Animatronic Waterboarding at Coney Island

For a limited time, you can learn more about waterboarding by visiting the "Waterboard Thrill Ride" at Coney Island. Steve Powers seems to have created the animatronic display to answer the same questions for the public that we're trying to answer here: what is waterboarding and how does it work? ThinkProgress says that "Powers’s initial idea was for real people to undergo real waterboarding, right there in real time but his wife was among the first to point out that that might be a tad over the line.”

Video report from after the cut.