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Vote of the week: Favorite theme park mascot?

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Published: October 10, 2008 at 12:23 PM

Thanks to Theme Park Insider first daughter Natalie Niles for this week's vote topic:

Looks like Universal gets to sit this one out, because we at TPI World Headquarters couldn't settle on what Universal's mascot would be. (The park promotes so many, but not one consistently above the others.) I thought about including the Lego people for Legoland, but decided that they really were too diverse to be considered a single mascot.

So... what do you say? I'm especially interested to hear how the Universal fans go on this one, since they don't have a "home team" in this fight.

Readers' Opinions

From Tim W on October 10, 2008 at 1:34 PM
mickey is by far the most noticeable and the BEST!
From brian lochridge on October 10, 2008 at 2:09 PM
Hey Tim how do you feel about Mickey Mouse?
From Anthony Murphy on October 10, 2008 at 2:16 PM
It seems like no contest. Mickey is King
From Amanda Jenkins on October 10, 2008 at 3:22 PM
How much more popular can you get than Mickey? People spend their trips at the Disney Parks looking for the hidden Mickeys. HIDDEN MICKEYS! Which I am sad to say I have tried to do myself. Need I say more on how loved he is?
From Tim W on October 10, 2008 at 3:39 PM
wat is that supposed to mean brian?
From Robert Niles on October 10, 2008 at 4:41 PM
Your initial answer duped several times, Tim. I fixed.
From Robert Niles on October 10, 2008 at 4:43 PM
I like them all, but, I'll fess up, I only hauled one of them around 24/7 for, like, four solid years when I was kid. So my vote went to Snoopy.
From Tim W on October 10, 2008 at 5:02 PM
thanks niles. i saw it come up three times at first. snoopy is my second choice. i love peanuts
From Jeff Nielson on October 10, 2008 at 6:59 PM
I know that everybody always associates Mickey Mouse with Disneyland. and Disneyland is clearly the best Theme Park in the world. But...

When I am watching cartoons on TV, I will choose a Bugs Bunny cartoon pretty much any time. I always thought they and other Warner Bros. cartoons were brilliant, and there is just something about Mickey Mouse cartoons that have always bored me a little.

Other than that, Ya. Of course, Mickey and Disneyland are the best.

From Sylvain Comeau on October 10, 2008 at 9:37 PM
This poll was no contest. Mickey was guaranteed to win in a landslide. And yes, I voted for the Mouse too.
From Marc Ricketts on October 10, 2008 at 10:26 PM
Don't know about as a mascot, but as a star of animated shorts, Bugs Bunny blows Mickey Mouse out of the water! (That's what he said! That's what the man said! He said that!) The Disney cartoons looked great, the detail we love about their parks was present in spades; and a few real high points. But the Looney tunes were FUNNY; and not a small advantage in having Mel Blanc, either.
From David Sutter on October 11, 2008 at 5:26 AM
Thats Ture Marc. Mickeys Mickey....But Bugs now theres a rabbit! And everyone has at least one favorite cartoon for WB they like or love with him in it...Hats off to Bugs!
From Anthony Murphy on October 11, 2008 at 6:26 AM
I am suprised that Shamu is not doing better. While everybody does go to FL to see the Mouse, people do go to see Shamu's show at Sea World.
From Joshua Counsil on October 11, 2008 at 12:52 PM
If it's the Captain's Mess, let him clean it up.

Gotta say, though, the OLD Donald, Goofy, and Mickey shorts were as funny as the WB's, just in a different way.

From TH Creative on October 11, 2008 at 4:06 PM
I picked Mickey. However (in the interest of full disclosure) I have to admit my bias as I am married to her.

Mrs. THC portrays MM at WDW.

From Diane Graebner on October 13, 2008 at 6:17 AM
I had to vote for Shamu, but that's just because he and I were REALLY close friends for about 4 years.

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