Published: April 6, 2008 at 12:47 AM
It will likely go to Spiderman, but I'm rooting for Tower. The thrill is lacking, but very few rides actually thrill me anymore. We all know why each attraction is amazing, but I'm going to compile some cons. Feel free to add.
Tower of Terror:
The pre-show creepiness factor often resides in the hands of the employees, and in recent years I've found they've lost their gusto.
As Robert mentioned, if it's an elevator ride, why are you sitting?
The on-ride photo is very impersonal.
The randomness factor often causes the drop sequences to be short and jerky rather than long and exciting.
The location of this attraction next to Rock N' Roller Coaster causes bottleneck crowds, especially before viewings of Fantasmic!
It bothers me that Disney made so many clones of this attraction but without the detail of the original.
Very little off-screen action.
The entrance is uninspiring and bland, as is the queue (and that techno music drives me nuts).
The simulator motion and screen effects can cause motion sickness (my buddy can ride Hulk 'til the cows come home, but a ride on Spidey totals him).
Some effects are recycled, like the fire and water ones. Islands really seems to abuse those elements.
If you're a reporter, why are you wearing goggles? And don't give me that "safety goggles" excuse.
During the climbing/falling scene, the stage lights above can clearly be seen, ruining the illusion.
Some of the action happens too quickly, like Hydroman getting shocked by Electro (it took me several rides to figure out what happened there).
Anyways, feel free to knock me down a peg.