2012 Best Attraction Tournament: Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular vs. Soarin' Over California
We've arrived at the semifinal round of the 2012 Theme Park Insider Tournament
, which starts today in the Best Theme Park Show bracket.
Two Disney shows have upset their way into the top four for this year's tournament: Soarin' Over California and the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular. Today, you'll vote on of these shows into the finals. But which one?
Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular - at Disney's Hollywood Studios
Soarin' Over California - at Disney California Adventure and Epcot
Voting is open for 24 hours. Please tell us in the comments why you voted the way you did, and if you'd like to drum up some more votes for your favorite, feel free to link to this post on Facebook and Twitter.
Friday: We've got 2. Incredible Hulk Coaster vs. 3. Manta in the semifinals for Best Roller Coaster.
I both hate and appreciate the choices between odd matching. It's easy comparing like rides, but being forced to look at things another way in this tournament is refreshing...and frustrating.
I know what you mean Skipper. It's tough making those comparisons. But if you put it this way : What do prefer in your sandwich ? Ham or cheese ? It gets easier.
Not a fair vote from me since I've never experienced Indy. I really do enjoy a good show so I'm sure this could have been tougher, but Soarin' is a fave. Showing some wear and tear these days, but it's still a great experience overall...well, after you get through the long line.
I'm not sure if I saw Indy on my two visits to the Studios. But I'm not a fan of the first Raiders flick, and I enjoy Soarin'-type rides, so I voted Soarin'.
Indy has gone too far in this tournament, so Soarin got my vote.
My daughter says Soarin' is borin' and she calls it Snorin' but I figure it's pleasant and relaxing if it doesn't cost me any queue-time to do it. The Indy show was not bad, but I wouldn't seek it out again.
This is a hard one as I can't really build up any enthusiasm for either. Both left me kind of thinking 'well that was nice' rather than 'wow that was fantastic' so it's a shame they have both got this far in the tournament.
I'm a fan of both, but had to go with Indy. Soaring I don't feel is actually that fun. You raise up watch, hear, and smell a movie, and return to the ground. And even with a Fastpass in hand it takes a while.
I really didn't think about this vote in terms of "best show". I voted for Soarin because I love the feel of moving with the different scenes, cool breeze blowing, and other smell effects. But if I subtract the "ride" effect, then Indiana Jones would be a better show. It has live action going from start to finish. If you were given just the scenes from Soarin without the ride element, would you think it was a better show? It would just be a random mix of (granted, beautiful) scenes in a theater without any story. I wonder then if the rest of us really looked at this as an actual show vote instead of ride verses show vote.
Soarin'. 'Nuff said.
Another around of 2 overrated Disney attractions. This one's even worse though than Soarin' vs. Philharmagic.
I voted for the ride. In all honesty, while I haven't seen the Indiana Jones stunt show, I have not been impressed with any stunt show other than Waterworld. At the same time, Soarin' is one of my all-time favorite rides, and is my favorite non-coaster ride at DCA (yes, I prefer it to Tower of Terror and Toy Story Midway Mania). I voted for that.
I voted for Soaring because it is the better of the two, but I hesitated to give it the nod here because I feel it is more of a ride than a show. Also the lack of transitions between scenes always bothers me. I still prefer it over the kinda cheesy, dated Indy show. There are better stunt shows out there and Indy doesn't deserve to go any further.
Wow- Worse vs worse... almost didn't vote.
Huge disconnect between the comments and the real world. Soarin' is arguably the most popular attraction in Florida, yet the comments here would lead one to believe it is little more than a grocery store spinner. I guess the TPI faithful do indeed represent a niche crowd of enthusiasts, rather than the opinion of the masses.
I think its a niche crowd within a niche crowd. Those who frequent this site usually are critical theme park goers versus the general population of Disney. Within that, there are the people who visit enough to vote, and within that, a smaller niche of people willing to comment, and thus the bizarre and uncorrelated comments that truthfully reflect a small group of people. Within that, there are people who troll the site. I would never assume that any comments or surveys taken outside the gates of Universal or Disney truly reflect the unachievable truth of a real general feeling towards anything within the parks.
I would choose Soarin a million times over the Indy show. And this is coming from a guy who collects Indy prop replicas! Soarin's relaxing and can be breath taking... I just wish they would keep up on DCA's screen! You can see dirt and scratches on some sections of the dome. Indy is just a boring paced stunt show.
Both are average attractions. Do not reserve to be in the finals
Mobile seats facing inanimate visuals, or inanimate seats facing mobile visuals?
I voted for Soarin'. It's indoors, while Indy is outdoors. Can make a whole lot of difference.
Indiana Jones starts with an I
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