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Amusement Today
Amusement Today
is a monthly periodical that features articles, news, pictures and reviews about all things relating to the amusement park industry, including parks, rides, and ride manufacturers. The trade newspaper, which is based in Arlington, Texas, United States, was founded in January 1997 by Gary Slade, Virgil E. Moore III and Rick Tidrow.[1] In 1997, Amusement Today
Amusement Today
won the Impact Award in the services category for "Best New Product" from the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA). A year later, in 1998, the magazine founded the Golden Ticket Awards, for which it has become best known for throughout the amusement park industry. On January 2, 2001, Slade bought out his two partners, giving him sole ownership of the paper.[1] The paper has two full-time and two part-time staff members at its Arlington office, along with two full-time writers and several freelance writers in various parts of the world.[2]

Contents

1 Golden Ticket Awards

1.1 2017 winners 1.2 2016 winners 1.3 2015 winners 1.4 2014 winners 1.5 2013 winners 1.6 2012 winners 1.7 2011 winners 1.8 2010 winners 1.9 2009 winners 1.10 2008 winners 1.11 2007 winners 1.12 2006 winners 1.13 2005 winners 1.14 2004 winners 1.15 2003 winners 1.16 2002 winners 1.17 2001 winners 1.18 2000 winners 1.19 1999 winners 1.20 1998 winners 1.21 Publisher's Picks

2 Host Park 3 Repeat winners 4 References 5 External links

Golden Ticket Awards[edit] Every year, Amusement Today
Amusement Today
gives out awards to the best of the best in the amusement park industry in a ceremony known as the Golden Ticket Awards. The awards are handed out based on surveys given to experienced and well-traveled amusement park enthusiasts from around the world. The awards, which were first handed out in 1998, have been featured on the Discovery Channel
Discovery Channel
and the Travel Channel. Despite the magazine's attempts to prevent bias by separating surveys into balanced geographical regions, some claim the awards are biased towards American parks and roller coasters due to the use of a "total point system" to calculate the award winners. Using the total point system, the awards usually favor a park or ride that more voters have visited, regardless of quality[3]

2017 winners[edit]

2017 Golden Ticket Awards[4]

Host Park: Lake Compounce The Amusement Today
Amusement Today
Golden Ticket Awards were announced on September 9th, 2017, at a ceremony held in the Starlight Theater at Lake Compounce

Category 2017 Recipient Location/Park

Best New Ride (Amusement Park) Mystic Timbers Kings Island

Best New Ride (Water Park) Thunder Rapids Six Flags
Six Flags
Fiesta Texas

Best Park Europa-Park Rust, Germany

Best Waterpark Schlitterbahn
Schlitterbahn
New Braunfels New Braunfels, Texas

Best Children's Park Idlewild Park Ligonier, Pennsylvania

Best Marine Life Park SeaWorld Orlando Orlando, Florida

Best Seaside Park Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Santa Cruz, California

Best Kids’ Area Kings Island Mason, Ohio

Cleanest Park Holiday World
Holiday World
and Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana

Friendliest Park Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Best Shows Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Best Landscaping Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia

Best Food Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Best Carousel Grand Carousel Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort

Best Water Ride
Water Ride
(Park) Valhalla Blackpool
Blackpool
Pleasure Beach

Best Water Park Ride Wildebeest Holiday World
Holiday World
and Splashin' Safari

Best Dark Ride The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Disney's Hollywood Studios

Best Indoor Roller Coaster Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride Universal Studios Florida

Best Funhouse/Walk-Through Noah's Ark Kennywood

Best Halloween
Halloween
Event Halloween
Halloween
Horror Nights Universal Studios Orlando

Best Christmas
Christmas
Event Smoky Mountain Christmas Dollywood

Top 50 Steel Roller Coasters

Rank 2017 Recipient Park Supplier Points

1 Fury 325 Carowinds Bolliger & Mabillard 1354

2 Millennium Force Cedar Point Intamin 1129

3 Superman
Superman
the Ride Six Flags
Six Flags
New England 705

4 Iron Rattler Six Flags
Six Flags
Fiesta Texas Rocky Mountain Construction 657

5 Expedition GeForce Holiday Park Intamin 575

6 Leviathan Canada's Wonderland Bolliger & Mabillard 481

7 Nitro Six Flags
Six Flags
Great Adventure 442

8 Diamondback Kings Island 381

9 New Texas Giant Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Texas Rocky Mountain Construction 379

10 Maverick Cedar Point Intamin 375

11 Apollo's Chariot Busch Gardens Williamsburg Bolliger & Mabillard 374

12 Phantom's Revenge Kennywood Morgan 344

13 Intimidator 305 Kings Dominion Intamin 330

14 (tie) Goliath Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Georgia Bolliger & Mabillard 291

14 (tie) Wicked Cyclone Six Flags
Six Flags
New England Rocky Mountain Construction 291

16 Twisted Colossus Six Flags
Six Flags
Magic Mountain 284

17 Top Thrill Dragster Cedar Point Intamin 276

18 Blue Fire Europa-Park Mack Rides 272

19 Intimidator Carowinds Bolliger & Mabillard 261

20 Nemesis Alton Towers 254

21 Taron Phantasialand Intamin 253

22 Banshee Kings Island Bolliger & Mabillard 244

23 Magnum XL-200 Cedar Point Arrow Dynamics 238

24 Skyrush Hersheypark Intamin 235

25 X2 Six Flags
Six Flags
Magic Mountain Arrow Dynamics 217

26 Mind Bender Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Georgia Schwarzkopf 209

27 Montu Busch Gardens Tampa Bolliger & Mabillard 200

28 Behemoth Canada's Wonderland 184

29 (tie) Cheetah Hunt Busch Gardens Tampa Intamin 181

29 (tie) Helix Liseberg Mack Rides 181

31 Mako SeaWorld Orlando Bolliger & Mabillard 171

32 Cannibal Lagoon Lagoon 163

33 Storm Chaser Kentucky Kingdom Rocky Mountain Construction 135

34 Raging Bull Six Flags
Six Flags
Great America Bolliger & Mabillard 113

35 Black Mamba Phantasialand 109

36 Alpengeist Busch Gardens Williamsburg 104

37 Medusa Steel Coaster Six Flags
Six Flags
Mexico Rocky Mountain Construction 98

38 Quimera La Feria Chapultepec Mágico Schwarzkopf 93

39 Thunderbird Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari Bolliger & Mabillard 91

40 Lisebergbanan Liseberg Stengel/Schwarzkopf 84

41 (tie) Goliath La Ronde Bolliger & Mabillard 78

41 (tie) Kumba Busch Gardens Tampa 78

41 (tie) Lightning Run Kentucky Kingdom Chance 78

44 Steel Force Dorney Park Morgan 76

45 Euro-Mir Europa-Park Mack Rides 72

46 (tie) Shock Wave Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Texas Schwarzkopf 68

46 (tie) Whizzer Six Flags
Six Flags
Great America 68

48 Griffon Busch Gardens Williamsburg Bolliger & Mabillard 62

49 Expedition Everest Disney's Animal Kingdom Vekoma 61

50 Full Throttle Six Flags
Six Flags
Magic Mountain Premier Rides 59

Top 50 Wood Roller Coasters[5]

Rank 2017 Recipient Park Supplier Points

1 El Toro Six Flags
Six Flags
Great Adventure Intamin 1241

2 Phoenix Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters 1212

3 Boulder Dash Lake Compounce Custom Coasters International 1171

4 The Voyage Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari The Gravity Group 1113

5 Lightning Rod Dollywood Rocky Mountain Construction 710

6 The Beast Kings Island Kings Entertainment Company 666

7 Ravine Flyer II Waldameer The Gravity Group 612

8 Thunderhead Dollywood Great Coasters International 560

9 Outlaw Run Silver Dollar City Rocky Mountain Construction 541

10 Gold Striker California's Great America Great Coasters International 489

11 Mystic Timbers Kings Island 345

12 Lightning Racer Hersheypark 276

13 Goliath Six Flags
Six Flags
Great America Rocky Mountain Construction 269

14 Boardwalk Bullet Kemah Boardwalk Martin & Vleminckx/The Gravity Group 236

15 Wodan - Timburcoaster Europa-Park Great Coasters International 223

16 Balder Liseberg Intamin 221

17 Thunderbolt Kennywood Vettel/Miller 220

18 (tie) GhostRider Knott's Berry Farm Custom Coasters International 219

18 (tie) Troy Toverland Great Coasters International

18 (tie) White Lightning Fun Spot America

21 Rampage Alabama Splash Adventure Custom Coasters International 218

22 Cyclone Luna Park Keenan/Baker 217

23 The Raven Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari Custom Coasters International 214

24 The Legend Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari 198

25 Shivering Timbers Michigan's Adventure 197

26 Jack Rabbit Kennywood PTC/Miller 188

27 Prowler Worlds of Fun Great Coasters International 186

28 The Boss Six Flags
Six Flags
St. Louis Custom Coasters International 183

29 Wildfire Kolmården Wildlife Park Rocky Mountain Construction 177

30 The Cú Chulainn Coaster Tayto Park The Gravity Group 168

31 Giant Dipper Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Prior & Church/Looff 167

32 Comet The Great Escape PTC/Herbert Schmeck 157

33 Switchback ZDT's Amusement Park The Gravity Group 139

34 Colossos Heide Park Intamin 129

35 Twister Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort Fetterman/ Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort 119

36 Wild Mouse Blackpool
Blackpool
Pleasure Beach Wright, Blackpool 112

37 Blue Streak Conneaut Lake Park Vettel 109

38 Hades 360 Mt. Olympus
Mt. Olympus
Theme Park The Gravity Group 107

39 Wooden Roller Coaster Playland Phare 98

40 American Thunder Six Flags
Six Flags
St. Louis Great Coasters International 96

41 El Toro Freitzeitpark Plohn 92

42 Blue Streak Cedar Point PTC/Hoover 87

43 Screamin' Eagle Six Flags
Six Flags
St. Louis PTC/John C. Allen 86

44 Flying Turns Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort Knoebels 84

45 Wooden Warrior Quassy Amusement Park The Gravity Group 82

46 Grizzly Kings Dominion Taft Attractions Group 81

47 Tremors Silverwood Custom Coasters International 80

48 Grand National Blackpool
Blackpool
Pleasure Beach Paige 75

49 Kentucky Rumbler Beech Bend Park Great Coasters International 77

50 Twister Gröna Lund The Gravity Group 66

2016 winners[edit]

2016 Golden Ticket Awards[6]

Host Park: Cedar Point The Amusement Today
Amusement Today
Golden Ticket Awards were announced on September 10, 2016 at a ceremony held at the Cedar Point
Cedar Point
Convention Center

Category 2016 Recipient Location/Park

Best New Ride (Amusement Park) Lightning Rod Dollywood

Best New Ride (Water Park) Massiv Schlitterbahn
Schlitterbahn
Galveston Island

Best Park Europa-Park Rust, Germany

Best Waterpark Schlitterbahn
Schlitterbahn
New Braunfels New Braunfels, Texas

Best Children's Park Idlewild and Soak Zone Ligonier, Pennsylvania

Best Marine Life Park SeaWorld Orlando Orlando, Florida

Best Seaside Life Park Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Santa Cruz, California

Best Kids’ Area Kings Island Mason, Ohio

Cleanest Park Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana

Friendliest Park Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Best Shows

Best Landscaping Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia

Best Food Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania

Best Carousel Grand Carousel Knoebel's Amusement Resort

Best Water Ride
Water Ride
(Park) Valhalla Blackpool
Blackpool
Pleasure Beach

Best Water Park Ride Wildebeest Holiday World

Best Dark Ride The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Disney's Hollywood Studios

Best Indoor Roller Coaster Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride Universal Studios Orlando

Best Funhouse/Walk-Through Noah's Ark (fun_house) Kennywood

Best Halloween
Halloween
Event Halloween
Halloween
Horror Nights Universal Studios Florida

Best Christmas
Christmas
Event Smoky Mountain Christmas Dollywood

Top 50 Steel Roller Coasters

Rank 2016 Recipient Park Supplier Points

1 Fury 325 Carowinds Bolliger & Mabillard 1126

2 Millennium Force Cedar Point Intamin 1122

3 Superman
Superman
the Ride Six Flags
Six Flags
New England 698

4 Expedition GeForce Holiday Park 613

5 Nitro Six Flags
Six Flags
Great Adventure Bolliger & Mabillard 454

6 Apollo's Chariot Busch Gardens Williamsburg 397

7 Leviathan Canada's Wonderland 393

8 Intimidator Carowinds 350

9 Diamondback Kings Island 330

10 Phantom's Revenge Kennywood Morgan 329

11 Nemesis Alton Towers Bolliger & Mabillard 311

12 Maverick Cedar Point Intamin 306

13 Banshee Kings Island Bolliger & Mabillard 286

14 Blue Fire Europa-Park Mack Rides 283

15 Magnum XL-200 Cedar Point Arrow Dynamics 279

16 New Texas Giant Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Texas Rocky Mountain Construction 272

17 Intimidator 305 Kings Dominion Intamin 268

18 Wicked Cyclone Six Flags
Six Flags
New England Rocky Mountain Construction 265

19 Top Thrill Dragster Cedar Point Intamin 258

20 Goliath Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Georgia Bolliger & Mabillard 255

21 Iron Rattler Six Flags
Six Flags
Fiesta Texas Rocky Mountain Construction 254

22 Montu Busch Gardens Tampa Bolliger & Mabillard 203

23 X2 Six Flags
Six Flags
Magic Mountain Arrow Dynamics 202

24 Behemoth Canada's Wonderland Bolliger & Mabillard 198

25 Black Mamba Phantasialand 178

26 Twisted Colossus Six Flags
Six Flags
Magic Mountain Rocky Mountain Construction 175

27 Mind Bender Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Georgia Schwarzkopf 168

28 Storm Chaser Kentucky Kingdom Rocky Mountain Construction 166

29 Helix Liseberg Mack Rides 165

30 Alpengeist Busch Gardens Williamsburg Bolliger & Mabillard 144

31 Goliath La Ronde 128

32 (tie) Raging Bull Six Flags
Six Flags
Great America 122

32 (tie) Taron Phantasialand Intamin 122

34 Thunderbird Holiday World Bolliger & Mabillard 113

35 Mako SeaWorld Orlando 110

36 Wild Eagle Dollywood 107

37 Steel Force Dorney Park Morgan 105

38 Lisebergbanan Liseberg Schwarzkopf 99

39 Cheetah Hunt Busch Gardens Tampa Intamin 97

40 (tie) Euro-Mir Europa-Park Mack Rides 94

40 (tie) Medusa Steel Coaster Six Flags
Six Flags
Mexico Rocky Mountain Construction 94

