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2010 Best Theme Park Attraction: The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man vs. SeaWorld Orlando's Journey to Atlantis

By Robert Niles
Published: March 22, 2010 at 9:55 AM
Day Three of the 2010 Best Theme Park Attraction Tournament continues with a first-round match-up from the Best Themed Ride bracket.

If you haven't been on both these rides, please click through to the attraction descriptions linked below, and read the comments, before voting.

1. The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man at Universal's Islands of Adventure

The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man at Universal's Islands of Adventure

vs.

16. SeaWorld Orlando's Journey to Atlantis

SeaWorld Orlando's Journey to Atlantis


Note that we are voting on the SeaWorld Orlando version of Journey to Atlantis and not the very different rides with the same name at the SeaWorld parks in San Diego and San Antonio.

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: It's Tough to be a Bug! at Disney's Animal Kingdom vs. Carousel of Progress at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom

Readers' Opinions

From 74.98.184.124 on March 22, 2010 at 10:01 AM
I feel sorry for Journey to Atlantis, it doesn't stand a chance...
From Paul Jeffs on March 22, 2010 at 10:03 AM
JtA is a unique ride that has been allowed to fall into a pretty bad state, but in the end it's just a flume and coaster bolted together, albeit in an entertaining way.

Spidey however is/was a true game changer that even Disney haven't manged to match yet. Spidey FTW!

From Joshua Counsil on March 22, 2010 at 10:07 AM
First vote!

Is this even a contest?

Spiderman = perfect.
Atlantis = cheap and confusing.

I can usually forgive crappy theming if the thrills suffice (e.g. Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls), but Atlantis doesn't pack either. Epic fail.

Also, at least two people out of 26 have voted for Atlantis. Robert - could you figure out their IP addresses and contact their local insanity asylums?

From Dionne Oliver on March 22, 2010 at 10:43 AM
Spiderman is just to good,the best ride at IOA.
From 76.26.176.185 on March 22, 2010 at 10:48 AM
Undoubtedly Spiderman. The best, and probably most unintentionally humorous part of Atlantis is the theme from Beetlejuice being the soundtrack for the exciting part.
From James Rao on March 22, 2010 at 11:03 AM
I <3 Spider-Man!
From Manny Barron on March 22, 2010 at 11:03 AM
JtA is fun, but spidey is the best theme park attraction in the country.
From Charles Reichley on March 22, 2010 at 11:08 AM
Minor complaint: The passthrough link for "Journey to Atlantis" is going to "Kraken", not "Journey to Atlantis"
From Joe Schwartz on March 22, 2010 at 11:17 AM
Spidey is still the besst there is and JTA which was once a very good ride needs some work. No contest.
From Michael Owen on March 22, 2010 at 11:48 AM
Spider-Man is by far and away the better attraction, but Journey to Atlantis still holds its weight and is great fun.
From Joshua Counsil on March 22, 2010 at 1:26 PM
The Busch fans must be out in full force - 27% for Journey? Come on, really?
From Raul Araoz on March 22, 2010 at 1:28 PM
Atlantis is a really good ride. However, it is no contest when it is put against the greatest Universal attraction ever created.

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