Best Ride in America Tournament: The quarterfinals, day one
We are down to the final eight in the Best Ride in America Tournament, with the first two quarterfinal match-ups today, followed by the remaining two tomorrow.
We'll start with the undercard: top seed Spider-Man facing the tough underdog from Busch Gardens Africa:
(1) The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man vs.
And, then, to the Disney vs. Disney main event:
(4) Pirates of the Caribbean (Disneyland) vs.
(12) Expedition Everest
As for the prediction contest, no one will pick correctly all four semifinalists in the tournament. However, nine readers remain in the running to get three of the four correct. Ryley Hoffman is the only reader to have all four picks still alive in the tournament, however Ryley picked both Pirates and Everest to reach the final four, and they meet each other in the round of eight today.
The other eight readers still alive in the contest are:Dan Babbitt
Talk amongst yourselves in the comments....
So, do you vote for one of the all around best themed attractions ever (Pirates), or the very best themed coaster ever (Everest)?
I actually ended up voting for Montu, it is a very nice coaster, and one drawback of Spiderman to me is all those video screens. I know Spidey will win anyway though.
Woah! Poll down at midnight Pacific Time...
I'm one of the few folks that doesn't really like Spidey. I never really thought it was any better than BTTF, and like others have said I won't wait more than about 5 minutes to ride it. It is also going against my favorite coaster at the moment so I had to vote Montu.
I would take Pirates if it was the old version. Against the Jack Sparrowed version, it's easy for me to vote for Everest. That ride is perfect.
I thought the top four seeds were all going to make it to the semis, but it looks like Pirates is having trouble. Will the west coast and old-school Disney fans turn out?
50-50 right now in the contest of caribe vs everest...I got chills; disney vs disney
The hardest choice yet. Pirates or Everest? I went with Everest, making it 50% Everest to 49% Pirates. Tough decision. If we get down to the whole Disney vs. Universal thing, Disney will sweep. Now it's 50-50! Ahhhhhhh!
To me this was easy, Spiderman is easily better Montu, which is a great coaster, it just cant compete against a great ride like Spiderman.
It looks like the delivery of the
I've suspected all along that Spiderman would win, but that is all going to depend on two things. One, which Disney ride is the opponent, and two, will people be unbiased, that is...will they select the better ride in their mind, or will they vote for it because it's Disney or Universal.
I still have my bet on Spidy winning it all.
Spidey's chances may depend on today's outcome...
I am a disney man, but I will say, Spidey will get my vote over any disney attraction...I know, traitor you say...well, step up Disney says I.
I think Universal (Florida) and Disney are equals. They both know how to theme a park and an attraction.
Tough between Spidey and Pirates.. Very tough.
How is Pirates beating Everest? Pirates is a great dark ride but Everest is a great coaster, a great animatronic, fantastic queue, and good dark ride elements.
I voted Montu, I'm just not a spidey fan, and Everest, it's well themed, so is PotC, but Everest beats it. I would also like to see the best in the world.
Love the idea of a park challenge.
A whole park tournament isn't a bad idea, but I think that it would turn out much the same way the ride tournament has...Disney and Universal duking it out. The problem with it is that a lot of these parks have never been attended by people around the site. Example, there are certain Six Flags parks that are actually pretty good, but will be booted because it's Six Flags, and also parks that aren't represented on the site (Silver Dollar City) that are far better places than others. As a matter of fact, Robert, I'm officially lobbying to put SDC on the site.
The technology behind Spidey the Ride is truly impressive -- but which ride makes you want to run around and get right back on again???
Arrgghhhh... Pirates is just a little behind... c'mon, those votes have to come from some buccaneering quarter to put it over the top!
Lee Mak, Disney is about to release its answer to Spidey...it's called Toy Story Midway Mania. A 3D interactive ride, the next technological leap forward.
I'm shocked that Pirates made a comeback. Walt would be proud, but I guess I'm out of the tournament.
While Spidey is a great attraction, I would have to give the nod to TOT or Indy in the final ballot!!
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