42 (tie) Cannibal Lagoon Lagoon 92

42 (tie) Kumba Busch Gardens Tampa Bolliger & Mabillard 92

44 Lightning Run Kentucky Kingdom Chance Rides 90

45 Whizzer Six Flags
Six Flags
Great America Schwarzkopf 85

46 Olympia Looping Wurstelprater 81

47 Raptor Cedar Point Bolliger & Mabillard 80

48 Bizarro Six Flags
Six Flags
Great Adventure 74

49 (tie) Expedition Everest Disney's Animal Kingdom Vekoma 72

49 (tie) GateKeeper Cedar Point Bolliger & Mabillard 72

Top 50 Wood Roller Coasters

Rank 2016 Recipient Park Supplier Points

1 Boulder Dash Lake Compounce Custom Coasters International 1216

2 Phoenix Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters 1144

3 El Toro Six Flags
Six Flags
Great Adventure Intamin 1121

4 The Voyage Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari The Gravity Group 1028

5 Ravine Flyer II Waldameer 692

6 The Beast Kings Island Kings Entertainment Company 670

7 Thunderhead Dollywood Great Coasters International 641

8 Outlaw Run Silver Dollar City Rocky Mountain Construction 611

9 Gold Striker California's Great America Great Coasters International 525

10 Lightning Racer Hersheypark 347

11 Lightning Rod Dollywood Rocky Mountain Construction 336

12 Balder Liseberg Intamin 292

13 Goliath Six Flags
Six Flags
Great America Rocky Mountain Construction 267

14 Prowler Worlds of Fun Great Coasters International 256

15 The Raven Holiday World Custom Coasters International 245

16 The Legend Holiday World 241

17 Giant Dipper Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Prior & Church/Looff 233

18 Colossos Heide Park Intamin 222

19 Shivering Timbers Michigan's Adventure Custom Coasters International 213

20 Jack Rabbit Kennywood PTC/Miller 208

21 Thunderbolt Kennywood Vettel/Miller 206

22 The Cú Chulainn Coaster Tayto Park The Gravity Group 179

23 Wodan - Timburcoaster Europa-Park Great Coasters International 175

24 Troy Toverland 174

25 tie Comet The Great Escape PTC/Herbert Schmeck 166

25 tie El Toro Freitzeitpark Plohn Great Coasters International 166

27 Cyclone Luna Park Keenan/Baker 165

28 Wildfire Kolmården Wildlife Park Rocky Mountain Construction 153

29 GhostRider Knott's Berry Farm Custom Coasters International 141

30 Playland Wooden Coaster Playland Phare 141

31 The Boss Six Flags
Six Flags
St. Louis Custom Coasters International 140

32 Wild Mouse Blackpool
Blackpool
Pleasure Beach Wright, Blackpool 132

33 American Thunder Six Flags
Six Flags
St. Louis Great Coasters International 129

34 White Lightning Fun Spot America 128

35 Megafobia Oakwood Theme Park Custom Coasters International 122

36 Hades 360 Mt. Olympus
Mt. Olympus
Theme Park The Gravity Group 118

37 Rampage Alabama Splash Adventure Custom Coasters International 117

38 Blue Streak Conneaut Lake Park Vettel 116

39 Screamin' Eagle Six Flags
Six Flags
St. Louis PTC/John C. Allen 116

40 Tremors Silverwood Custom Coasters International 115

41 Flying Turns Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort Knoebels 110

42 Blue Streak Cedar Point PTC/Hoover 103

43 Racer Kennywood PTC/Miller 94

44 T Express Everland Intamin 84

45 Twister Gröna Lund The Gravity Group 84

46 Wooden Warrior Quassy Amusement Park 81

47 Twister Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort Fetterman/ Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort 78

48 Kentucky Rumbler Beech Bend Park Great Coasters International 77

49 Wood Coaster Knight Valley 76

50 Boardwalk Bullet Kemah Boardwalk Martin & Vleminckx/The Gravity Group 73

2015 winners[edit]

2015 Golden Ticket Awards[7]

Host Park: Coney Island The Amusement Today
Amusement Today
Golden Ticket Awards were announced on September 12, 2015 at a ceremony held at Gargiulo's Italian Restaurant

Category 2015 Recipient Location/Park

Best New Ride (Amusement Park) Fury 325 Carowinds

Best New Ride (Water Park) Dive Bomber Six Flags
Six Flags
White Water

Best Park Europa-Park Rust, Germany

Best Waterpark Schlitterbahn
Schlitterbahn
New Braunfels New Braunfels, Texas

Best Children's Park Idlewild and Soak Zone Ligonier, Pennsylvania

Best Marine Life Park SeaWorld Orlando Orlando, Florida

Best Seaside Park Morey's Piers Wildwood, New Jersey

Best Kids’ Area Kings Island Mason, Ohio

Cleanest Park Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana

Friendliest Park Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Best Shows Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Best Outdoor Show Production IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth Epcot

Best Landscaping Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia

Best Food Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania

Best Carousel Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania

Best Water Ride
Water Ride
(Park) Valhalla Blackpool
Blackpool
Pleasure Beach

Best Water Park Ride Wildebeest Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari

Best Dark Ride Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey Universal's Islands of Adventure

Best Indoor Water Park Schlitterbahn
Schlitterbahn
Galveston Island Galveston, Texas

Best Indoor Roller Coaster Revenge of the Mummy Universal Studios Florida

Best Funhouse/Walk-Through Noah's Ark Kennywood

Best Halloween
Halloween
Event Universal Studios Orlando Orlando, Florida

Best Christmas
Christmas
Event Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Top 10 Steel Roller Coasters

Rank 2015 Recipient Park Supplier Points

1 Millennium Force Cedar Point Intamin 1205

2 Bizarro Six Flags
Six Flags
New England 929

3 Expedition GeForce Holiday Park 714

4 Fury 325 Carowinds Bolliger & Mabillard 671

5 Nitro Six Flags
Six Flags
Great Adventure 650

6 Apollo's Chariot Busch Gardens Williamsburg 579

7 Intimidator Carowinds 499

8 Leviathan Canada's Wonderland 491

9 Nemesis Alton Towers 462

10 New Texas Giant Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Texas Rocky Mountain Construction 450

Top 10 Wood Roller Coasters

Rank 2015 Recipient Park Supplier Points

1 Boulder Dash Lake Compounce Custom Coasters International 1625

2 El Toro Six Flags
Six Flags
Great Adventure Intamin 1464

3 Phoenix Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters 1301

4 The Voyage Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari The Gravity Group 1184

5 Thunderhead Dollywood Great Coasters International 904

6 The Beast Kings Island Kings Island 740

7 Ravine Flyer II Waldameer
Waldameer
Park The Gravity Group 722

8 Outlaw Run Silver Dollar City Rocky Mountain Construction 637

9 Gold Striker California's Great America Great Coasters International 560

10 Lightning Racer Hersheypark 421

2014 winners[edit]

2014 Golden Ticket Awards[8]

Host Park: SeaWorld San Diego The Amusement Today
Amusement Today
Golden Ticket Awards were announced at a ceremony on September 5, 2014, at the Mission Bay Theater

Category 2014 Recipient Location/Park

Best New Ride (Amusement Park) Flying Turns Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort

Best New Ride (Water Park) Verrückt Schlitterbahn
Schlitterbahn
Kansas City

Best Park Europa-Park Rust, Germany

Best Waterpark Schlitterbahn
Schlitterbahn
New Braunfels New Braunfels, Texas

Best Children's Park Idlewild and Soak Zone Ligonier, Pennsylvania

Best Marine Life Park SeaWorld Orlando Orlando, Florida

Best Seaside Park Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Santa Cruz, California

Best Kids’ Area Kings Island Mason, Ohio

Cleanest Park Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana

Friendliest Park Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Best Shows Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Best Outdoor Show Production IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth Epcot

Best Landscaping Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia

Best Food Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Best Carousel Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania

Best Water Ride
Water Ride
(Park) Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls Universal's Islands of Adventure

Best Water Park Ride Wildebeest Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari

Best Dark Ride Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey Universal's Islands of Adventure

Best Indoor Water Park Schlitterbahn
Schlitterbahn
Galveston Island Galveston, Texas

Best Indoor Roller Coaster Revenge of the Mummy Universal Studios Florida

Best Funhouse/Walk-Through Noah's Ark Kennywood

Best Halloween
Halloween
Event Universal Studios Orlando Orlando, Florida

Best Christmas
Christmas
Event Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Top Steel Roller Coasters

Rank 2014 Recipient Park Supplier Points

1 Millennium Force Cedar Point Intamin 1,139

2 Bizarro Six Flags
Six Flags
New England 1,049

3 Expedition GeForce Holiday Park 764

4 Diamondback Kings Island Bolliger & Mabillard 579

5 Nitro Six Flags
Six Flags
Great Adventure 563

6 Leviathan Canada's Wonderland 500

7 Apollo's Chariot Busch Gardens Williamsburg 484

8 New Texas Giant Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Texas Rocky Mountain Construction 465

9 Goliath Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Georgia Bolliger & Mabillard 422

10 Intimidator Carowinds 387

Top Wooden Roller Coasters

Rank Name Park Supplier Points

1 Boulder Dash Lake Compounce Custom Coasters International 1,480

2 El Toro Six Flags
Six Flags
Great Adventure Intamin 1,291

3 The Voyage Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari The Gravity Group 1,129

4 Phoenix Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters 1,036

5 Thunderhead Dollywood Great Coasters International 837

6 Ravine Flyer II Waldameer
Waldameer
Park The Gravity Group 719

7 Gold Striker California's Great America Great Coasters International 619

8 The Beast Kings Island Kings Island 614

9 Outlaw Run Silver Dollar City Rocky Mountain Construction 605

10 Balder Liseberg Intamin 393

2013 winners[edit]

2013 Golden Ticket Awards[9]

Host Park: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk The Amusement Today
Amusement Today
Golden Ticket Awards were announced at a ceremony held September 7, 2013, at the Cocoanut Grove Ballroom

Category Rank 2013 Recipient Location/Park Vote

Best New Ride (Amusement Park) 1 Outlaw Run Silver Dollar City 45%

2 Iron Rattler Six Flags
Six Flags
Fiesta Texas 19%

3 GateKeeper Cedar Point 15%

4 Gold Striker California's Great America 6%

5 Transformers: The Ride Universal Studios Orlando 5%

Best New Ride (Waterpark) 1 RiverRush Dollywood's Splash Country 53%

Best Park 1 Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio 23%

Best Waterpark 1 Schlitterbahn New Braunfels, Texas 45%

Best Children's Park 1 Idlewild and Soak Zone Ligonier, Pennsylvania 39%

Best Marine Life Park 1 SeaWorld Orlando Orlando, Florida 58%

Best Seaside Park 1 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Santa Cruz, California 36%

Best Indoor Waterpark 1 Schlitterbahn
Schlitterbahn
Galveston Island Galveston, Texas 31%

Friendliest Park 1 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 35%

Cleanest Park 1 Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana 26%

Best Shows 1 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 41%

Best Food 1 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 24%

Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania

Best Water Ride
Water Ride
(Park) 1 Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls Islands of Adventure 20%

Best Waterpark
Waterpark
Ride 1 Wildebeest Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari 24%

Best Kids' Area 1 Kings Island Mason, Ohio 32%

Best Dark Ride 1 Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey Islands of Adventure 19%

Best Outdoor Show Production 1 IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth Epcot 29%

Best Landscaping 1 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia 33%

Best Halloween
Halloween
Event 1 Universal Orlando
Universal Orlando
Resort Orlando, Florida 30%

Best Christmas
Christmas
Event 1 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 47%

Best Carousel 1 Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania 48%

Best Indoor Coaster 1 Revenge of the Mummy Universal Studios Orlando 23%

2 Space Mountain Disneyland 14%

3 Winjas Phantasialand 11%

4 Mindbender Galaxyland 10%

Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith Disney's Hollywood Studios

Best Funhouse/Walk-Through Attraction 1 Noah's Ark Kennywood 34%

Top 50 Steel Roller Coasters

Rank 2013 Recipient Park Supplier Points

1 Millennium Force Cedar Point Intamin 1204

2 Bizarro Six Flags
Six Flags
New England Intamin 1011

3 Expedition GeForce Holiday Park Intamin 598

4 Nitro Six Flags
Six Flags
Great Adventure B&M 596

5 Apollo's Chariot Busch Gardens Williamsburg B&M 542

6 New Texas Giant Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Texas Rocky Mountain Construction 512

7 Goliath Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Georgia B&M 494

8 Intimidator Carowinds B&M 478

9 Magnum XL-200 Cedar Point Arrow Dynamics 416

10 Intimidator 305 Kings Dominion Intamin 412

11 Iron Rattler Six Flags
Six Flags
Fiesta Texas Rocky Mountain Construction 393

12 Top Thrill Dragster Cedar Point Intamin 356

13 Phantom's Revenge Kennywood Morgan/Arrow 334

14 Diamondback Kings Island B&M 301

15 Leviathan Canada's Wonderland 298

16 X² Six Flags
Six Flags
Magic Mountain Arrow 290

17 Behemoth Canada's Wonderland B&M 276

18 Montu Busch Gardens Tampa 257

19 Mind Bender Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Georgia Schwarzkopf 247

20 Nemesis Alton Towers B&M 210

21 Blue Fire Europa-Park Mack 192

22 Maverick Cedar Point Intamin 183

23 Goliath La Ronde B&M 156

24 Wild Eagle Dollywood 148

25 Alpengeist Busch Gardens Williamsburg 147

26 Skyrush Hersheypark Intamin 136

27 Kumba Busch Gardens Tampa B&M 134

28 GateKeeper Cedar Point B&M 113

29 Shock Wave Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Texas Schwarzkopf 103

30 Raptor Cedar Point B&M 102

31 Raging Bull Six Flags
Six Flags
Great America B&M 100

32 SheiKra Busch Gardens Tampa B&M 98

33 Griffon Busch Gardens Williamsburg B&M 97

34 Black Mamba Phantasialand B&M 94

35 Afterburn Carowinds Bolliger & Mabillard 92

Kingda Ka Six Flags
Six Flags
Great Adventure Intamin

37 Steel Force Dorney Park
Dorney Park
& Wildwater Kingdom Morgan 87

38 Superman
Superman
– Ride of Steel Six Flags
Six Flags
America Intamin 86

39 Volcano, The Blast Coaster Kings Dominion Intamin 85

40 Whizzer Six Flags
Six Flags
Great America Schwarzkopf 80

41 Goliath Six Flags
Six Flags
Magic Mountain Giovanola 78

42 Expedition Everest Disney's Animal Kingdom Vekoma/Walt Disney Imagineering 76

Powder Keg Silver Dollar City S&S Worldwide

Titan Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Texas Giovanola

45 Olympia Looping owners: R. Barth and Sohn KG Schwarzkopf 73

X-Flight Six Flags
Six Flags
Great America Bolliger & Mabillard

47 Dominator Kings Dominion Bolliger & Mabillard 63

48 Kraken SeaWorld Orlando B&M 60

Lisebergbanan Liseberg Stengel/Schwarzkopf

50 Tatsu Six Flags
Six Flags
Magic Mountain B&M 58

Top 50 Wooden Roller Coasters

Rank 2013 Recipient Park Supplier Points

1 Boulder Dash Lake Compounce CCI 1333

2 El Toro Six Flags
Six Flags
Great Adventure Intamin 1302

3 Phoenix Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort PTC/Schmeck 1088

4 The Voyage Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari The Gravity Group 1086

5 Thunderhead Dollywood GCII 923

6 Ravine Flyer II Waldameer
Waldameer
Park The Gravity Group 712

7 Outlaw Run Silver Dollar City Rocky Mountain Construction 599

8 The Beast Kings Island Kings Island 555

9 Lightning Racer Hersheypark GCII 364

10 Shivering Timbers Michigan's Adventure CCI 304

11 The Raven Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari CCI 296

12 Prowler Worlds of Fun GCII 290

13 Balder Liseberg Intamin 278

14 Hades 360 Mt. Olympus
Mt. Olympus
Water & Theme Park The Gravity Group 225

15 Thunderbolt Kennywood Vettel/Miller 222

16 The Comet Great Escape PTC/Schmeck 215

17 Colossos Heide Park Intamin 207

18 Jack Rabbit Kennywood PTC/Miller 192

19 Cyclone Coney Island/Luna Park Keenan/Baker 166

The Legend Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari CCI

21 Kentucky Rumbler Beech Bend Park GCII 160

22 Giant Dipper Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Prior & Church/Looff 146

23 El Toro Freizeitpark Plohn GCII 138

24 Tremors Silverwood
Silverwood
Theme Park CCI 132

25 American Thunder Six Flags
Six Flags
St. Louis GCII 127

26 Gold Striker California's Great America GCII 118

27 Blue Streak Cedar Point PTC/Hoover 116

28 Troy Toverland GCI 115

29 GhostRider Knott's Berry Farm CCI 113

30 Playland Wooden Coaster Playland Phare 111

31 Wodan - Timburcoaster Europa-Park GCI 108

32 Cornball Express Indiana Beach CCI 100

33 Blue Streak Conneaut Lake Park Vettel 99

34 Boardwalk Bullet Kemah Boardwalk M&V/The Gravity Group 94

35 Racer Kennywood Miller 90

36 Wooden Warrior Quassy Amusement Park The Gravity Group 88

37 Zippin Pippin Bay Beach Amusement Park M&V/The Gravity Group 84

38 Thunderbird PowerPark GCII 83

39 Twister Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort Fetterman/Knoebels 80

40 Megafobia Oakwood Theme Park CCI 76

41 Grand National Blackpool
Blackpool
Pleasure Beach Paige 70

T Express Everland Intamin

43 Great American Scream Machine Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Georgia PTC/John Allen 66

44 Tonnerre de Zeus Parc Astérix CCI 64

Viper Six Flags
Six Flags
Great America Six Flags

46 HellCat Timber Falls Adventure Park S&S 62

Twister Gröna Lund The Gravity Group

48 Cyclone Lakeside Amusement Park Vettel 60

49 Apocalypse Six Flags
Six Flags
Magic Mountain GCII 59

50 Yankee Cannonball Canobie Lake Park PTC/Herbert Schmeck 55

2012 winners[edit]

