2010 Best Theme Park Attraction: Sha-Kon-O-Hey vs. Universal Horror Make-up Show

March 23, 2010, 11:53 AM · Day Four of the 2010 Best Theme Park Attraction Tournament continues with the final first-round match-up from the Best Live Show bracket.

If you haven't seen both of these shows, we've got attraction descriptions and show videos linked below. Take a look, then decide which one you'd like best.

7. Dollywood's Sha-Kon-O-Hey

Dollywood's Sha-Kon-O-Hey


10. Universal Studios Florida's Universal Horror Make-up Show

Universal Studios Florida's Universal Horror Make-up Show

Please tell us in the comments why you voted the way you did. And please consider subscribing to our Theme Park Insider Twitter feed for immediate notices when we open new match-ups for voting.

Next up: Epcot's American Adventure vs. Hall of Presidents at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom

Replies (11)

March 23, 2010 at 12:06 PM · Sha-Kon-O-Hey is my vote, the show is great! It also won IAAPA's Heartbeat Award in 2009.
March 23, 2010 at 12:11 PM · If you haven't seen the shows, please click the links and watch the clips. They're both entertaining, but different styles, so go with the one you prefer.
March 23, 2010 at 12:25 PM · The Horror make up show is always fun, entertaining, and even a bit educational. The actors are funny and the show never has any down time. It's one of the surprise hits of USF and one of my favorite theme park shows.
March 23, 2010 at 1:03 PM · I love the Horror Make-Up Show! It's definitely one of the reasons I'm so glad I have an annual pass. I am almost up to seeing it 100 times since January 21st of this year. I just love seeing the show, especially with my favorite actor there. :)
March 23, 2010 at 1:38 PM · I have seen Sha-Kon-O-Hey! on several occasions and each time I notice something different. The opening act is incredible and when the girl lead starts off singing, you feel like your right there living a time in the early 1900s that I never expereinced because I was born long after that time period. It captures history and the viewer simultaneously. It tells a great story and Dolly did an awesome job with all the song lyrics. I get the tunes in my head and when I leave the show, I always leave with a new sense of pride for "My Mountains" and I am so glad to call them "My Home!"
March 23, 2010 at 1:51 PM · Dollywood did get "Best in SHOWS" last year...that's all I'm saying!
March 23, 2010 at 2:34 PM · Wow, April C. 100 times? That's... obsessive.

I, too, love the Horror Make-Up Show. My only problem with it is that you learn very little about make-up, but the hosts are so funny that I can forgive that.

March 23, 2010 at 2:45 PM · Maybe just a bit. I do other things as well. It's all in good fun.

I think if they taught you more, the movies might not seem as cool if you knew so many of the details.

March 23, 2010 at 4:39 PM · Sha-Kon-O-Hey was the "editor's pick" that I gave a free pass into the tournament, despite its low number of votes. Even though it didn't advance, I do hope that being in the tournament brought some more readers' attention to the show, and that maybe a few might find their way to seeing it this year.

It's a great show.

March 23, 2010 at 6:05 PM · Yep, this one was really impacted by low voter turnout from the Herschend Contingent. I wonder if a Tweet or two from the Dollywood Twitter account would have helped? Although that account hasn't been very active for....ever.
March 23, 2010 at 10:50 PM · You can be a "fan" of Dollywood's on their official Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dollywood/239284692239 it's only been around about a month or so.

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