Vote of the week: Star Wars vs. Harry Potter?
Written by Robert Niles
Disney and Universal count some of the world's most popular entertainment characters and franchises among their line-ups. But at the Universal Orlando and Walt Disney World Resorts, these rival companies don't limit themselves to their own characters. This year and last, Disney and Universal are competing using two of the world's most popular entertainment franchises, ones that neither Universal nor Disney own.Tweet
Star Wars versus Harry Potter.
Universal Orlando opened the Wizarding World of Harry Potter last year, and this month Walt Disney World opens the most anticipated new ride in Orlando this summer when it debuts the new Star Tours: The Adventures Continue at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
Let's put aside for the moment which ride you'd prefer. Instead, let's vote on which overall franchise is your favorite.
Star Wars began with movies, then expanded into books, animated TV series and one musical TV special we'd all rather forget. Harry Potter reversed the process somewhat, beginning in a series of books, then adding the movies. Both franchises offer highly popular Lego-themed video games, too. Fortunately, so far, we've avoided the spectacle of the Harry Potter Holiday Special.
Do prefer your conflicts between good and evil to be set amid the magic, wizards and school-age mischief of the Harry Potter franchise? Or the alien worlds, battlefields and spiritual mysticism of the Star Wars universe?
Let's hear your thoughts in the comments.
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