Best Ride in America Tournament: Round three, day one
Here we are: Round three of the 'Best Ride in America' tournament. We've got 16 rides left from our original 64, and we are just one week away from the championship match-up. Today, though we have four match-ups for you to consider, including two of our top four seeds.
The top seed takes on the last ride from the Cedar Fair parks as (1) The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man goes up against (16) Millennium Force
We have another classic Disney vs. Universal match-up with (3) Twilight Zone Tower of Terror (Disney World) vs. (14) Revenge of the Mummy (Universal Orlando)
It's Disney and Universal again, this time in a roller coaster battle: (5) Incredible Hulk Coaster vs. (12) Expedition Everest
Finally, two more coasters match-up with (26) Dueling Dragons - Ice vs. (10) SheiKra
As the first two weeks have shown, the best part of the daily match-ups is the comments. Why not add your $.02?
Okay, I think we're at the point where no one can complain about unfair, blow-out match-ups. ;-)
Hulk vs. Everest ... Wow!
Hulk vs. Everest is the marquee match-up, should be interesting. I think Spidey and ToT will win pretty easily. Ice will take out Sheikra by a small margin.
Now I know I'm out becuase he put RotM vs ToT. Both are fantastically themed so I went with RotM becuase it's a great coaster AND fantastically themed. If you take away the theme from RotM I'd still want to ride it. Not so much for ToT. I'm putting Hulk over Everest.
Go MF! Any chance you have a bracket done Robert?
Mike the bracket was posted yesterday on the blog flume.
Come on folks - Mummy is much better than The Tower….
Tower of Terror vs. Revenge of the Mummy
Go Millennium Force! Too bad it is not up against Dueling Dragons, or SheiKra, it would be an easier win than Spidey.
Hey, don't 12 seeds often take out five seeds in the NCAA tournament? Let's see what happens here. :-)
Looks like Millenium is going to lose.....
My votes went to Spider-Man (the domination continues), ToT, Everest, and Sheikra. I had the most hard of a time with Hulk and Everest. The Hulk is one of my all-time favorite coasters (thrilling to the very end!), but I find Everest to be completely immersive and unique which are characteristics that will, most often with, be deciding factors for me. All of the rides left in the 16 are truely great. This will be tough! Although, I have to say that (according to the match-ups to come) I'm willing to bet that the final two will be Spider-Man and ToT, in which case I would, personally, be torn (but the outcome would most-likely be in IoA's favor). Looks like Spidey may just have this in the bag. Anyone up for an upset?
I had to go with Spidey, Tower, Everest, and Ice.
Yikes! Bring out the Pepto Bismol!
This is the most heart-wrenching round yet.
Oh, and as for the people claiming that everyone is a Cedar Point hater, that simply isn't true. I went two summers ago, and it truly is one of the greatest parks around. The coasters are phenomenal.
I'll announce who remains a candidate in the prediction contest when we start the semifinals.
Yeah, if today's votes hold up as is, there are 13 people who will have three or four rides still alive, with the potential of three of their rides getting into the final four. At least one person will have four alive, with the potential of getting all four into the final eight and three into the final four.
These rides are the best of the best. I have no compliants who wins from this point on. Even though I thought that Nitro should have been a contestent in this contest.
This is definatly the best best match ups to date. I voted MF, ToT, Everest and ShieKra. I know MF won't win, but what the heck.
Looks like it's the end for my favorite ride. Millennium Force won't beat Spiderman on this website. Spidey is a great ride, so at least it's not some lame Disney flat winning the matchup. Voted for MF on this one because it's my favorite ride on the planet. It would have had a great chance of advancing against any other ride. Any of the other coasters would have likely fallen to MF.
Not having the bracket beforehand was an... experiment. I wanted to see how close people came to picking the final four without having the bracket. Also, I wanted people to show up everyday of the tournament, in the early rounds, rather than just waiting for the day when their favorite rides were up.
I answer the question "which ride would I do over and over and over again"?
Man, that's a tight match between Everest and Hulk. Regardless of which one wins, it will wallop Dragons/Sheikra in the next round.
Spider-Man is just dominating. Wonder why more theme parks aren't trying to make a similar attraction? Reminds me of one of the titles to an Amazing Spider-Man comic from years ago: "
Whoa at the Hulk/Everest switcheroo.
Wow, Everest must have won by a single vote! It was Hulk every time I refreshed at the the end until the poll closed.
Well 2 of 4 matchups today went my way. I thought Hulk would win over Everest in this round. I also thought Rock n' roller Coaster would beat Everest in the previous round.
MAGNUM Force is better than Millennium Force. Despite the higher heights and faster speed, the ride on Millennium is like novacaine. Magnum is where it's at.
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