2012 Golden Ticket Awards[10]

Host Park: Dollywood The Amusement Today
Amusement Today
Golden Ticket Awards were announced at a ceremony held September 8, 2012, at the Celebrity theater

Category Rank 2012 Recipient Location Vote

Best New Ride (Amusement Park) 1 Wild Eagle Dollywood 30%

2 Radiator Springs Racers Disney California Adventure 15%

3 Leviathan Canada's Wonderland 14%

4 Verbolten Busch Gardens Williamsburg 7%

5 OzIris Parc Astérix 6%

Skyrush Hersheypark

Best New Ride (Waterpark) 1 Mammoth Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari 54%

4 The Lost City

4%

Walhalla Wave Aquatica (San Antonio)

Best Park 1 Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio

Best Waterpark 1 Schlitterbahn New Braunfels, Texas

Best Children's Park 1 Idlewild and Soak Zone Ligonier, Pennsylvania

Best Marine Life Park 1 SeaWorld Orlando Orlando, Florida

Best Seaside Park 1 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Santa Cruz, California

Best Indoor Waterpark 1 Schlitterbahn
Schlitterbahn
Galveston Island Galveston, Texas

Friendliest Park 1 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Cleanest Park 1 Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana

Best Shows 1 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Best Food 1 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Best Water Ride
Water Ride
(Park) 1 Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls Islands of Adventure

Best Waterpark
Waterpark
Ride 1 Wildebeest Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari

Best Kids' Area 1 Kings Island Mason, Ohio

Best Dark Ride 1 Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey Islands of Adventure

Best Outdoor Show Production 1 IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth Epcot

Best Landscaping 1 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia

Best Halloween
Halloween
Event 1 Universal Orlando
Universal Orlando
Resort Orlando, Florida

Best Christmas
Christmas
Event 1 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Best Carousel 1 Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania

Best Indoor Coaster 1 Revenge of the Mummy Universal Orlando
Universal Orlando
Resort 30%

2 Space Mountain Disneyland 16%

3 Black Diamond Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort 10%

4 Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith Disney's Hollywood Studios 9%

5 Space Mountain Magic Kingdom 8.5%

Best Funhouse/Walk-Through Attraction 1 Noah's Ark Kennywood

Top 50 Steel Roller Coasters

Rank 2012 Recipient Park Supplier Points

1 Millennium Force Cedar Point Intamin 1272

2 Bizarro Six Flags
Six Flags
New England Intamin 946

3 Nitro Six Flags
Six Flags
Great Adventure B&M 650

4 Apollo's Chariot Busch Gardens Williamsburg B&M 597

5 New Texas Giant Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Texas Rocky Mountain Construction 564

6 Expedition GeForce Holiday Park Intamin 537

7 Intimidator Carowinds B&M 520

8 Magnum XL-200 Cedar Point Arrow 480

9 Goliath Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Georgia B&M 444

10 Diamondback Kings Island B&M 395

11 Phantom's Revenge Kennywood Morgan/Arrow 374

12 Intimidator 305 Kings Dominion Intamin 351

13 Top Thrill Dragster Cedar Point Intamin 332

14 Montu Busch Gardens Tampa
Busch Gardens Tampa
Bay B&M 318

15 Wild Eagle Dollywood B&M 292

16 Nemesis Alton Towers B&M 238

17 Behemoth Canada's Wonderland B&M 224

18 X² Six Flags
Six Flags
Magic Mountain Arrow 209

19 Raging Bull Six Flags
Six Flags
Great America B&M 196

20 Mind Bender Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Georgia Schwarzkopf 195

21 Maverick Cedar Point Intamin 189

22 Leviathan Canada's Wonderland B&M 173

23 Kumba Busch Gardens Tampa
Busch Gardens Tampa
Bay B&M 141

24 Alpengeist Busch Gardens Williamsburg B&M 133

25 Goliath La Ronde B&M 132

26 Griffon Busch Gardens Williamsburg B&M 124

Shock Wave Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Texas Schwarzkopf

28 Tatsu Six Flags
Six Flags
Magic Mountain B&M 116

29 Superman
Superman
– Ride of Steel Six Flags
Six Flags
America Intamin 115

30 SheiKra Busch Gardens Tampa
Busch Gardens Tampa
Bay B&M 113

31 Raptor Cedar Point B&M 111

32 Blue Fire Europa-Park Mack 109

33 Lisebergbanan Liseberg Schwarzkopf 100

34 Manta SeaWorld Orlando B&M 99

35 Dragon Challenge Islands of Adventure B&M 98

36 Titan Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Texas Giovanola 94

37 Piraten Djurs Sommerland Intamin 93

38 Kingda Ka Six Flags
Six Flags
Great Adventure Intamin 91

39 Steel Force Dorney Park Morgan 87

40 Volcano, The Blast Coaster Kings Dominion Intamin 80

41 Goliath Six Flags
Six Flags
Magic Mountain Giovanola 78

42 Skyrush Hersheypark Intamin 77

43 Ride of Steel Darien Lake Intamin 74

44 Storm Runner Hersheypark Intamin 66

45 Afterburn Carowinds B&M 59

46 Powder Keg Silver Dollar City S&S 58

47 The Incredible Hulk Coaster Islands of Adventure B&M 56

48 Goliath Walibi Holland Intamin 55

49 Black Mamba Phantasialand B&M 50

50 Euro-Mir Europa-Park Mack 49

Top 10 Wooden Roller Coasters

Rank 2012 Recipient Park Supplier Points

1 El Toro Six Flags
Six Flags
Great Adventure Intamin 1279

2 The Voyage Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari The Gravity Group 1190

3 Phoenix Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort PTC/Schmeck 1091

4 Thunderhead Dollywood GCI 1018

5 Boulder Dash Lake Compounce CCI 1009

6 Ravine Flyer II Waldameer
Waldameer
Park The Gravity Group 762

7 The Beast Kings Island Kings Island 677

8 The Raven Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari CCI 385

9 Shivering Timbers Michigan's Adventure CCI 378

10 Balder Liseberg Intamin 364

11 Lightning Racer Hersheypark GCI 351

12 Hades Mt. Olympus
Mt. Olympus
Theme Park Gravity Group 344

13 Prowler Worlds of Fun GCI 284

14 Coney Island
Coney Island
Cyclone Luna Park Keenan/Baker 259

15 Thunderbolt Kennywood

228

16 Jack Rabbit Kennywood PTC/Miller 197

17 Giant Dipper Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Prior & Church/Looff 179

18 The Legend Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari CCI 171

19 Colossos Heide Park Intamin 169

20 The Comet Great Escape PTC/Schmeck 161

21 Tremors Silverwood
Silverwood
Theme Park CCI 149

22 Kentucky Rumbler Beech Bend Park GCII 147

23 GhostRider Knott's Berry Farm CCI 142

24 Twister Gröna Lund The Gravity Group 120

25 Troy Toverland GCI 117

26 Viper Six Flags
Six Flags
Great America Six Flags 116

27 Megafobia Oakwood Theme Park CCI 115

28 Apocalypse Six Flags
Six Flags
Magic Mountain GCII 111

29 Playland Wooden Coaster Playland Phare 107

30 Grand National Blackpool
Blackpool
Pleasure Beach Paige 106

31 American Thunder Six Flags
Six Flags
St. Louis GCII 104

32 Wooden Warrior Quassy Amusement Park The Gravity Group 100

33 Twister Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort Fetterman/Knoebels 99

34 El Toro Freizeitpark Plohn GCI 97

35 Thunderbird PowerPark GCI 93

36 HellCat Timber Falls Adventure Park S&S 90

37 Tonnerre de Zeus Parc Astérix CCI 87

38 Blue Streak Conneaut Lake Park Vettel 85

39 Boardwalk Bullet Kemah Boardwalk M&V/The Gravity Group 80

Cornball Express Indiana Beach CCI

41 Rutschebanen Tivoli Gardens Thompson 79

42 The Boss Six Flags
Six Flags
St. Louis CCI 73

Racer Kennywood Miller

44 Blue Streak Conneaut Lake Park Vettel 65

45 Mean Streak Cedar Point Dinn Corporation 57

46 T Express Everland Intamin 55

Timber Terror Silverwood
Silverwood
Theme Park CCI

48 Great American Scream Machine Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Georgia PTC/John Allen 52

49 Wild Mouse Blackpool
Blackpool
Pleasure Beach Wright 50

50 Renegade Valleyfair GCI 49

2011 winners[edit]

2011 Golden Ticket Awards[11]

Host Park: Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari

Category Rank 2011 Recipient Location Vote

Best New Ride (Amusement Park) 1 New Texas Giant Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Texas 45%

2 Cheetah Hunt Busch Gardens Tampa
Busch Gardens Tampa
Bay 12%

3 Wooden Warrior Quassy Amusement Park 11%

4 Twister Gröna Lund 5%

Zippin Pippin Bay Beach Amusement Park

Best New Ride (Waterpark) 1 The Falls Schlitterbahn 45%

2 Vanish Point Water Country USA 15%

3 Bombs Away Raging Waters 8%

Viper NRH2O

Best Park 1 Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio 23%

2 Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania 13%

3 Europa-Park Rust, Germany 12%

4 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 8%

5 Disneyland Anaheim, California 7%

6 Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida 6.5%

7 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia 5.5%

8 Tokyo
Tokyo
DisneySea Tokyo, Japan 5%

Kennywood West Mifflin, Pennsylvania

9 Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana 4.5%

Pleasure Beach Blackpool Blackpool, England

Best Waterpark 1 Schlitterbahn New Braunfels, Texas 66%

2 Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana 14%

3 Disney's Blizzard Beach Orlando, Florida 6%

4 Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Orlando, Florida 5%

5 Noah's Ark Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 4%

Best Children's Park 1 Idlewild and Soak Zone Ligonier, Pennsylvania 30%

2 Legoland California Carlsbad, California 25%

3 Fårup Sommerland Saltum, Denmark 11%

4 Legoland Windsor Windsor, England 10%

5 Dutch Wonderland Lancaster, Pennsylvania 6%

Best Marine Life Park 1 SeaWorld Orlando Orlando, Florida 55%

2 SeaWorld San Antonio San Antonio, Texas 14%

3 Discovery Cove Orlando, Florida 11%

4 SeaWorld San Diego San Diego 10%

5 Six Flags
Six Flags
Discovery Kingdom Vallejo, California 6%

Best Seaside Park 1 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Santa Cruz, California 29%

2 Pleasure Beach Blackpool Blackpool, England 28%

3 Morey's Piers Wildwood, New Jersey 16%

4 Gröna Lund Stockholm, Sweden 5%

5 Kemah Boardwalk Kemah, Texas 4%

Best Indoor Waterpark 1 Schlitterbahn
Schlitterbahn
Galvestron Island Galveston, Texas 31%

2 Kalahari Resort Sandusky, Ohio 16%

3 Kalahari Resort Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 15%

4 World Waterpark Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 12%

5 Splash Landings Staffordshire, England 11%

Friendliest Park 1 Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana 32%

2 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 25%

3 Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania 13%

4 Silver Dollar City Branson, Missouri 12%

5 Beech Bend Park Bowling Green, Kentucky 5%

Cleanest Park 1 Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana 35%

2 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia 15%

3 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 10%

4 Magic Kingdom Orlando, Florida 9%

5 Disneyland Anaheim, California 8%

Best Shows 1 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 30%

2 Six Flags
Six Flags
Fiesta Texas San Antonio, Texas 28%

3 Silver Dollar City Branson, Missouri 10%

4 SeaWorld Orlando Orlando, Florida 8%

5 Disney's Hollywood Studios Orlando, Florida 7%

Best Food 1 Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania 29%

2 Epcot Orlando, Florida 17%

3 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 15%

4 Silver Dollar City Branson, Missouri 13%

5 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia 7%

Best Water Ride
Water Ride
(Park) 1 Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls Islands of Adventure 26%

2 Valhalla Pleasure Beach Blackpool 19%

3 Pilgrim's Plunge Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari 10%

4 Splash Mountain Magic Kingdom 9%

5 Journey to Atlantis SeaWorld Orlando 7%

Best Waterpark
Waterpark
Ride 1 Wildebeest Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari 34%

2 Master Blaster Schlitterbahn 24%

3 Dragon's Revenge Schlitterbahn 13%

4 Congo River Expedition Schlitterbahn 8%

5 ZOOMbabwe Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari 5%

Best Kids' Area 1 Kings Island Mason, Ohio 30%

2 Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida 16%

3 Nickelodeon Universe Bloomington, Minnesota 12%

4 Drayton Manor Theme Park Staffordshire, England 8%

5 Efteling Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands 7%

Best Dark Ride 1 Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey Islands of Adventure 26%

2 The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man Islands of Adventure 23%

3 Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Disney's Hollywood Studios 15%

4 Haunted Mansion Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort 10%

5 Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden Eye Disneyland 6%

Best Outdoor Show Production 1 IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth Epcot 34%

2 Six Flags
Six Flags
Fiesta Texas San Antonio, Texas 17%

3 Disney California Adventure Anaheim, California 16%

4 Disneyland Anaheim, California 10%

Magic Kingdom Orlando, Florida

Best Landscaping 1 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia 33%

2 Efteling Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands 13%

3 Gilroy Gardens Gilroy, California 12%

4 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 9%

5 Epcot Orlando, Florida 7%

Best Halloween
Halloween
Event 1 Universal Orlando
Universal Orlando
Resort Orlando, Florida 32%

2 Knott's Berry Farm Buena Park, California 26%

3 Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania 16%

4 Kennywood West Mifflin, Pennsylvania 10%

5 Europa-Park Rust, Germany 5%

Best Christmas
Christmas
Event 1 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 38%

2 Silver Dollar City Branson, Missouri 14%

3 Magic Kingdom Orlando, Florida 13.5%

4 Disneyland Anaheim, California 10%

5 Disney's Hollywood Studios Orlando, Florida 7%

Best Carousel 1 Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania 55%

2 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Santa Cruz, California 18%

3 Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Georgia Austell, Georgia 7%

4 Kennywood West Mifflin, Pennsylvania 5%

5 Six Flags
Six Flags
Great America Gurnee, Illinois 4%

Best Indoor Coaster 1 Revenge of the Mummy Universal Studios Orlando 31%

2 Space Mountain Disneyland 15%

3 Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Disney's Hollywood Studios 13%

