The 2010 Best Theme Park Attraction tournament schedule
Written by Robert Niles
Published: March 17, 2010 at 11:52 AM
Here is the schedule for the 2010 Best Theme Park Attraction Tournament
. Match-ups are in two-hour windows, starting at the times indicated below. If you click the tournament link just above, you can download a PDF of the bracket (which included the start times), if you find it easier to see that way.
Times given are Eastern and Pacific. Everyone else has to do the math.
I've mixed up the four brackets, instead of doing one bracket per day. That was a coin flip - so I'll justify it after the fact by saying this helps emphasize the variety of the tournament. Really, though, I have no idea if that's going to be a good idea. If it isn't, then I'll change for the second round, which begins Wednesday, March 24.
It's GOTV (get out the vote) time, folks. Pick the match-ups where you really, really want to see a particular winner, and get out the vote for that time. Just send people to the Theme Park Insider home page. All match-ups will be posted here, to the Blog Flume.
It'll be fun, folks. I hope everyone's looking forward to it!
[Crosses fingers. Hopes for the best.]
*Update: We've extended the voting window to four hours, starting with Monday's match-ups. New times noted below.
Thursday, March 18
- 11am-1pm ET, 8am-10am PT - 5. SeaWorld Orlando's Sea Lions Tonight vs. 12. SeaWorld Orlando's Blue Horizons
- Noon-2pm ET, 9am-11am PT - 3. Universal Studios Hollywood's Terminator 2: 3D vs. 14. Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom
- 1pm-3pm ET, 10am-Noon PT - 2. Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney's Hollywood Studios vs. 15. Soarin' Over California at Disney's California Adventure
- 2pm-4pm ET, 11am-1pm PT - 1. Cedar Point's Millennium Force [Intamin Giga/Mega] vs. 16. Cedar Point's Raptor [Bolliger & Mabillard Inverted]
- 3pm-5pm ET, Noon-2pm PT - 7. Busch Gardens Tampa's Katonga vs. 10. Universal Studios Hollywood's Waterworld
- 4pm-6pm ET, 1pm-3pm PT - 6. Disneyland's Haunted Mansion vs. 11. Universal Studios Florida's Men in Black Alien Attack
- 7pm-9pm ET, 4pm-6pm PT - 4. Dollywood's Thunderhead [Great Coasters International] vs. 13. Dollywood's Mystery Mine [Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter]
- 8pm-10pm ET, 5pm-7pm PT - 8. Mystery Lodge at Knott's Berry Farm vs. 9. Epcot's Reflections of China
Friday, March 19
- 11am-1pm ET, 8am-10am PT - 5. Disneyland's Pirates of the Caribbean vs. 12. Kilimanjaro Safaris at Disney's Animal Kingdom
- Noon-2pm ET, 9am-11am PT - 3. Six Flags Great Adventure's El Toro [Intamin Wooden] vs. 14. Six Flags Magic Mountain's Goliath [Giovanola Mega]
- 1pm-3pm ET, 10am-Noon PT - 2. Epcot's Impressions de France vs. 15. Epcot's O Canada!
- 2pm-4pm ET, 11am-1pm PT - 1. Fantasmic! at Disney's Hollywood Studios vs. 16. Universal Studios Florida's Beetlejuice's Graveyard Revue
- 3pm-5pm ET, Noon-2pm PT - 7. Disneyland's Indiana Jones Adventure vs. 10. Toy Story Midway Mania at Disney's California Adventure
- 4pm-6pm ET, 1pm-3pm PT - 6. MuppetVision 3D at Disney's Hollywood Studios vs. 11. Universal Studios Florida's Shrek 4-D
- 7pm-9pm ET, 4pm-6pm PT - 4. SeaWorld San Diego's Pets Rule vs. 13. Finding Nemo - The Musical at Disney's Animal Kingdom
- 8pm-10pm ET, 5pm-7pm PT - 8. Kings Island's The Beast [Charlie Dinn Wooden] vs. 9. Cedar Point's Maverick [Intamin AG Custom]
Monday, March 22*
- 10am-2pm ET, 7am-11am PT - 5. Walt Disney: One Man's Dream at Disney's Hollywood Studios vs. 12. Disneyland's Enchanted Tiki Room
- 11am-3pm ET, 8am-Noon PT - 3. Festival of the Lion King at Disney's Animal Kingdom vs. 14. SeaWorld Orlando's Believe
- Noon-4pm ET, 9am-1pm PT - 2. Busch Gardens Williamsburg's Apollo's Chariot [Bolliger & Mabillard Mega Coaster] vs. 15. SeaWorld Orlando's Kraken [Bolliger & Mabillard Floorless]
- 1pm-5pm ET, 10am-2pm PT - 1. The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man at Universal's Islands of Adventure vs. 16. SeaWorld Orlando's Journey to Atlantis
- 2pm-6pm ET, 11am-3pm PT - 7. It's Tough to be a Bug! at Disney's Animal Kingdom vs. 10. Carousel of Progress at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom
- 3pm-7pm ET, Noon-4pm PT - 6. Busch Gardens Williamsburg's Griffon [Bolliger & Mabillard Dive] vs. 11. SeaWorld Orlando's Manta [Bolliger & Mabillard Flying]
- 5pm-9pm ET, 2pm-6pm PT - 4. Expedition Everest at Disney's Animal Kingdom vs. 13. Busch Gardens Williamsburg's Curse of DarKastle
- 6pm-10pm ET, 3pm-7pm PT - 8. SeaWorld San Diego's Cirque de la Mer vs. 9. SeaWorld Orlando's Clyde and Seamore Take Pirate Island
Tuesday, March 23*
- 10am-2pm ET, 7am-11am PT - 5. Holiday World's The Voyage [The Gravity Group] vs. 12. Cedar Point's Top Thrill Dragster [Intamin AG Accelerator]
- 11am-3pm ET, 8am-Noon PT - 3. Universal Studios Florida's Revenge of the Mummy vs. 14. Popeye & Bluto's Bilge-Rat Barges at Universal's Islands of Adventure
- Noon-4pm ET, 9am-1pm PT - 2. Aladdin at Disney's California Adventure vs. 15. Lights! Motors! Action! at Disney's Hollywood Studios
- 1pm-5pm ET, 10am-2pm PT - 1. Mickey's PhilharMagic at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom vs. 16. Epcot's Circle of Life
- 2pm-6pm ET, 11am-3pm PT - 7. Incredible Hulk Coaster at Universal's Islands of Adventure [Bolliger & Mabillard Sitting (Launch)] vs. 10. Six Flags Magic Mountain's X2 [Arrow 4D]
- 3pm-7pm ET, Noon-4pm PT - 6. Dollywood's Sha-Kon-O-Hey vs. 11. Universal Studios Florida's Universal Horror Make-up Show
- 5pm-9pm ET, 2pm-6pm PT - 4. Epcot's American Adventure vs. 13. Hall of Presidents at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom
- 6pm-10pm ET, 3pm-7pm PT - 8. Splash Mountain at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom vs. 9. Disneyland's Space Mountain
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