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What's the best Spinner ride in Orlando

With Universal adding what many would call a "carnival ride", I think it begs the question how can six similar rides be different and which is the best incarnation of the genre?

From robert morris
Posted August 18, 2013 at 11:06 AM
While not all rides can be the Haunted Mansion or The Forbidden Journey...here is question about he spinner attractions in Orlando and which is your favorite

Dumbo: with a new interactive queue and a second ride to ease the line.

Astro Orbiter: Elevated and with the most speed of the spinners

The Magic Carpets of Aladdin: Perhaps the most maligned placement of the spinners but until Dumbo's expansion "a needed second spinner for the Magic Kingdom"

Triceratop Spin: The lowest rated of the spinners, probably because it makes no sense...Triceratop's don't FLY unlike Magic Carpets, Rockets or Elephants with big ears

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish: Yes I know fish don't fly (for the most part) either...but this highly rated spinner brings a fun song and interaction to the ride itself

Kang and Kodos' Twirl 'n' Hurl: The final piece to Universal's Springfield expansion, which currently has nice views but will get better as Diagon Alley gets closer to opening date...has a mild interaction element and of course Simpsons' sarcasm for theming

Yes I know this creates the constant Universal vs. Disney debate...but it is interesting to see how even a basic ride system can at times be special


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From steve lee
Posted August 18, 2013 at 12:00 PM
MK's Astro Orbiter is the only one of the bunch I would get in a line for. That said, it would have to be a fairly short line, preferably at night.

From Amy Smith
Posted August 18, 2013 at 7:25 PM
Really? No one wanted to fight about spinners? I clicked thinking there would be an epic Dumbo vs 1Fish fight! ;)

Well I'll bump this back up by saying that Aladdin's magic carpets is the best spinner in Orlando - as long as you know how to carpet bounce. If you don't know the secret to making your carpet drop 3 levels in the space of a second then Twirl and Hurl wins for the targets.

From James Rao
Posted August 18, 2013 at 7:39 PM
Gonna agree with Steve... The view from the Astro Orbiters makes it the best choice among some pretty worthless attractions.

From Bryce McGibeny
Posted August 18, 2013 at 9:45 PM
One Fish, Two Fish wins with it's interactive song and water effects. It's fun to either follow the directions, or drive the person you're with crazy by purposefully going against them.

Dumbo gets high regards for being such an iconic attraction.

From Lisa Clark
Posted August 18, 2013 at 11:29 PM
I agree with Steve Lee, above.
It's been so long since I rode Dumbo I don't remember it, and the rest I have always walked past.

From Tony Duda
Posted August 19, 2013 at 2:01 PM
Astro Orbiter. As I said in a topic a year ago about things I learned after a lot of visits to Disney World, going around in a circle is a lot more fun when you are 50 feet in the air.

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