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2010 Best Theme Park Attraction: American Adventure vs. Enchanted Tiki Room

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Published: March 25, 2010 at 7:55 AM

Let's tip off today's second-round match-ups in the 2010 Best Theme Park Attraction Tournament with a contest from the Best Movie or Animated Show bracket.

You can click the links or pictures below for a full description of each show, along with show video and comments from other Theme Park Insider readers. Remember that we are voting on the original Disneyland version of the Tiki Room, and not the very different Walt Disney World version, in Florida.

4. Epcot's American Adventure
(Round One: Defeated Hall of Presidents)

Epcot's American Adventure

vs.

12. Disneyland's Enchanted Tiki Room
(Round One: Defeated Walt Disney: One Man's Dream)

Disneyland's Enchanted Tiki Room


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

Wanna know the best way to keep up with the tournament, so you never miss a vote?

Next up: Two attractions that pulled big first-round upsets - 10. Waterworld vs. 15. Lights! Motors! Action!

Readers' Opinions

From Joe Schwartz on March 25, 2010 at 8:07 AM
American Adventure. Advanced audio - animatronics. longer show. better theator. One of my favorites.
From Tyler Stover on March 25, 2010 at 8:40 AM
As I said in the first round: despite Tiki Room's age and simplicity, I always leave with a smile on my face. It is one of the simple pleasures at Disneyland and very underrated. It gets my vote, but American Adventure is also very good.
From mister johnson on March 25, 2010 at 8:42 AM
American Adventure is the best Disney attraction.
From TH Creative on March 25, 2010 at 8:47 AM
Mister johnson writes: American Adventure is the best Disney attraction.

I Respond: Can't be. No hippos.

From Brandon Mendoza on March 25, 2010 at 8:51 AM
Argh! This was another tough one. I grew up with Tiki Room and as annoying as it is at times, it still has a special place in my heart. Yes it's very Non-PC with the "My siestas are getting CHORTER and CHORTER", but I have no problem with that... it's part of the show. It's almost like the Taco Bell Chihuahua speaking with a Australian Accent... it'd be weird!

But I had fun the one and only time I saw American Adventure. Technologically, I think it's better, and I feel that it puts on a more complete show... from what I remember.

From Anthony Murphy on March 25, 2010 at 8:52 AM
This is really hard!

I went with the Tiki Room because it was an underdog and I have many more memories of it. Plus, I am a sucker for anything personally made by Walt Himself.

From Sylvain Comeau on March 25, 2010 at 10:25 AM
A close decision for me, but I had to go with the Tiki Room. The Disneyland version is just so charming and fun, with some of the best songs in any attraction. Too bad they ruined the one at WDW...
From Don Neal on March 25, 2010 at 10:25 AM
American Adventure blew me away when I saw it. All aspects of the show were well done. I don't think the shows are even comparable but I understand why people are so fond of the Tiki Room.
From Joshua Counsil on March 25, 2010 at 10:38 AM
Mister johnson writes: American Adventure is the best Disney attraction.

T.H. Creative responds: Can't be. No hippos.

I respond: What about Taft?

Although I think Hall of Presidents should be here, the American Adventure is a better attraction than the Tiki Room. It might not be as personal, but it is grand and impressive.

From Emily G on March 25, 2010 at 10:40 AM
I voted Enchanted Tiki Room, I have only seen the Disney World version, but can imagine it without the tacky stuff. I really liked the immersive setting and the tropical feel.
From 74.228.233.170 on March 25, 2010 at 11:57 AM
That song is ALWAYS in my head haha
From Tyler Stover on March 25, 2010 at 12:10 PM
Tiki room has momentum and has taken the lead! Let's go Tiki Room!
From 173.10.88.113 on March 25, 2010 at 1:10 PM
as a *HUGE* fan of both this contest pains me a bit,
but the while the Tiki Room was the introduction of Audio-Animatronic technology, the American Adventure *perfected* it.

So I'm going with the American Adventure. It's a much more satisfying show.

From Manny Barron on March 25, 2010 at 4:06 PM
I'll take the birds in this one although both are really good.
From Sylvain Comeau on March 25, 2010 at 10:04 PM
It's a tiki-tiki-tiki-tiki room...

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