Readers' Opinions

From on April 25, 2013 at 5:55 PM
As I have done both Singapore and Hong Kong many times, I recommend the easiest and best way to hit both parks, is to book a return flight to Hong Kong from wherever you are in the world with Singapore Airlines. That way, as you are changing planes in Singapore, you can make one of the transits a free stopover! Then you only have to book one ticket! Don't forget, for a limited time, if you fly Singapore Airlines, you get FREE ENTRY to Universal Studios and very cheap accommodation!! (and many more attractions around Singapore!)
From on April 25, 2013 at 5:58 PM
EDIT. The free entry to Universal is only if you include Australia or New Zealand on your Singapore Airlines ticket. Sorry for any disappointment.
From Aaron McMahon on April 25, 2013 at 7:29 PM
I think Magic Mountain should be replaced with Cedar Point. Magic Mountain doesn't offer any onsite lodging while CP has several hotels and offerings. While some of the conditions weren't great last time I went, they have lots of good restaurants and the marina. The expanding nighttime entertainment, the beach setting and the great views of the park makes it a really unforgettable vacation.

Also I think Gatekeeper looks a lot more exciting than Full Throttle. Premier us a solid coaster company but doesn't look that exciting or new.

From Anthony Murphy on April 25, 2013 at 7:57 PM
What about new Fantasyland?
From James Trexen on April 25, 2013 at 8:01 PM
@Anthony: I think what Robert's intent was to list off new attractions that will be opening in time for or during this summer. New Fantasyland has been open for a while now.
From Sylvain Comeau on April 25, 2013 at 11:44 PM
We are planning to visit Sea World in the fall. But I have a question. Just how cold is this Antartica attraction going to be?? How are we supposed to enjoy it when we're freezing to death?
I think they're taking the immersive theming a bit too far...
From on April 26, 2013 at 5:24 AM
The new ride wasn't open yet, but had a great time at Universal Singapore in January. Worth it to cross the border to Legoland Malaysia too.
From James Rao on April 26, 2013 at 7:41 AM
Just got back from another two day stint at Silver Dollar City, and in all honesty I think I prefer that park and their new, ground breaking wooden coaster, Outlaw Run, over any other park/ride combination on this list - except maybe HKDL/Mystic Manor.

For those out there who have never been to SDC, you really need to add it to your bucket list - and visit soon.

From Robert Niles on April 26, 2013 at 10:12 AM
What are the new, world-class attractions in New Fantasyland? Theme Park Insider readers have reacted to the Little Mermaid ride with a collective "Meh." Seven Dwarfs won't be open for another year. That leaves the Enchanted Tales show, which is nice, but is just too small and limited in audience to make the cut for this list.

Look, New Fantasyland is a wonderful atmospheric upgrade to the Magic Kingdom. But while Disney's building new restaurants and restrooms, other parks are building new rides. I'm trying to show them some love here, and hope you will, too. Disney will get its visitors. Other parks that are stepping up with ride investments should, too.

From Robert Niles on April 26, 2013 at 10:14 AM
I almost added SDC to this list, but decided to go hold it at five 'cause a top-six list just seemed a bit weird to me. But if you're in that part of the country, I'd definitely consider Silver Dollar City for a summer visit.
From Anon Mouse on April 26, 2013 at 10:59 AM
The best way to see Hong Kong might be via Taiwan. That's what I did. I knew a family member that booked a separate trip from Taiwan, which is much more cheaper than booking directly from the U.S. You can also save money by booking a trip to Tokyo Japan via Taiwan.

If this isn't possible, then book a trip to Hong Kong, then book separate trip to Japan, which isn't much more expensive to do. Hong Kong is good for a weekend trip. Japan is worth an entire week.

From William Clark on April 26, 2013 at 3:52 PM
1) Magic Kingdom
2) Busch Gardens
3) Epcot
4 Hollywood Studios
5 Seaworld.