Caroline Davis

Published: July 2, 2012 at 11:29 AM

One day I will get to Tokyo DisneySea, one day.
31.52.151.75

Published: July 2, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Is it not awarded to the ride with the highest average rating? Therefore -use it not *more* impressive that Transformers managed to fend off RSR, as newly listed attractions will typically be first swarmed by the fan collective before more objective audiences get around to voting?
Skipper Adam

Published: July 2, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Could have sworn I commented on this, but I can't see it, or Dom's. However, Dom and I agreed that the results are skewed by the fact that Radiator Springs Racers has been open only about 18 days.
Robert Niles
Editor

Published: July 2, 2012 at 4:40 PM

FWIW, RSR already has more votes than the USH version of Transformers, which opened a month before RSR. Also, in general on the site, new attractions hit their highest rating about a week or so after debuting, then the average starts to decline.

So I don't think timing alone provides an explanation here.

Robert Niles
Editor

Published: July 2, 2012 at 6:20 PM

To clarify, the Best New Attraction, Restaurant and Hotel awards are given to the locations in those categories with a minimum number of votes and the highest average reader rating.
Russell Meyer
Writer

Published: July 3, 2012 at 8:59 AM

I'm a bit surprised that Disney's version of Benihana beat out Mythos. I know Mythos has been getting some stiff competition, and still strives to be an affordable sit-down in IOA, but come on, the experience at Teppan Edo is no different than most people can get at your local teppanyaki restaurant down the street. There are dozens of theme park restaurants, half of those or more just in EPCOT alone, I would spend my money at before I ate at Teppan Edo.
Tony Webb

Published: July 3, 2012 at 10:40 AM

Agreee Russell

the idea of a japanese restaurant being one of the best shocks me because we have 7 of those types of places in town

Robert Niles
Editor

Published: July 4, 2012 at 9:01 AM

The restaurant category is really getting competitive. There are a lot of really good restaurants hovering around the same average rating, which is why it's so important to encourage as many readers as possible to submit ratings for the places where they dine. And if some of the international restaurants hit the minimum vote count, watch out. The S.S. Columbia, Magellan's, and Walt's all are legitimate candidates to win this award, too.