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2010 Best Theme Park Attraction: The Voyage vs. Mystery Mine

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Published: March 26, 2010 at 7:56 AM

The second round of the 2010 Best Theme Park Attraction Tournament continues with a contest from the Best Roller Coaster bracket.

You can click the links or pictures below for a full description of each ride, along with comments from other Theme Park Insider readers.

5. Holiday World's The Voyage [The Gravity Group]
(Round One: Defeated Top Thrill Dragster)

Holiday World's The Voyage


13. Dollywood's Mystery Mine [Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter]
(Round One: Defeated Thunderhead)

Dollywood's Mystery Mine

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, from the Best Themed Ride bracket: 2. Twilight Zone Tower of Terror vs. 7. Indiana Jones Adventure

Readers' Opinions

From James Rao on March 26, 2010 at 8:09 AM
My new dark horse to win it all: Holiday World's uber wooden monster, The Voyage! Go, dog, go!
From Joe Schwartz on March 26, 2010 at 8:40 AM
NO contest. The vogage is the top wooden coaster out there. Mystery mine is well themed. But not a very good coaster.
From on March 26, 2010 at 9:24 AM
I really love the theming and overall sensory experience of Mystery Mine, but the ride itself is lacking. It's rough in more than a few places and the pacing is awkward. It was cool the first time, but when I had done it once, I was done.

Voyage is a wild and out of control experience that leaves me breathless every single time. Yes, the PTC trains left me with some gladly bumps and bruises but the roughness pays off. I can only imagine the Timberliners making an improvement.

From on March 26, 2010 at 9:25 AM
Love me some Mystery Mine (esp. when all of the FX are working), but The Voyage is simply the sickest, most intense wooden coaster on the PLANET!! 2:45 minutes of "OMG! What the heck was THAT?!"
From Don Neal on March 26, 2010 at 9:36 AM
Voyage for the win!!!!
From Derek Potter on March 26, 2010 at 10:05 AM
There's nothing dark horse about the Voyage. It has the wooden intensity of The Beast, and the jet plane speed design of Millennium Force. I'm thinking that we will see a Millennium Force/Voyage matchup here soon. It's a shame that it won't be the final match like it should.
From on March 26, 2010 at 10:40 AM
Voyage all the way! It's intense, but doesn't leave you with the worst headache ever like the Mystery Mine does!
From on March 26, 2010 at 11:06 AM
Voyage gets my vote purely for the fact you can choose your own seat. I hate the fact that Mystery Mine still has assigned seating all these years after its debut.
From James Rao on March 26, 2010 at 11:46 AM
I agree with you, Derek, that the Voyage may be the best coaster ever built, but I called it a dark horse because it does not have the backing of a Disney, Universal, Cedar Fair, Six Flags, or Busch.
From on March 26, 2010 at 12:19 PM
The Voyage is the best! My daughter was finally tall enough last year to ride the big rides and I put her on the Voyage for her first ever coaster. I told her to go big or go home! She loved it!
From on March 26, 2010 at 12:27 PM
Voyage all the way. Intense and loads of airtime! Another bonus is how good everything else is at Holiday World, and I am not just talking about rides, the whole package.
From on March 26, 2010 at 1:33 PM
The Voyage at holiday world has it all. It takes the crazyretro feel of a wooden coaster, smoothes it out, speeds it up, and gives you crazier maneuvers and maximum airtime. Combined with the hilly landscape and tunnels (including the awesome triple down in the dark) the voyage is intense thrills start to finish.

If local parks would build a ride like this they'd see me there more often.

From on March 27, 2010 at 5:55 AM
The Mystery Mine needs to be worked on, because the last time I rode it, there were some big problems. On the other hand, There hasn't been a problem with the Voyage when I have been there.

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