on October 12, 2011 at 1:05 PM
This pretty much proves that it is not the ride itself in most cases that make an attraction great, but the additional details. Here we have the Florida version, which has been plussed in many ways, getting a HUGE victory over its West Coast counterpart, mainly due to the additon of the Brendan Fraser wrapper and some things I would rather not 'spoil.'
Another example would be Rock N' Roller Coaster. I've seen a video of an identical outdoor version of this ride, and it seems... meh. Put it inside, give it the Aerosmith overlay and the on-board soundtrack, throw up some fun and funky black light scenery and voila! Instant crowd-pleaser.
on October 12, 2011 at 1:41 PM
What about Imhotep's bits of "poetry" in the Orlando ride? ;)
on October 12, 2011 at 2:25 PM
Of the previous showdowns this was going to be the most lopsided. I like both RotM's but the East Coast fake ending and better setting seal the deal. The Hollywood version does have a longer backward portion going for it though.
on October 12, 2011 at 3:25 PM
I was very disappointed in this ride. I have only been on the Florida version. I didn't like it. It is way too short.
on October 12, 2011 at 3:46 PM
YESSSSSSSSS! My mummy beats their mummy!
on October 12, 2011 at 5:08 PM
This was no contest. The Orlando version is just a great ride from beginning to end. Tremendous atmosphere, superior Imhotep AA, etc.
on October 13, 2011 at 10:03 AM
Along with everyone else, the florida version is way superior. Longer ride with a twist, better flame effects. Just all around better.
on October 13, 2011 at 10:27 AM
Florida's by a mile. It is a longer ride with more surprises and better effects. The only edge Hollywood's version has is, as Manny stated, the longer backwards section towards the end.