2010 Best Theme Park Attraction: Festival of the Lion King vs. Lights! Motors! Action!
Good morning! It's time to pick the finalists in the Best Live Show bracket of the 2010 Best Theme Park Attraction Tournament
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3. Festival of the Lion King at Disney's Animal Kingdom
15. Lights! Motors! Action! at Disney's Hollywood Studios
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LMA again. I'm sorry I know some of you don't like LMA but it was my favorite show down there and I could watch it all day.
I loved Festival of the Lion King. It was a truly outstanding show, and it is on my "must watch" list for any future visits to Walt Disney World. However, the same could be said for my feelings towards Lights Motors Action, so I'll let my fanboyishness continue today. It was a tough call, but I love my smoking tires.
A real tough one. I like them both. However I will take FOTLK for it has a Broadway style production with great music. Over a bunch of stunts with cars.
Both are worthy of being here so I have to ask myself "If I can only see one of these shows during a visit, which one?" My choice - Lights, Motors, Action!
I haven't watched either in person, but from the footage I've seen I'll take a Broadway Style show over a spotty stunt show lacking cohesion.
I don't think LMA is like that at all. Yes there are breaks between the stunt scenes, but its not like we're all sitting there staring at nothing in between. The host explains what's coming up next, technical aspects of how stunts are pulled off, and there's even a really funny part where a kid is remote controlling it all! People have been making it sound like they do one or two silly stunts and drive away for five minutes. Not like that at all.
I think that's the problem. I'd prefer to have a complete show that transitions from scene to scene like you're part of the movie/ show. It loses momentum after each high intensity scene by doing the Herbie thing or the kid prank. Reminds me of Sea World's Pet's Rule show... there cutesie transitions, but it makes sense in the context.
Man this was a pretty close contest. LMA should have gotten crushed by either aladdin or Water World but it seems Lion king won this round. LMA is good but not as great as some of these other shows. In the end this bracket reminds me of the womens NCAA tourney, where one team dominates(or show). Eventually you are gonna run into UCONN, or Fantasmic in this case.
My thoughts exactly, Brandon. If the transitions were actually funny or interesting, I wouldn't mind them. Instead, we get Herbie and a fake RC car. It's somewhat funny the first time, then loses any re-watch-ability.
I went with Lion King for the Live Singing too!
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