Published: March 20, 2008 at 1:51 AM
Cat In The Hat
Pirates of the Caribbean
Jurassic Park could really use a tune-up, but Dudley, despite having a beautiful exterior, is like a run-down fun house with water. Funny jokes, great drops, but terrible scenery.
Jurassic Park's exterior dinosaurs just need to be more remote and mysterious, rather than up-close to the point where one can see the mechanics of the ride.
Disney has never been the best at coasters, but California Screamin' is exceptionally bad. The launch is slow, the drops are tiny, and there's really nothing to look at. Add to that a hot, seemingly endless queue, and you've got a problem. And I'm not too picky with coasters.
Cat In The Hat is creative, funny, and wild, with a bonus as being a family ride. It has the upper hand, in my books.
Pirates of the Caribbean should do well in all the rounds. It's just one of those attractions you sit down in, and feel like you're in heaven. Cool, calm, serene, and exciting, without throngs of hot, angry people. It just seems to mellow everyone out and make them appreciate the beauty of it all. The incredibly fast loading scheme and underground queue add points, as well.
Dumbo, despite being many young kids' favorite, is a dime a dozen, and loads as quickly as molasses in the winter with an outdoor, unshaded queue.
Expedition Everest is a huge winner for Disney. Its theme is spectacular, the ride is exciting and chock full of surprises, and the queue is beautifully done. Unlike many Disney coasters, the thrills don't seem to diminish after multiple rides.
Jungle Cruise loses points for its never-ending lineup and its lack of refurbishments.