2010 Best Theme Park Attraction: Haunted Mansion vs. Men in Black Alien Attack
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.
6. Disneyland's Haunted Mansion
11. Universal Studios Florida's Men in Black Alien Attack
Please tell us in the comments why you voted the way you did. After this, our next vote will be up at 7pm Eastern, 4pm Pacific.
No comparison! Haunted Mansion is a classic that will never get too old
I can't select on over the other - I love them both and they're totally different experiences.
wow! im kinda shocked! yea HM is a classic, but MIB is just...WOW
I don't care for MIB. I prefer Buzz Lightyear at MK over MIB. Haunted Mansion is a classic and gets my vote.
I agree, besides some of the effects of MIB wear off after a few rides, but not with HM.
Both terrific rides. The best interactive attraction against the greatest dark ride that doesn't have pirates involved. Having said that, the theming is far superior in the mansion. Haunted Mansion should and will pass.
There's always something new to see at Haunted Mansion, since you can't possibly look every direction at once and the action takes place at every angle.
Wow, what a blowout! Someone better start the TH CREATIVE suicide watch, now!
I love both, but picked MIB. But only because I enjoy the competition and challenge associated. Either way, both are great rides. Looking forward to another Haunted ride in a few months. :)
Seriously, where's TH? With MIB blown out and Jungle Cruise not even making the top 16, I gotta agree with James - keep TH away from sharp objects and windows.
Sorry TH, but even you can't help but to admire the wonder the Haunted Mansion is!
I'm all for Haunted Mansion as it's one of the few "near perfect" attractions. MIB, even though I've never been on it, I'm not a fan of these new laser games in the theme parks. I may have been a decade ago, but I like to keep my videogames out of the Theme Parks. Toy Story just looks odd as you can see the track and it doesn't really feel like you're going into a toybox or anything like that. Although I like how Buzz Lightyear has physical animatronics, there's barely any type of reaction from the targets. I play videogames, but I like them at home.
I personally think Haunted Mansion is the greatest dark ride ever built. It's just brilliant in so many aspects. I hope it goes far in the tournament.
Brandon, MIB exists on a completely different level than all other theme park shoot-'em-ups. This is the one example where the game exists within a fully realized dark ride attraction. (In other words, even without the shooting, this would be a great ride.) Do give this one a try if you're ever at Universal Studios Florida.
I find Haunted Mansion boring but love MIB. I like the interactive competition against the other car. I probably shouldn't be comparing though b/c I find most stuff at Disney to be slow and boring..
Had to vote for the Mansion, but I'm very sad to see MIB go so early. Shout out to TPI contributer and all around cool guy Dave Cobb, MIB's creative director!
We know Disney never comes down off their perch for these events, but Universal does (one more reason to love the folks at Universal).
Yeah Haunted Mansion is just so great, MIB didn't stand a chance. On to the next round.
@Robert: Thanks for the heads up about MIB! I love the movies and I take them for what they are, but I guess the two Disney "game-tractions" left a bitter taste in my mouth. Anyway, I'm always able to give any ride a chance regardless of what I've read or been on before (Heck I gave Heimlich's Chew Chew Train a chance even after what I was told about it!), so hopefully I'll be at USF/UIA within the next few years! It's intriguing to know that it's a good ride even without the lasers. Maybe I'm used to what USH does for their attractions... almost always second fiddle to USF's. =(
Lots of people sippin' the kool-aid. Haunted Mansion is a "classic" attraction, but in it's traditional form, it's nowhere near the complexity or re-ridability of MIB. MIB is the best dark ride on the planet in my book, and I can't believe it got knocked off.
I missed this poll, but would have voted for the HM (although the WDW version is my favorite). Still, MIB is a terrific interactive ride, and unmissable on any trip to Universal.
Okay ... look ... the damned hotel is 32 stories tall ... the convention center's ballroom can acommodate two (or maybe three) NFL games simultaneously. ... I was not patying attention to the tournament ... Grrrrrrr ...
MIB deserved to go further in this contest, but it was up against a classic, and heavyweight. This is the best themed ride category, and HM's level of theming is second to none. Like Joshua, I would prefer to see WDW's HM in this tournament, but Disneyland's version has still stood the test of time. One advantage it has over the east version: the walk through portion of the attraction.
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