4 Mindbender Galaxyland 12%

5 Space Mountain Magic Kingdom 9%

Best Funhouse/Walk-Through Attraction 1 Noah's Ark Kennywood 24%

2 Frankenstein's Castle Indiana Beach 23%

3 Noah's Ark Pleasure Beach Blackpool 15%

4 Ghost Ship Morey's Piers 13%

5 Lustiga Huset Gröna Lund 12%

Top 50 Steel Roller Coasters

Rank 2011 Recipient Park Supplier Points

1 Millennium Force Cedar Point Intamin 1540

2 Bizarro Six Flags
Six Flags
New England Intamin 1201

3 Nitro Six Flags
Six Flags
Great Adventure B&M 864

4 Goliath Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Georgia B&M 794

5 Phantom's Revenge Kennywood Morgan/Arrow 756

6 New Texas Giant Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Texas Rocky Mountain 743

7 Apollo's Chariot Busch Gardens Williamsburg B&M 643

Expedition GeForce Holiday Park Intamin

9 Top Thrill Dragster Cedar Point Intamin 627

10 Magnum XL-200 Cedar Point Arrow 510

11 Diamondback Kings Island B&M 493

12 Nemesis Alton Towers B&M 470

13 Intimidator 305 Kings Dominion Intamin 381

14 Montu Busch Gardens Tampa
Busch Gardens Tampa
Bay B&M 331

15 Behemoth Canada's Wonderland B&M 278

16 X² Six Flags
Six Flags
Magic Mountain Arrow 276

17 Mind Bender Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Georgia Schwarzkopf 217

18 Raptor Cedar Point B&M 212

19 Intimidator Carowinds B&M 207

20 Griffon Busch Gardens Williamsburg B&M 190

21 Maverick Cedar Point Intamin 187

22 SheiKra Busch Gardens Tampa
Busch Gardens Tampa
Bay B&M 186

23 Goliath La Ronde B&M 182

24 Raging Bull Six Flags
Six Flags
Great America B&M 180

25 Titan Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Texas Giovanola 178

26 Steel Force Dorney Park D. H. Morgan Manufacturing 177

27 Alpengeist Busch Gardens Williamsburg B&M 156

28 Dragon Challenge Islands of Adventure B&M 149

29 Ride of Steel Darien Lake Intamin 148

Volcano, The Blast Coaster Kings Dominion Intamin

31 Kumba Busch Gardens Tampa
Busch Gardens Tampa
Bay B&M 144

32 Piraten Djurs Sommerland Intamin 130

33 Kingda Ka Six Flags
Six Flags
Great Adventure Intamin 129

34 Blue Fire Europa-Park Mack 123

35 The Incredible Hulk Coaster Islands of Adventure B&M 116

36 Goliath Walibi Holland Intamin 108

37 Powder Keg Silver Dollar City S&S 102

38 Superman: Krypton Coaster Six Flags
Six Flags
Fiesta Texas B&M 99

39 Tatsu Six Flags
Six Flags
Magic Mountain B&M 98

40 Goliath Six Flags
Six Flags
Magic Mountain Giovanola 97

Superman
Superman
– Ride of Steel Six Flags
Six Flags
America Intamin

42 Shock Wave Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Texas Schwarzkopf 93

43 Space Mountain Disneyland Walt Disney Imagineering 87

44 Sky Rocket Kennywood Premier Rides 85

45 Manta SeaWorld Orlando B&M 84

Olympia Looping owners: R. Barth and Sohn Schwarzkopf

47 Expedition Everest Disney's Animal Kingdom Vekoma/Walt Disney Imagineering 80

48 The Big One Pleasure Beach Blackpool Arrow 79

49 Lisebergbanan Liseberg Stengel/Schwarzkopf 75

50 Mamba Worlds of Fun D. H. Morgan Manufacturing 73

Top 50 Wooden Roller Coasters

Rank 2011 Recipient Park Supplier Points

1 The Voyage Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari The Gravity Group 1631

2 Phoenix Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort PTC/Schmeck 1375

3 El Toro Six Flags
Six Flags
Great Adventure Intamin 1359

4 Boulder Dash Lake Compounce CCI 1267

5 Thunderhead Dollywood GCI 1065

6 Ravine Flyer II Waldameer
Waldameer
Park The Gravity Group 969

7 The Beast Kings Island Kings Island 591

8 Hades Mount Olympus Water & Theme Park The Gravity Group 494

9 Shivering Timbers Michigan's Adventure CCI 484

10 Prowler Worlds of Fun GCI 452

11 Lightning Racer Hersheypark GCI 444

12 The Raven Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari CCI 405

13 Balder Liseberg Intamin 377

14 Thunderbolt Kennywood Vettel/Miller 267

15 Cyclone Coney Island/Luna Park, Coney Island Keenan/Baker 264

16 Kentucky Rumbler Beech Bend Park GCI 263

17 Boardwalk Bullet Kemah Boardwalk M&V/The Gravity Group 241

18 The Legend Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari CCI 240

19 The Comet Great Escape PTC/Schmeck 215

20 Megafobia]] Oakwood Theme Park CCI 212

Twister Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort Fetterman/Knoebels

22 American Thunder Six Flags
Six Flags
St. Louis GCI 196

23 Jack Rabbit Kennywood PTC/Miller 195

24 Cornball Express Indiana Beach CCI 179

25 Grand National Pleasure Beach Blackpool Paige 173

26 Renegade Valleyfair GCI 161

27 GhostRider Knott's Berry Farm CCI 151

28 Giant Dipper Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Prior & Church/Looff 147

29 Colossos Heide Park Intamin 139

30 HellCat Timber Falls Adventure Park S&S 138

31 Tremors Silverwood
Silverwood
Theme Park CCI 134

32 Rampage Alabama Adventure CCI 127

33 Troy Toverland GCI 123

34 Playland Wooden Coaster Playland at the PNE Phare 118

35 El Toro Freizeitpark Plohn GCI 111

36 Apocalypse Six Flags
Six Flags
Magic Mountain GCI 110

Twister Gröna Lund The Gravity Group

38 Thunderbird PowerPark GCI 102

39 T Express Everland Intamin 101

40 Wooden Warrior Quassy Amusement Park The Gravity Group 99

41 Viper Six Flags
Six Flags
Great America Six Flags 95

42 The Boss Six Flags
Six Flags
St. Louis CCI 93

43 Racer Kennywood Miller 86

44 Wild Mouse Pleasure Beach Blackpool Wright 74

Zippin Pippin Bay Beach Amusement Park M&V/The Gravity Group

46 Blue Streak Conneaut Lake Park Vettel 68

47 The Rattler Six Flags
Six Flags
Fiesta Texas Pierce 65

48 Rutschebanen Tivoli Gardens Thompson 62

49 Blue Streak Cedar Point PTC/Hoover 60

50 Tonnerre de Zeus Parc Astérix CCI 52

2010 winners[edit]

2010 Golden Ticket Awards[12]

Host Park: Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
il Teatro di San Marco (outdoor theater)

Category Rank 2010 Recipient Location Vote

Best New Ride (Amusement Park) 1 Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey Islands of Adventure 24%

2 Intimidator 305 Kings Dominion 21%

3 Sky Rocket Kennywood 20%

4 Intimidator Carowinds 14%

5 Ghost Ship Morey's Piers 4%

Joris en de Draak Efteling

Best New Ride (Waterpark) 1 Wildebeest Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari 69%

2 Scorpion's Tail Noah's Ark 12%

3 Triple Twist Great Wolf Lodge Kings Mills 6%

4 Omaka Rocka Aquatica 5.5%

Best Park 1 Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio 26%

2 Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania 11%

3 Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida 10%

4 Disneyland Anaheim, California 9%

5 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia 7%

Europa-Park Rust, Germany

7 Kennywood West Mifflin, Pennsylvania 6%

Pleasure Beach Blackpool Blackpool, England

9 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 4.5%

Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana

Tokyo
Tokyo
DisneySea Tokyo, Japan

Best Waterpark 1 Schlitterbahn New Braunfels, Texas 57%

2 Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana 16%

3 Disney's Blizzard Beach Orlando, Florida 8%

4 Noah's Ark Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 6%

5 Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Orlando, Florida 5.5%

Best Children's Park 1 Idlewild and Soak Zone Ligonier, Pennsylvania 38%

2 Legoland California Carlsbad, California 30%

3 Fårup Sommerland Saltum, Denmark 8%

4 Dutch Wonderland Lancaster, Pennsylvania 6%

5 Little Amerricka Marshall, Wisconsin 4%

Best Marine Life Park 1 SeaWorld Orlando Orlando, Florida 60%

2 SeaWorld San Antonio San Antonio, Texas 13%

3 SeaWorld San Diego San Diego 10%

4 Discovery Cove Orlando, Florida 6%

5 Six Flags
Six Flags
Discovery Kingdom Vallejo, California 5%

Best Seaside Park 1 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Santa Cruz, California 37%

2 Pleasure Beach Blackpool Blackpool, England 28%

3 Morey's Piers Wildwood, New Jersey 22%

4 Gröna Lund Stockholm, Sweden 5%

5 Kemah Boardwalk Kemah, Texas 4%

Best Indoor Waterpark 1 Schlitterbahn
Schlitterbahn
Galvestron Island Galveston, Texas 33%

2 Kalahari Resort Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 17%

3 Kalahari Resort Sandusky, Ohio 16%

4 World Waterpark Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 12%

5 Splash Landings Staffordshire, England 9%

Friendliest Park 1 Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana 34%

2 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 24%

3 Silver Dollar City Branson, Missouri 20%

4 Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania 9%

5 Beech Bend Park Bowling Green, Kentucky 4%

Cleanest Park 1 Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana 37%

2 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia 15%

3 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 11%

4 Magic Kingdom Orlando, Florida 10%

5 Disneyland Anaheim, California 9%

Best Shows 1 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 35%

2 Six Flags
Six Flags
Fiesta Texas San Antonio, Texas 18%

3 Silver Dollar City Branson, Missouri 10%

4 Disney's Hollywood Studios Orlando, Florida 8%

5 SeaWorld Orlando Orlando, Florida 7.5%

Best Food 1 Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania 27%

2 Epcot Orlando, Florida 18%

Silver Dollar City Branson, Missouri

4 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 12%

5 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia 8%

Best Water Ride
Water Ride
(Park) 1 Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls Islands of Adventure 24%

2 Valhalla Pleasure Beach Blackpool 17%

3 Splash Mountain Magic Kingdom 13%

4 Pilgrim's Plunge Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari 11%

5 Journey to Atlantis SeaWorld Orlando 9%

Best Waterpark
Waterpark
Ride 1 Wildebeest Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari 33%

2 Master Blaster Schlitterbahn 21%

3 ZOOMbabwe Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari 9%

4 Dragon's Revenge Schlitterbahn 8%

5 Congo River Expedition Schlitterbahn 7%

Best Kids' Area 1 Kings Island Mason, Ohio 33%

2 Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida 13%

3 Nickelodeon Universe Bloomington, Minnesota 12%

4 Knott's Berry Farm Buena Park, California 7%

5 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia 5%

Efteling Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands

Best Dark Ride 1 The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man Islands of Adventure 30%

2 Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Disney's Hollywood Studios 19%

3 Haunted Mansion Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort 14%

4 Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey Islands of Adventure 10%

5 The Curse of DarKastle Busch Gardens Williamsburg 5%

Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden Eye Disneyland

Best Outdoor Show Production 1 IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth Epcot 40%

2 Disney California Adventure Anaheim, California 17%

3 Six Flags
Six Flags
Fiesta Texas San Antonio, Texas 15%

4 Disneyland Anaheim, California 11%

5 Disney's Hollywood Studios Orlando, Florida 7%

Best Landscaping 1 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia 33%

2 Efteling Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands 13%

3 Gilroy Gardens Gilroy, California 12%

4 Disney's Animal Kingdom Orlando, Florida 9%

5 Epcot Orlando, Florida 7%

Best Halloween
Halloween
Event 1 Universal Orlando
Universal Orlando
Resort Orlando, Florida 32%

2 Knott's Berry Farm Buena Park, California 25%

3 Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania 19%

4 Kennywood West Mifflin, Pennsylvania 11%

5 Kings Island Kings Mills, Ohio 5%

Best Christmas
Christmas
Event 1 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 36%

2 Magic Kingdom Orlando, Florida 17%

3 Silver Dollar City Branson, Missouri 16%

4 Disneyland Anaheim, California 12%

5 Hersheypark Hershey, Pennsylvania 6%

Best Carousel 1 Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania 50%

2 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Santa Cruz, California 16%

3 Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Georgia Austell, Georgia 11%

4 Six Flags
Six Flags
Great America Gurnee, Illinois 9%

5 Hersheypark Hershey, Pennsylvania 4%

Best Indoor Coaster 1 Revenge of the Mummy Universal Studios Orlando 30%

2 Space Mountain Disneyland 16%

3 Space Mountain Magic Kingdom 12%

Mindbender Galaxyland

5 Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Disney's Hollywood Studios 11%

Best Funhouse/Walk-Through Attraction 1 Noah's Ark Kennywood 34%

2 Frankenstein's Castle Indiana Beach 32%

3 Ghost Ship Morey's Piers 10%

4 Hotel Gasten Liseberg 7%

5 Lustiga Huset Gröna Lund 6%

Top 50 Steel Roller Coasters

Rank 2010 Recipient Park Supplier Points

1 Millennium Force Cedar Point Intamin 1175

2 Bizarro Six Flags
Six Flags
New England Intamin 1013

3 Nitro Six Flags
Six Flags
Great Adventure B&M 773

4 Apollo's Chariot Busch Gardens Williamsburg B&M 573

5 Goliath Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Georgia B&M 560

6 Expedition GeForce Holiday Park Intamin 514

7 Diamondback Kings Island B&M 484

8 Magnum XL-200 Cedar Point Arrow 427

9 Phantom's Revenge Kennywood Morgan/Arrow 392

10 Top Thrill Dragster Cedar Point Intamin 312

11 Intimidator 305 Kings Dominion Intamin 295

12 Montu Busch Gardens Tampa
Busch Gardens Tampa
Bay B&M 288

13 Behemoth Canada's Wonderland B&M 236

14 Mind Bender Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Georgia Schwarzkopf 228

15 X² Six Flags
Six Flags
Magic Mountain Arrow 213

16 Raging Bull Six Flags
Six Flags
Great America B&M 199

17 Sky Rocket Kennywood Premier Rides 198

18 Nemesis Alton Towers B&M 181

19 Griffon Busch Gardens Williamsburg B&M 172

SheiKra Busch Gardens Tampa
Busch Gardens Tampa
Bay B&M

21 Intimidator Carowinds B&M 152

Maverick Cedar Point Intamin

23 Alpengeist Busch Gardens Williamsburg B&M 145

24 Kumba Busch Gardens Tampa
Busch Gardens Tampa
Bay B&M 129

Raptor Cedar Point B&M

26 Ride of Steel Darien Lake Intamin 127

27 Kingda Ka Six Flags
Six Flags
Great Adventure Intamin 124

Steel Force Dorney Park Morgan

29 Goliath Six Flags
Six Flags
Magic Mountain Giovanola 122

30 Goliath La Ronde B&M 120

31 Dragon Challenge Islands of Adventure B&M 118

32 Superman
Superman
– Ride of Steel Six Flags
Six Flags
America Intamin 107

33 Manta SeaWorld Orlando B&M 103

34 Powder Keg Silver Dollar City S&S 102

35 Volcano, The Blast Coaster Kings Dominion Intamin 88

36 Expedition Everest Disney's Animal Kingdom Vekoma/Walt Disney Imagineering 86

37 Shock Wave Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Texas Schwarzkopf 85

38 Mamba Worlds of Fun Morgan 79

39 Storm Runner Hersheypark Intamin 74

40 Tatsu Six Flags
Six Flags
Magic Mountain B&M 73

41 Goliath Walibi Holland Intamin 71

42 Titan Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Texas Giovanola 62

43 The Incredible Hulk Coaster Islands of Adventure B&M 57

44 Big One Pleasure Beach Blackpool Arrow 49

45 Euro-Mir Europa-Park Mack 47

46 Space Mountain Disneyland Walt Disney Imagineering 46

47 Steel Eel SeaWorld San Antonio Morgan 43

48 Mindbender Galaxyland Schwarzkopf 42

Revenge of the Mummy Universal Studios Florida Premier Rides

50 Katun Mirabilandia B&M 41

Top 50 Wooden Roller Coasters

Rank 2010 Recipient Park Supplier Points

1 The Voyage Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari The Gravity Group 1154

2 El Toro Six Flags
Six Flags
Great Adventure Intamin 991

3 Phoenix Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort PTC/Schmeck 952

4 Boulder Dash Lake Compounce CCI 874

5 Thunderhead Dollywood GCI 864

6 Ravine Flyer II Waldameer
Waldameer
Park The Gravity Group 781

7 The Beast Kings Island Kings Island 552

8 Hades Mount Olympus Water & Theme Park The Gravity Group 510

9 The Raven Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari CCI 439

10 Lightning Racer Hersheypark GCI 403

11 Shivering Timbers Michigan's Adventure CCI 393

12 Prowler Worlds of Fun GCI 386

13 Cyclone Coney Island/Luna Park, Coney Island Keenan/Baker 242

14 Thunderbolt Kennywood Vettel/Miller 214

15 The Legend Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari CCI 211

16 Kentucky Rumbler Beech Bend Park GCI 159

17 The Comet Great Escape PTC/Schmeck 158

18 Colossos Heide Park Intamin 157

19 HellCat Timber Falls Adventure Park S&S 147

20 Jack Rabbit Kennywood PTC/Miller 146

21 Balder Liseberg Intamin 144

22 Giant Dipper Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Prior & Church/Looff 142

23 American Thunder Six Flags
Six Flags
St. Louis GCI 141

24 GhostRider Knott's Berry Farm CCI 133

25 Tremors Silverwood
Silverwood
Theme Park CCI 128

26 Playland Wooden Coaster Playland at the PNE Phare 124

27 Apocalypse Six Flags
Six Flags
Magic Mountain GCI 122

28 Grand National Pleasure Beach Blackpool Paige 116

29 Cornball Express Indiana Beach CCI 113

30 Megafobia Oakwood Theme Park CCI 87

31 The Boss Six Flags
Six Flags
St. Louis CCI 86

32 Twister Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort Fetterman/Knoebels 79

33 Rampage Alabama Adventure CCI 78

34 Viper Six Flags
Six Flags
Great America Six Flags 74

35 Racer Kennywood Miller 70

36 T Express Everland Intamin 67

37 Thunderbird PowerPark GCI 57

38 Boardwalk Bullet Kemah Boardwalk M&V/The Gravity Group 51

39 Hurricane Boomers Coaster Works 48

40 Tonnerre de Zeus Parc Astérix CCI 46

41 Troy Toverland GCI 43

42 Aska Nara Dreamland Intamin 39

Renegade Valleyfair GCI

44 Timber Terror Silverwood
Silverwood
Theme Park CCI 38

45 Grizzly Kings Dominion KECO/Summers 36

46 Gwazi Busch Gardens Tampa
Busch Gardens Tampa
Bay GCI 35

47 Blue Streak Cedar Point PTC/Hoover 34

48 Georgia Cyclone Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Georgia Dinn/Summers 33

49 Giant Dipper Belmont Park Prior & Church 31

50 Cyclone Lakeside Amusement Park Vettel 29

2009 winners[edit]

