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2010 Best Theme Park Attraction: Fantasmic! vs. Clyde and Seamore Take Pirate Island

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Published: March 24, 2010 at 1:53 PM

We wrap up today's second-round match-ups in the 2010 Best Theme Park Attraction Tournament with today's contest from the Best Live Show bracket.

You can click the links or pictures below for a full description of each show, along with comments from other Theme Park Insider readers. Fantasmic! runs on both coasts, and although the Pirate Island show runs only in Orlando, SeaWorld runs similar sea lion and otter shows at its other parks.

1. Disney's Fantasmic!
(Round One: Defeated Beetlejuice's Graveyard Revue)

Disney's Fantasmic!


9. SeaWorld Orlando's Clyde and Seamore Take Pirate Island
(Round One: Defeated Cirque de la Mer)

SeaWorld Orlando's Clyde and Seamore Take Pirate Island

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Thanks for voting today! Coming up tomorrow morning: 4. American Adventure vs. 12. Enchanted Tiki Room

Readers' Opinions

From Anthony Murphy on March 24, 2010 at 2:07 PM
Not too much of a contest! Fantasmic!
From Emily G on March 24, 2010 at 2:11 PM
I have only actually seen Fantasmic of the two, but would say it is the best live themepark show I have ever seen. I have researched Clyde and Seamore before, but they were only my second choice at the most when we last visited Orlando and we didn't have time. Although I have heard good things about the show and love sealions I think that says a lot and my vote goes to Fantasmic.
From Joshua Counsil on March 24, 2010 at 2:21 PM
Wah-wah mutes and slide whistle sounds can't compete with a mouse that can shoot lasers and fireworks out of his hands. Mickey has already proven he can overpower the evilest witch in the sea, so a couple of otters and sea lions really can't do much.
From Tyler Stover on March 24, 2010 at 2:22 PM
I've only seen the San Diego Clyde and Seamore show, and it is apparently different, so I'll refrain from voting this round. I'll be shocked if Fantasmic doesn't completely blow this one out though.
From James Rao on March 24, 2010 at 2:25 PM
Calling for the Mercy Rule, again.
From Brandon Mendoza on March 24, 2010 at 2:26 PM
If Clyde and Seamore actually ends up beating Fantasmic I'll never go to Disney World again. Not saying that Clyde and Seamore is a horrible show, but it should be no contest as to who wins this one. I normally cheer for underdogs in sports, but this is totally different.
From Sylvain Comeau on March 24, 2010 at 2:42 PM
This one is a slam dunk, of course. Who would take a sea lion show over Fantasmic?
From Anthony Murphy on March 24, 2010 at 3:16 PM
I will say Clyde and Seamore is my favorite show at Seaworld.

But Joshua has it right: Mouse that shoots lasers out of his hands is hard to beat!

From Derek Potter on March 24, 2010 at 4:08 PM
Sorry, I like Clyde and Seamore. Not the best sea lion show they've had over the years, but I just really don't care about a mouse that shoots lasers and fireworks out of his hands.
From on March 24, 2010 at 6:11 PM
This is the BEST show at any theme park. I try to emphasize to any of my friends heading to the Disney Resorts to be sure not to miss this one. The Disney Villains and all of the scenes in the water as a screen still amazes me every time I see it.

I have seen Clyde and Seamore, and it is a great show for that genre, but it cannot compare to all of the technology and great story line in Fantasmic!

From vernon griffin on March 24, 2010 at 6:11 PM
Thank you Derek
From James Rao on March 24, 2010 at 7:46 PM
Wow, never saw this blow-out coming... ;)

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