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2012 Best Attraction Tournament: Best 2D Film?

Published: January 25, 2012 at 8:07 AM

Film provides an important component in many theme park attractions, but a great film can stand on its own as an attraction, too. Today in the 2012 Theme Park Insider Tournament, we're honoring the best of the best in theme park 2-D film experiences.

Here are your top nominees, based on Theme Park Insider reader ratings. For the winner, let's select the film that best engages the viewer, rewarding us with stunning visuals and a unique experience. Campaign for your favorite in the comments, or hit up Facebook and Twitter to rally the troops to your favorite film's cause.

Impressions de France - at Epcot

Impressions de France

O Canada! - at Epcot

O Canada!

Reflections of China - at Epcot

Reflections of China

Walt Disney: One Man's Dream - ar Disney's Hollywood Studios

Walt Disney One Man's Dream

Tomorrow: It's a biggie. We'll be voting for the title of best indoor ride.

Replies (12)

Published: January 25, 2012 at 8:08 AM

the time keeper
Dan Heaton

Published: January 25, 2012 at 8:28 AM

I know the One Man's Dream film is impressive, but the best is easily the French film. It has a timeless quality with the classical music and sweeping aerial footage that makes it still work today.
James Rao

Published: January 25, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Gotta go with "The Man" himself in this vote. "One Man's Dream" is a special attraction that deserves to be today's winner. Besides, all those other films are snooze-fests.

Hmmmm... How did Epcot's Norway Travelogue not make it in this round? ;)

Mike Gallagher

Published: January 25, 2012 at 11:02 AM

I abstain.
Robert Niles

Published: January 25, 2012 at 11:22 AM

A clip job over one of the best combinations of outstanding visuals and beautifully composed classical music ever crafted? Walt wouldn't vote for himself in this category.
James Rao

Published: January 25, 2012 at 12:09 PM


Published: January 25, 2012 at 3:39 PM

I have to agree that the music and visuals in France set it apart from the others. I try to go every time I am there.
TH Creative

Published: January 25, 2012 at 6:53 PM

'Impressions de France' in the France Showcase is an exceptional film. But I am biased as I had the chance to work on the 'One Man's Dream' exhibit space.

Mr. Disney's story gets my vote.

David L.

Published: January 25, 2012 at 7:17 PM

I have to go with the Disney attraction. I found China's film not very interesting, especially as you can't sit down. Impressions is good(especially music), but dated. TH, what other Disney attractions have you worked on?
James Rao

Published: January 25, 2012 at 8:15 PM

He built that gigantic hat we all love so much... ;p

Published: January 25, 2012 at 8:37 PM

The only one of these I've seen is O Cananda so I decided to refrain from voting..... but I will say that the O Canada file was maybe the most dissappointing, boring, and cheesy thing I have seen at a Disney Park. Martin whatever his name is hosting it kind of got on my nerves with his version of hosting corny comedy.

I doubt I'd ever go back and watch that film again if at Epcot.....even if I had plenty of free time..... and that is one of the only things I have ever done at a Disney Park that I left having no intentions of ever sitting through again.

On a nice side note though..... The Le Cellar Steakhouse in the Canada area served us a great meal. The Filet Mignon was GREAT!

TH Creative

Published: January 26, 2012 at 5:03 PM

DO NOT ... MOCK ... THE HAT! >:O(

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