2009 Golden Ticket Awards[13]

Host Park: Legoland California

Category Rank 2009 Recipient Location Vote

Best New Ride (Amusement Park) 1 Prowler Worlds of Fun 35%

2 Diamondback Kings Island 30%

3 Manta SeaWorld Orlando 12%

4 Terminator Salvation: The Ride Six Flags
Six Flags
Magic Mountain 7%

5 Monster Mansion Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Georgia 4%

Pilgrims Plunge Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari

Best New Ride (Waterpark) 1 Congo River Expedition Schlitterbahn 67%

2 Wahoo Racer Six Flags
Six Flags
St. Louis 11%

3 UpSurge! Alabama Adventure 10%

4 Maximum Velocity Wet'n'Wild Phoenix 5%

5 Dr. Von Dark's Tunnel of Terror Splish Splash 4%

Best Park 1 Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio 27%

2 Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania 13%

3 Disneyland Anaheim, California 8%

4 Europa-Park Rust, Germany 7%

Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida

6 Pleasure Beach Blackpool Blackpool, England 6.5%

7 Tokyo
Tokyo
DisneySea Tokyo, Japan 6%

8 Magic Kingdom Orlando, Florida 5.5%

9 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia 5%

Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana

Best Waterpark 1 Schlitterbahn New Braunfels, Texas 60%

2 Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana 14%

3 Disney's Blizzard Beach Orlando, Florida 9%

4 Noah's Ark Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 5%

5 Aquatica Orlando, Florida 4.5%

Best Children's Park 1 Legoland California Carlsbad, California 37%

2 Idlewild and Soak Zone Ligonier, Pennsylvania 26%

3 Dutch Wonderland Lancaster, Pennsylvania 11%

4 Fårup Sommerland Saltum, Denmark 7%

5 Kiddieland Amusement Park Melrose Park, Illinois 6%

Best Marine Life Park 1 SeaWorld Orlando Orlando, Florida 61%

2 SeaWorld San Antonio San Antonio, Texas 11%

3 Discovery Cove Orlando, Florida 9%

SeaWorld San Diego San Diego

5 Six Flags
Six Flags
Discovery Kingdom Vallejo, California 5%

Best Seaside Park 1 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Santa Cruz, California 41%

2 Pleasure Beach Blackpool Blackpool, England 28%

3 Morey's Piers Wildwood, New Jersey 21%

4 Kemah Boardwalk Kemah, Texas 4%

Best Indoor Waterpark 1 Schlitterbahn
Schlitterbahn
Galvestron Island Galveston, Texas 28%

2 Kalahari Resort Sandusky, Ohio 17%

3 Kalahari Resort Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 14%

4 World Waterpark Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 13%

5 Splash Landings Staffordshire, England 7%

Friendliest Park 1 Silver Dollar City Branson, Missouri 30%

2 Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana 28%

3 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 13%

4 Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania 6%

5 Beech Bend Park Bowling Green, Kentucky 4%

Cleanest Park 1 Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana 36%

2 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia 14%

3 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 13%

4 Disneyland Anaheim, California 11%

5 Magic Kingdom Orlando, Florida 7%

Best Shows 1 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 25%

2 Six Flags
Six Flags
Fiesta Texas San Antonio, Texas 23%

3 Silver Dollar City Branson, Missouri 15%

4 Disney's Hollywood Studios Orlando, Florida 10%

SeaWorld Orlando Orlando, Florida

Best Food 1 Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania 30%

2 Silver Dollar City Branson, Missouri 25%

3 Epcot Orlando, Florida 13%

4 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 11%

5 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia 7%

Best Water Ride
Water Ride
(Park) 1 Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls Islands of Adventure 27%

2 Valhalla Pleasure Beach Blackpool 16%

3 Splash Mountain Magic Kingdom 12%

4 Mountain Sidewinder Dollywood 8%

5 Popeye and Bluto's Bilge-Rat Barges Islands of Adventure 7%

Best Waterpark
Waterpark
Ride 1 Master Blaster Schlitterbahn 35%

2 ZOOMbabwe Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari 15%

3 Deluge Kentucky Kingdom 9%

Dragon's Revenge Schlitterbahn

5 Summit Plummet Disney's Blizzard Beach 8%

Best Kids' Area 1 Kings Island Mason, Ohio 41%

2 Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida 17%

3 Nickelodeon Universe Bloomington, Minnesota 10%

4 Efteling Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands 6%

Knott's Berry Farm Buena Park, California

Best Dark Ride 1 The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man Islands of Adventure 32%

2 Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Disney's Hollywood Studios 16%

3 Haunted Mansion Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort 12%

4 Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden Eye Disneyland 8%

5 Journey to the Center of the Earth Tokyo
Tokyo
DisneySea 5%

Best Outdoor Show Production 1 IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth Epcot 41%

2 Disneyland Anaheim, California 19%

3 Six Flags
Six Flags
Fiesta Texas San Antonio, Texas 16%

4 Disney's Hollywood Studios Orlando, Florida 11%

Magic Kingdom Orlando, Florida

Best Landscaping 1 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia 35%

2 Efteling Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands 16%

3 Gilroy Gardens Gilroy, California 14%

4 Epcot Orlando, Florida 6%

5 Disney's Animal Kingdom Orlando, Florida 5%

Silver Dollar City Branson, Missouri

Best Halloween
Halloween
Event 1 Universal Orlando
Universal Orlando
Resort Orlando, Florida 34%

2 Knott's Berry Farm Buena Park, California 25%

3 Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania 17%

4 Kennywood West Mifflin, Pennsylvania 12%

Best Christmas
Christmas
Event 1 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 35%

2 Silver Dollar City Branson, Missouri 19%

3 Magic Kingdom Orlando, Florida 13%

4 Disneyland Anaheim, California 12%

5 Hersheypark Hershey, Pennsylvania 6%

Best Carousel 1 Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania 46%

2 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Santa Cruz, California 19%

3 Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Georgia Austell, Georgia 10%

4 Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida 8%

5 Six Flags
Six Flags
Great America Gurnee, Illinois 6%

Best Indoor Coaster 1 Revenge of the Mummy Universal Studios Orlando 28%

2 Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Disney's Hollywood Studios 14%

3 Space Mountain Disneyland 13%

4 Mindbender Galaxyland 12.5%

5 Space Mountain Magic Kingdom 12%

Best Funhouse/Walk-Through Attraction 1 Frankenstein's Castle Indiana Beach 38%

2 Noah's Ark Kennywood 36%

3 Hotel Gasten Liseberg 10%

4 Lustiga Huset Gröna Lund 8%

5 Spok Huset Gröna Lund 6%

Top 50 Steel Roller Coasters

Rank 2009 Recipient Park Supplier Points

1 Bizarro Six Flags
Six Flags
New England Intamin 1245

2 Millennium Force Cedar Point Intamin 1192

3 Nitro Six Flags
Six Flags
Great Adventure B&M 785

4 Goliath Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Georgia B&M 662

5 Apollo's Chariot Busch Gardens Williamsburg B&M 584

6 Expedition GeForce Holiday Park Intamin 541

7 Diamondback Kings Island B&M 432

8 Phantom's Revenge Kennywood Morgan/Arrow 431

9 Magnum XL-200 Cedar Point Arrow 423

10 Top Thrill Dragster Cedar Point Intamin 348

11 Montu Busch Gardens Tampa
Busch Gardens Tampa
Bay B&M 282

12 Behemoth Canada's Wonderland B&M 280

13 X² Six Flags
Six Flags
Magic Mountain Arrow 263

14 Raging Bull Six Flags
Six Flags
Great America B&M 251

15 Maverick Cedar Point Intamin 230

16 Mind Bender Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Georgia Schwarzkopf 227

17 Dragon Challenge Islands of Adventure B&M 219

18 SheiKra Busch Gardens Tampa
Busch Gardens Tampa
Bay B&M 182

19 Alpengeist Busch Gardens Williamsburg B&M 181

20 Nemesis Alton Towers B&M 180

21 Powder Keg Silver Dollar City S&S 171

22 Raptor Cedar Point B&M 169

23 Steel Force Dorney Park Morgan 161

24 Big Bad Wolf Busch Gardens Williamsburg Arrow 160

25 Goliath La Ronde B&M 148

26 Griffon Busch Gardens Williamsburg B&M 144

27 Kumba Busch Gardens Tampa
Busch Gardens Tampa
Bay B&M 139

28 Ride of Steel Darien Lake Intamin 119

29 The Incredible Hulk Coaster Islands of Adventure B&M 118

30 Mamba Worlds of Fun Morgan 115

31 Kingda Ka Six Flags
Six Flags
Great Adventure Intamin 111

32 Tatsu Six Flags
Six Flags
Magic Mountain B&M 109

33 Goliath Six Flags
Six Flags
Magic Mountain Giovanola 107

34 Shock Wave Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Texas Schwarzkopf 105

35 Superman
Superman
– Ride of Steel Six Flags
Six Flags
America Intamin 103

36 Expedition Everest Disney's Animal Kingdom Vekoma/Walt Disney Imagineering 99

37 Titan Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Texas Giovanola 97

38 Manta SeaWorld Orlando B&M 85

Storm Runner Hersheypark Intamin

40 Goliath Walibi Holland Intamin 81

41 Volcano, The Blast Coaster Kings Dominion Intamin 80

42 Xcelerator Knott's Berry Farm Intamin 75

43 Euro-Mir Europa-Park Mack 58

44 Superman: Krypton Coaster Six Flags
Six Flags
Fiesta Texas B&M 53

45 Big One Pleasure Beach Blackpool Arrow 52

46 Steel Eel SeaWorld San Antonio Morgan 51

47 Whizzer Six Flags
Six Flags
Great America Schwarzkopf 50

48 Mindbender Galaxyland Schwarzkopf 47

49 Space Mountain Disneyland Walt Disney Imagineering 45

50 Katun Mirabilandia B&M 44

Top 50 Wooden Roller Coasters

Rank 2009 Recipient Park Supplier Points

1 The Voyage Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari The Gravity Group 1250

2 Boulder Dash Lake Compounce CCI 1049

3 El Toro Six Flags
Six Flags
Great Adventure Intamin 948

4 Phoenix Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort PTC/Schmeck 929

5 Thunderhead Dollywood GCI 899

6 Ravine Flyer II Waldameer
Waldameer
Park The Gravity Group 617

7 The Beast Kings Island Kings Island 604

8 Prowler Worlds of Fun GCI 502

9 Hades Mount Olympus Water & Theme Park The Gravity Group 487

10 Shivering Timbers Michigan's Adventure CCI 475

11 The Raven Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari CCI 418

12 Lightning Racer Hersheypark GCI 415

13 American Thunder Six Flags
Six Flags
St. Louis GCI 239

14 Cyclone Coney Island/Luna Park, Coney Island Keenan/Baker 227

15 The Legend Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari CCI 223

16 HellCat Timber Falls Adventure Park S&S 194

17 Kentucky Rumbler Beech Bend Park GCI 191

18 Colossos Heide Park Intamin 187

19 GhostRider Knott's Berry Farm CCI 176

20 Tremors Silverwood
Silverwood
Theme Park CCI 173

21 Balder Liseberg Intamin 167

22 Giant Dipper Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Prior & Church/Looff 153

23 Thunderbolt Kennywood Vettel/Miller 141

24 Cornball Express Indiana Beach CCI 133

25 Megafobia Oakwood Theme Park CCI 124

26 Playland Wooden Coaster Playland at the PNE Phare 121

27 Grand National Pleasure Beach Blackpool Paige 113

28 Rampage Alabama Adventure CCI 112

29 The Comet Great Escape PTC/Schmeck 108

30 Viper Six Flags
Six Flags
Great America Six Flags 104

31 Twister Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort Fetterman/Knoebels 102

32 Texas Giant Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Texas Dinn/Summers 101

33 The Boss Six Flags
Six Flags
St. Louis CCI 100

34 Thunderbird PowerPark GCI 91

35 Troy Toverland GCI 76

36 Ozark Wildcat Celebration City GCI 72

37 Boardwalk Bullet Kemah Boardwalk M&V/The Gravity Group 64

38 Tonnerre de Zeus Parc Astérix CCI 63

39 Jack Rabbit Kennywood PTC/Miller 59

40 Screamin' Eagle Six Flags
Six Flags
St. Louis PTC/Allen 58

41 Hurricane Boomers Coaster Works 57

42 Timber Terror Silverwood
Silverwood
Theme Park CCI 52

43 Terminator Salvation: The Ride Six Flags
Six Flags
Magic Mountain GCI 49

44 Georgia Cyclone Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Georgia Dinn/Summers 48

45 Renegade Valleyfair GCI 46

46 T Express Everland Intamin 44

47 Aska Nara Dreamland Intamin 42

Blue Streak Cedar Point PTC/Hoover

49 Giant Dipper Belmont Park Prior & Church 39

50 Excalibur Funtown Splashtown USA CCI 38

2008 winners[edit]

2008 Golden Ticket Awards[14]

Host Park: Give Kids The World Village

Category Rank 2008 Recipient Location Vote

Best New Ride (Amusement Park) 1 Ravine Flyer II Waldameer
Waldameer
Park 53%

2 Boardwalk Bullet Kemah Boardwalk 11%

3 Behemoth Canada's Wonderland 10%

4 Led Zeppelin The Ride Freestyle Music Park 6%

5 Evel Knievel Six Flags
Six Flags
St. Louis 5.5%

Best New Ride (Waterpark) 1 Dragon's Revenge Schlitterbahn 52%

2 Dolphin Plunge Aquatica 23%

3 Black Hole: The Next Generation Wet 'n Wild Orlando 11%

4 Rock & Roll Island Water Country USA 8%

5 Taumata Racer Aquatica 5%

Best Park 1 Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio 26%

2 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia 16%

3 Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania 7%

4 Disneyland Anaheim, California 6.5%

5 Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida 6%

Pleasure Beach Blackpool Blackpool, England

7 Europa-Park Rust, Germany 5.5%

Kennywood West Mifflin, Pennsylvania

9 Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana 5%

10 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 4.8%

Best Waterpark 1 Schlitterbahn New Braunfels, Texas 53%

2 Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana 15%

3 Disney's Blizzard Beach Orlando, Florida 9%

4 Noah's Ark Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 8%

5 Typhoon Lagoon Orlando, Florida 6%

Best Children's Park 1 Legoland California Carlsbad, California 41%

2 Idlewild and Soak Zone Ligonier, Pennsylvania 27%

3 Fårup Sommerland Saltum, Denmark 10%

4 Dutch Wonderland Lancaster, Pennsylvania 6%

5 Memphis Kiddie Park Brooklyn, Ohio 5%

Sesame Place Langhorne, Pennsylvania

Best Marine Life Park 1 SeaWorld Orlando Orlando, Florida 56%

2 SeaWorld San Antonio San Antonio 14%

3 SeaWorld San Diego San Diego 10%

4 Discovery Cove Orlando, Florida 8%

Six Flags
Six Flags
Discovery Kingdom Vallejo, California

Best Seaside Park 1 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Santa Cruz, California 46%

