King of the Theme Park Graveyard: Quarterfinals
Written by Robert Niles
All the favorites advanced to the quarterfinal round of our tournament to determine readers' favorite defunct theme park attraction.Tweet
In the second round, Back to the Future (Universal Studios Florida and Hollywood) takes on Skyway (Disneyland). Will readers prefer Back to the Future's flight-simulator chase of Biffen Tannen through time or the Skyway's gentle trip over Fantasyland and through the Matterhorn?
Our second vote matches The ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter (Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom) against the original Journey Into Imagination (Epcot). Both Disney attracts appeal to visitor's imagination, the first with creepy audio effects and the second with more typical Disney whimsy.
It's a classic Epcot Future World showdown in our next contest, as former neighbors Horizons and World of Motion square off. Two Omnimover rides, one looking toward the future (Horizons) and the other the past (World of Motion).
It's a battle between the great ape from Kongfrontation (Universal Studios Florida) against the giant squid from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom) in our final match-up.
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