Published: March 22, 2009 at 8:23 PM
Been out most of the day, so I've missed all the action, but there are some good races today.
ROTM at USF is a truly great attraction, one that hits you in all the right places on every level of the entertainment scale. Themed to near perfection (story + decorations), the ride is equal parts chilling, thrilling, funny, and unique. ROTM is the type of attraction that puts the "THEME" in theme park. I have not ridden Led Zeppelin, but no way is it a better attraction than ROTM.
My love for Islands of Adventure knows no bounds, and Dueling Dragons is an excellent attraction. However, I have not ridden Goliath, so I had to go to my brother for this vote as he thinks Goliath at MM is one of the best coasters he's ever ridden. After a bit of a debate we decided that if we counted DD Fire & Ice as just one coaster instead of separating the tracks into different votes, then I would give it my vote today, but taken separately, neither Fire nor Ice alone is as good as Goliath.
GRR is a fine white water ride, one of the best in fact, but the Disneyland version of the Pirates of the Care-uh-bee-ann is quite possibly the greatest theme park attraction of all time. Throw in a stop at the Blue Bayou and a Monte Cristo sandwich, and you have the makings of perhaps the single finest theme park visit of your life.
Were it not for the incessant chatter about Big Red and Little Red, Kilimanjaro Safaris would be my most favorite attraction at any park. Being one who loves zoos (I am so lucky to have the Omaha Zoo, the St Louis Zoo, and the KC Zoo - the Holy Trinity of Zoos - in my own backyard), the safari is near perfect for me. While I have not yet had the pleasure to experience TSMM, and while I am sure it will be a huge hit with me and my family, I gotta go with the Safaris. Despite the annoying chatter the ride is almost never the same experience twice, and is accessible fun for all. Unique and fun, a combination that is hard to beat.