Charlie, who is not a kid but often acts like one. He has practical tips about juggling, preventing motion sickness, and soundproofing a room -- a great skill for any aspiring rock stars in the house.

There are a few slightly gross moments –- in a segment about motion sickness, you have to expect some grossness –- but this is a terrific disc, full of surprises and interesting information. You'll have so much fun, you won't even know you're learning!

Movie Details

  • On DVD or streaming: November 9, 2004
  • Studio: Koch Vision
  • Genre: Family and Kids
  • Run time: 92 minutes
  • MPAA rating: NR
  • Last updated: September 20, 2019

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