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2010 Best Theme Park Attraction: Katonga vs. Waterworld

By Robert Niles
Published: March 18, 2010 at 11:59 AM
We continue the 2010 Best Theme Park Attraction Tournament with a first-round match-up from the Best Live Show bracket.

If you haven't seen both shows, please click through to the attraction descriptions linked below, and read the comments, before voting.

7. Busch Gardens Tampa's Katonga

Busch Gardens Tampa's Katonga

vs.

10. Universal Studios Hollywood's Waterworld

Universal Studios Hollywood's Waterworld

Please tell us in the comments why you voted the way you did.

Readers' Opinions

From Brandon Mendoza on March 18, 2010 at 12:34 PM
Waterworld is a billion times better than its source material. Action packed, and has some great live stunts! A great insight to how intense stunts are in person. An explosion on screen doesn't have the same intensity as it does in person. And water stunts are a different creature on its own! And I can still hear the intro music to Miami Vice...

And something tells me I need sleep as I think I accidentally voted for Katonga.

From Manny Barron on March 18, 2010 at 12:45 PM
How is Water World a 10 seed? Anyway WW is just a fantastic show that never gets old. The stunts, the action, and the characters all are fun and thats what makes it my 3rd favorite live show. Unfortunately it gets the 2 seed(and my favorite show) in the second round if it advances.
From Anthony Murphy on March 18, 2010 at 12:54 PM
Da Plane! Da Plane boss!
From Brandon Mendoza on March 18, 2010 at 1:00 PM
Can I just say that I hope this doesn't become an East Coast/ West Coast thing, or Theme Park Loyalty voting? I'd hate to see a great attraction go down against a (relatively)mediocre one only because it was going up against a park with fan loyalty. Didn't something like that happen last year?
From Joshua Counsil on March 18, 2010 at 2:03 PM
Waterworld, without a doubt. Katonga is good, but feels thrown together, like they took all the good elements of Festival of the Lion King but didn't know what to do with them.
From Robert Niles on March 18, 2010 at 2:54 PM
Sorry to those Busch Gardens fans who came in after the vote ended. First-round match-ups are two hours. You can find the complete schedule of future match-ups at www.themeparkinsider.com/tournament.

Or follow @themepark on Twitter for tweets when matches start, and halftime updates.

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