2012 Best Attraction Tournament: Lights! Motors! Action! vs. MuppetVision 3D

March 1, 2012, 8:56 AM · Everyone up bright and early after yesterday's marathon Disney coverage? Me neither. But the 2012 Theme Park Insider Tournament continues, and we're bringing in March with a match-up of two of the more popular show at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Florida.

How do you like your mayhem - with hard metal, or fuzzy felt?

Lights! Motors! Action! - at Disney's Hollywood Studios and Walt Disney Studios Paris

Lights! Motors! Action!

MuppetVision 3D - at Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney California Adventure

MuppetVision 3D

Voting is open for 24 hours. Campaign for your favorites in the comments, or rally the troops on Facebook and Twitter.

Tomorrow: Another Universal vs. Disney showdown - Men in Black Alien Attack vs. Splash Mountain

Replies (19)

March 1, 2012 at 9:06 AM · LMA is one of, if not the, worst theme park shows I've ever seen. Terrible pacing, terrible set up, and terrible writing. Some of the stunts are interesting...but there just isn't enough meat on its bones.

MuppetVision, on the other hand, is easily the most entertaining 3-D show on Disney property. From the minute you walk through the doors of the Muppet Show Theater, you're transported into that world. The great gags throughout the small indoor hallway and the preshow room, as well as the best preshow in WDW, just push it over the top.

March 1, 2012 at 10:10 AM · Both of these attractions are "meh" i.e. I don't mind if I miss them out completely when I visit. I voted for Muppets because if I had to choose it would be this one. Probably because it's over quicker.
March 1, 2012 at 10:10 AM · Lights! Motors! Action! was worth one visit and ended op beeing one huge disapointment. That show is so boring!
The muppets get my vote. I love them, from the beautifull fountain at the entrance and the great animatronics in the theater up on to the wonderfull film.
Wouldn´t it be great if we got a new film in there?
March 1, 2012 at 10:10 AM · I love Muppets and I love cars. LMA won my vote here because while MuppetVision 3D simply met my expectations of what a Muppet movie in a theme park would be like, LMA impressed me with its scope. It had a lot going on for a show that runs a few times daily.
March 1, 2012 at 10:19 AM · As much as I love the Muppets (saw the movie 4 times!), I had to vote for LMA. Better show and it isn't dated like Muppets is.
March 1, 2012 at 11:14 AM · I voted Muppets. Also, Splash Mt. is gonna beat the crap outta MIB tomorrow.
March 1, 2012 at 11:27 AM · Talking socks...really???? To what is the world coming?!!!!


March 1, 2012 at 11:47 AM · Simply can't resist The Muppets.
I enjoy LMA but whilst it has bags of action and bangs it doesn't have the wit, charm or personality of Kermit and the Gang.
March 1, 2012 at 12:34 PM · This is one of the biggest no-brainers out there. MuppetVision 3D is a great attraction, while LMA is a one-timer that wasn't that exciting the first time.
March 1, 2012 at 1:05 PM · I voted for the Muppets, Even though it's dated it's still a good attraction. LMA is to drawn out and boring. I saw that show only one time and after about 10 minutes I was just waiting for it to end.
March 1, 2012 at 3:58 PM · It's time to play the music,
It's time to light the lights,
It's time to meet the winners of the tourn-a-ment tonight!

If you can't figure it out, I voted Muppets.

March 1, 2012 at 4:22 PM · Nice to see the Muppets getting a lot of love, that attraction is one of the best and funniest for real interaction with the guests and it's a must see everytime I go to Disney MGM (I mean Hollywood) Studios!

Lights! Motors! Action! is an ok show but it suffers from too many long periods between each stunt, if they could find some way to cutting the boring bits out to get to the very impressive stunts quicker, than it'd soon become a guest favourite.

March 1, 2012 at 4:25 PM · And I'm also pleased that the new Muppet movie has been a huge success. Without that, I was worrying that Disney might've decided to get rid of MuppetVision 3D sometime soon.

Now that the Muppets are "cool" again, the attraction should be safe for quite a few years now :o)

March 1, 2012 at 5:42 PM · Muppetvision is laugh out loud funny though somewhat dated; LMA is poorly paced and pretty boring imo. So, I voted for Muppetvision.
March 1, 2012 at 6:45 PM · I don't know why does muupet has the lead that shows suck light motor and action is like the best stunt show wever (never seen water world)
March 1, 2012 at 9:10 PM · I went with my heart and voted for the Muppets. I've been a fan since The Muppet Show. It really needs to be updated though. Get to work on that, Disney.
March 2, 2012 at 3:20 AM · I was surprised that LMA didn't get more votes. I think the timing and stunts pulled off are amazing and I wouldn't miss it for anything when I go - however, I do tend to miss Muppet Vision....hey, it's prob just me??
March 2, 2012 at 6:32 AM · Muppets hands down. Although it could use a makeover and updated movie. Maybe they should combine the two into Lights! Muppets! Action! :D

Someone should have intervened in James Rao's childhood and introduced him to the Muppets. Poor guy. ;)

March 2, 2012 at 2:41 PM · Sorry, Don, I even hated talking socks when I was a kid. Color me odd, I guess.

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