Best Ride in America Tournament: Spidey vs. Pirates semifinal
Written by Robert Niles
So it comes to this... after 59 match-ups, and more than 30,000 votes cast, we are down to the top four rides in the 'Best Ride in America' tournament. And much like this year's NCAA men's basketball tournament, the top four seeds are the ones to advance to the final four.Tweet
We will have the first semi-final match-up today, followed the the second tomorrow. And on Monday, the finalists will match up as you, Theme Park Insider readers, vote to select the Best Ride in America.
(1) The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man: Universal's Islands of Adventure
From the TPI rating and reviews page: "A four-time winner for Best Attraction in the Theme Park Insider Awards, Spidey takes you on an adventure with the web-slinger as he tries to save the city. You ride in a bucking, spinning SCOOP Vehicle-- 3-D glasses night vision on your face -- through 11 scenes, escaping fireballs, 100-story drops and other mayhem."
(4) Pirates of the Caribbean: Disneyland
From the TPI rating and reviews page: "Pirates of the Caribbean raised the standards for all theme park dark rides when it opened in 1967, and endures today as the world's best family dark ride, as well as the inspiration for a hit movie trilogy. The popularity of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies has motivated the people at Disneyland to change the ride yet again. Instead of having the attacking pirates look for gold, they are now looking for Capt. Jack Sparrow."
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