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2010 Best Theme Park Movie in America: Mickey's PhilharMagic vs. It's Tough to be a Bug!

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Published: April 1, 2010 at 8:49 AM

You've voted in the 2010 Best Theme Park Attraction Tournament, and now it's time to pick the Best Theme Park Movie in America.

Mickey's PhilharMagic at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom

Mickey's PhilharMagic at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom

The number-one seed in this bracket, Mickey's PhilharMagic has rolled through the tournament so far, winning its match-ups by an average 63-point margin.

It's Tough to be a Bug! at Disney's Animal Kingdom and Disney's California Adventure

It's Tough to be a Bug!

Playing at both Animal Kingdom and California Adventure, Disney's 4D movie based on Pixar's "A Bug's Life" knocked off the well-regarded Carousel of Progress and Terminator 2: 3D on its way to the final. Can it pull one more upset?


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

Next up: The Best Theme Park Live Show in America, Fantasmic! vs. Festival of the Lion King

Readers' Opinions

From Michael Owen on April 1, 2010 at 9:13 AM
Got to go with Mickey on this one, a truly fantastic show with some brilliant effects that set it apart from other £D movies of its kind.
From James Rao on April 1, 2010 at 9:17 AM
Agreed. Best 3D movie in Orlando.
From Michael Owen on April 1, 2010 at 9:40 AM
Just noticed I posted a Pound sign rather than a 3, oops. Anyway, go Mickey, I need a correct prediction after my Spidey vs Tower final prediction was ended yesterday.
From Squid McGlamery on April 1, 2010 at 9:47 AM
On a purely "Best Movie" level PhilharMagic gets my vote.

I love all the 'extras' that you get with ITtbaB, but the movie portion is neither as crisp nor as re-watchable.

From Don Neal on April 1, 2010 at 10:23 AM
Love both of these but the comfort, surround screen, and flow of Mickey's Philharmagic raises it above the Bugs.
From 74.89.52.143 on April 1, 2010 at 10:35 AM
good smells verse icky smells...hmmm
From Joe Schwartz on April 1, 2010 at 10:57 AM
This one is not as tough. Philharmagic. Better movie. more entertaining. Better theator. and my favorite Disney character D Duck.
From Manny Barron on April 1, 2010 at 11:54 AM
It's tough to be a bug's in theater effects get my vote here. philharmagic is a better film but once you add in the animatronics, smoke, and all the other good stuff in bugs, than flik and co offer the better overall experience.
From Brandon Mendoza on April 1, 2010 at 12:43 PM
Gotta go with the Mouse on this one!
From Anthony Murphy on April 1, 2010 at 1:02 PM
Went with the Bug because you learn something. I feel PhilharMagic is just a jumbled cutup of classic Disney scenes.


Disney representin!

From Sylvain Comeau on April 1, 2010 at 2:11 PM
As I predicted earlier, PhilharMagic cruises to a victory in this category. Nothing beats seeing Donald right in front of you in mid-air.
From Brandon Mendoza on April 1, 2010 at 4:11 PM
I'm actually surprised the margin isn't even larger... like 70% to 30% or something like that.

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