Best Ride in America Tournament: Indy vs. Tower of Terror semifinal
Let's pick the second finalist in the 'Best Ride in America
(2) Indiana Jones Adventure at Disneyland
Photo submitted by Ryan Lanning
From the TPI reader reviews: "Indiana Jones Adventure is a perfect example of movie re-formatting. The detail is excellent and the effects are very intense thus many children easily get scared in the ride. A must-see attraction in Disneyland, go early in the morning or one hour before the park closes." (Adriel Tjokrosaputro)
(3) Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney's Hollywood Studios
Photo submitted by Mitchell Sentinella
From the TPI reader reviews: "A perfect example of what Disney does best: take a standard amusement park idea (in this case, a "freefall" style ride) and turn it into a creative tour de force. Simply the best themed attraction at DisneyWorld and one of the most thrilling and unique rides I have ever had the pleasure to experience." (James Rao)
So, let's get to it:
Have at it in the comments.
I think this is going to be a tight contest but I'm going with Indy. ToT is a fantastic reinvention of the tired drop ride, but Indy, though not perfect, is a fantastic adventure dark ride in a great milieu, with an excellent storyline and even an awesome queue. Here's hoping Disney shows it some love in the lead up to the next movie.
Personally, I've never gone on the Indy ride (as much as I want to), because I've never been to Disneyland - only Disney World - and so I simply voted for the ride I'd actually been on: Tower of Terror.
I voted Tower. If you want to know why, see the comments in the last contest, Spidey vs. Pirates.
I voted for Indy, but this was a close one and a tough choice. Both rides are knockouts; both are bases loaded home runs for Disney. TOT is one of my favorite rides in all of Disney World, but Indy may be my favorite at Disneyland. Indy takes it for the variety of the experiences and effects, but I hated to vote against my beloved Tower...
Tower of Terror, for the late, great Rod Serling.
ToT, all the way. Indy's just too much of a gross-out ride for me. Love the tech, but I just never enjoy the experience.
This is a very tough choice, but i will give a VERY slight nod to TOT!!
Man, what happened? 12 hours ago they were shot-for-shot at 50% each (kinda like that bar scene in Raiders), but now Tower is dominating.
I thought it would be a lot closer than this. But TOT is a great ride, no question.
I could care less about this matchup but Indiana Jones is better.
This surprises me as much as yesterday - and I suspect the answer may lie with Eric's post above. If someone has only ridden one of the two rides, they vote for the ride they've ridden.
And so Disney's most impressive attraction will face Universal's most impressive attraction.
Well, I've been on both, and I chose Indiana Jones, hands-down. Sure, TOT is in my top 5 or so for the type of ride it is, but IJA is so cool from start to finish (and by "start" I mean the start of the line). And TOT is about 15 seconds of real thrill, the rest is just build-up (yeah...excellent build up).
Shocked it wasn't even close. I still think IJ is a better ride but ToT is certainly worthy. Spidey is going to win in a blow out. Disney-philes already showed up for Pirates and it still lost badly to Spidey... and Pirates is probably more popular than ToT.
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