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2010 Best Theme Park Attraction: Festival of the Lion King vs. Universal Horror Make-up Show

Published: March 26, 2010 at 11:57 AM

The second round of the 2010 Best Theme Park Attraction Tournament continues with a 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.

3. Festival of the Lion King at Disney's Animal Kingdom
(Round One: Defeated SeaWorld Orlando's Believe)

Festival of the Lion King at Disney's Animal Kingdom


11. Universal Studios Florida's Universal Horror Make-up Show
(Round One: Defeated Dollywood's Sha-Kon-O-Hey!)

Universal Horror Make-up Show

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 Movie or Animated Show bracket: 1. Mickey's PhilharMagic vs. 9. Reflections of China

Replies (9)

James Rao

Published: March 26, 2010 at 12:43 PM

Oh I just can't [pick Lion] King!

This one shouldn't be a contest, but stranger things
have happened.

Joe Schwartz

Published: March 26, 2010 at 12:53 PM

No Contest. Festival of the Lion King Is the best show out there.

Published: March 26, 2010 at 1:13 PM

This is a strange contest, pitting a grand but plodding spectacle against a small but scrappy comedy show. I enjoyed Lion King's acrobatics and stagecraft, but the show seemed to stagger under the weight of its own regal bigness. On the other hand, the Make-up Show offers the giddy pleasure of comics and craftsmen left alone to do what makes them laugh. The Make-up Show may be number two in this poll, but like Avis, it tries harder.
Joshua Counsil

Published: March 26, 2010 at 1:33 PM

Really easy choices today. No heartbreak.
Bob Miller

Published: March 26, 2010 at 1:38 PM

Love both, but will go with Lion King!!!
Sylvain Comeau

Published: March 26, 2010 at 2:38 PM

Two great shows, but this one is no contest. Festival and Fantasmic are the two best shows in Orlando.
Emily G

Published: March 26, 2010 at 2:42 PM

I voted for the Horror Make Up Show, I haven't actually seen Festival of the Lion King, but have researched it and although it does look really good I think the horror make up show is really unique theme park entertainment and is something that both me and my boyfriend enjoy where I didn't succeed in persuading him to watch the Lion King
April C

Published: March 26, 2010 at 3:57 PM

I'm still sticking with my favorite - the Horror Make-Up Show. I don't remember ever seeing Lion King, but I was never too keen on singing/musical performances.

Published: March 27, 2010 at 12:02 PM

duhhh....horror make up show deserves the vote way better than festival of the lion king, horror make up show is more interactive,outright funny, and is also set in a more intimate environment. My favorite part is when they tell the kid in the front row, "we're not at disney world.. we dont have to be nice to you.

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