2012 Best Attraction Tournament: Waterworld vs. Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular
Let's get fired up for today's vote in the 2012 Theme Park Insider Tournament
We're in the Best Theme Park Show bracket today, with our top seed taking on a third-round upset winner. At stake is a spot in the semifinals. So, who ya got? Universal or Disney?
Waterworld - at Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Studios Singapore, and Universal Studios Japan
Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular - at Disney's Hollywood Studios
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Monday: 1. Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey vs. 8. Toy Story Midway Mania in the Best Themed Ride bracket.
I never have seen waterworld but on video it looks amazing, tells an action packed story and doesn´t stop until the end.
I have seen both and Waterworld is the winner for me! They do some sweet tricks on jet skis and lots of pyrotechnic effects. I live in Florida so I have seen Idiana Jones way more times and it just does'nt do much for me anymore.
I'm sure Indy will win for several reasons.
Indiana Jones is a great show, but I've heard Waterworld is one of the best, so my vote goes there.
Waterworld for sure. I love how Universal can turn a critically panned movie into a successful stunt show.
Indiana Jones gets my pick by default, because I've seen that live. Never seen Waterworld...Plus it's Indiana, how can you go against that!
Also Robert, do we get two votes in one day? You said the Forbidden Journey and Toystory would be on "Friday"...Did you mean Monday?
Waterworld. Somehow they took a flop of a movie and made it a great stunt show, while Disney took a fantastic series of movies and made them into a tedious, sometimes cheesy stunt show.
My bad on the Harry Potter vote. That is Monday. Fixed it.
+1 on Tyler's comment. If Waterworld played in Orlando, it'd be winning in a walk. Come on out to Southern California, people!
Easiest vote I've had to make so far. Waterworld is the benchmark for stunt shows. Well designed attractions like Waterworld never seem to look tired or dated. It's well choreographed, well acted and well produced. It's exciting from start to finish and what a great finish that is.
Every time that I am at Disney's Hollywood Studios, I watch the Indiana Jones show. It might need some updating, but it is a very entertaining show. Anything that has to do with Indy gets my vote.
Voted for Indy, I think only cause I have not seen Waterworld. I think if I had seen it, my vote would have went to Waterworld.
I voted Waterworld, even though I haven't seen it. IJ bored me to tears and I would of rather went on Star Tours next door with walk on waits.
On Robert and Tylers point about Orlando attractions
I can agree that Waterworld has no chance in this one just because most people haven't seen it. Sad as it's the gold standard for live stunt shows. And I agree that it's amazing how Universal managed to take a terrible movie and create a fantastic show, while Disney took an amazing franchise and made a slow paced lackluster show.
A couple voted for DCA if you look in comments.
waterworld should win just based on the plane alone. Its audacious to hurl a large untethered scenic object in the direction of a live audience and adjacent to many live performers. Just another in the big list of amazing tech things Universal does that Disney could never pull off in a hundred years.
I voted for Waterworld just because it HAS to be better than that tired, old Indy Show at DHS.
Is it wrong to vote for a show just because you like the movie better? I've not seen either, so have no other basis to go on! :P
Mark, I felt the same way. I thought Waterworld was okay, better than it was made out to be but far from classic. I've always considered Raiders of the Lost Ark (or, as Mad Magazine called it, Raiders of a Lost Art) to be quite overrated. I liked the first two sequels better. But I voted for Waterworld just based on others' comments here..I think I'd enjoy it more.
I haven't seen Indiana Jones, but when you're comparing it to Waterworld, which has (among other things): water, fire, pyrotechnics, jetskis, boats, a seaplane (yes, it actually flies unconnected to a cable and crashes into the water), standard fistfight stuff, guns, aerial stunts, explosions, fifteen minutes of non-stop action, a four-story fire dive, and one of the most entertaining preshows ever...yeah, even if I had seen Indiana Jones, I think I'd still vote Waterworld.
Robert Morris, Narnia is closed and Sounds Dangerous is about to close FYI :P
Indy has only the slightest edge over Waterworld for me. Both pretty similar, entertaining live spectacles.
I also voted for Indy by default, as I haven't seen the Waterworld show live. I have seen a YouTube video, and I have to say it looks pretty awesome. The ending is worth the wait, and the cast does seem to have fun with it all.
Ah! A vote where I've actually been/seen both!
Biggest upset ever
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