2 Pleasure Beach Blackpool Blackpool, England 30%

3 Morey's Piers Wildwood, New Jersey 15%

4 Kemah Boardwalk Kemah, Texas 4%

Best Indoor Waterpark 1 Schlitterbahn
Schlitterbahn
Galvestron Island Galveston, Texas 25%

2 World Waterpark Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 18%

3 Kalahari Resort Sandusky, Ohio 15%

4 Kalahari Resort Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 12%

5 Castaway Bay Sandusky, Ohio 11%

Friendliest Park 1 Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana 32%

2 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 27%

3 Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania 13%

4 Silver Dollar City Branson, Missouri 6%

5 Beech Bend Park Bowling Green, Kentucky 4%

Cleanest Park 1 Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana 35%

2 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia 16%

3 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 11%

Magic Kingdom Orlando, Florida

5 Disneyland Anaheim, California 9%

Best Shows 1 Six Flags
Six Flags
Fiesta Texas San Antonio, Texas 27%

2 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 24%

3 Disney's Hollywood Studios Orlando, Florida 12%

4 Silver Dollar City Branson, Missouri 10%

5 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia 8%

Best Food 1 Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania 28%

2 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 19%

3 Epcot Orlando, Florida 18%

4 Silver Dollar City Branson, Missouri 13%

5 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia 8%

Best Water Ride
Water Ride
(Park) 1 Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls Islands of Adventure 34%

2 Valhalla Pleasure Beach Blackpool 22%

3 Splash Mountain Magic Kingdom 13%

4 Popeye and Bluto's Bilge-Rat Barges Islands of Adventure 9%

5 Journey to Atlantis SeaWorld Orlando 8%

Best Waterpark
Waterpark
Ride 1 Master Blaster Schlitterbahn 25%

2 ZOOMbabwe Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari 20%

3 Deluge Kentucky Kingdom 14%

4 Dragon's Revenge Schlitterbahn 12%

5 Black Anaconda Noah's Ark 7%

Best Kids' Area 1 Kings Island Mason, Ohio 38%

2 Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida 21%

3 Knott's Berry Farm Buena Park, California 8%

4 Kings Dominion Doswell, Virginia 7.5%

Nickelodeon Universe Bloomington, Minnesota

Best Landscaping 1 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia 38%

2 Efteling Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands 25%

3 Gilroy Gardens Gilroy, California 18%

4 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 7%

5 Epcot Orlando, Florida 5%

Best Outdoor Show Production 1 IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth Epcot 38%

2 Six Flags
Six Flags
Fiesta Texas San Antonio, Texas 22%

3 Disneyland Anaheim, California 13%

4 Freestyle Music Park Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 10%

5 Disney's Hollywood Studios Orlando, Florida 8%

Best Dark Ride 1 The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man Islands of Adventure 36%

2 Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Disney's Hollywood Studios 17%

3 Haunted Mansion Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort 13%

4 Nights in White Satin: The Trip Freestyle Music Park 12%

5 Pirates of the Caribbean Disneyland 7%

Best Halloween
Halloween
Event 1 Universal Orlando
Universal Orlando
Resort Orlando, Florida 29%

2 Knott's Berry Farm Buena Park, California 22%

3 Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania 16%

4 Kennywood West Mifflin, Pennsylvania 12%

5 Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio 6%

Best Christmas
Christmas
Event 1 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 38%

2 Magic Kingdom Orlando, Florida 17%

3 Disneyland Anaheim, California 14%

4 Silver Dollar City Branson, Missouri 10%

5 Hersheypark Hershey, Pennsylvania 7%

Best Carousel 1 Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania 48%

2 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Santa Cruz, California 21%

3 Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Georgia Austell, Georgia 9%

4 Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida 7%

5 Six Flags
Six Flags
Great America Gurnee, Illinois 6%

Best Indoor Coaster 1 Revenge of the Mummy Universal Studios Orlando 28%

2 Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Disney's Hollywood Studios 15%

3 Space Mountain Disneyland 14%

4 Mindbender Galaxyland 11%

5 Exterminator Kennywood 10%

Best Funhouse/Walk-Through Attraction 1 Frankenstein's Castle Indiana Beach 36%

2 Noah's Ark Kennywood 33%

3 Hotel Gasten Liseberg 10%

Lustiga Huset Gröna Lund

Top 50 Steel Roller Coasters

Rank 2008 Recipient Park Supplier Points

1 Superman
Superman
– Ride of Steel Six Flags
Six Flags
New England Intamin 1363

2 Millennium Force Cedar Point Intamin 1107

3 Nitro Six Flags
Six Flags
Great Adventure B&M 838

4 Apollo's Chariot Busch Gardens Williamsburg B&M 718

5 Expedition GeForce Holiday Park Intamin 651

6 Goliath Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Georgia B&M 646

7 Magnum XL-200 Cedar Point Arrow 518

8 Phantom's Revenge Kennywood Morgan/Arrow 428

9 Top Thrill Dragster Cedar Point Intamin 366

10 Montu Busch Gardens Tampa
Busch Gardens Tampa
Bay B&M 343

11 Raging Bull Six Flags
Six Flags
Great America B&M 278

12 Maverick Cedar Point Intamin 254

13 Nemesis Alton Towers B&M 246

14 Dragon Challenge Islands of Adventure B&M 239

15 Mind Bender Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Georgia Schwarzkopf 232

16 X² Six Flags
Six Flags
Magic Mountain Arrow 227

17 Ride of Steel Darien Lake Intamin 205

18 Steel Force Dorney Park Morgan 186

19 SheiKra Busch Gardens Tampa
Busch Gardens Tampa
Bay B&M 174

20 Griffon Busch Gardens Williamsburg B&M 170

21 Superman
Superman
– Ride of Steel Six Flags
Six Flags
America Intamin 169

22 Alpengeist Busch Gardens Williamsburg B&M 161

Raptor Cedar Point B&M

24 Titan Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Texas Giovanola 149

25 Kingda Ka Six Flags
Six Flags
Great Adventure Intamin 143

26 The Incredible Hulk Coaster Islands of Adventure B&M 141

27 Kumba Busch Gardens Tampa
Busch Gardens Tampa
Bay B&M 139

28 Goliath La Ronde B&M 133

29 Behemoth Canada's Wonderland B&M 123

30 Goliath Six Flags
Six Flags
Magic Mountain Giovanola 110

31 Shock Wave Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Texas Schwarzkopf 102

32 Goliath Walibi Holland Intamin 100

33 Volcano, The Blast Coaster Kings Dominion Intamin 96

34 Big Bad Wolf Busch Gardens Williamsburg Arrow 87

35 Expedition Everest Disney's Animal Kingdom Vekoma/Walt Disney Imagineering 85

36 Tatsu Six Flags
Six Flags
Magic Mountain B&M 82

37 Xcelerator Knott's Berry Farm Intamin 73

38 Storm Runner Hersheypark Intamin 66

39 Afterburn Carowinds B&M 64

40 Euro-Mir Europa-Park Mack 63

Mamba Worlds of Fun Morgan

42 Kraken SeaWorld Orlando B&M 59

43 Dominator Kings Dominion B&M 57

Mindbender Galaxyland Schwarzkopf

45 Whizzer Six Flags
Six Flags
Great America Schwarzkopf 55

46 Fahrenheit Hersheypark Intamin 52

47 Big One Pleasure Beach Blackpool Arrow 51

Mystery Mine Dollywood Gerstlauer

49 Powder Keg Silver Dollar City S&S 50

50 Superman: Krypton Coaster Six Flags
Six Flags
Fiesta Texas B&M 46

Top 50 Wooden Roller Coasters

Rank 2008 Recipient Park Supplier Points

1 The Voyage Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari The Gravity Group 1225

2 Thunderhead Dollywood GCI 1047

3 Phoenix Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort PTC/Schmeck 1029

4 El Toro Six Flags
Six Flags
Great Adventure Intamin 993

5 Boulder Dash Lake Compounce CCI 861

6 Hades Mount Olympus Water & Theme Park The Gravity Group 677

7 Shivering Timbers Michigan's Adventure CCI 523

8 The Beast Kings Island Kings Island 471

9 Lightning Racer Hersheypark GCI 447

10 The Raven Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari CCI 428

11 Ravine Flyer II Waldameer
Waldameer
Park The Gravity Group 427

12 Avalanche Timber Falls Adventure Park S&S 287

13 Kentucky Rumbler Beech Bend Park GCI 272

14 The Legend Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari CCI 249

15 Balder Liseberg Intamin 237

16 Cyclone Astroland Keenan/Baker 227

17 Tremors Silverwood
Silverwood
Theme Park CCI 218

18 Colossos Heide Park Intamin 187

19 Thunderbolt Kennywood Vettel/Miller 186

20 Ozark Wildcat Celebration City GCI 182

Rampage Alabama Adventure CCI

22 Megafobia Oakwood Theme Park CCI 177

23 Giant Dipper Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Prior & Church/Looff 170

24 GhostRider Knott's Berry Farm CCI 163

25 Cornball Express Indiana Beach CCI 156

26 Troy Toverland GCI 148

27 Grand National Pleasure Beach Blackpool Paige 139

28 Texas Giant Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Texas Dinn/Summers 134

29 The Comet Great Escape PTC/Schmeck 131

30 Viper Six Flags
Six Flags
Great America Six Flags 128

31 Playland Wooden Coaster Playland at the PNE Phare 118

32 Twister Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort Fetterman/Knoebels 96

33 Tonnerre de Zeus Parc Astérix CCI 93

34 Jack Rabbit Kennywood PTC/Miller 88

35 Renegade Valleyfair GCI 81

Thunderbird PowerPark GCI

37 Hurricane Boomers Coaster Works 78

38 Aska Nara Dreamland Intamin 73

39 Boardwalk Bullet Kemah Boardwalk M&V/The Gravity Group 66

40 Georgia Cyclone Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Georgia Dinn/Summers 63

41 Blue Streak Cedar Point PTC/Hoover 58

42 Grizzly Kings Dominion KECO 55

43 Timber Terror Silverwood
Silverwood
Theme Park CCI 51

44 American Thunder Six Flags
Six Flags
St. Louis GCI 50

45 Wildcat Hersheypark GCI 44

46 The Boss Six Flags
Six Flags
St. Louis CCI 43

47 Racer Kennywood PTC/Miller 42

48 Screamin' Eagle Six Flags
Six Flags
St. Louis PTC/Allen 40

49 Great American Scream Machine Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Georgia PTC/Allen 35

New Mexico Rattler Cliff's Amusement Park CCI/Cliff's

2007 winners[edit]

2007 Golden Ticket Awards[15]

Host Park: Dollywood

Category Rank 2007 Recipient Location Vote

Best New Ride (Amusement Park) 1 Maverick Cedar Point 42%

2 Mystery Mine Dollywood 23%

3 Griffon Busch Gardens Williamsburg 17%

4 Renegade Valleyfair 5%

5 Troy Toverland 3%

Best New Ride (Waterpark) 1 Bakuli Splashin' Safari 40%

2 Deluge Six Flags
Six Flags
Kentucky Kingdom 30%

3 Brainwash Wet 'n Wild Orlando 11%

4 East Coaster Waterworks Hersheypark 6%

5 Poseidon's Rage Mt. Olympus 3%

Best Park 1 Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio 33%

2 Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania 10%

3 Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida 9%

4 Holiday World Santa Claus, Indiana 7%

5 Disneyland Anaheim, California 6%

Pleasure Beach Blackpool Blackpool, England

7 Kennywood West Mifflin, Pennsylvania 5%

8 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia 4.5%

9 Europa-Park Rust, Germany 4%

10 Magic Kingdom Orlando, Florida 3%

Tokyo
Tokyo
DisneySea Tokyo, Japan

Best Waterpark 1 Schlitterbahn New Braunfels, Texas 45%

2 Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana 23%

3 Disney's Blizzard Beach Orlando, Florida 9%

4 Noah's Ark Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 4%

Typhoon Lagoon Orlando, Florida

Best Children's Park 1 Legoland California Carlsbad, California 51%

2 Idlewild and Soak Zone Ligonier, Pennsylvania 15%

3 Fårup Sommerland Saltum, Denmark 7%

Sesame Place Langhorne, Pennsylvania

4 Memphis Kiddie Park Brooklyn, Ohio 5%

Best Marine Life Park 1 SeaWorld Orlando Orlando, Florida 57%

2 SeaWorld San Antonio San Antonio 26%

3 SeaWorld San Diego San Diego 8%

4 Six Flags
Six Flags
Discovery Kingdom Vallejo, California 6%

5 Marineland Ontario, Canada 3%

Best Seaside Park 1 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Santa Cruz, California 49%

2 Pleasure Beach Blackpool Blackpool, England 21%

3 Morey's Piers Wildwood, New Jersey 12%

4 Belmont Park San Diego, California 4%

5 Kemah Boardwalk Kemah, Texas 3%

Best Indoor Waterpark 1 World Waterpark Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 18%

2 Schlitterbahn
Schlitterbahn
Galveston Island Galveston, Texas 12%

3 Castaway Bay Sandusky, Ohio 10%

Kalahari Resort Sandusky, Ohio

5 Great Wolf Lodge Sandusky, Ohio 6%

Kalahari Resort Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

Splash Landings/Alton Towers Staffordshire, England

Friendliest Park 1 Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana 48%

2 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 20%

3 Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania 5%

4 Silver Dollar City Branson, Missouri 4%

5 Disneyland Anaheim, California 3%

Beech Bend Park Bowling Green, Kentucky

Cleanest Park 1 Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana 49%

2 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia 14%

3 Disneyland Anaheim, California 6%

Magic Kingdom Orlando, Florida

5 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 4%

Best Shows 1 Six Flags
Six Flags
Fiesta Texas San Antonio, Texas 29%

2 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 27%

3 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia 8%

Silver Dollar City Branson, Missouri

5 Disney's Hollywood Studios Orlando, Florida 6%

Best Food 1 Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania 25%

2 Epcot Orlando, Florida 15%

3 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 14%

4 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia 11%

5 Silver Dollar City Branson, Missouri 9%

Best Water Ride
Water Ride
(Park) 1 Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls Islands of Adventure 26%

2 Valhalla Pleasure Beach Blackpool 17%

3 Splash Mountain Magic Kingdom 8%

4 Popeye and Bluto's Bilge-Rat Barges Islands of Adventure 6%

5 Journey to Atlantis SeaWorld Orlando 5%

Best Waterpark
Waterpark
Ride 1 Master Blaster Schlitterbahn 32%

2 Deluge Kentucky Kingdom 10%

3 ZOOMbabwe Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari 8%

4 Bakuli Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari 7%

Summit Plummet Blizzard Beach

Best Kids' Area 1 Kings Island Mason, Ohio 54%

2 Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida 10%

3 Carowinds Charlotte, North Carolina 5%

4 Idlewild Ligonier, Pennsylvania 4%

Knott's Berry Farm Buena Park, California

Best Landscaping (Park) 1 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia 43%

2 Gilroy Gardens Gilroy, California 16%

3 Efteling Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands 10%

4 Epcot Orlando, Florida 5%

Busch Gardens Tampa Buena Park, California

Best Outdoor Show Production 1 IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth Epcot 37%

2 Six Flags
Six Flags
Fiesta Texas San Antonio, Texas 16%

3 Disneyland Anaheim, California 13%

4 Disney's Hollywood Studios Orlando, Florida 11%

5 Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio 7%

Best Dark Ride 1 The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man Islands of Adventure 37%

