However, nothing can change the fact that Splash Mountain is my favorite Disney ride ever, and I always make a point to ride it at least 5 or 6 times every time I make a trip down to Orlando. I've been on many flume rides, and this one is simply the best. The theming on this ride is what sets it apart, and it always brings a smile to my face. And though I am now in my 20's and have graduated to putting my arms in the air during the drop, when I was a child nothing was more comforting than the "Zip-a-Dee-doo-Dah" at the end to make you feel better after the nerve-recking drop. It was almost like a happy reward for doing the ride. That old feeling has never gone away, and it still makes me happy.
So while no doubt Transformers is an amazing ride experience and is one of my favorite rides at Universal now, the nostalgic feeling and the incredible theming of Splash Mountain make it a timeless classic that I will always love.
I voted Splash Mountain because I prefer it's gentle pleasures to being assaulted with 4 minutes of manic action. That's my call and it might not be everybody's - but there is a lesson for theme park designers here that sometimes doing something gentle well wins more applause than doing something impressive but with less soul....
The movies were AWFUL. The visuals were terrible. Big, blurry, indistinct, machines wrestling with each other. I got motion sick. I have little interest or hope for the ride. I'll go on it the next time I visit Universal Orlando, if there's no line.
I had to vote for Splash Mountain, even though I rarely ride it when I go to WDW. The cold weather usually follows me to Florida.
As I see Spider Man pulling at least 60% on Monday
I think Transformers (overall) is a better attraction, from the Nest reps yelling at you, to the visual assault.
The narrative is easy to understand (the story is laid out for you at the beginning) and whether this is a good or bad thing, haha, it adapts it's source material better than Splash.
Which was one of my points for Cars = RSR vs Song of the South = Splash Mountain.
I voted for Transformers & my original post was the anon post that mentioned the Nest reps, visual assault & the Transformers vs Cars vs Song of the South ride adaptations.
Which is yet another reason RSR shoulda been here! Out of the 3, it's the best movie!
And the best ride interpretation, I think!
I know a lot of folks love Splash Mountain but most don't remember how good it was when it first open and you got soak. The ride was never the same after they lowered the splash.
But Splash's narrative isn't as straight forward as the others.
I do like the ride......I just have to accept RSR is out of it, I guess I'm putting displaced anger toward Splash because it's the attraction that beat Racers.
And the fact it gets your socks wet....
I haven't seen every PIXAR feature, but of the ones I have, I would have agreed with the 2nd half of the above statement until a couple of months ago. Then I watched Brave.
I really like Splash Mountain, but c'mon... Anyway this isn't new in this tourney, and entirely predictable.