We're looking for a champion in this category that delivers exhilarating stunts, an engaging show and that leaves you marveling about what you saw for hours afterward.
And, by the way, after yesterday, I'm wondering if anyone actually reads what I write between the headline and the first photo in these posts. So if you are reading this, let's have some fun. Please post the word "varmints" to either the site or the Theme Park Insider Facebook page sometime in the next day or two. Bonus points for being extra creative in how you work it in. You will have my undying gratitude.
Now let's cut to the chase. Literally.
High-Dive Theater - at Holiday World
Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular - at Disney's Hollywood Studios
Lights! Motors! Action! - at Disney's Hollywood Studios and Walt Disney Studios Paris
Waterworld - at Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Studios Singapore and Universal Studios Japan
On Sunday: Universal's continuing its emerging tradition of debuting theme park commercials on Super Bowl Sunday. This year, Universal's running a 30-second spot (here's a snippet) during the final hour of the Super Bowl pregame show, to promote the upcoming Transformers: The Ride 3D at Universal Studios Hollywood.
On Monday: The Tournament returns, and we'll pick the best animal exhibit.
By which I mean that whilst the stunts were great in Cars and Indiana there was an awful lot of 'inbetween' stuff - explianing what was going to happen, what had just happened, how it was going to happen, and so on. The dive show is inevitably going to be lots of padding with a few brief seconds of spectacular action too. Waterworld however has a plot and whilst it's a bit cheesy it does at least mean that there's pretty much something going on all the time. For that reason I voted Waterworld. Oh, and the plane is just awesome!
The only problem with the show is that it's been around so long that VARMINTS are probably taking over the theatre.
Hope we can make a splash in the rankings. :)
Does a show like Blue Horizons at Sea World not qualify? I consider it a stunt show but maybe it fits better into a different category that we haven't seen yet. At any rate I went with Waterworld.
Ok, maybe not.
The Power of Paula :)
Don't get me wrong, I love LMA, but I still think Water World is losing out because most people haven't been to USH/ love their parks.
L!M!A! got my vote. I've felt since day one that Indiana Jones has the worst pacing of any live stunt show how I've ever seen. Waterworld is kinda gray in my memory as it has been so long since I've seen it so I may be doing it an injustice and as much as I love Holiday World, it's for their awesome staff, cleanliness, service, great prices and proving that the little guys can compete in this industry. Just not so much for their shows.
Next up Robert asks that comments for parks in Japan be in Haiku form.
BTW, I went out for a beer last night. The pretzels and nuts were good, but the var mints were da bestest!
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I've only seen the HW show and voted for that. It was almost 5 years ago, but I imagine it hasn't changed much. I always liked diving shows, and I wish Great Adventure would bring theirs back regularly.