2012 Best Attraction Tournament: Best 4D Movie?
Written by Robert Niles
Remember the first time you saw a 4D movie? Mine was Disney's original, "Honey, I Shrunk the Audience." I knew that something was going to happen in the theater in addition to the 3D movie when I visited that first summer, but I didn't know what it would be. When it happened, well… I just started to write "I screamed like a little kid," but I don't remember ever screaming that loudly when I was a child. HISTA freaked me out, but I've gone on to enjoy many other 4D shows over the years.Tweet
Honey I Shrunk the Audience is gone now, but a field of 4D movies remains to battle for this year's title. As I noted when we voted on 3D movies last week, the line dividing 3D from 4D has grown blurry over the years. Basically, if a park labels an attraction "4D," it's eligible in this category. If the park instead calls the movie "3D," I put it in the 3D category. For other attractions with the 3D movies in stationary theaters, ones that parks didn't label 3D or 4D in either the show's name or official description, I assigned the attraction to this category if its seats jiggle or tickle you. Everything else went into 3D.
So here are your nominees in the 4D movie category. Voting is open for 24 hours.
The Magic Lamp Theater - at Tokyo DisneySea
Sesame Street presents Lights, Camera, Imagination! - at
Shrek 4-D - at Universal Studios Florida, Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Studios Singapore and Universal Studios Japan (Yes, this is the only attraction that appears at all four Universal Studios theme parks. There's also a Jurassic Park ride at all four locations, but the Orlando version is in Islands of Adventure, not USF.)
Spellbreaker 4D - at Legoland California and Legoland Florida (Note: This show had the most votes among the 4D movies Legoland California shows in rotation, so it gets the nod for the tournament. FWIW, if you think we should start rating the movies separately in Florida as well, we can have a discussion about that.)
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