2 Haunted Mansion Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort 20%

3 Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Disney's Hollywood Studios 7%

4 Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden Eye Disneyland 5%

5 Pirates of the Caribbean Disneyland 4%

Best Halloween
Halloween
Event 1 Knott's Berry Farm Buena Park, California 26%

2 Universal Orlando
Universal Orlando
Resort Orlando, Florida 25%

3 Kennywood West Mifflin, Pennsylvania 11%

4 Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania 9%

5 Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio 7%

Best Carousel 1 Grand Carousel Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort 40%

2 Looff Carousel Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk 18%

3 The Riverview Carousel Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Georgia 8%

4 Caro-Seuss-El Islands of Adventure 5%

5 Columbia Carousel Six Flags
Six Flags
Great America 4%

Best Indoor Coaster 1 Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Disney's Hollywood Studios 17%

2 Revenge of the Mummy Universal Studios Orlando 16%

Space Mountain Disneyland

4 Space Mountain Magic Kingdom 13%

5 Exterminator Kennywood 8%

Top 50 Steel Roller Coasters

Rank 2007 Recipient Park Supplier Points

1 Superman
Superman
– Ride of Steel Six Flags
Six Flags
New England Intamin 1181

2 Millennium Force Cedar Point Intamin 1083

3 Nitro Six Flags
Six Flags
Great Adventure B&M 733

4 Apollo's Chariot Busch Gardens Europe B&M 616

5 Magnum XL-200 Cedar Point Arrow 589

6 Expedition GeForce Holiday Park Intamin 542

7 Phantom's Revenge Kennywood Morgan/Arrow 439

8 Goliath Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Georgia B&M 392

9 Top Thrill Dragster Cedar Point Intamin 372

10 Montu Busch Gardens Africa B&M 309

11 Ride of Steel Darien Lake Intamin 255

12 Raging Bull Six Flags
Six Flags
Great America B&M 249

13 Maverick Cedar Point Intamin 220

14 Nemesis Alton Towers B&M 219

Superman
Superman
– Ride of Steel Six Flags
Six Flags
America Intamin

16 SheiKra Busch Gardens Africa B&M 208

17 X Six Flags
Six Flags
Magic Mountain Arrow 198

18 Alpengeist Busch Gardens Williamsburg B&M 183

19 Raptor Cedar Point B&M 170

20 Steel Force Dorney Park Morgan 167

21 Kumba Busch Gardens Africa B&M 165

22 Mind Bender Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Georgia Schwarzkopf 149

23 Dueling Dragons Islands of Adventure B&M 140

24 Goliath Six Flags
Six Flags
Magic Mountain Giovanola 130

Xcelerator Knott's Berry Farm Intamin

26 Titan Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Texas Giovanola 119

27 Griffon Busch Gardens Europe B&M 106

28 Volcano, The Blast Coaster Kings Dominion Intamin 104

29 Goliath Walibi World Intamin 95

30 The Incredible Islands of Adventure B&M 89

31 Kingda Ka Six Flags
Six Flags
Great Adventure Intamin 87

32 Big Bad Wolf Busch Gardens Europe Arrow 84

Expedition Everest Disney's Animal Kingdom Vekoma/Walt Disney Imagineering

Powder Keg Silver Dollar City S&S

35 Shock Wave Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Texas Schwarzkopf 81

36 Superman: Krypton Coaster Six Flags
Six Flags
Fiesta Texas B&M 80

37 Goliath La Ronde B&M 76

38 Storm Runner Hersheypark Intamin 75

39 Mamba Worlds of Fun Morgan 66

40 Kraken SeaWorld Orlando B&M 64

41 Tatsu Six Flags
Six Flags
Magic Mountain B&M 63

Top Gun: The Jet Coaster Carowinds B&M

43 Medusa Six Flags
Six Flags
Great Adventure B&M 57

44 Big One Pleasure Beach Blackpool Arrow 56

45 Revenge of the Mummy Universal Studios Florida Premier Rides 49

46 Steel Eel SeaWorld San Antonio Morgan 47

47 Mystery Mine Dollywood Gerstlauer 45

48 Mindbender Galaxyland Schwarzkopf 43

49 California Screamin' Disney's California Adventure Intamin 42

50 Katun Mirabilandia B&M 41

Top 50 Wooden Roller Coasters

Rank 2007 Recipient Park Supplier Points

1 The Voyage Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari The Gravity Group 1240

2 Thunderhead Dollywood GCI 932

3 Phoenix Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort PTC/Schmeck 844

4 Boulder Dash Lake Compounce CCI 740

5 Hades Mount Olympus Water & Theme Park The Gravity Group 702

6 Shivering Timbers Michigan's Adventure CCI 550

7 The Raven Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari CCI 548

8 The Beast Kings Island Kings Island 506

9 El Toro Six Flags
Six Flags
Great Adventure Intamin 494

10 Lightning Racer Hersheypark GCI 402

11 The Legend Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari CCI 358

12 Avalanche Timber Falls Adventure Park S&S 313

13 Kentucky Rumbler Beech Bend Park GCI 308

14 Cyclone Astroland Keenan/Baker 257

15 Balder Liseberg Intamin 193

16 Tremors Silverwood
Silverwood
Theme Park CCI 188

17 GhostRider Knott's Berry Farm CCI 176

18 Ozark Wildcat Celebration City GCI 170

19 The Comet Great Escape PTC/Schmeck 169

20 Texas Giant Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Texas Dinn/Summers 164

21 Thunderbolt Kennywood Vettel & Miller 149

22 Giant Dipper Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Prior & Church/Looff 137

23 Colossos Heide Park Intamin 136

24 Cornball Express Indiana Beach CCI 134

25 Megafobia Oakwood Theme Park CCI 121

26 Tonnerre de Zeus Parc Astérix CCI 112

27 Rampage Alabama Adventure CCI 93

28 Grand National Pleasure Beach Blackpool Paige 88

29 Playland Wooden Coaster Playland at the PNE Phare 87

30 Twister Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort Fetterman/Knoebels 86

31 Thunderbird PowerPark GCI 76

32 The Boss Six Flags
Six Flags
St. Louis CCI 74

33 Jack Rabbit Kennywood PTC/Miller 71

34 Aska Nara Dreamland Intamin 68

35 New Mexico Rattler Cliff's Amusement Park CCI/Cliff's 64

36 Timber Terror Silverwood
Silverwood
Theme Park CCI 61

37 Viper Six Flags
Six Flags
Great America Six Flags 58

38 Wildcat Hersheypark GCI 57

39 Mean Streak Cedar Point Dinn Corporation 54

40 Gwazi Busch Gardens Tampa GCI 51

Hurricane Boomers Coaster Works

42 Roar Six Flags
Six Flags
America GCI 47

43 Georgia Cyclone Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Georgia Dinn/Summers 46

44 Great American Scream Machine Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Georgia PTC/Allen 45

45 The Racer Kings Island PTC 44

46 Big Dipper Geauga Lake Miller 42

47 Roar Six Flags
Six Flags
Discovery Kingdom GCI 38

48 Blue Streak Cedar Point PTC/Hoover 35

49 Racer Kennywood PTC/Miller 34

ThunderCoaster TusenFryd Vekoma

2006 winners[edit]

2006 Golden Ticket Awards[16]

Host Park: Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari

Category 2006 Recipient Location

Best Amusement Park Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio

Best Waterpark Schlitterbahn New Baunfels, Texas

Best Children's Park Legoland California Carlsbad, California

Best Marine Life Park SeaWorld Orlando Orlando, Florida

Best Wooden Coaster Thunderhead, Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

Best Steel Coaster Superman
Superman
– Ride of Steel, Six Flags
Six Flags
New England Agawam, Massachusetts

Best Kids' Area Paramount's Kings Island Kings Mills, Ohio

Friendliest Park Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Ind.

Cleanest Park Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Ind.

Best Halloween
Halloween
Event Halloween Horror Nights
Halloween Horror Nights
at Universal Orlando
Universal Orlando
Resort Orlando, Florida

Best Landscaping — Amusement Park Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia

Best Landscaping — Waterpark Schlitterbahn New Braunfels, Texas

Best Food Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pa.

Best Shows Six Flags
Six Flags
Fiesta Texas San Antonio

Best Outdoor Night Show Production IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth, Epcot Orlando, Florida

Best Water Ride Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls, Universal's Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida

Best Waterpark
Waterpark
Ride Master Blaster, Schlitterbahn New Braunfels, Texas

Best Dark Ride The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, Universal's Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida

Best New Ride of 2006 — Amusement Park The Voyage, Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana

Best New Ride of 2006 — Waterpark Bahari River, Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana

Best Capacity Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio

Best Theming of an Attraction Dueling Dragons, Universal's Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida

Best Concert Venue TimberWolf Amphitheater, Paramount's Kings Island Kings Mills, Ohio

Top 25 Steel Roller Coasters

Rank 2006 Recipient Park Supplier

1 Superman
Superman
– Ride of Steel Six Flags
Six Flags
New England Intamin

2 Millennium Force Cedar Point Intamin

3 Magnum XL-200 Cedar Point Arrow

4 Nitro Six Flags
Six Flags
Great Adventure B&M

5 Apollo's Chariot Busch Gardens Europe B&M

6 Expedition GeForce Holiday Park Intamin

7 Phantom's Revenge Kennywood Morgan/Arrow

8 Montu Busch Gardens Africa B&M

9 Goliath Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Georgia B&M

10 Top Thrill Dragster Cedar Point Intamin

11 Raging Bull Six Flags
Six Flags
Great America B&M

12 Superman
Superman
– Ride of Steel Darien Lake Intamin

13 SheiKra Busch Gardens Africa B&M

14 Raptor Cedar Point B&M

15 Steel Force Dorney Park
Dorney Park
& Wildwater Kingdom Morgan

16 Nemesis Alton Towers B&M

17 Alpengeist Busch Gardens Europe B&M

18 Dragon Challenge Islands of Adventure B&M

19 Mind Bender Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Georgia Schwarzkopf

20 X Six Flags
Six Flags
Magic Mountain Arrow

21 The Incredible Hulk Islands of Adventure B&M

Kumba Busch Gardens Africa B&M

23 Superman
Superman
– Ride of Steel Six Flags
Six Flags
America Intamin

24 Goliath Six Flags
Six Flags
Magic Mountain Giovanola

25 Volcano, The Blast Coaster Kings Dominion Intamin

2005 winners[edit]

2005 Golden Ticket Awards[17]

Host Park: Six Flags
Six Flags
Fiesta Texas

Category 2005 Recipient Location

Best Amusement Park Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio

Best Waterpark Schlitterbahn New Braunfels, Texas

Best Children's Park Legoland California Carlsbad, California

Best Wooden Coaster Thunderhead, Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Best Steel Coaster Millennium Force, Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio

Best Kids' Area Paramount's Kings Island Mason, Ohio

Friendliest Park Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana

Cleanest Park Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana

Best Halloween
Halloween
Event Halloween
Halloween
Haunt at Knott's Berry Farm Buena Park, California

Best Landscaping — Amusement Park Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia

Best Landscaping — Waterpark Schlitterbahn New Braunfels, Texas

Best Food Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pa.

Best Shows Six Flags
Six Flags
Fiesta Texas San Antonio

Best Outdoor Night Show Production IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth, Epcot Orlando, Florida

Best Water Ride Valhalla, Pleasure Beach Blackpool Blackpool, England

Best Waterpark
Waterpark
Ride Master Blaster, Schlitterbahn New Braunfels, Texas

Best Dark Ride The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, Universal's Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida

Best New Ride of 2005 — Amusement Park Hades, Mt. Olympus
Mt. Olympus
Water & Theme Park Wisconsin Dells, Wis.

Best New Ride of 2005 — Waterpark Black Anaconda, Noah's Ark Water Park Wisconsin Dells, Wis.

Best Place to Ride Go-Karts Mt. Olympus
Mt. Olympus
Water & Theme Park Wisconsin Dells, Wis.

Best Souvenirs Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio

Best Games Area Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio

2004 winners[edit]

2004 Golden Ticket Awards[18]

Host Park: Cedar Point

Category 2004 Recipient Location

Best Amusement Park Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio

Best Waterpark Schlitterbahn New Baunfels, Texas

Best Children's Park Legoland California Carlsbad, California

Best Wooden Coaster Boulder Dash, Lake Compounce Bristol, Conn.

Best Steel Coaster Millennium Force, Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio

Best Kids' Area Paramount's Kings Island Mason, Ohio

Friendliest Park Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Ind.

Cleanest Park Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana

Best Landscaping Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia

Most Beautiful Park Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia

Most Beautiful Waterpark Schlitterbahn New Braunfels, Texas

Best Food Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pa.

Best Shows Six Flags
Six Flags
Fiesta Texas San Antonio

Best Outdoor Night Show The Lone Star Spectacular, Six Flags
Six Flags
Fiesta Texas San Antonio

Best Water Ride Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls, Universal's Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida

Best Waterpark
Waterpark
Ride Master Blaster, Schlitterbahn New Braunfels, Texas

Best Dark Ride The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, Universal's Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida

2003 winners[edit]

2003 Golden Ticket Awards[19]

Host Park: Schlitterbahn

Category Rank 2003 Recipient Location/Park Vote

Best Amusement Park 1 Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio 30%

2 Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida 15%

3 Blackpool
Blackpool
Pleasure Beach Blackpool, England 12%

Best Waterpark 1 Schlitterbahn New Baunfels, Texas 47%

2 Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Ind. 23%

3 Dorney Park
Dorney Park
& Wildwater Kingdom Allentown, Pa. 6%

Best Kids' Area 1 Paramount's Kings Island Mason, Ohio 47%

2 Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida 8%

3 Paramount's Kings Dominion Doswell, Virginia 7%

Friendliest Park 1 Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Ind. 61%

2 Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania 10%

3 Paramount's Kings Dominion Doswell, Virginia 3%

Cleanest Park 1 Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana 45%

2 Disneyland Anaheim, California 10%

3 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia 7%

Best Landscaping 1 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia 37%

2 Efteling Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands 23%

3 Bonfante Gardens Gilroy, California 7%

Alton Towers Staffordshire, England

Most Beautiful Park 1 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia 38%

2 Efteling Kaatsheuvel, The Netherlands 22%

Most Beautiful Waterpark 1 Schlitterbahn New Braunfels, Texas

Best Food 1 Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pa.

