The 2014 Theme Park Insider Tournament: Mystic Manor vs. Pooh's Hunny Hunt
Written by Robert Niles
The Walt Disney Company has introduced, or at least popularized, many of the great ride systems that define dark rides today: omnimovers, motion simulators, motion-base vehicles. And in 2000, Disney welcomed a new "trackless" ride system to its Tokyo Disneyland park, with the introduction of Pooh's Hunny Hunt.Tweet
With a trackless ride system, visitors' ride vehicles can move around a themed space in seemingly unpredictable patterns. Designers can create multiple paths through which riders can experience an attraction, increasing the appeal of coming back to ride again and again. On Pooh's Hunny Hunt, different ride vehicles get to linger with different ride elements in several of the rooms of the ride, allowing for a more intimate experience than one can get on a never-stopping chain of slow-moving ride vehicles.
Last year, Disney went back to the trackless system in debuting Mystic Manor at Hong Kong Disneyland. The winner of the 2013 Theme Park Insider Award as the world's best new attraction, Mystic Manor was an instant hit, with on-ride videos winning raves from fans all over the world.
Today, in the Theme Park Insider Tournament, we're asking you to select one of these two wildly popular rides to advance to the next round of the tournament. Here are the on-ride videos:
Tokyo Disneyland's Pooh's Hunny Hunt:
Hong Kong Disneyland's Mystic Manor:
European theme park fans will get to experience a Disney trackless ride of their own this summer when Ratatouille: L'Aventure Totalement Toquee de Remi debuts at Walt Disney Studios Paris. As for American theme park fans? Well... flights leave daily to Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Paris?
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