Readers' Opinions

From 63.255.223.58 on January 10, 2012 at 8:02 AM
Tough choice between Tom Sawyer and Camp Jurassic on this one.

But I had to go with Jurassic due to its easier to reach location, and the volcanic caverns are a hidden gem I only found for the first time in October.

From Eric Malone on January 10, 2012 at 8:03 AM
An early congratulations to Tom Sawyer Island for its inevitable win.

I voted for Honey, I Shrunk The Kids, though. Such a neat little playground. Used to run around it when I was a kid, was a ton of fun.

From 107.41.68.207 on January 10, 2012 at 8:09 AM
Definitely Camp Jurassic.

I was just recently introduced to it and it is just so much fun. Great place to scare friends and play hide and seek. :)

From Tom Rigg on January 10, 2012 at 8:29 AM
I wish the new ropes course style playground at Dollywood had of ended up on this list. It is by far the coolest playground I have ever seen. But since it isn't on here I voted for Tom Sawyer's Island. I have such fond memories of playing there as a kid. And now, as an adult, its fun to go over and soak in the quiet "forest" in the midst of so much activity in the MK.
From Robert Niles on January 10, 2012 at 8:37 AM
If I had six options in a vote, Dollywood's Adventure Mountain would have been in easily. That was one of the closest calls in setting up the tournament.
From 204.88.30.111 on January 10, 2012 at 9:00 AM
I really love the Curious George goes to town play area. Its a great escape from the Florida heat during the summer and then in the winter, what is more fun then going into a room and shooting dozens of children with soft foam balls!
From Mike Gallagher on January 10, 2012 at 9:08 AM
Never been to any of these, but I voted for Popeye, as a fan and the decor looked interesting. Runner-up would be Jurassic.

Looking forward to tomorrow's vote..that's more my "speed"..pun definitely intended.

From Mark Fairleigh on January 10, 2012 at 9:43 AM
I like Tom Sawyers Island, but I love Camp Jurassic. It packs a bigger punch in a smaller space.
From Brian Emery on January 10, 2012 at 10:27 AM
I just wanted to say - Roll Tide....!
And TS...
From TH Creative on January 10, 2012 at 11:42 AM
Yesterday I get to shill for my WDW MK alma mater and today I get to cheer on Mr. Nile's WDW MK alma mater.

Fun!

From James Rao on January 10, 2012 at 11:51 AM
I also think it comes down to Camp Jurassic and Tom Sawyer Island which are both excellent playgrounds in their own right. However, the nod goes to TSI as it has the more immersive environment - I always feel as if I have been transported to a different place whenever I visit. Furthermore, if you can experience the island before or after most of the crowds, you'll have a great time just running free and exploring. The attention to detail is commendable and the maze of caves ensures your kids will want to stay in this elaborate playground for as long as you will allow. I do wish there were alternate ways onto the island besides that raft....seems like it is never ready to leave when you are! Still, minor complaints for a fine and rare, slow-down-and-smell-the-roses area in a packed Magic Kingdom park.
From Dominick D on January 10, 2012 at 12:34 PM
It would either for me be TSI or Camp Jurassic, but I chose TSi, as it's been 7 years since I was at CJ, and I remember getting lost O.O
From Matt Babiak on January 10, 2012 at 12:46 PM
Never been on any of these, but I voted for TSI, if only because of Robert.

@Brian
So right, my friend. Roll Tide!

From Amanda Jenkins on January 10, 2012 at 8:29 PM
As much as I love TS, I had to base my vote on what my kids played at the most on our vacation to WDW a month ago. Amazingly, the place they loved playing at that we had to drag them out of was...you won't believe it....Honey I Shrunk the Kids Movie set. I know. The shock is something I am still suffering from. They haven't even seen the movie! But yet, they thought it was the greatest playground ever. FYI they are two boys ages 7 and 4 years of age. Who would have thought this would be the place they would whine about having to leave?
From Scott B on January 11, 2012 at 9:51 AM
Amanda, I have a 4 year old who talks about the Honey I Shrunk the Kids play area so much that you would think that when we went to Florida, that is all she visited. I assure people she did other things on our vacation. She just loves it so much. She has no idea that it is based on a movie either.

I printed out a nice photo and framed it of her sitting on the giant ant. It is hanging in my daughters room....she insisted that is where it had to go!