2012 Best Attraction Tournament: Best Theme Park Show Final - Soarin' Over California vs. Fantasmic!
It's Championship Friday in the 2012 Theme Park Insider Tournament
, and we're going to start with the final in the Best Theme Park Show bracket.
We're got an all-Disney final for you, as Soarin' Over California takes on Fantasmic!, a defending Best Show tournament champion. Which is your pick as the winner?
Soarin' Over California - at Disney California Adventure, and at Epcot as Soarin'
Fantasmic! - at Disneyland, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Tokyo DisneySea
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Next up: Holiday World's The Voyage and Universal Orlando's Incredible Hulk Coaster battle for the title of Best Roller Coaster
This one is simple. Fantasmic is the Best Theme Park Show. Soarin is a good ride, but not much of a show.
Agree with Rob. BEST SHOW. People get emotional before during and after the show. And Soarin is not a Show.
While I am not all goo goo eyed over either attraction, I voted Fantasmic due to the present condition of Epcot's version of Soarin'. The film quality is very poor and is in real need of service.
Soarin' is good, really good when the film quality is there. Hearing that it is starting to show some wear saddens me, since I remember seeing it at DCA around 2001 and loving it. It does not sound as though they went with digital projectors, which is a shame. Regardless, I like Soarin'.
I think everyone has beaten the Soarin isn't a show into the ground by now.
Gotta go with Fantasmic
I love them both, but no contest... Fantasmic! wins in my book. Live actors and dancers, a brief storyline that is carried through the whole show, and action along with some very heart felt scenes! Soarin may be a great relaxing flying experience, but the jump cuts make it rough... not sure how transitions would work, but it's definitely missing from that attraction!
Soarin' never really belonged in the "best show" category, so this result makes sense. The Disneyland version of Fantasmic is the best, by the way, at least when Murphy isn't living up to his name.
As a show, Fantasmic is better. As an attraction, however, I prefer riding Soarin'. Even though I really like Fantasmic, I'll invest more time to ride Soarin' than to watch Fantasmic, so I voted for Soarin'.
Even though I trust all the positive reviews regarding Fantasmic!, I've yet to see it for myself. So I'll have to go with Soarin'. The last time I rode it, it wasn't in the best of shape, but it's still a thrill. If it were a horrible experience, I'd have voted the other way sight unseen.
Really? Some people are voting for Fantasmic because Soarin' isn't a show? Or am I reading too much into the comments?
Of course Soarin' is a show, the most overrated 8 minute IMAX show ever.
Doesn't look like there is much interest in this contest. Not a whole lot of votes in comparison to the other two championships....Good night, the party's over...
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