Some of them are downright funny -- FJ vs. Carousel?? But pitting MIB against Splash is just downright mean. I may have to resort to coin-flipping for that one.....
Dom should be happy as TSM should have things pretty easy against Test Track :-)
Can't wait for the next round to start!!
Although we're just between Round 1 and 2 I want to thank you for another great year of this tournament. Work for me has been killer this month (and there is no let up in sight) and the tournament has been the bright spot for me daily.
I look forward to seeing how Round 2 shakes out considering the surprises from Round 1.
Spidey versus Mummy makes my stomach hurt. How can I pick one over the other????
Stiff test for Prowler coming up, so we'll see if the KC contingent of TPI is up to the challenge.
And I am all for CoP pulling the 16 v 1 upset!!! What a great, big, beautiful tomorrow it will be!!!
I'm not sure what your "versus" criteria was in Best Themed Ride and Themed Show, unless it was random, but it seems that you set this up with a decided outcome in mind. It would have been more "fair" if similar attractions were to compete against each other, for example, Toy Story Midway Mania vs Men in Black Alien Attack or Splash Mountain vs.Popeye & Bluto's Bilge-Rat Barges or Waterworld vs Indiana Jones Stunt Show. Just my 2 cents.
However, the roller coaster category seems fair.
The criterion for rides versus shows was simple: Do you move? In every entrant in the ride bracket, the answer to that question is 'yes'. (There is a walk-through in there, but you still move through it.)
For all but three entrants in the show bracket, the answer is "no." And for those three: On Shrek 4D you seat shakes a little, but you don't go anywhere. On Soarin', your seat moves into position before the show and back down after but never moves during the actual performance. Since there is no movement during the performance, I sent Soarin' over to the show bracket.
Poseidon's Fury was the most troubling, since you do walk through that. (Again, this was another example of an attraction I thought for sure wouldn't make it into Round Two - silly me.) But I didn't want to bump a higher-scoring ride out of the Best Ride bracket (which would have been Star Tours, FWIW) to move Poseidon over there, so I left it in the show bracket.
As for the seedings, I just listed the attractions in the order of votes they received in Round One. That's the seeding you see above. Harry Potter got the top seed as a result of its opening round bye. Shrek and Muppets were tied, so I coin-flipped them. Other than that, there were no judgment calls there - that was the easiest part of the whole tournament, because you made all those decisions with your votes!
Finally, there are 16 attractions in the Best Show bracket because I gave up trying to separate them into the planned "Live" and "Animated" brackets, which would have had eight entries each, just like the coaster bracket.
That's quite an achievement...don't you think James Rao from "Near Worlds Of Fun" Missouri? :)
As for my little home town park pulling the huge upset victory over The Beast, I just have one thing to say to all those with sour grapes: GOTV!!!
(I learned from the best, eh, Derek?)
I've never ridden Prowler, but I've ridden a lot of GCI coasters, and any one of them has a lot more business being in this field than Cheetah Hunt does, or Dragster for that matter. As a matter of fact, I'll vote for it...if for no other reason than because people should realize that the theme/amusement park universe doesn't start and stop with Florida.
Here's to the little guy that gets no respect...vote for Prowler.