Published: April 2, 2010 at 5:14 AM
I would say the same things you just said about Disneyland's PotC, and then add the fact that at least there are a few minor thrills on top of all the great immersive story-telling, as well as some relevancy with today's generation due to the hugely successful feature films. Then throw in the Blue Bayou setting and a Monte Cristo, and the only thing I can surmise is that too few of the voters understand the vast difference between Disneyland's Pirates and Magic Kingdom's Pirates....
Fantasmic, Philharmagic, and the Voyage are all better, more repeatable attractions than Disneyland's Haunted Mansion, regardless of its status as a classic. And unless some miracle occurs, HM will be just another victim on the Voyage's triumphant march to #1.
But hey, it is not like the Voyage is undeserving of the overall crown. It may not be a themed, narrative, $100 million attraction, but it is the best wooden coaster on the planet. If you are a coaster fan, I strongly urge you to take a ride on the Voyage and experience greatness for yourself!