I look forward to experiencing two new attractions every evening for the next couple of weeks.
For today's vote, both attractions would be most welcomed at my home park, Worlds of Fun, here in KC (which has one dark ride - a Wipeout spinner in a barn - ugh). But once these two rides were added to WoF, I would make a beeline for Sinbad's Storybook Voyage. While Sindbad mostly seems like It's A Small World, it also has a bit of that "Pirates of the Caribbean" feel, and I love me some PotC fo' sho'! Plus, Sinbad is 10 minutes long! Nice A/C break!
Update: Jim Koehl! Thanks, Jim.
By that method, I chose Sinbad.
Sinbad...meh. I'd say it's a more impressive ride, but the characters and theming just don't do anything for me.
For this round, I'll put it this way: If Sesame Street showed up at USH, I'd give it a ride next time I happen to visit the park, but probably wouldn't care specifically about re-riding it. If Sindbad opened at Disneyland, I'd go visit the park to try it and would probably ride it on every visit. In my opinion, Sindbad is the better of these two attractions by a significant margin.
So based on the videos alone, Sinbad takes the cake. Especially with the patron saint of Disney music on the soundtrack (Alan Menken, genius!)
I'd be more impressed if the parent companies were reversed. Disney does the water omni-mover all the time, but Universal never does. And Disney rarely does an overhead track like this.
I'm not blown away by either but Sinbad seems like the better story and details. But like I said, its hard to appreciate the Sesame ride based on the video alone.