King of the Theme Park Graveyard: The Finals
And here we are. The finals of the "King of the Theme Park Graveyard" tournament.Day one, attraction descriptions and results
Day two, attraction descriptions and results
In the semifinals of our tournament to select readers' favorite defunct theme park attraction, top seed Back to the Future eliminated one-time Universal Studios Florida neighbor Kongfrontation. In the other match-up, the Magic Kingdom's The ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter took out Disney sibling, Epcot's Horizons.
The higher seeds have won every match-up in the tournament so far. Does that mean BTTF will be our winner? It is time for you to decide:
Talk about your pick in the comments, please. And thanks, again, to everyone who e-mailed a nomination or cast a vote in this tournament!
Man! Its tied at the moment!
Right now, BTTF is winning. Like I said, with King Kong gone now, it is SO gonna win.
The only thing that could've taken down BttF was Kong and it lost, so your winner is BttF.
My only regret is that I never saw BttF...however, since The Simpsons ride is based on the same platform, I must give the nod to BttF. The ExtraTERRORestrial was a good concept poorly executed.
I loved Back To The Future and Alien Encounter equally, so my voting came down to this: which should have stayed?
Ugghh, Alien Encounter better pull off a come-from-behind victory...
I stuck with my Stitch protest to the bitter end. Alien Encounter gets my vote....die, Stitch ride, die!!!!
I want Alien Encounter to win just to spite Disney for getting rid of it and replacing it with garbage.
As much as I loved BTTF I had to vote for Alien Encounter. When I went on my honeymoon at MK in 2003 I was looking forward to taking my wife on this ride. Unfortunately it had been shutdown a few weeks beforehand. I only rode it once, compared to the countless times on BTTF, but that was enough to make a lasting impression.
Alien Encounter had no business in the finals of this tournament. Not surprisingly, Back to the Future won this thing easily. Back to the Future was a great ride and was well deserving of this title. This was a neat little tournament that let us remember some of the retired gems in theme parks. It's a shame that these attractions had to go since each one had a following. I'm still trying to recover from the closing of my favorite ride ever in Back to the Future. This tournament is like the NIT, its nice to win it, but at the same time I would much rather preferred BTTF to have taken part of the earlier tournament in which Tower of Terror won. Anyway, it is nice to see that Back to the Future is King of the Theme Park Graveyard and will forever remain as an important part of theme park history.
Slightly off topic, more of a tangent, could the next Tournament be something like "Best Ride for Families", or "Best Ride with Children", or even "Best Ride for taking out of town friends and family"?
Aww man. I really liked the ExtraTERRORestial ride. I only rode it once, about 9 years ago, (I don't remember), and it was really cool! I wish I would win, but, I don't think that's happening. Too bad.
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