2010 Best Theme Park Attraction: The Voyage vs. Mystery Mine
The second round of the 2010 Best Theme Park Attraction Tournament
continues with a contest from the Best Roller Coaster bracket.
You can click the links or pictures below for a full description of each ride, along with comments from other Theme Park Insider readers.
5. Holiday World's The Voyage [The Gravity Group]
(Round One: Defeated Top Thrill Dragster)
13. Dollywood's Mystery Mine [Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter]
(Round One: Defeated Thunderhead)
Please tell us in the comments why you voted the way you did.
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Next up, from the Best Themed Ride bracket: 2. Twilight Zone Tower of Terror vs. 7. Indiana Jones Adventure
My new dark horse to win it all: Holiday World's uber wooden monster, The Voyage! Go, dog, go!
NO contest. The vogage is the top wooden coaster out there. Mystery mine is well themed. But not a very good coaster.
I really love the theming and overall sensory experience of Mystery Mine, but the ride itself is lacking. It's rough in more than a few places and the pacing is awkward. It was cool the first time, but when I had done it once, I was done.
Love me some Mystery Mine (esp. when all of the FX are working), but The Voyage is simply the sickest, most intense wooden coaster on the PLANET!! 2:45 minutes of "OMG! What the heck was THAT?!"
Voyage for the win!!!!
There's nothing dark horse about the Voyage. It has the wooden intensity of The Beast, and the jet plane speed design of Millennium Force. I'm thinking that we will see a Millennium Force/Voyage matchup here soon. It's a shame that it won't be the final match like it should.
Voyage all the way! It's intense, but doesn't leave you with the worst headache ever like the Mystery Mine does!
Voyage gets my vote purely for the fact you can choose your own seat. I hate the fact that Mystery Mine still has assigned seating all these years after its debut.
I agree with you, Derek, that the Voyage may be the best coaster ever built, but I called it a dark horse because it does not have the backing of a Disney, Universal, Cedar Fair, Six Flags, or Busch.
The Voyage is the best! My daughter was finally tall enough last year to ride the big rides and I put her on the Voyage for her first ever coaster. I told her to go big or go home! She loved it!
Voyage all the way. Intense and loads of airtime! Another bonus is how good everything else is at Holiday World, and I am not just talking about rides, the whole package.
The Voyage at holiday world has it all. It takes the crazyretro feel of a wooden coaster, smoothes it out, speeds it up, and gives you crazier maneuvers and maximum airtime. Combined with the hilly landscape and tunnels (including the awesome triple down in the dark) the voyage is intense thrills start to finish.
The Mystery Mine needs to be worked on, because the last time I rode it, there were some big problems. On the other hand, There hasn't been a problem with the Voyage when I have been there.
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