2013 Theme Park Insider Tournament: The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man vs. Kilimanjaro Safaris
This Friday, you'll select the winner of the 2013 Theme Park Insider Tournament -- the world's best themed ride. But before then, we've still got two more rides to vote into the semifinals. Disney's Splash Mountain and the Haunted Mansion have earned their way in. Which ride will join them today?
Your choices are Universal's The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, which defeated Revenge of the Mummy 60%-40% in round one…
versus Kilimanjaro Safaris from Disney's Animal Kingdom, which upset Pooh's Hunny Hunt 67%-33% from Tokyo Disneyland.
We've actually got two rides from Orlando in this match-up, so I expect that many voters will be able to decided this one based on personal experience with these attractions. But if you can't, just follow the links above to learn more, or dive into the comments to hear what other readers have to say.
Tomorrow: We fill out the semis, with Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey vs. Tower of Terror
Not even close. Spider-Man, one of the most innovative rides ever, and it's new HD version is even more immersive & entertaining. Versus, Kilimanjaro Safaris', a ride that I skip on every other Animal Kingdom trips since its not all that interesting after you've been on it a couple of times. The web crawler tko this round against a soft opponent.
I love Kilimanjaro Safaris. It's not so much of a attraction ride then it is a safari. But what I hate it how terrebly bumpy that "ride" is. If you have ever been in Africa on a safari you'll know they have lots of wonderfully paved roads so even for a simulation this isn't authentic. As a artritis patient I'm in a lot of pain after riding this and it doesn't make it easier to watch the beautifull animals and make pictures.
I have a fondness for the Kilimanjaro Safari and ride it every time I go to AK, but still, this is a no brainer. Spider-Man for the win.
I love real animals and against almost any other attraction (even my favorites like Indy)I'd vote for KS... but it's Spider-Man... one of my favorite super heroes, and one of the best attractions around the world! And if you ask me, it's better than Transformers despite being an older attraction.
Easy choice, Spiderman. I will say that tomorrow is gonna be an interesting day.
Easy. The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man.
A hundred acre re-creation of an African savannah in which there is nothing visible that would not be seen on a real African safari, including vegetation and plant-life, populated by real grazing animals, versus a glorified video-game.
Safari not even covering the spread today
This was tough. Both rides are immersive and well themed. Spidy was pretty innovative when it opened and provides some mild thrills. Kilimanjaro provides a longer, less thrilling, yet still exciting ride. It's unpredictable, but in its case that can be a bad thing. I couldn't pick, so I went with the better themed land around the ride.
Spider-Man vs. Kilimanjaro Safaris? Is this a joke? Why not Spider-Man vs. parking lot?
Daniel...... LMAO..... I do think Captain EO vs parking lot would be a close call, however.
Spider-Man...over ten years old and still the most innovative attraction on the planet. Go Spidey!
I'm going to start campaigning for tomorrow for those who will vote tomorrow before looking at the comments.
Like I said the other day, I haven't been on TOT yet. I will say that the ride looks alot better than FJ and I love a good surprise in voting, so I'll be voting TOT.
David L. said, "Both rides are thrilling and detailed, but Tower's is more thrilling and terrorizing (unless you have arachnophobia)."
Mike, the Forbidden Journey has spiders. One with arachnophobia would be more terrorized by a ride with spiders than a ride without (Tower of Terror). Does that make more sense?
Gotcha, David. The sentence made it seem like you were associating ToT with spiders. My bad.
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