Golden Ticket Awards 2011 Results

Hi all,

Last year I reported on the “Oscars of the Theme park world”, The Golden Ticket Awards.

Well today I have been sent the list of finalist and winners.

About the awards

Now in its 14th year the Golden Ticket Awards are the most sought-after awards in the business of amusements and attractions. The awards are calculated from an international poll conducted by Amusement Today, the Golden Ticket Awards are the results of a detailed survey that is sent to a database of experienced and well-traveled amusement park fans around the world – in balanced geographical regions – asking them to rate the “bests” in 25 categories such as “amusement parks,” “roller coasters,” “food,” “Halloween and Christmas events” and “water rides.”

Results

Best New Ride for 2011 (Amusement Park)
New Texas Giant Six Flags Over Texas 45%
Cheetah Hunt Busch Gardens Tampa Bay 12%
Wooden Warrior Quassy Amusement Park 11%
Twister Gröna Lund 5% tie
Zippin Pippin Bay Beach Amusement Park 5% tie
Best New Ride for 2011 (Waterpark)
The Falls Schlitterbahn 45%
Vanish Point Water Country U.S.A. 15%
Bombs Away Raging Waters 8% tie
Viper NRH2O 8% tie
Best Park 2011
Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio 23%
Knoebels Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pa. 13%
Europa-Park Rust, Germany 12%
Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tenn. 8%
Disneyland Anahiem, Calif. 7%
Universal Island of Adventure Orlando, Fla. 6.5%
Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Va. 5.5%
Kennywood West Mifflin, Pa. 5% tie
Tokyo DisneySea Tokyo, Japan 5% tie
Holiday World Santa Claus, Ind. 4.5% tie
Pleasure Beach, Blackpool Blackpool, England 4.5% tie
Best Waterpark 2011
Schlitterbahn New Braunfels, Texas 66%
Splashin’ Safari Santa Claus, Ind. 14%
Blizzard Beach Orlando, Fla. 6%
Typhoon Lagoon Orlando, Fla. 5%
Noah’s Ark Wisconsin Dells, Wis. 4%
Best Childern’s Park 2011
Idlewild & SoakZone Ligonier, Pa. 30%
Legoland California Carlsbad, Calif. 25%
Fårup Sommerland Saltum, Denmark 11%
Legoland Windsor Windsor, England 10%
Dutch Wonderland Lancaster, Pa. 6%
Best Marine Life Park 2011
SeaWorld Orlando Orlando, Fla. 55%
SeaWorld San Antonio San Antonio, Texas 14%
Discovery Cove Orlando, Fla. 11%
SeaWorld San Diego San Diego, Calif. 10%
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Vallejo, Calif. 6%
Best Seaside Park 2011
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Santa Cruz, Calif. 29%
Pleasure Beach Blackpool Blackpool, England 28%
Morey’s Piers Wildwood, N.J. 16%
Gröna Lund Stockholm, Sweden 5%
Kemah Boardwalk Kemah, Texas 4%
Best Indoor Waterpark 2011
Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Galveston, Texas 31%
Kalahari Resort Sandusky, Ohio 16%
Kalahari Resort Wisconsin Dells, Wis. 15%
World Waterpark Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 12%
Splash Landings Staffordshire, England 11%
Friendliest Park 2011
Holiday World Santa Claus, Ind. 32%
Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tenn 25%
Knoebels Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pa. 13%
Silver Dollar City Branson, Mo. 12%
Beech Bend Bowling Green, Ky. 5%
Cleanest Park 2011
Holiday World Santa Claus, Ind. 35%
Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Va. 15%
Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tenn. 10%
Magic Kingdom Orlando, Fla. 9%
Disneyland Anaheim, Calif. 8%
Best Shows 2011
Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tenn. 30%
Six Flags Fiesta Texas San Antonio, Texas 28%
Silver Dollar City Branson, Mo. 10%
SeaWorld Orlando Orlando, Fla. 8%
Disney’s Hollywood Studios Orlando, Fla. 7%
Best Food 2011
Knoebels Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pa. 29%
Epcot Orlando, Fla. 17%
Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tenn. 15%
Silver Dollar City Branson, Mo. 13%
Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Va. 7%
Best Water Ride (Park) 2011
Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls Universal’s Islands of Adventure 26%
Valhalla Pleasure Beach Blackpool 19%
Pilgrim’s Plunge Holiday World 10%
Splash Mountain Magic Kingdom 9%
Journey to Atlantis SeaWorld Orlando 7%
Best Waterpark Ride 2011
Wildebeest Splashin’ Safari 34%
Master Blaster Schlitterbahn 24%
Dragon’s Revenge Schlitterbahn 13%
Congo River Expedition Schlitterbahn 8%
Zoombabwe Splashin’ Safari 5%
Best Kid’s Area 2011
Kings Island Kings Mills, Ohio 30%
Universal’s Islands of Adventure Orlando, Fla. 16%
Nickelodeon Universe Bloomington, Minn. 12%
Drayton Manor Staffordshire, England 8%
Efteling Kaatsheuvel, The Netherlands 7%
Best Dark Ride 2011
Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey Universal’s Islands of Adventure 26%
Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man Universal’s Islands of Adventure 23%
Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Disney’s Hollywood Studios 15%
Haunted Mansion Knoebels Amusement Resort 10%
Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Eye Disneyland 6%
Best Outdoor Show Production 2011
Epcot Orlando, Fla. 34%
Six Flags Fiesta Texas San Antonio, Texas 17%
Disney California Adventure Anaheim, Calif. 16%
Disneyland Anaheim, Calif. 10% tie
Magic Kingdom Orlando, Fla. 10% tie
Best Landscaping 2011
Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Va. 33%
Efteling Kaatsheuvel, The Netherlands 13%
Gilroy Gardens Gilroy, Calif. 12%
Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tenn. 9%
Epcot Orlando, Fla. 7%
Best Halloween Event 2011
Universal Orlando Resort Orlando, Fla. 32%
Knott’s Berry Farm Buena Park, Calif. 26%
Knoebels Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pa. 16%
Kennywood West Mifflin, Pa. 10%
Europe-Park Rust, Germany 5%
Best Christmas Event 2011
Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tenn. 38%
Silver Dollar City Branson, Mo. 14%
Magic Kingdom Orlando, Fla. 13.5%
Disneyland Anaheim, Calif. 10%
Disney’s Hollywood Studios Orlando, Fla. 7%
Best Carousel 2011
Knoebels Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pa. 55%
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Santa Cruz, Calif. 18%
Six Flags Over Georgia Austell, Ga 7%
Kennywood West Mifflin, Pa. 5%
Six Flags Great America Gurnee, Ill. 4%
Best Indoor Coaster 2011
Revenge of the Mummy Universal Studios Orlando 31%
Space Mountain Disneyland 15%
Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Disney’s Hollywood Studios 13%
Mindbender Galaxyland 12%
Space Mountain Magic Kingdom 9%
Best Funhouse / Walk-Through Attraction
Noah’s Ark Kennywood 24%
Frankenstein’s Castle Indiana Beach 23%
Noah’s Ark Pleasure Beach, Blackpool 15%
Ghost Ship Morey’s Piers 13%
Lustiga Huset Gröna Lund 12%

What do you think of the results above?

Who would you have chosen?

regards,

James

 Florida car hire


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