Please keep your hands and arms inside the boat at all times for this face-off between two popular Disney and Universal boat rides: the third-seed Pirates of the Caribbean and the sixth-seed Popeye & Bluto's Bilge-Rat Barges.
Pirates of the Caribbean - at Disneyland, Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, Tokyo Disneyland, and Disneyland Paris
Popeye & Bluto's Bilge-Rat Barges - at Universal's Islands of Adventure
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Thursday: The Best Theme Park Show semifinals get underway as upstart ninth-seed Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular takes on fifth-seed Soarin' Over California.
I have never laughed so hard nor begged the attendant (on slow days they can be persuaded) for a ride again until my wife and I experienced Popeye!
Total, chaotic, mind drenching hilarity! You can literally ride Popeye every year, know what's coming, and it still takes your breath away.
On a 95??° July day pounding the pavement at IOA, Popeye and Bluto's Bilge-Rat Barges' is your best friend!
Really, it's no contest, and I feel a bit sorry for Popeye.
Popeye is a fun ride, but #comeonman, it is not even close to the brilliance of the original Pirates of the Caribbean.
This was a tough one though...really tough. Love both, but based on pure fun factor had to go with Popeye. Pirates is a classic no doubt, but in it's own way so is Popeye and it's so much fun, especially with newbies on board!
Anyway I think Popeye is a fantastic water ride with all the thrills, spills and humour you could possibly hope for but Pirates is such an iconic Disney attraction it would be almost criminal to vote against it at this stage of the competition. Although I
must say that I'm not very comfortable with some of the changes it has gone through recently like the addition of Jack Sparrow. I have a "thing" about rides spawning movies that then come back to bite it's parent. It produces the sort of fundamental problem that might give Sigmund Freud sleepless nights.
In the end , though, I voted with my heart and not my head and decided that it's a Pirates life for me.
But I guess if we called it Disney's Popeye it would have won easy
So much for my notion that the greatness of DL's PotC would transcend theme park bias. It was too much to hope for, I guess.
I think the phrase "whatever floats your boat" is doubly appropriate today! Let the fan boys verbally duke it out from their basements, the rest of us will just have "more fun".
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I am headed to DLP in a few weeks to ride their Pirates though!