Who has the top entertainment franchise that makes kids want to drag their parents to a theme park?
And to make this question a little more interesting (not to mention quite a bit more focused), we are taking all the Disney franchises off the table. So which remaining theme park franchise is kids' favorite these days?
We have six choices for you, representing the franchises you will find in kids' lands at Universal, SeaWorld/Busch Gardens, Cedar Fair, and Six Flags theme parks. Plus, we are throwing in Lego for the Legoland parks.
Our candidates are:
And from Universal, we have two candidates:
I left out the Barney/Woody Woodpecker/Fievel combo from Universal Studios Florida's KidZone, since everyone in the business (it seems) has that as a "dead land walking," pending Universal deciding what it wants to put in that spot instead. I also suspect that combo would have come in dead last in this vote, too, so why waste our time? (Correct me if I am wrong, as always, in the comments, please.)
Note that I am not asking you to pick the best, or your favorite, kiddie land here. We want your pick for the most enticing theme park franchise for young children. This is about finding the brand with the best drawing power. Which cast of characters do little kids most want to spend their vacation time with these days?
If you have young children at home, pick the one you think your kids would pick. For everyone else, pick the franchise that most resonates with you, still — the one that even now has the power to make you think about skipping the coasters and thrill rides for a moment and to imagine being a little kid again.
Please tell us in the comments why you made the choice you did. Thank you!Tweet
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