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Robert Niles

2010 Best Theme Park Attraction: Walt Disney: One Man's Dream vs. Enchanted Tiki Room

Published: March 22, 2010 at 6:55 AM

Good morning! Let's fire up Day Three of the 2010 Best Theme Park Attraction Tournament with a first-round match-up from the Best Movie or Animated Show bracket.

It's a match between a tribute to Walt Disney and what might have been Walt's favorite show. If you haven't seen both these shows, please click through to the attraction descriptions linked below, and read the comments, before voting.

5. One Man's Dream at Disney's Hollywood Studios

One Man's Dream at Disney's Hollywood Studios


12. Disneyland's Enchanted Tiki Room

Disneyland's Enchanted Tiki Room

Remember, we're voting on the Disneyland original version of the Tiki Room here, not the very different Walt Disney World version.

Please tell us in the comments why you voted the way you did. And please consider subscribing to our Theme Park Insider Twitter feed for immediate notices when we open new match-ups for voting.

Next up: Festival of the Lion King at Disney's Animal Kingdom vs. SeaWorld Orlando's Believe

Replies (6)

Published: March 22, 2010 at 7:19 AM

How can you vote against an attraction featuring THE MAN himself? Shame on you!
Joe Schwartz

Published: March 22, 2010 at 7:40 AM

A very tough vote that one has to lose. The Tiki room is entaining, funny and Disneys first audioanimatronic show. But one mans dream has great Historical information and gives great information as to what Walt Disney was about and how the dream got started.
Tyler Stover

Published: March 22, 2010 at 8:45 AM

As much as I respect Walt Disney and love history, this was an easy vote for Tiki Room. Old and cheesy though it is, I always leave with a smile on my face. It is just one of those simple pleasures in life.
Mostly Anonymous

Published: March 22, 2010 at 9:09 AM

I have to put my vote with pure entertainment, as opposed to a history exhibit. Fantasy over reality.
Joshua Counsil

Published: March 22, 2010 at 9:58 AM

Been a long while since I've seen you comment, Mostly Anonymous. Welcome back.

I give this to One Man's Dream, hands-down. It could be the best theme park exhibit around, and it's enthralling for someone like myself who is pursuing a career in theme park engineering.

Everything is done very well. The interior is very aesthetically pleasing and gives off a creative vibe, much the same way Walt's updated Burbank studio did back in the day. The transition from early life to animation to theme parks is seamless, the models are beautiful, and the movie packs just the right amount of nostalgic Disney sap.

How this can lose to the Tiki Room is beyond me (and yes, I have experienced the Disneyland version).

Rob P

Published: March 22, 2010 at 11:58 AM

Even though Disneyland's original version of Tiki Rooms is far superior to it's younger sibling in Orlando it still falls short of One Man's Dream.
Call me sentimental but this attraction has a feel about it that is different from everything else on offer at the Parks and it has Walt's hallmark which is good enough for me. Although the great man himself may well have squirmed at something lauding him it's a fine tribute from a fan's perspective and deserves recognition.
One Man's Dream is unique and I disagree that it only has historical value. It's wonderfully entertaining too.

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