The 2014 Theme Park Insider Tournament Best Dark Ride Final: Mystic Manor vs. Journey to the Center of the Earth
Okay, we probably could have saved everyone a bit of time by skipping directly to this final in the Best Dark Ride bracket of the 2014 Theme Park Insider Tournament. After all, these finalists are Theme Park Insider readers' clear favorites as the best two rides in the world, never mind the best rides outside the United States, which was the theme for this year's tournament.
But the journey to the destination is much of the fun, right? Right? Help me out here and try to enjoy this recap before we get to the vote:
Mystic Manor defeated Pooh's Hunny Hunt, 77%-23%
Droomvlucht defeated Fata Morgana, 57%-43%
Journey to the Center of the Earth defeated 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, 85%-15%
Sindbad's Storybook Voyage defeated Sesame Street: Spaghetti Space Chase, 59%-41%
Mystic Manor defeated Droomvlucht, 86%-14%
Journey to the Center of the Earth defeated Sindbad's Storybook Voyage, 93%-7%
So that leaves us Hong Kong Disneyland's Mystic Manor...
...versus Tokyo DisneySea's Journey to the Center of the Earth.
Time to vote!
Voting is open for 48 hours, and please spread the word via Facebook and Twitter to get out the vote for your favorite!
Since I have not ridden either I will equate them to "similar" rides I have experienced. Mystic Manor is like Haunted Mansion. Sort of. Journey is like Indiana Jones. Sort of.
Ok, here's where I make my campaign. Vote Mystic Manor. Journey probably won't come to the states while Test Track and Radiator Springs are here, but Mystic Manor is a one of a kind. The only trackless ride in America is Antarctica and that can only be found at Seaworld. Give the Manor some love and you'll see more trackless rides come this way.
Being lucky enough to ride both attractions. Journey to the Centre of the Earth is amazing and so well themed. But the attraction that I rode last December that had me smiling as I got off the ride and the only thing I wanted to do was ride again was Mystic Manor. My Vote was for Mystic Manor. If this attraction was at any other Disney park it would have 240 min lines every day it is that good.
Journey is the most impressive disney mountain. I like both themes. One thing that i like from mistic is the duration and for all the family. Great attractions.
I would kill to have both these rides in Orlando! I love the Volcano that makes a bold statment for the parks sight lines, but I have to go with Mystic Manor since it uses new ride technology.
One the front page of TPI today, I can read about....
Wow, this a a close race!...I was just watching the Behind the Thrills.com You Tube video of Despicable Me (Hollywood), and standing in line waiting for the first pre-show was none other than our TPI leader Robert Niles.
GO LAVA MONSTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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