Best Shows 1 Six Flags
Six Flags
Fiesta Texas San Antonio, Texas

Best Water Ride 1 Valhalla Pleasure Beach Blackpool

Best Waterpark
Waterpark
Ride 1 Zinga Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari

Best Dark Ride 1 The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man Islands of Adventure 34%

2 Haunted Mansion Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort 20%

3 Dreamflight
Dreamflight
(Droomvlucht) Efteling 8%

Best Park Capacity 1 Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio 53%

2 Disneyland Anaheim, California 8%

3 Magic Kingdom Orlando, Florida 6%

Best Non-Coaster Ride 1 Giant Drops Multiple locations 20%

2 The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man Islands of Adventure 14%

3 The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Disney-MGM Studios 8%

Best Theming of an Attraction 1 Dueling Dragons Islands of Adventure 27%

2 Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden Eye Disneyland 14%

3 The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Disney-MGM Studios 10%

Top 50 Steel Roller Coasters

Rank 2003 Recipient Park Supplier Points

1 Superman
Superman
– Ride of Steel Six Flags
Six Flags
New England Intamin 1,177

2 Millennium Force Cedar Point Intamin 1,093

3 Expedition GeForce Holiday Park Intamin 794

4 Magnum XL-200 Cedar Point Arrow 789

5 Apollo's Chariot Busch Gardens Williamsburg B&M 538

6 Nitro Six Flags
Six Flags
Great Adventure B&M 527

7 Nemesis Alton Towers B&M 361

8 Phantom's Revenge Kennywood Morgan/Arrow 353

9 Superman
Superman
– Ride of Steel Six Flags
Six Flags
Darien Lake Intamin 320

10 Raptor Cedar Point B&M 315

11 Top Thrill Dragster Intamin 298

12 Montu Busch Gardens Tampa B&M 278

13 Superman
Superman
– Ride of Steel Six Flags
Six Flags
America Intamin 272

14 Dueling Dragons Islands of Adventure B&M 257

15 X Six Flags
Six Flags
Magic Mountain Arrow 243

16 Steel Force Dorney Park
Dorney Park
& Wildwater Kingdom Morgan 242

17 Raging Bull Six Flags
Six Flags
Great America B&M 239

18 Goliath Six Flags
Six Flags
Magic Mountain Giovanola 184

19 Goliath Six Flags
Six Flags
Holland Intamin 183

Alpengeist Busch Gardens Williamsburg B&M

21 The Incredible Hulk Islands of Adventure 179

22 Kumba Busch Gardens Tampa 148

23 Euro-Mir Europa Park Mack 147

24 Air Alton Towers B&M 140

25 Superman: Krypton Coaster Six Flags
Six Flags
Fiesta Texas 138

26 Mind Bender Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Georgia Schwarzkopf 137

27 Titan Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Texas Giovanola 131

28 Volcano, The Blast Coaster Paramount's King's Dominion Intamin 122

29 Big One Blackpool
Blackpool
Pleasure Beach Arrow 111

30 Mr. Freeze Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Texas Premier Rides 97

31 Mamba Worlds of Fun Morgan 95

32 Colossus Thorpe Park Intamin 90

33 Hypersonic XLC Paramount's King's Dominion S&S 87

34 Shock Wave Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Texas Schwarzkopf 80

35 Xcelerator Knott's Berry Farm Intamin 79

36 Medusa Six Flags
Six Flags
Great Adventure B&M 68

37 Mindbender Galaxyland Schwarzkopf 67

38 Superman: Ultimate Flight Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Georgia B&M 64

39 Top Gun: The Jet Coaster Paramount's Carowinds 60

40 Wildfire Silver Dollar City 59

41 The Riddler's Revenge Six Flags
Six Flags
Magic Mountain 56

42 Big Bad Wolf Busch Gardens Williamsburg Arrow 47

43 California Screamin' Disney's California Adventure Intamin 43

44 Magnum Force Flamingo Land Resort Schwarzkopf 39

45 Superman: The Escape Six Flags
Six Flags
Magic Mountain Intamin 37

Top Gun Paramount's Great America B&M

47 Superman: Ultimate Escape Six Flags
Six Flags
Worlds of Adventure Intamin 35

48 Kraken SeaWorld Orlando B&M 31

49 Desperado Buffalo Bill's Arrow 30

50 Wicked Twister Cedar Point Intamin 28

Top 30 Wooden Roller Coasters

Rank 2003 Recipient Park Supplier Points

1 The Raven Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari CCI 1194

2 Shivering Timbers Michigan's Adventure 912

3 Boulder Dash Lake Compounce 892

4 Phoenix Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort Dinn/PTC 823

5 The Legend Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari CCI 724

6 GhostRider Knott's Berry Farm 437

7 Lightning Racer Hersheypark GCII 427

8 The Beast

Kings Island

422

9 Megafobia Oakwood Leisure Park CCI 421

10 Texas Giant Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Texas Dinn 415

11 Colossos Heide Park Intamin 335

12 Grand National Blackpool
Blackpool
Pleasure Beach Charles Paige 314

13 Cornball Express Indiana Beach CCI 304

14 The Comet Great Escape PTC/Schmeck 284

15 Rampage Visionland CCI 279

16 Cyclone Astroland Harry C. Baker 269

17 The Boss Six Flags
Six Flags
St. Louis CCI 237

18 Georgia Cyclone Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Georgia Dinn 225

19 Thunderbolt Kennywood Andy Vettel/John Miller 194

20 Tonnerre de Zeus Parc Astérix CCI 180

21 Twister Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort Knoebels/Fetterman 177

22 Tremors Silverwood
Silverwood
Theme Park CCI

23 Viper Six Flags
Six Flags
Great America Six Flags 139

24 Playland Wooden Coaster Playland Phare 130

25 Texas Cyclone Six Flags
Six Flags
AstroWorld Frontier 129

26 Ozark Wildcat Celebration City GCII 121

27

28

29

30

2002 winners[edit]

2002 Golden Ticket Awards[20]

Host Park: Paramount's Kings Island

Category 2002 Recipient Location

Best Amusement Park Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio

Best Waterpark Schlitterbahn New Baunfels, Texas

Best Wooden Coaster The Raven, Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Ind.

Best Steel Coaster Millennium Force, Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio

Best Kids' Area Paramount's Kings Island Mason, Ohio

Friendliest Park Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Ind.

Cleanest Park Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Ind.

Best Landscaping Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia

Best Food Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pa.

Best Shows Six Flags
Six Flags
Fiesta Texas San Antonio

Best Water Ride Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls, Universal's Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida

Best Waterpark
Waterpark
Ride Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana

Best Dark Ride The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, Universal's Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida

Best Park Capacity Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio

Best Souvenirs Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pa.

Best Games Area Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio

Best Themed or Background Music Universal's Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida

Most Classic or Distinctive Coaster Station Cyclone, Lakeside Amusement Park Denver, Colorado

2001 winners[edit]

2001 Golden Ticket Awards[21]

Host Park: Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari

Category 2001 Recipient Location

Best Amusement Park Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio

Best Waterpark Schlitterbahn New Baunfels, Texas

Best Wooden Coaster The Raven, Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Ind.

Best Steel Coaster Millennium Force, Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio

Best Kids' Area Paramount's Kings Island Mason, Ohio

Friendliest Park Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Ind.

Cleanest Park Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana

Best Landscaping Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia

Best Food Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pa.

Best Shows Six Flags
Six Flags
Fiesta Texas San Antonio

Best Water Ride Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls, Universal's Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida

Best Waterpark
Waterpark
Ride Master Blaster, Schlitterbahn New Braunfels, Texas

Best Park Capacity Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio

Best Dark Ride The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, Universal's Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida

Best Carousel Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pa.

2000 winners[edit]

2000 Golden Ticket Awards[22]

No host park, the awards were announced from Amusement Today's Arlington, Texas
Arlington, Texas
office

Category 2000 Recipient Location

Best Amusement Park Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio

Best Waterpark Schlitterbahn New Baunfels, Texas

Best Wooden Coaster The Raven, Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Ind.

Best Steel Coaster Magnum XL-200, Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio

Friendliest Park Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Ind.

Cleanest Park Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana

Best Landscaping Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia

Best Food Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pa.

Best Shows Six Flags
Six Flags
Fiesta Texas San Antonio

Best Ride Theming Dueling Dragons, Universal's Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida

Best Waterpark
Waterpark
Ride Master Blaster, Schlitterbahn New Braunfels, Texas

Best Park Capacity Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio

Best Indoor Attraction The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, Universal's Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida

Best Non-coaster Ride The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, Universal's Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida

1999 winners[edit]

1999 Golden Ticket Awards[23]

No host park, the awards were announced from Amusement Today's Arlington, Texas
Arlington, Texas
office

Category 1999 Recipient Location

Best Amusement/Theme Park Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio

Best Waterpark Schlitterbahn New Baunfels, Texas

Best Wooden Coaster Texas Giant, Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Texas Arlington, Texas

Best Steel Coaster Magnum XL-200, Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio

Friendliest Park Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Ind.

Cleanest Park Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia

Best Landscaping Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia

Best Food Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia

Best Shows Six Flags
Six Flags
Fiesta Texas San Antonio, Texas

Best Ride Theming (ride, attraction or queue) Dueling Dragons, Universal's Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida

Best Waterpark
Waterpark
Ride Master Blaster, Schlitterbahn New Branfels, Texas

Best Park Capacity Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio

Best Indoor Attraction (noncoaster) The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, Universal's Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida

Best Non-coaster Ride Giant Drops Multiple locations

1998 winners[edit]

1998 Golden Ticket Awards[24]

No host park, the awards were announced from Amusement Today's Arlington, Texas
Arlington, Texas
office

Category Rank 1998 Recipient Location/Park Vote

Best Amusement/Theme Park 1 Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio 37%

2 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia 16%

3 Kennywood West Mifflin, Pa. 9%

Best Waterpark 1 Schlitterbahn New Braunfels, Texas

Friendliest Park 1 Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana

Cleanest Park 1 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia

Best Landscaping 1 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia 62%

2 Disneyland Anaheim, California 6%

Walt Disney World Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Busch Gardens Tampa Tampa, Florida

Best Food 1 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia 21%

2 Kennywood West Mifflin, Pa. 15%

Best Shows 1 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia

Best Themed Ride 1 Nemesis Alton Towers 11%

Batman: The Ride Six Flags
Six Flags
Great America

Alpengeist Busch Gardens Williamsburg

4 The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Disney-MGM Studios 10%

Best Waterpark
Waterpark
Ride 1 Master Blaster Schlitterbahn

Best Capacity (fastest moving lines) 1 Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio

Best Simulator/Indoor Attraction 1 Back to the Future: The Ride Universal Studios Florida 23%

2 Star Tours Disneyland 17%

3 T2 3-D: Battle Across Time Universal Studios Florida 15%

4 Dino Island Multiple locations 11%

Best Non-coaster Ride 1 Giant Drops Multiple locations 21%

2 Space Shot 15%

3 Skycoaster 11%

Top 25 Steel Roller Coasters

Rank 1998 Recipient Park Supplier Points

1 Magnum XL-200 Cedar Point Arrow Dynamics 466

2 Alpengeist Busch Gardens Williamsburg Bolliger & Mabillard 329

3 Montu Busch Gardens Tampa Bolliger & Mabillard 311

4 Kumba Bolliger & Mabillard 257

5 Steel Force Dorney Park
Dorney Park
& Wildwater Kingdom D. H. Morgan Manufacturing 241

6 Raptor Cedar Point Bolliger & Mabillard 203

7 Mamba Worlds of Fun D. H. Morgan Manufacturing 176

8 Desperado Buffalo Bill's Arrow Dynamics 146

9 Big Bad Wolf Busch Gardens Williamsburg Arrow Dynamics 113

10 Nemesis Alton Towers Bolliger & Mabillard 100

11 Steel Phantom Kennywood Arrow Dynamics 94

12 Mind Bender Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Georgia Schwarzkopf 90

13 Mindbender Galaxyland Schwarzkopf 84

14 Mantis Cedar Point B&M 83

15 Taz's Texas Tornado Six Flags
Six Flags
AstroWorld Schwarzkopf 82

Loch Ness Monster Busch Gardens Williamsburg Arrow Dynamics

17 Shockwave Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Texas Schwarzkopf 74

18 Big One Blackpool
Blackpool
Pleasure Beach Arrow Dynamics 61

19 Batman: The Ride Six Flags
Six Flags
Great Adventure Bolliger & Mabillard 57

20 Superman: The Escape Six Flags
Six Flags
Magic Mountain Intamin 53

21 Batman: The Ride Six Flags
Six Flags
St. Louis Bolliger & Mabillard 52

22 The Great White SeaWorld San Antonio Bolliger & Mabillard 49

23 Mr. Freeze Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Texas Premier Rides 47

Batman: The Ride Six Flags
Six Flags
Great America Bolliger & Mabillard

25 Crazy Mouse Dinosaur Beach Reverchon 45

Top 10 Wooden Roller Coasters

Rank 1998 Recipient Park Supplier Points

1 Texas Giant Six Flags
Six Flags
Over Texas Dinn 477

2 The Raven Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari CCI 295

3 The Beast

Kings Island

231

4 The Comet Great Escape PTC 213

5 Megafobia Oakwood Theme Park CCI 197

6 Shivering Timbers Michigan's Adventure 193

7 Cyclone Astroland Keenan/Baker 189

8 Timber Wolf Worlds of Fun Dinn 168

9 Thunderbolt Kennywood Vettel/Miller 157

10 Phoenix Knoebels PTC 135

Publisher's Picks[edit]

Publisher's Pick Award Winners

Year Category Recipient

2016 Person of the Year Raffi Kaprelyan

2016 Renaissance Award Ed Hart

2016 Supplier of the Year Bolliger & Mabillard

2016 Park of the Year Cedar Point

2015 Park of the Year Lagoon

2015 Persons of the Year Alberto Zamperla
Zamperla
and Valerio Ferrari

2015 Renaissance Award Huck Finn's Playland

2015 Turnstile Award Quassy Amusement Park

2014 Persons of the Year SeaWorld Rescue Team

2012 Park of the Year Disney California Adventure

2012 Supplier of the Year RWS and Associates (Luminosity — Ignite the Night!)

2012 Person of the Year Tilan K. Fertitta (Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier)

2012 Turnstile Award SeaWorld San Diego

2011 Park of the Year Gröna Lund

2011 Supplier of the Year Chance Rides
Chance Rides
Manufacturing

2011 Legends Series Richard Kinzel (Cedar Fair Entertainment Company)

2010 Park of the Year Beech Bend Park

2010 Person of the Year Jeff Novotny (National Roller Coaster Museum and Archives)

2010 Legends Series Will Koch ( Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari)

2009 Park of the Year Wonderland Park

2009 Persons of the Year Dick & Barbara Knoebel ( Knoebels
Knoebels
Amusement Resort)

2009 Supplier of the Year Gary Goddard Entertainment

2009 Legends Series Jack Krantz (Adventureland)

2008 Park of the Year Xocomil
Xocomil
Waterpark

2008 Person of the Year Paul Nelson ( Waldameer
Waldameer
Park)

2008 Supplier of the Year Zamperla

2007 Park of the Year Dollywood

2007 Person of the Year Milton S. Hershey
Milton S. Hershey
(Hersheypark)

2007 Supplier of the Year National Ticket Company

2006 Park of the Year State Fair of Texas

2006 Person of the Year Pat Thomson (Western Playland)

2006 Supplier of the Year William H. Robinson

2005 Park of the Year Disneyland

2005 Person of the Year Nick Laskaris (Mount Olympus Water & Theme Park)

2005 Supplier of the Year Werner Stengel

2004 Park of the Year Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari

2004 Person of the Year Dan Feicht (Cedar Point)

2004 Supplier of the Year Philadelphia Toboggan Company

2003 Park of the Year Cliff's Amusement Park

Host Park[edit]

Times Hosting Park Years

3 Holiday World
Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari 2001, 2006, 2011

2 Cedar Point 2004, 2016

2 Dollywood 2007, 2012

1 Busch Gardens Williamsburg 2010

1 Kings Island 2002

1 Lake Compounce 2017

1 Legoland California 2009

1 Luna Park, Coney Island 2015

1 Quassy Amusement Park 2017

1 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk 2013

1 Schlitterbahn 2003

1 SeaWorld San Diego 2014

1 Six Flags
Six Flags
Fiesta Texas 2005

From 1998–2000 there was no Host Park, the awards were announced from Amusement Today's Arlington, Texas, office instead. The 2008 awards were announced at Give Kids the World Village
Give Kids the World Village
in Orlando, Florida.

2017 was hosted by two parks.

Repeat winners[edit]

Best Amusement Park
Amusement Park
Cedar Point
Cedar Point
for 15 of 17 years. Best Water Park – Schlitterbahn
Schlitterbahn
for all 17 years. Best Landscaping Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
for all 17 years. Best Children's Park – Idlewild and Soak Zone
Idlewild and Soak Zone
for the past 5 years. Cleanest Park – Holiday World
Holiday World
for the last 15 years. Friendliest Park – Holiday World
Holiday World
for 13 out of the last 17 years. Best Halloween
Halloween
Event – Universal Studios Orlando
Universal Studios Orlando
for 9 out of the 11 years the award has been given. Best Food – Knoebels
Knoebels
for 16 out of last 17 years (tied once). Best Kids Area – Kings Island
Kings Island
for the last 14 years. Best Steel Roller Coaster – Millennium Force
Millennium Force
for the past 5 years, and within the top 2 for the past 15 years. Best Shows – Dollywood
Dollywood
for the last 6 years. Best Indoor Waterpark
Waterpark
Schlitterbahn
Schlitterbahn
Galveston Island for the last 8 years. Best Outdoor Production Show – IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth at Epcot
Epcot
for 12 out of the 13 years the award has been given. Best Seaside Park – Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
for 7 of the last 8 years.

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External links[edit]

Current Golden Ticket Awards at Amusement Today's Golden Ticket website Golden Ticket Awards go online for 2012 Details of voting for the 2012 Go

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