Your Top 10 Dark Rides

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  1. Rose Of Dawn

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    I’ve not seen that there’s been a thread for top 10 dark rides, and was curious what people’s rankings are.

    Mine is the following;

    1) Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle For The Sunken Treasure (Shanghai Disneyland)
    2) Mystic Manor (Hong Kong Disneyland
    3) Journey To The Center Of The Earth (Tokyo DisneySea)
    4) Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple Of The Crystal Skull (Tokyo DisneySea)
    5) Tower of Terror (Tokyo DisneySea)
    6) 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (Tokyo DisneySea)
    7) De Vliegende Hollander (Efteling)*
    8) Phantom Manor (Disneyland Paris)
    9) Pooh’s Hunny Hunt (Tokyo Disneyland)
    10) Madame Freudenreich Curiosities (Europa-Park)

    Whilst I’ve been to Universal Orlando, I’ve not included any of those rides as its been almost 12 years since I was last there (pre-Potter), so it’s difficult to rate them.

    *DVH is a terrible coaster, but I’m talking purely about the dark ride section before the coaster part)
     
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    1) Forbidden Journey (IOA)
    2) Transformers (USF)
    3) Gringotts (USF)
    4) Spiderman (IOA)
    5) Revenge of the Mummy (USF)
    6) Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin (SWO)
    7) Skull Island: Reign of Kong (IOA)
    8) Turtle Trek (SWO)
    9) Valhalla (BPB)
    10) Hex (Alton Towers)
     
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  3. Matt N

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    I've never really thought about a top 10, so have my top 5 for now:
    1. Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts (Universal Studios Florida)
    2. Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey (Universal's Islands of Adventure)
    3. The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man (Universal's Islands of Adventure)
    4. Hex (Alton Towers)
    5. Transformers: The Ride (Universal Studios Florida)
    I will probably be able to come back to you with a top 10 after WDW in April.
     
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  4. Rowe

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    Here's my list!

    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. Madame Freudenreich Curiosités - Europa-Park

    :grin: I joke.

    For someone who loves dark rides, I actually found this list quite hard to fill out. My dark ride experience is mostly limited to Europe and some of the Florida parks (which I last visited 16 years ago) and I didn't want to override the list with just Disney attractions. So this is more like an alphabetised bulleted compilation detailing existing favourites.
    • Bermuda Triangle (Movie Park Germany)
    • Dinosaur (Animal Kingdom)
    • Droomvlucht (Efteling)
    • Fata Morgana (Efteling)
    • Hex - The Legend of the Towers (Alton Towers)
    • Madame Freudenreich Curiosités (Europa-Park)
    • Phantom Manor (Disneyland Paris)
    • Piccolo Mondo (Europa-Park)
    • Snow White's Scary Adventures (Disneyland Paris)
    • The Twilight Zone: Tower of Terror (Hollywood Studios)
    Special mentions: Abenteuer Atlantis (Europa-Park), Alice in Wonderland (Blackpool Pleasure Beach), Blå Tåget (Gröna Lund), Carnival Festival (Efteling) and Maus au Chocolat (Phantasialand).
     
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    1. BENCH!

    (I'll try and think of an actual top 10 soon)
     
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    I'm sure as usual with my Top 10 lists this will be inaccurate and likely to change within 10 seconds...

    1. Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey - IOA
    1. Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts - USO
    2. De Vliegende Hollander - Efteling
    3. Droomvlucht - Efteling
    4. Tower of Terror - HS
    5. Pirates of the Caribbean - WDS
    6. Hex: Legend of the Towers - AT
    7. Transformers - USO
    8. Geisterschloss - EP
    9. Geister Rikscha - PL
    10. Carnival Festival (Don't even think about it) - Efteling
     
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  7. MattyH

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    Not done nearly enough good dark rides, but these are my top 5 with a vast difference in quality between the second and third ride.
    Hex - Alton Towers
    Woodys Fairytale Fantasy - Pleasurewood Hills.
    Gruffalo River adventure - Chessington
    X - Thorpe park
    DBGT - Thorpe.
     
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    1. Forbidden Journey (IoA)
    2. Spiderman (IoA)
    3. Tower of Terror (Hollywood Studios Florida)
    4. Dinosaur (Disney's Animal Kingdom)
    5. Pirates of the Caribbean (Disneyland Paris)
    6. Phantom Manor (Disneyland Paris)
    7. Dreamflight (Efteling)
    8. Ghost Castle (Europa Park)
    9. Revenge of the Mummy (Universal Studios Florida)
    10. Voletarium (Europa Park)
     
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    I've had a think and here is my top 10:
    1. Tower of Terror (Disney's Hollywood Studios)
    2. Revenge of the Mummy (Universal Studios Florida)
    3. Spiderman (Islands of Adventure)
    4. Dinosaur (Disney's Animal Kingdom)
    5. Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey (Islands of Adventure)
    6. Pirates of the Caribbean (Disneyland Park Paris)
    7. Phantom Manor (Disneyland Park Paris)
    8. Transformers (Universal Studios Florida)
    9. Voletarium (Europa-Park)
    10. Haunted Mansion (Knoebels)
    I am really not sure whether that is a truly accurate represnetation of my top 10 dark rides. Gringotts is probably better than some of them but in comparision to Universal's other dark rides I did not rate it that much. Haunted Mansion at Knoebels is far from a state of the art dark ride however it is a perfect example of a traditional style ghost train ride.
     
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