2010 Best Theme Park Attraction: Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney's Hollywood Studios vs. Soarin' Over California at Disney's California Adventure
We continue the 2010 Best Theme Park Attraction Tournament
with a first-round match-up from the Best Themed Ride bracket.
If you haven't been on both rides, please click through to the attraction descriptions linked below, and read the comments, before voting.
2. Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney's Hollywood Studios
15. Soarin' Over California at Disney's California Adventure
Please tell us in the comments why you voted the way you did.
I love the fact that the ride is different every time so you never get tired of it! The cast members are usually fantastic as well
This is like an impossible vote for me, two five star attractions in my book. Gave the nod to ToT because of the different endings.
Soarin' is my mother's favorite theme park attraction, so this one hurts, but Tower of Terror is unbeatable.
This is a tough one, as both attractions are great, but there are some areas Soaring Over California could improve, like the transitions between scenes and the need for better screen maintenance. Florida's Tower's combination of drop ride and dark ride give it the slight win, but Soarin' definitely deserves credit too.
Tower of Terror is an amazing ride. I remember the first time I rode it my expectations were low, my thoughts were a themed drop ride? I am sure it will be fun but kind of dissappointing for Disney. But the moment I got to the ride I realized how amazing the theme actually was. And during the ride the moment the elevator moves forward out of the first shaft, I realized that this is so much more than just a drop ride. Not too mention the multiple drop sequences, that make the ride feel different every time. Make this ride one of the best at Disney or any park for that matter. Now on to Soarin'This ride is easily the most dissapointing ride I have ever been on. I hear people rave about this ride all the time. And it is a fun ride. But there is so so much more that they could and should do with this ride. The entire time while I am riding I am thinking to myself why doesn't this happen or this happen, why do we have to have all these annoying cut scenes. Not applicable here since this is Califonia adventure's version, but why can't we end up at Disney World instead of Disneyland. Isn't the fact that they can make film changes relatively easy supposed to be one of the things that is so great about this ride. Also is my memory incorrect but wasn't the technology with this ride something that Universal and Disney had a bidding war over, much like the Kuka robo coaster? If so then why does Disney always claim to have come up with the concept on their own when you see behind the scenes for this ride?
This is one of the best Disney rides Ilove the random drops,this ride is amazing
I have only been on the California version of both of these attractions, and the Tower of Terror still blows Soarin' out of the water. Er, sky.
I had to vote for DCA only because it's the underdog. I normally don't vote this way, but I totally agree that ToT is put together better as an attraction than Soarin. Soarin's transitions are all jump cuts, not to mention the scene flying over Los Angeles should have been done at a higher frame rate and with better vibration/ shake control. I don't have motion sickness, but I know a few people who get a little disoriented by that sped up fly-over.
Too bad its Disney v Disney, but Tower of Terror is too good to be given up!
Both are top notch attractions and its a tough vote for me, but ToT is the overall better ride(the theming is wonderful). ToT won and avoided the upset but the themed ride bracket is the toughest so we'll see how it goes.
You and your pro-Disney agenda, Anthony. Remember what that got you last year? Hate mail.
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