What are the world's most underrated attractions?
Written by Robert Niles
Monday Top 10: This week we give some attention to attractions that haven't gotten much from Theme Park Insider readers. These are attractions that have earned a high average reader rating from those few who have visited them, but just haven't been rated that often by Theme Park Insiders. For the most part, that's because these rides and walk-through are found at parks in non-English-speaking parts of Europe and Asia. But you'll find a couple of selections this week from American parks that don't crack the top 20 for annual attendance, too. If you've experienced some of these attractions, please follow the links and submit your own rating and review!Tweet
10. Tom Sawyer Island
Sure, we have Tom Sawyer Islands at the Magic Kingdoms in the United States, but neither Disneyland's nor Walt Disney World's are as well developed and maintained as Tokyo's.
9. Tower of Terror
You'll notice no "Twilight Zone" preceding this Tower of Terror. There's no Rod Sterling to be found here, either just the engaging Harrison Hightower, the Shiriki Utundu idol, and the most amazing preshow in the theme park business.
8. Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars
Overshadowed by its neighbor Mystic Manor, Big Grizzly Mountain's helping make Hong Kong a "bucket list" stop for Disney and theme park fans, too.
7. Fata Morgana
This ride through 1,001 Arabian Nights is the first of three on our list from the Dutch park Efteling.
This Bolliger & Mabillard Mega is the second coaster on our list.
5. Pooh's Hunny Hunt
Disney's first "trackless" dark ride blows away the Pooh-themed dark rides in Florida and California.
4. Miniland USA
For those who love to obsess over detail, Miniland provides the highlight to any Legoland visit.
3. Marvel Cave
James Rao introduced us to Marvel Cave a few years ago. No theme park recreation, this is an actual cave to explore.
"The Fairy Tale Forest" is a theme park masterpiece by industry legend Anton Pieck.
This "Dreamflight" isn't some defunct Delta Airlines commercial from Disney World. It's a mind-tripping throwback to old-school dark rides. (*Updated with a newer video, from the comments.)
What's your favorite theme park attraction that rarely gets mentioned? Please tell us in the comments!
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