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Robert Niles
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Weekly Top 10: The Best Theme Park Rides in Asia

Published: April 20, 2015 at 9:40 AM

With the dollar strong and airfare cheaper than in years, now's a great time for American theme park fans to take that dream trip to Asia's top theme parks. To inspire you to make that trip, or to provide more flamebait for readers who think that the parks in the United States ought to be building more, we offer Theme Park Insider readers' collective picks for the Top 10 theme park rides in Asia. For this list, we're including only those attractions that do not have exact duplicates elsewhere. Let's get to your picks!

10. Back to the Future: The Ride
Universal Studios Japan

Back to the Future: The Ride

Travel to the future in one of Doc Brown's modified DeLorean time machines, which runs on the tears of American theme park fans who wish they could visit Japan to ride this favorite one more time.

9. Jaws: The Ride
Universal Studios Japan

Jaws: The Ride

If you thought we were trolling you hard with the first ride on this list....

8. Sesame Street: Spaghetti Space Chase
Universal Studios Singapore

Enjoy a fanciful romp through space with Elmo and other Muppets from Sesame Street in this family dark ride.

7. Hollywood Dream: The Ride
Universal Studios Japan

This Bolliger & Mabillard coaster with an on-board soundtrack is the ride that Universal Studios Florida probably should have installed instead of its Maurer Sohne Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit.

6. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Tokyo DisneySea

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

This isn't the Magic Kingdom submarine ride of your youth. An innovative dark ride adventure, Tokyo's 20K shares the Jules Verne-themed Mysterious Island with one other attraction on our list. (Keep reading!)

5. Tower Of Terror
Tokyo DisneySea

Tower Of Terror

Okay, we're fudging a but here. Sure, it's the same drop ride as in Disney California Adventure and Walt Disney Studios Paris, but Tokyo's tower loses the Twilight Zone theme in favor of what might be the world's best pre-show, which tells the story of the Shiriki Utundo, Harrison Hightower, and the Society of Explorers and Adventures. (We'll visit another SEA-themed attraction in a couple of spots.)

4. Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars
Hong Kong Disneyland

Hong Kong's runaway mine cars offers a mash-up of an Expedition Everest ride experience with a Thunder Mountain-style setting.

3. Pooh's Hunny Hunt
Tokyo Disneyland

Pooh's Hunny Hunt

The first major trackless dark ride, Tokyo's Pooh surpasses its American siblings in every way.

2. Mystic Manor
Hong Kong Disneyland

Mystic Manor

Hong Kong's Mystic Manor surpasses Pooh's trackless ride experience and throws in a delightful effects-driven story that returns us to the world of the Society of Explorers and Adventurers.

1. Journey to the Center of the Earth
Tokyo DisneySea

Journey to the Center of the Earth

Occupying the iconic Mount Prometheus in Tokyo DisneySea, 20K's neighbor in Mysterious Island won last year's Theme Park Insider Award for the Best Themed Attraction in the world.

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