2012 Best Attraction Tournament: Universal's Horror Make-Up Show vs. Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular
The second round of the 2012 Theme Park Insider Tournament
continues with a match-up of two Central Florida attractions in the Best Show bracket.
Universal's Horror Make-Up Show - at Universal Studios Florida
Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular - at Disney's Hollywood Studios
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Later today: We've got Prowler vs. Montu in the Best Roller Coaster bracket.
Had to go with Horror Make-Up. Intimate, fun setting, some interesting behind the scenes stuff, and usually a good host.
I always do the Horror Make-Up Show when I go to Orlando but I only did the Indiana Jones show once, the first time I went. It was fun, but I didn't feel the need to see it again.
I had to go with Indy on this one. I did the make up show the first time I visited and have never felt the urge to go back. I go to the Indy show once per trip to Orlando.
i too had to go for indy i had to think though because i enjoy both shows. it would be cool if they kept doing the star wars/indy mash up they did or at least update it to incorporate the other movies too (yes even the forth one). don't think they should fully change it to star wars bro :)
Went with HMUS. IJ was pretty boring IMO.
The Make Up Show was disappointing to me. It was a skeleton of a show, barely informative and hammed up with jokes that lost their charm about thirty seconds after they were told. I agree that some parts of IJ are a lost beat, but over all I think I would rather watch the action of Indy than a gloss over makeup.
Did the stunt show add new elements from the Crystal Skull? There's already a motorcycle stunt down the Streets, so maybe a sword fight from moving vehicles, or maybe a guy flying across the stage in a refridgerator?
I like horror movies, so I voted for the make-up demo.
I love the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular. It´s Indy, it´s a stuntshow but it´s only after long and boring intervals that it becomes spectacular. The fake "look we are making a movie" gets old very fast. And after all these years I would love to see the show refreshed.
Wow! I don't like it any more, it needs to be refreshed! More then half the comments for everything seem to be that. If Disney doesn't make new attractions every year, people don't seem to be happy. If Disney doesn't refresh older attractions every year, people don't seem to be happy. Millions of people go to the parks every year. They must be doing something right.
I've never seen Indiana so not a fair vote from me, but I absolutely love Horror...we catch at least two shows a year.
Thomas, one of the things Disney does right is refresh old rides and build new ones. When was the last time a year went by without an upgrade or new build?
Both shows should be replaced. I vote "no".
Went with Indy, mainly cause I love Indiana Jones. And the fact I was actually selected once helps (I stole the show, or at least that is what the voices in my head tell me.)
Couldn't go with Indy unfortunately despite owning a few prop replicas... the show's pacing is too slow. Kinda boring to be honest. I went with Universal... more interesting to me.
Indiana Jones Show is a dated relic that should have been updated for the ride long ago. While the horror make up show is a probaly the most traditional of the Universal attractions and also the best guest interaction show in Orlando.
Robert Morris: My vote for the Horror show was based on, as you call it, "source material" Based on your logic, I should not have voted for it. Shall I rescind my vote?
@mike, my problem isn't with people whol ike the show and Indy. But voting for a show soley based on its source product is flawed. As many bad movies have good rides and the reverse can also be true.
@Thomas - You've got to be careful when you go from the specific to the general.
I enjoyed both of these but went with Horror Makeup because it is better paced and funnier. I also enjoyed the demonstrations in the Makeup show better than the ones in Indy Jones.
Tim H, My point was that it SEEMS like a lot of people live to criticize. My observation,that is all. Have a nice day.
This is probably the most evenly weighted match-up yet. Both shows are minimally informative, dated, and contain a fake audience participation element. What Horror lacks in action, it makes up for in laughs, and vice versa for Indy. Both shows are also awesome for first-time viewers.
If you get certain hosts then the Horror Make Up Show is (in my opinion) one of the best and most underrated attractions in USO.
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