2010 Best Theme Park Attraction: Revenge of the Mummy vs. Haunted Mansion
The second round of the 2010 Best Theme Park Attraction Tournament
continues with a contest from the Best Themed Ride 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.
3. Universal Studios Florida's Revenge of the Mummy
(Round One: Defeated Popeye & Bluto's Bilge-Rat Barges at Universal's Islands of Adventure)
6. Disneyland's Haunted Mansion
(Round One: Defeated Universal Studios Florida's Men in Black Alien Attack)
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Next up: From the Best Roller Coaster bracket, 1. Millennium Force vs. 8. The Beast
These two are so close that I have to use your pictures to make the choice. In the picture of Mummy are a row of lockers to store bags. When you want to ride Mummy, MiB or Rip It, Ride It, Rockit, Universal likes to extract more money from your wallet by forcing you to store your bags. Therefore, I'll go with the bags fly free choice of Haunted Mansion since they are so close.
Haunted Mansion in a close vote. One of my favorie themed attractions. It is good from start to finish. My favorie Disney attraction.
Universal gives you 3 hours to store your stuff while you ride rides. Unlike everyone else.
I had to credit the Haunted Mansion with the slight edge for sentimental reasons.
where are all the disney people at? Haunted Mansion is getting beat like a red-headed step child. I guess Disney aint got it like that anymore.
They make you store your bags so you don't lose your stuff. Especially on the coasters, it's really hard to retrieve items that have been lost.
Tough contest, but all "dark ride considerations" being equal (which, IMHO, they are) I gotta go with the coaster.
Have never been to Disneyland so cannot compare the Mummy to the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland. From seeing videos on tv.. much different set up than Haunted Mansion Disney World which is my all time favorite :)
spoke to soon!!! Disney is woopin' now
Revenge of the Mummy is far and away the more innovative and thrilling show.
No contest... Haunted Mansion is just more well rounded... sure it's not a thrill ride, but I'll ride either HM a million times for every one times I ride either Mummy. HM just brings a great show for everyone.
This was a no-brainer for me. I do enjoy Revenge, but, and I hope this is the last time I have to repeat this, I can't get over some of the cheesy effects.
Two tremendous attractions. Love them both. However, if someone were to tell me that a ride had to be destroyed and I could only keep one, I would irrevocably pick the Haunted Mansion. Better theming. Better story.
The Mummy blew my mind the first time I rode it, and the second, and the third... It just never gets old. The mix of roller coaster and various effects is incredible.
I thought that this was an easy call for Mummy, but Raul's criterion is swaying my decision toward Mansion. That's a great way of asking the question.
The coaster element of Mummy is tame, short and aside from the initial launch, feels like a rip off of Rockin' Roller Coaster. The fire, and the one Ihmotept animatronic are cool if and when they work. And the story is weird and a strectch
Haunted Mansion is a Dark ride classic!
The actual roller coaster part of Mummy is lame. It's like a bad version of Rock'N Roller Coaster with neon mummy faces. As for the dark ride aspect, only the Ihmotept and the fire are cool. Everything else looks tacky, even when it works. Plus the ineffeciency of Mummy is a turn off. And the story is a stretch.
Both are great and a hard decision. I chose Mummy just barely but Haunted Mansion never gets old and has great detail and charm. RotM though mixes thrills and theme in a good way. Both are deserving, although I'm surprised at the blow out.
Tough choice, but I had to go with the Mansion. I prefer the one at WDW, but Disneyland's Mansion is still a classic attraction that has really stood the test of time -- 40 years and counting. It provides complete immersion in the world of the supernatural.
The themed queue, the Imotep figure, the bug room, the AMAZING launch in the dark, the false ending with the fire pan.
This loss is a tough one to swallow. Of all the attractions in Orlando, the Mummy is one of my favorites. It just proves how important social media is to an online contest. With Universal's support Mummy won the whole thing last year, without it, well, the Mummy will lose to a classic. No shame in this loss, I guess.
I noticed that the Haunted Mansion / Disney fan club sites I swamped to get voters out have finally taken heed and are directing traffic to this site via Facebook. While promoting the Mansion, they also asked their fans to vote for It's Tough to be a Bug and other Disney attractions.
This is a shocker for sure, but I think that last year's contest was a bit pushed by different rules and very legal vote stuffing where we found out CP really can put its fans in a frenzy. I am afraid is a lessor of two evils last year. Now, the Haunted Mansion will be defended by me in the future.
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