2012 Best Attraction Tournament: Best Nighttime Spectacular?
Written by Robert Niles
We're now at the end of the first round of the 2012 Theme Park Insider Tournament. And what better way to end the first round than the same way so many of us end a day at a theme park - with a nighttime spectacular?Tweet
The top three nominees in this category are the obvious candidates - Fantasmic!, World or Color and IllumiNations. For the remaining two slots, I've included Wishes and Remember, the fireworks shows at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom and Disneyland, respectively. But rather than split the votes of fireworks fans for two shows that most casual observers would consider relatively similar (fireworks coordinated with a castle light show), I decided to present them as a single entry. That opened the final space for Disney's Electrical Parade.
Why no entrants from non-Disney theme parks? Timing, alas. Universal's closed its CineSphere show, but not yet opened its replacement. Running this tournament in the winter and spring, when many of the regional parks are between shows, kept them out of the running, too.
But what we have here are some awesome shows, each one worthy of the title of Best Nighttime Spectacular. It's up to you now to choose which one will win. Voting will be open for 24 hours.
IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth - at Epcot
Main Street Electrical Parade - at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom
Wishes/Remember - Fireworks at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom and Disneyland
World of Color - at Disney California Adventure [with video]
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