The Los Angeles Times has posted its picks for the Top 25 dark rides in the world, and I gotta say, it's, uh, curious.
The list seems heavy on shooter rides, especially ones at smaller European parks. But it neglects what might be the best shooter ride in the world, Universal Orlando's Men in Black Alien Attack. And it ignore some classic Disney attractions, most notably Pirates of the Caribbean, in favor of rather mediocre ones, such as Buzz Lightyear.
Anyway, I went through our reader ratings to pull a list of the Top 10 dark rides, as rated by Theme Park Insider readers, that did not make the LAT's list. And here it is:
Journey to the Center of the Earth (Tokyo DisneySea)
Hogwarts Express (Universal Orlando)
Pirates of the Caribbean (Multiple Disney parks)
Radiator Springs Racers (Disney California Adventure)
Fata Morgana (Efteling)
Sindbad's Storybook Voyage (Tokyo DisneySea)
Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts (Universal Studios Florida)
Splash Mountain (Multiple Disney parks)
Calico Mine Ride (Knott's Berry Farm)
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Tokyo DisneySea)
What do you think?
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