Golden Ticket 2013 Winners

Amusement Today revealed the recipients of the 2013 Golden Ticket Awards yesterday at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. While the list of winners contains many familiar names, some new-for-2013 attractions were recognized.golden ticket 2013

The entire park and ride winner list is copied below:

Best Amusement Park: Cedar Point

Best Waterpark: Schlitterbahn New Braunfels

Best New Ride of 2013: Amusement Park – Outlaw Run at Silver Dollar City

Best New Ride of 2013 – Waterpark: River Rush at Dollywood’s Splash Country

Best Children’s Park: Idlewild and SoakZone

Best Marine Life Park: SeaWorld Orlando

Best Seaside Park: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Best Wooden Coaster: Boulder Dash at Lake Compounce

Best Steel Coaster: Millennium Force at Cedar Point

Best Kids’ Area: Kings Island

Friendliest Park: Dollywood

Cleanest Park: Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari

Best Halloween Event: Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando

Best Landscaping: Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Best Christmas Event: Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood

Best Food: Dollywood and Knoebels Amusement Resort (tie)

Best Shows: Dollywood

Best Outdoor Night Show Production: IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth at Walt Disney World’s Epcot

Best Water Ride: Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls at Universal’s Islands of Adventure

Best Waterpark Ride: Wildebeest at Splashin’ Safari

Best Dark Ride: Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey at Universal’s Islands of Adventure

Best Carousel: Grand Carousel at Knoebels Amusement Resort

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

Best Indoor Waterpark: Schlitterbahn Galveston Island

Best Funhouse/Walk-Through Attraction: Noah’s Ark at Kennywood

See the percentage totals for each category here.

The top 10 steel and wood coasters are listed below:

Top 10 Steel Coasters:

  1. Millennium Force at Cedar Point
  2.  Bizarro at Six Flags New England
  3. Expedition GeForce at Holiday Park
  4. Nitro at Six Flags Great Adventure
  5. Apollo’s Chariot at Busch Gardens Williamsburg
  6. New Texas Giant at Six Flags Over Texas
  7. Goliath at Six Flags Over Georgia
  8. Intimidator [232] at Carowinds
  9. Magnum XL-200 at Cedar Point
  10. Intimidator 305 at Kings Dominion

Top 10 Wood Coasters:

  1. Boulder Dash at Lake Compounce
  2. El Toro at Six Flags Great Adventure
  3. Phoenix at Knoebels Amusement Resort
  4. The Voyage at Holiday World
  5. Thunderhead at Dollywood
  6. Ravine Flyer II at Waldameer
  7. Outlaw Run at Silver Dollar City
  8. The Beast at Kings Island
  9. Lightning Racer at Hersheypark
  10. Shivering Timbers at Michigan’s Adventure

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners. Visit the Golden Ticket Awards website to learn more about the awards.

Were you surprised by any of the winners this year? Share your thoughts about the results in the comments section below.

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