I voted for FJ last year, based primarily on the use of new technology and immersive queue theming. But HM is, for me, the perfect dark ride. I think I may have to go with my heart this time.... As much as I love FJ and all things Universal, if I was in Orlando and could only pick one of these attractions to ride, I'd have to go with Haunted Mansion. (I can't believe I just said that.....)
It was an easy choice for me, however I completely see where FJ fans can vote the other way and have it be an easy choice for them.
There's also a "right-of-passage" element for little ones -- wherein some of the youngest theme park guests enter the attraction terrified and exit shouting "I want to do it again!" (kudos to Zoe Wolf).
The Haunted Mansion is the Godfather of Dark Rides as and is more than worthy of the title pursued in this competition.
But I respect your opinion.
I am used to making votes that count for naught these days...
Maybe next year, this tournament should have brackets by park chain instead of just Disney vs. Universal. There could be a Disney bracket, a Universal bracket, a Busch/SeaWorld bracket, and a Six Flags/Cedar Fair bracket, with the top eight in each competing, and then the winners of each chain go up against each other.
This tournament makes no sense to me. The top themed rides should be the ones that other rides need to go up against. I've been on Haunted Mansion, I nearly fell asleep.....
Last year, there were just a tad over 1000 votes in the final, miraculously there are 70% more this year and the ride that was ahead by 6% a day ago is suddenly down by 11%?
Something is wrong.
Kudos to HM and its fans for hanging tough. It is nice to see such a beloved classic stand tall in the modern era - even though I would have preferred POTC had received the love....
Haunted Mansion nostalgists and Disney fans seemed to come out of the woodwork on this one.
Now 1,470 and it is 56 to 44 percent. Are we to assume all 70 last votes were for HM? So all of the last 5 percent of the Votes were for HM? None for FJ?
I smell foul Opps - I mean I smell something foul.
Something is just fishy about the flip in votes from a steady 53% 47% and then the next 400 votes flip is to 44%/56% so virtually 90% of the final 500 votes went to HM
So during the course of Sunday HM beat FJ by the largest margin of any ride versus any other ride throughout the tourney and then some
Lots of refresh buttons
These days Universal is too big for its britches and won't condescend to being involved in a competition like this one. Nor would Disney. So this swing is all fan site driven. Kudos to the HM fans for getting out the vote. FJ fans need to do the same....
And Mr. Morris, if I remember correctly, only one vote per IP is counted, regardless of the amount of refreshing or cookie-cleaning one does... If your strategy worked, I would have ensured DL's Pirates would have won this contest, hands down.