“Splashing” to the Top of the “Mountain”!

Wow, what an epic finale!  An absolutely riveting and stunning round of voting, and we have a new WDW champion!

We’re been here once before, you know.  When?  It was 2013.  Like this year, Splash Mountain was fresh off of a decisive Magic Kingdom victory over Haunted Mansion.

Mere weeks later, however, the ghastly ghouls stunned Br’er Rabbit with a 76 to 64 defeat.  Redemption for all 999 haunts!

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Flash forward three years, and history was re-written!  For the first time in four valiant tries, Splash Mountain has grabbed the gold!

Always contenders, Br’er Rabbit and, yes, even Br’er Bear and Br’er Fox can relax and rejoice in their “laughing places”.

Splash Mountain?  You are the 2016 All in WDW Readers’ Favorite WDW Attraction!

Before we go, one last piece of business, my friends.  Usually, I close our polls with a Top 10 or Top 15 list. Well, this time, we’re going to go an extra “mile”!

Welcome to the 2016 All in WDW Readers’ Top 25 WDW Attractions!  The vacation ‘target list of all target lists’!  Oh, and take a close look at the Top 5 … witness the domination of Disney’s Magic Kingdom!

  1. Splash Mountain
  2. Haunted Mansion
  3. Pirates of the Caribbean
  4. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
  5. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  6. Soarin’
  7. Spaceship Earth
  8. Wishes nighttime spectacular
  9. Kilimanjaro Safaris
  10. Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain
  11. Toy Story Midway Mania!
  12. Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
  13. Test Track
  14. IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth
  15. Living with the Land
  16. Space Mountain
  17. Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
  18. Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
  19. Festival of the Lion King
  20. Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
  21. Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  22. DINOSAUR
  23. Muppet*Vision 3D
  24. Kali River Rapids
  25. Fantasmic!

What a “Magical” Finale! VOTE For Your Ultimate Favorite!

Well, I have to admit, this is a finale that I did not expect.  My friends, it is loaded with Magic Kingdom icons!  Wow!

Why am I so surprised?  Well, for one, my personal favorite Park, Epcot, entered the “Sweet Sixteen” with 6 of that round’s 16 entries.

How, two rounds later, do we find the ‘prototype community’ shut out from a chance to win?  For me, at least, it’s a bit of a shock.

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Having said that, with two former WDW “champions” and three icons among it, our “Final Four” is quite impressive!

I can’t wait to see how this concludes, folks!

Which one of these worthy competitors will become our overall favorite?  Which will become the 2016 All in WDW Readers’ Favorite WDW Attraction?

We’re going to continue following Mrs. All in WDW’s rules, everyone.  Great news, eh?

There might be four attractions left, but you still get to vote for TWO, today!  In the end, one will rise to the top and claim the throne!

It’s the EPIC Eight! The “Battle” of Favorites Continues! VOTE!

Another action-packed round is in the books, my friends.  Some pretty close votes yesterday!  And, it left a collection of my personal favorites abandoned on the sidelines.  Oh, well.

Wishes

Two individual Park champions remain.  Disney’s Magic Kingdom dominates the remaining attractions.  And, eight “warriors” are left to vie for the title!

Which attraction will become the 2016 All in WDW Readers’ Favorite WDW Attraction?  Only you know!  What’re the next steps to get there?

You can select your TWO favorites in each of today’s two groups.  That’s right!  TWO!  You’ll get to cast a total of FOUR votes today!  The Top 2 attractions in each group will advance to tomorrow’s Grand Finale!

What a Stupendous Group of Attractions! Which Ones Are Your Favorites? VOTE!

When I look at the sixteen attractions that make up the 2nd Round of this tournament, I’m really impressed.

I mean, really.  If you had a Parkhopper ticket and one day left in The World, wouldn’t these sixteen gems make for a great target list?

So, let’s look deeper into this sensational group.  What do we really have, here, in today’s polls?  Well, first, all four of our individual Park champions are still in the running.  Not surprised?  Neither am I.

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Speaking of the Parks, how did each of Walt Disney World’s do in the 1st Round?  Of eight original entries, both Magic Kingdom and Epcot advanced six attractions into Round #2.

On the other hand, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom, each, lost six candidates.  Only two of their attractions survived last week’s round of super-tough choices.

What four unfortunates bid their farewell?  Sadly, Festival of the Lion King, DINOSAUR, Fantasmic!, and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith got the boot.

Those four gems, themselves, are good enough to populate their own private trip plan!  Hey!  I told you this tournament was tough!  Not an easy choice in the bunch!

So, let’s talk about choices.  When Mrs. All in WDW discovered that I only let you have one choice per group in Round #1, she gave me some new marching orders for the remainder of the competition.

That being the case, today, my friends, I present you with FOUR groups of four attractions.  They are the cream of the crop.

Here’s the great news … you can select your TWO favorites in each group.  That’s right!  TWO!  You’ll get to cast a total of EIGHT votes today!

Thank Mrs. All in WDW, folks.  She’s the “Tinkerbell” that flew to your rescue.  The choices will still be difficult, I assure you, but maybe they won’t be quite as painful.

In the end, the Top 2 attractions in each group will advance to tomorrow’s “Epic Eight”!  So, you know the drill, everyone.  Go ahead and VOTE!

Taking a Quick Break! Here’s Your “Sensational” Sixteen!

Good morning, folks!  The 2016 All in WDW Readers’ Favorite WDW Attraction tournament is going to take a few days off for the balance of Easter Weekend.

Don’t worry, though!  Our favorites will return this coming Monday to continue their “fight” to become this year’s overall “champion”.  Look for it, and VOTE!

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In the meantime, please let me offer a comment or two.  When I look at the sixteen attractions that we’ve voted into the 2nd Round of this year’s tournament, I’m really impressed.

I mean, truly.  If you had a Parkhopper ticket and one day left in The World, wouldn’t these sixteen gems make for a great target list?  I believe so.  What do you think?

  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Test Track
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
  • Spaceship Earth
  • Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain
  • Wishes nighttime spectacular
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris
  • Space Mountain
  • Splash Mountain
  • Living with the Land
  • Haunted Mansion
  • IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth
  • Soarin’
  • Toy Story Midway Mania!