Park guides

November 6, 2017, 6:25 AM ·

Just a note on looking at the park guides. DLR and USH have only 1 or 2 attractions listed as "top picks" or "also recommended", with most of the attractions (including Haunted Mansion, POTC and Harry Potter and forbidden Journey) listed as time permitting. I'm not sure how this has come to be, but Robert may want to have a look at it. Cheers

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Edited: November 6, 2017, 9:36 AM ·

It probably has to do with each attraction's ratings. I believe Robert resets the ratings after he announces the annual TPI awards, so if no one has rated attractions since that reset, they would not appear at the top of the park guide. Perhaps the layout of the guide is a bit flawed because of the ratings reset, but I think it's generally a good way to approach a site that is predominantly reader-driven. Maybe Robert can start historically great attractions with a higher baseline score than new or historically bad attractions so they don't fall into the also-ran list on the park guides.

The bottom line is that if readers of the site don't go and review and rate attractions on a regular basis, they will drop down the list.

November 6, 2017, 11:31 AM ·

Yep, it's the annual reset. Please submit your reviews!

November 6, 2017, 12:29 PM ·

Ahh, okay. I'll have to go and do some reviews

November 6, 2017, 3:33 PM ·

I've been wondering what was up as well since all my ratings disappeared, but that makes a lot of sense. I hope I didn't accidentally skew the data by resubmitting ratings for everything in So Cal I've ridden in 2017.

I was planning to add ratings for the Florida parks (and reviews for headliners) as I covered each park in my report, but I'm a little behind on those. I'll get to it eventually.

November 6, 2017, 8:29 PM ·

It's fair...all of the Disney reviews were watering down the spectacular reviews I put in for Eliches.

November 7, 2017, 5:50 AM ·

I think it also matters on quantity.

Personally, I believe anything rated a 7 or better is worth your time in the parks.

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