Published: May 6, 2008 at 11:26 AMI liked the Shrek movie, but when Universal removed Hitchcock, it tore a bit of the heart of that park away. Kong was nice, but paled in entertainment value compared with Mummy, and you can still see Kong as part of the Hollywood tour anyway. This is the match-up I am most passionate about, and I hope that readers advance Hitchcock to the next round.
Which, of course, means that Hitch is dead meat. Sigh....
Published: May 6, 2008 at 12:38 PMPM vs WoM? Tough. Both had a "speed tunnel", my favorite part of both. And there is still a PM in the MK, but without the tunnel. And WoM was replaced by a quality attraction, while PM was replaced by a could've been that never was. WoM was the only thing I was compelled to do twice on my 1st Epcot visit, and is maybe the better attraction. However, if I look at TT in Epcot, and UT (unused track) in DL, I guess I "Miss" the PM more.
Published: May 6, 2008 at 1:21 PMWoah! For whatever reason, I am voting completely opposite of the majority on all of my picks!
I only saw ExtraTerrorestial Alien Encounter near the end of it's reign (2000), and thought it was ho-hum. We used to looooove Captain EO. The 3D was very cool, and the story-line was sooooooo cheesy we just enjoyed it for the sheer silliness of it all. Fuzzball the flying "thing" was adorable and you couldn't help but guffaw when the King of Pop feigns anger and says "We're going in!" in a high-pitched voice.
Hitchcock was awesome! Kong was just kind of silly when you added in the completely unenthusiastic ride operator/narrators.
The Skyway was just that...a tram ride. America Sings was just awesome for its day. I can still sing most of the songs from that show as I saw it multiple times..."I'm going to lay down that burden, down by the riverside!!!"
Don't forget that the People Mover had the "Super Speed Tunnel" with race cars prior to the Tron overlay. However, I never rode WOM so I can understand why that may be getting more votes.
I guess my graveyard votes truly are dead...
Published: May 6, 2008 at 4:10 PMMy vote for Alien Encounter is more of a protest against the Stitch "attraction" that replaced it. I just want Disney to put something, anything good in that spot!
Can't vote for Kong....I like ROTM way too much. And because I owe Robert Niles at least that much for creating this website.
World of Motion lost my vote because it was replaced by a great attraction in Test Track. People Mover just went away. I don't have a problem with removing attractions to make way for better "stuff", but just getting rid of something and doing nothing with the space is a crime against humanity.
I love skyways....they are a vanishing breed which is a sad commentary on theme parks. There is nothing better than riding a skyway at the end of a long day as you head out of a park. Exhilarating.
Published: May 6, 2008 at 4:37 PMI never understood the appeal of ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter. I saw the show over ten years ago when I was a teen, and it bored the heck out of me. Sure it was gross, and creepy, but there was no payoff for all of the sounds and slime. Not a single scary image of the alien in your face, or popping up out of nowhere.
I still think Captain EO is better than Honey I Shrunk... I could care less what people think of him in public, he's a dazzling performer and showman. Any dancer knows that he has affected the world of dance. He makes a simple move look like the coolest thing ever. And no, I would never let any kid visit Michael's house or whatver his ranch is called.
And I kinda screwed up clicking on Kongfrontation... I miss all of the different kinds of special effects things they show at Universal... it's kinda like the Discovery Channel in person... almost like going to Home Depot to learn about something. And Shrek 4-D is just lame.
World of Motion is cool, but I have a special place in my heart for The People Mover.
And America Sings is by far better than Innoventions. Maybe it's because I don't care for having what's the coolest or newest technology, and would rather have a show. I like the Skyway 'specially since it went through the Matterhorn, but I didn't like the wait. And I guess I'm a little spoiled since I can ride something very similar at Sea World San Diego, or the San Diego Zoo.
Published: May 6, 2008 at 7:41 PMKongfrontation was a really neat ride. I had the privalege of riding it back in 2002 for the first and last time. It had lots of detail in the queue and in the ride. It was replaced though with one of my favorite rides in Revenge of the Mummy but I would have liked for them to have kept Kong and built RotM in another locale. Both the skyway and peoplemover should still be in Disneyland because unlike WoM, Hitchcock,EO,and Kong, new and better attractions haven't been put in their place(rocket rods for peoplemover don't count). Alien encounter wasn't that great, but the fact that the terrible Stitch attraction is its replacement, more people seem to miss it. Anyway the three rides that can give Back to the Future some competition in this tournament are Horizons, world of motion, and Kong.
Published: May 6, 2008 at 9:38 PMWell, it looks like there are a few others who appreciate Skyway rides...
I guess that is some consolation for getting every other vote wrong in this tournament so far! =)
Published: May 6, 2008 at 10:41 PMWow. No upsets so far. Well, at least I got the seedings right... ;-)
Published: May 7, 2008 at 4:23 AMWow ..Robert force us to make a few hard choices..here. But mine are in....Just two poor chices by the mouse...and both at Epcot..Removel of Horizons..and World of Motion...Now dont get me wrong love their repalcements..but can anyone tell me what an Adult version of a kids Ride .. aka Test Track..And a simultaed Trip in space have to do with ..anything futuristic?