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The 2008 Best Ride in America Tournament

From March 16 - April 7, 2008, Theme Park Insider readers voted in a single-elimination tournament to select the best theme or amusement park ride in America. Sixty-four rides were seeded, according to their average reader rating on the site, and placed into the tournament bracket [PDF].

On April 7, readers selected Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World as the best ride in America.

Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

2008 Tournament Archive

April 7, 2008
Best Ride in America champion: Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
Walt Disney World's original version of the themed drop ride edged out Universal's Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man for the initial title.

(37 comments)

April 6, 2008
Best Ride in America Tournament Final: Spider-Man vs. Tower of Terror
It is your turn to decide: which is the best ride in America?

(41 comments)

April 4, 2008
Best Ride in America Tournament: Indy vs. Tower of Terror semifinal
It's Disneyland versus Disney World for the last spot in the tournament final.

(14 comments)

April 3, 2008
Best Ride in America Tournament: Spidey vs. Pirates semifinal
We, finally, are down to the top four rides in the tournament.

(27 comments)

April 2, 2008
Best Ride in America Tournament: The quarterfinals, day two
Now, it is up to Indy, Ice, Tower of Terror and Kraken to fight their way into the semifinals.

(24 comments)

April 1, 2008
Best Ride in America Tournament: The quarterfinals, day one
We have Spider-Man vs. Montu and Pirates vs. Everest, as we move a step closer to our championship match-up.

(26 comments)

March 31, 2008
Best Ride in America Tournament: Round three, day two
It's Pirates vs. Mansion, Indy vs. Kilimanjaro Safaris, Kraken vs. Test Track and Journey to Atlantis vs. Montu, as we complete the final eight.

(43 comments)

March 30, 2008
Best Ride in America Tournament: Round three, day one
It's the round of 16. Today we match Spidey, Millennium Force, Tower of Terror, Revenge of the Mummy, Hulk, Everest, Dragons Ice and SheiKra.

(29 comments)

March 28, 2008
Best Ride in America Tournament: Weekend update
We've set the final 16 rides in the Best Ride in America tournament.

(16 comments)

March 27, 2008
Best Ride in America Tournament: Round two, day four
Indy, Men in Black, Mummy, Dragster, Splash Mountain, Test Track, SheiKra and Dinosaur wrap up the second round.

(32 comments)

March 26, 2008
Best Ride in America Tournament: Round two, day three
Both Dragons, Griffon, Kraken, Tower of Terror, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Riddler and Buzz try to advance to the round of 16.

(26 comments)

March 25, 2008
Best Ride in America Tournament: Round two, day two
Pirates, Beast, Alpengeist, Atlantis, Everest, Rock n' Roller Coaster, Millennium Force and Maverick fight for the chance to advance.

(14 comments)

March 24, 2008
Best Ride in America Tournament: Round two, day one
Spidey, Soarin', Hulk, Jurassic Park, Mansion, Screamin', Toad and Montu step up again as round two begins.

(25 comments)

March 23, 2008
Best Ride in America Tournament: Round one, day eight
The first round concludes with Indy, Mission:Space, Riddler, Dragons (Ice), Thunderhead, SheiKra, Seuss and Monsters, Inc.

(20 comments)

March 22, 2008
Best Ride in America Tournament: Round one, day seven
Matterhorn, Men in Black, Apollo's Chariot, Dinosaur, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Knights Tournament, Jaws and Griffon face off in today's match-ups.

(28 comments)

March 21, 2008
Best Ride in America Tournament: Round one, day six
Tower of Terror, Kraken, Thunder Mountain, Test Track, Dragster, Spaceship Earth, Pooh and Storybook Land face off today.

(14 comments)

March 20, 2008
Best Ride in America Tournament: Round one, day five
Up today: Splash Mtn., Small World, Popeye, Buzz, Mummy, Alice, Dragons and El Toro.

(20 comments)

March 19, 2008
Best Ride in America Tournament: Round one, day four
Pirates, Dumbo, Screamin', Dudley, Dinos, Everest, Jungle and the Cat in the Hat fight to advance.

(22 comments)

March 18, 2008
Best Ride in America Tournament: Round one, day three
Hulk, Grizzly River Run, Haunted Mansion, Snow White, Rock n' Roller Coaster, Tennessee Tornado, Mystery Mine and The Beast square off today.

(15 comments)

March 17, 2008
Best Ride in America Tournament: Round one, day two
It's Alpengeist, Star Tours, Millennium Force, Roger Rabbit, Goliath, Montu, Soarin' and Nemo on the spot today.

(23 comments)

March 16, 2008
Best Ride in America Tournament: Round one, day one
Spider-Man, Doctor Doom, Tatsu, Mr. Toad, Maverick, Kingda Ka, Journey to Atlantis and Loch Ness Monster, in the first round.

(17 comments)


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