2012 Best Attraction Tournament: It's Tough to Be a Bug! vs. Fantasmic!
Wow! Now that was a finish. Congratulations to Universal Orlando and Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, which squeaked out an 8-vote win out of 1,300 votes cast in Monday's 2012 Theme Park Insider Tournament
Today, we're moving over to the Best Show bracket, as second-seed It's Tough to Be a Bug! takes on its exclamation-pointed Disney sibling, sixth-seed Fantasmic!
It's Tough to Be a Bug! - at Disney's Animal Kingdom and Disney California Adventure
Fantasmic! - at Disneyland, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Tokyo DisneySea
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.
Wednesday morning: It's 1. The Voyage vs. 5. Montu for the final spot in the Best Roller Coaster final.
Not gonna be much of a battle today... Fantasmic!
I voted Bugs. I'm just burnt out on Fantasmic, it's that simple.
I hate bugs. So a show about bugs is not on. Fantasmic doesn't need to be as good as it is to win this, for me.
ITTBAB is cute and clever, and we certainly enjoyed it, but definitely no competition for Fantasmic!.
Am I the only person on earth who doesn't like Fantasmic?! I think I might just be! I dont' bother going anymore and so voted bugs
Yesterday's battle was one for the ages, between 2 of the best rides on the planet. Today? Not so much. Fantasmic! wins for me.
Sorry, no interest :(
I voted Bug! because it's the one I've experienced of the two. Have no doubt Fantasmic! is a fantastic show though.
Fantasmic for sure. Bug is OK but it doesn't belong in a semi-final.
Even though I hate bugs and ITTBAB actually freaked me out a little, I have to admit it is very well done and possibly the best 4D show out there. WDW's Fantasmic leaves a lot to be desired, but Disneyland's is pure magic and wins my vote.
I have to tell you I just don't get into Fantasmic. The whole experience is exhausting!
We've got a boring 3D movie with animatronic enhancements versus what is arguably the greatest nighttime spectacular ever created? It's obvious Fantasmic is much, much, better. And for those that have not seen the version at Disneyland, whenever you get a chance to visit the park make sure you see it. Just find somewhere to view it ten minutes before showtime and enjoy. You won't be disappointed, even if you didn't care for the DHS version.
While I appreciate the relative comfort of the DHS stadium, Fantasmic! plays so much better on its native Rivers of America. Bug! is the same show in Anaheim and Orlando, but Fantasmic! really does play differently in each of its three locations.
I think Bug is a great attraction but Fantasmic! is a great end-of-day multi-media spectacular that stars MICKEY MOUSE! It is the only one of the 3 at Walt Disney World that stars Mickey. I haven't seen the Disneyland version but know it is even better. Complaints about the long waits just reflect the pain people put themselves through, you don't HAVE to wait 2 hours, you choose to wait 2 hours. Show up closer to show time and sit in the back corners and relax. I do.
I've said it before and it bears repeating. My Fantasmic! vote is strictly for the Disneyland version, which is more compelling and exciting by far than the DHS pretender.
Clearly I've not seen the "right" version of Fantasmic then! A good excuse to head to California I think :)
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