2012 Best Attraction Tournament: The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man vs. Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
Who's ready for a marquee match-up in the 2012 Theme Park Insider Tournament
? That's what we've got in store for you today, as a former champion goes up against a perennial number one on the site, one that's just gotten a high-def upgrade
that's winning raves.
That's right: It's Tower of Terror versus Spider-Man today. You pick the winner that advances to the semifinals.
The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man - at Universal's Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Japan
Twilight Zone Tower of Terror - at Disney's Hollywood Studios
Tell us in the comments why you voted the way you did, and rally support for your favorite by linking to this post on Facebook and Twitter. Voting is open for 24 hours.
Friday: 1. Waterworld vs. 9. Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular in the Best Theme Park Show bracket.
I think the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is a good ride but I voted for the Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man ride because is totally awesome!!!.
One of the two best attractions on the planet vs a REALLY good one. Sorry TOT! :(
Even with the new visuals I think Spider-Man is over-rated. Tower Of Terror FTW!
To me it's Spider-man FTW! although i do like them both.
You mean Spider-Man Dunc!
This match-up is just cruel.
Said it before and I will say it again.
Not too many brackets where I've experienced both (you know, the whole Disney/Universal thing.) I liked Spidey, but loved TOT. That's where my vote went.
Tower of terror has it all : Thrill (over Spider man), Theme (tied if not over Spider man), and what all rides need to have.... a story, that in my opinion is way better then trying to get pictures of spiderman. Personally, whenever I come close to hollywood studios, I can see it towering above the rest of the park, making it Hollywood studios' prime attraction.
This one was hard, but.... despite my love of all things Universal, I went with the Tower. It's the only reason I ever go to DHS. The theme is pitch-perfect and the ride is a decent length and lots of fun -- a good value for your stand-in-line buck :-)
Tower of Terror. Then, now, forever.
Agreeing with Melanie, Tower of Terror is the only reason I would even go to Hollywood Studios.
Who on earth put these two together?? Two of my all time favourite rides in the same catagory makes it extremely difficult for me to choose.
two of three favorite rides in the world...went with spidey ..this one will be a fun one to watch
Well, taking the long view on this one, Spiderman vs ToT, either way, it's a Disney win (considering who now owns Marvel). :)
Probably my 2 favourite rides of all time, but I have to go with Tower of Terror due the Twilight Zone theme which I love, the amazing theming along the queue and the many different combinations of drops that it has. Along with Harry Potter it's still the best themed ride I have been on and the thrill of the drops is just enough to make me want to ride it many times in one visit.
A brutal choice between my two favorite Florida attractions. But when it comes down to it, my love of the Ol' Webhead is greater than my love of Rod Serling ('cause he was a smoker...ewwwww!).
For me it's Spider-Man, no contest. Spider-Man is one of the best rides ever made and with the new HD makeover, it's on a whole new level! Plus Spider-Man is friendly for almost all ages. I'm not a fan of "drop towers", but I know that Tower of Terror is a great ride and that's why I had to at least walk through the queue the last time I was at DHS. I even voted for it in previous rounds, but Spider-Man is so ground breaking that it has to win! I hope the polls change!
I love Tower of Terror, the only drop tower ride I readily encourage everyone I know to try it. It really is a fantastic ride, one of the very best Disney has...
I know ToT is well-liked, but this is pretty shocking...our first upset?? I voted Spidey. Never been on ToT, so not 100% unbiased, but Spidey is imho the best ride in the tourney. Wow.
Spider-Man is Universal Orlando's best ride, and I'm judging this by the HD Renovation, so Spidey gets my vote. If Spidey was in it's it's original state, it would of been a toss-up. But Spider-Man has proven to be my favorite ride along with Star Tours 2. I must be a fan of the Sony 4K HD projectors :P
I like ToT and think it's a good ride, but Spiderman is one of the best rides in existence. It's a tough one, but I had to pick Spiderman.
It takes only once to see ToT, but there is always something new in Spider-Man. It is a challenge.
I haven't experienced the snazzy new version of Spidey. Both of these rides are world class attractions, but I have to go with my favorite ride in Orlando, Tower. What a masterpiece of theming, technology and thrills, inside and out.
Haven't been on Spider-Man, but I do generally prefer dark rides to drop rides. Tower of Terror, however, is somewhat of a hybrid between a dark ride and a drop ride, and it is one of my top three drop rides, so I voted for it.
Hey, 126.96.36.199 :
This one should be close, but, Spider Man for the following reasons!
These are the two finalists from the 2008 tournament.
This was a tough one as these are two of my favorites. I think the Spidey upgrades merit the vote based on the feedback I am hearing. June 2012... can't wait to check it out for myself.
Vote for Spidey with the new upgrades!
Competition is heating up big time. We have a real battle on our hands, which is what we expect from these two heavyweights!
Haven't been on either of these (as usual), but I've been on TOT at DCA. Made me a bit nauseaous (sp?). I do love both Rod Serling and Stan Lee - and yes, I also subscribe to the Nerdist News - so it's a toughie. I went with Spidey.
If this vote ends up too close to call, will there be a recount?
I understand the argument against counting Spiderman with its updates.
My vote for Tower was specifically for WDW's Tower, not DCA's.
I wish both could go on... these attractions are undoubtedly exemplary and represent the theme park industry at its best. However, Tower is #1 on my list of best Orlando themed attractions... Spiderman is my #6. So, my vote goes to the Tower of Terror.
WDW Tower all the way, DCA not so much. Spider is fun and I haven't been on the re-do, but I'm thinking it's just a bright and shiney version of the same. Again, I'm tired of sitting in front of screens.
Spiderman!!!!!!!!!! The new enhancements made this amazing ride even more amazing!!!! It's out of this world! :D Spidy all the way :D
I could only base my vote on what I've seen. I haven't seen the updated Spiderman yet ( who has ? ) and so TOT gets the nod based on the earlier incarnation of Spidey at IOA which was looking a little rough around the edges.Maybe next year ??
Thanks for making me "Sophie's Choice" two of my favorite rides, Robert.
Again, there is no shame in losing to WDW's best attraction.
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