King of “The World” – Round 1

The hoopla is about to begin. In more ways than one!

Mrs. All in WDW and I have seen two bus caravans arrive in the last few days and know that the Syracuse Orange and the Louisville Cardinals are staying at local hotels mere walking distance from our home. Yes, the NCAA festivities are about to start, and Atlanta is already alight with excitement.

To get a jump on the action, we, the All in WDW community, have finally arrived at THE day. We have been building up to it all week. It is time to elevate one of eight of the finest attractions in Walt Disney World to the All in WDW “pedestal” entitled Readers’ Favorite WDW Attraction. Which attraction – of the eight – will rule “The World”?

But, before we move on, how’d we do on yesterday’s trivia questions? Well, Splash ended up being a tougher ‘nut’ than I expected. The overwhelming response was “Laughing Place Landing”. In truth, I’ll refer to the WDW web site … “During your log-flume adventure, visit such whimsical watering holes amid Chick-A-Pin Hill as:

  • Critter Cave
  • the Fishing Place
  • the Old Swimming Hole
  • Br’er Fox’s Lair
  • Br’er Rabbit’s home in the briar patch”

“Splash Mountain invites you to clap and sing to several classic Disney songs, including: Ev’rybody’s Got a Laughing Place“. Wikipedia helps out with, “Br’er Rabbit continues on his journey to find his ‘laughing place’.” All this to say that I made up the phrase “Laughing Place Landing”. Critter Cave was the correct choice.

When it comes to the infamous bride that ‘haunts the Magic Kingdom’s mansion’, the Bride has been altered several times over the years. However, she now appears at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World as Constance Hatchaway – the “Black Widow Bride”.

Enough of trivia! It’s time to get to business!

One thing I know about this poll before it even starts is that there is no combination of four attractions that won’t produce a 1st Round grouping full of controversy. I can hear it already, ‘Why’d Splash Mountain have to be put with Spaceship Earth?’ Or, something like that. Well, I think I have a fair and objective solution, my friends.

We spent the entire week taking on eight trivia questions – one for each contending attraction. The voter response total for each individual poll is how I seeded this impending competition. For example, the “champions” of each park were seeded as follows (trivia poll vote totals in parenthesis):

  1. Illuminations – 81
  2. Splash – 64
  3. Tower – 47
  4. Everest – 45

The second-place finishers for each park were, likewise, seeded:

  1. Spaceship – 72
  2. Mansion – 57
  3. Roller – 41
  4. Safaris – 38

Each of the groups below are filled by two champions and two runners-up. Of the “champions”, seeds #1 and #4 are matched with seeds #2 and #3 of the second-place attractions. Meanwhile, seeds #2 and #3 of the “champions” meet #1 and #4 of the runners-up to fill a group. It was the fairest way for me to present this competition, in my opinion, and here it is!

Vote, vote, vote, my friends! Spread the word! This is your chance to determine just what is the All in WDW Readers’ Favorite WDW Attraction! Who will rule “The World”!

The Top 2 in each group advance to the finale!


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