Poll Time! Best Attraction Soundtrack? Final Round

The initial round of voting has closed. In accordance with Jeff’s Official Polling Rules for Cynics and Skeptics, all options receiving 15% or more were advanced.

Sadly, all but two options were eliminated! The good news is, that should make for a quick and easy final round. I was tempted to circumvent my poll rules since Soarin’ was just 1% away from advancing, but in the interest of maintaining election integrity and faith in our balloting process, I will stick to the rules as originally established. :raised_hand::bookmark: :us:

What is the best attraction soundtrack at Walt Disney World?

  • Haunted Mansion
  • Splash Mountain

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Remember, you can use whatever criteria you wish to make your selection.

For the record, here are the results of the initial round:

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I approve of this decision since my favorite - and the best of all - remains #GrimGrinningGhosts


Wait. How did Soarin’ not make it on this? I am confused. Something clearly went wrong.

I mean the two choices listed are fine…but orders of magnitude below Soarin’.


How is this happening again? I’m agreeing with @ryan1.

I feel so ashamed.

But he is right. About this.


I begrudgingly voted HM b/c Soarin wasn’t there. But this is a travesty.


Since Grim Grinning Ghosts is my ringtone, you can guess my choice. (I have no memory of music on Soarin’. Did it change with the new video?)


Look it up on Spotify or something, and you’ll recognize it when you hear it.

For me, I literally put that particular track on repeat and just listen to it over and over again. The same is not true of Grimm Grinning Ghosts nor Splash Mountain.


@TheSafetyLady, we need your help! Splash Mountain is … underwater.

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“Don’t worry, Mr. Bluebird. I learned my lesson.” :slightly_smiling_face:


I mean c’mon. Splash has four or five songs to sing along with. That, my friends, is a Zip A Dee Doo Dah day!


I think Grimm Grinning Ghosts is going to run away with it. Which is fine - it’s a worthy contender. But I like Splash better. :slight_smile:

(Also I agree Soarin’ should have been the winner anyway.)


While I love Splash as a ride, and the soundtrack when I ride it is fine…when I’m listening to Disney park music, I’ll admit, my finger has a tendency to hit the “Next track” button when Splash is playing. I just don’t find it great to listen to. I don’t skip Grimm Grinning Ghosts…and actually tend to quote and sing along.

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I love how it tells a story that goes along with the ride perfectly:

  1. How do you do?
  2. Everybody’s Got a Laughing Place
  3. Don’t go to the Laughing Place!
  4. Zip-a-dee-doo-dah

I always hop off that ride with a smile on my face.


Maybe we need to institute ranked-choice voting. :wink:


Lol I was literally just thinking this would have solved the problem! Soarin over the other two all day long. I totally wasted my vote on Country Bears!


How dare you!


The elimination tournament I use gives basically the same result as a ranked choice. The difference is that I let you choose your ranking as you go instead of ranking every option up front. Also I eliminate multiple options at a time instead of just one. The reason I use 15% as a cutoff is because while theoretically possible, it’s unlikely an option that got less than 15% would be able to accumulate 50% in a later round.


The people have spoken and Grimm Grinning Ghosts has taken the day! Thanks everyone for participating. Music is such a fundamental part of the Disney experience for me - I’m sure I’ll revisit this topic with another poll at some point.


Love the polls! Thank you for taking the time.