It's Spider-Man vs. Tower of Terror
Check back Sunday evening as The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man takes on Twilight Zone Tower of Terror in an all-Orlando match-up to determine the 'Best Ride in America
,' according to Theme Park Insider readers.
Those were the two finalist in a 64-ride single-elimination tournament here on the site over the past three weeks. Rides were selected and seeded according to their average reader rating on the site, and the top seed, Universal Orlando's Spider-Man, and number three seed, Disney World's Tower of Terror, advanced to the finals.
Voting is open to anyone, and will run for 24 hours, starting Sunday evening.
Spidey will win in a blowout. If the Disney fans couldn't stop Spidey with Pirates, then ToT doesn't have much of a prayer. Even if you gave ToT a 30 point spread, I'd still take Spidey. As for me, I'm not sure which one I'll be voting for... I was pulling for IJ and PotC so this final round will be tough.
It will likely go to Spiderman, but I'm rooting for Tower. The thrill is lacking, but very few rides actually thrill me anymore. We all know why each attraction is amazing, but I'm going to compile some cons. Feel free to add.
Man this is a tough one... Tower of Terror is my favorite ride... my record to date is over 27 times in one day! Still, after riding the Paris version I am hard pressed to make a decision. Why couldn't it be any other ride than tower? It would have been a very easy vote for me...
Its going to be tough for me! I have Spiderman in the tourney going number one and the Tower going number two but I work at the Tower and have a close bound with it soo I'll think on it.
You can't ask for any better than this. It all comes down to my favourite 2 rides. For me, It's got to be T.O.T. Spidey is a great ride but the whole experience (inc queueing) of T.O.T. just does it for me!!
I was really hoping Pirates would beat spidey and that Indy would beat TOT. Now that it's down to the two, The whole Disney VS. Islands comes into play.
I got to agree with Eric. I like Universl but love Disney, so ToT gets my vote all the way. Plus the creepiness of it before it even starts sets the whole forboding feeling. You can't really beat that.
Tower does have issues that will sway the vote to Spidey for me. Tower's look is great, but as stated before, the employee working the ride is relied upon to complete the ride experience. If the right person isn't there as the doorman, than it doesn't work. It was ok when I rode it, a little cheesy, but ok. The ride program doesn't work for me either. Putting in a straight drop to the bottom, at least after the short drops would give it more points for me. It's a well done ride, but not as well done as Spidey. The queue is pretty cool, realistic looking, maybe lacking in substance a little, (placing actors in the queue and doing some occasional skits in the offices would put it way over the top) but still interesting. The ride just does too good of a job of stimulating the senses to not vote for it over Tower of Terror. Is Spidey the best ride for me?? Maybe...better than TOT, yes. Both rides would be in my park.
Disney dosen't stand a chance Spidey will win in a blowout.
Don't count on it Justin. Disney vs. Universal doesn't go very well for Universal usualy.
It's gonna be a tough night between Disney and Universal tonight... But I still have my vote for Tower of Terror.
We have to remember it is not Disney VS Universal. Vote for the best attraction, not for your favorite theme park. Spider-Man is the better attraction. And if Disney is smart (and I think they are) they need to have something up their sleeves that can truly compete for #1. Toy Story Midway Mania is going to be fun, but it is not going to be a Spider-Man killer...
I'm voting for Rockit... er, how about Potter? Eh, not yet... Just wait Disney, just wait.....
I wish it didn't come down to the Disney vs. Universal battle. Tower is my pick, but not because it's affiliated with Disney. I may like Disney's Hollywood Studios slightly better than Islands (Fantasmic! gives it the edge, like a climax to a good movie), but I like Universal Studios Florida better than Disney's Hollywood Studios.
I love the Spider-man ride and over the last ten years, it has remained the most innovative ride to date. But, I'm tired of it winning all of the awards and contests. I'll vote Twilight Zone Tower of Terror!
Spiderman, I ride once when I go. Tower of Terror, I ride again and again. So it's ToT for me.
Oh, yes, the impersonal photo does have its benefits...
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