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The 2009 Best Ride in America Tournament

From March 17 - April 6, 2009, Theme Park Insider readers vote 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].

After 63 tournament votes, readers selected Revenge of the Mummy from Universal Studios Florida as the 2009 tournament champion.

In the 2008 tournament, readers selected Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World as the best ride in America.

2009 Tournament Archive

April 6, 2009
2009 Best Ride in America Tournament: the final
(138 comments)

April 3, 2009
2009 Best Ride in America Tournament: the semifinals
(107 comments)

April 2, 2009
2009 Best Ride in America Tournament: Spider-Man, Hulk, Millennium Force and Everest
(58 comments)

April 2, 2009
2009 Best Ride in America Tournament: Griffon, Apollo's Chariot, Mummy and Maverick
(99 comments)

April 1, 2009
2009 Best Ride in America Tournament: final eight round-up and wrap-up
(26 comments)

March 31, 2009
2009 Best Ride in America Tournament: Millennium Force, Soarin', Hulk and Dudley Do-Right
(50 comments)

March 31, 2009
2009 Best Ride in America Tournament: Spidey, Kraken, Everest and MIB
(35 comments)

March 30, 2009
2009 Best Ride in America Tournament: Beast, Maverick, Mansion and Apollo's Chariot
(43 comments)

March 30, 2009
2009 Best Ride in America Tournament: Mummy, Pirates, Griffon and Space
(48 comments)

March 29, 2009
2009 Best Ride in America Tournament: Top 16 round-up and recap
(17 comments)

March 28, 2009
2009 Best Ride in America Tournament, round two: The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man bracket
(43 comments)

March 27, 2009
2009 Best Ride in America Tournament, round two: Twilight Zone Tower of Terror bracket
(110 comments)

March 26, 2009
2009 Best Ride in America Tournament, round two: Millennium Force bracket
(71 comments)

March 25, 2009
2009 Best Ride in America Tournament, round two: Griffon bracket
(17 comments)

March 24, 2009
2009 Best Ride in America Tournament, round one: El Toro bracket
(32 comments)

March 23, 2009
2009 Best Ride in America Tournament, round one: The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man bracket
(27 comments)

March 22, 2009
2009 Best Ride in America Tournament, round one: Revenge of the Mummy bracket
(22 comments)

March 21, 2009
2009 Best Ride in America Tournament, round one: Twilight Zone Tower of Terror bracket
(37 comments)

March 20, 2009
2009 Best Ride in America Tournament, day four, round one: Expedition Everest bracket
(26 comments)

March 19, 2009
2009 Best Ride in America Tournament, day three, round one: Millennium Force bracket
(40 comments)

March 18, 2009
2009 Best Ride in America Tournament, day two, round one: Apollo's Chariot bracket
(23 comments)

March 17, 2009
2009 Best Ride in America Tournament, round one, day one: Griffon bracket
(25 comments)


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