Announcing the Winners of the 2017 Attraction Awards

And now for the moment we’ve all been waiting for — the results of the 2017 Attraction Awards are in! We had a record number of nominations and votes this year, and we’re pleased to reveal the winners below.

As in previous years, we invited readers to nominate their favorite roller coasters, parks and other attractions in a selection of predetermined categories. We organized those nominations and narrowed down the nominees for each of the six categories.

New this year, we allowed voting via “likes” and “shares” of each attraction’s photo on our Facebook page, in addition to the classic polling which we have utilized in previous years.

When viewing the winners, keep in mind that the Attraction Awards are lighthearted and nonscientific.


1. Best New-for-2016 Attraction

Lightning Rod at Dollywood

Honorable mention: Joker at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom


2. Best Park Snapchat

Six Flags Great America


Honorable mention: Cedar Point


3. