One ride of lesser notoriety inside of Funtown Splashtown USA is Tempest in the Teacups. This ride is very similar to the Astrosphere based on movements alone; it is a traditional “scrambler” ride, with a twist: it allows you to control the rotation of your own teacup. The Astrosphere is inside of a pressurized dome with loud music and a light-show. Tempest in the Teacups is an open air ride without the loud music and spacey visuals. Tempest in the Teacups truly is an exciting ride, but often falls below the Sea Dragon, Thunderbolt, Astrosphere and Excalibur on the popularity meter. It must be pointed out though, that despite the perceived notions of this not being a thrilling ride, it is anything but boring. Have you ever wondered why there is a teacup scrambler at seemingly every amusement park across the country? We will let you draw your own conclusions!
Between the Astrosphere and Tempest in the Teacups, which do you prefer?
(Please include an explanation why!)
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