Best Ride In North America Tournament – Your Votes Needed
Posted 29 March 2009 - 10:18 AM
For details and a PDF bracket visit: http://www.themepark...ide-tournament/
Monday’s ballot includes the following attractions:
Pirates of the Caribbean versus Revenge of the Mummy (Universal Studios)
Space Mountain versus Griffon (Busch Gardens Europe)
Haunted Mansion versus Apollo’s Chariot (Busch Gardens Europe)
Maverick (Cedar Point) versus The Beast (King’s Island) – in case you have not ridden either one, vote for The Beast, it is a 30-year-old wooden masterpiece that needs your support!
The Disney attractions listed above are facing some pretty stiff competition, so if you want your favorites to advance, you will need to take a minute and vote!
Incidentally, Cedar Point’s Maverick bested The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror on Friday simply because none of the Disney fans showed up to help out. Imagine that, a Disney masterpiece beat by an unthemed roller coaster. Sad.
Please take time to vote – your opinion matters!
Posted 29 March 2009 - 11:57 AM
Oh, well, hopefully the Disney fans will help out. If not, I guess Disney deserves to lose.
Posted 30 March 2009 - 02:35 PM
Posted 30 March 2009 - 05:16 PM
For those Disney fans who want to vote, the Haunted Mansion is now facing Apollo's Chariot a coaster at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg. For those who never been on AC, it is a silky smooth coaster...fast, and packed with airtime. For immersion and theming it is tough to beat Haunted Mansion, but AC, is pretty wonderful.
Anyway, if interested, feel free to vote for your favorite.
Posted 30 March 2009 - 09:37 PM
At this point I really dont see much point in voting. This years contest is really dominated by a small group of special interests.
I feel like I am voting rationally in congress... no matter what I do the crazy special interest mob is walking away with all of the trophies.
If this trend continues staples like Mythos and spiderman will be dethroned just like ToT was and we will end up with a fry cart and metal coaster (both from ceder point) being the best dining and ride respectively.
The credibility of this poll just doesn't seem to be valid this go around. And this has nothing to do with the parks involved. To see a ride like ToT get stomped for a themeless coaster is really, really sad.
Posted 31 March 2009 - 09:59 AM
1) There is a new tournament next year, with a new format, that should prevent the sort of mob mentality that has overrun this year's contest
2) Vote with your comments. There is a huge difference between the voting outcome and the response of those leaving comments (someone noted this already on TPI). So, vote with your words.
Expedition Everest from DAK is involved today.
Posted 31 March 2009 - 07:21 PM
Posted 01 April 2009 - 08:45 AM
I was impressed Everest pulled out the earlier contest, despite it having a non-moving (some would say "broken") Yeti.
We'll see what happens later today.
Posted 02 April 2009 - 07:17 PM
Anyone know how to do something similar for Everest? It is losing right now, but the vote count is low, and it shouldn't take much to push it over the top...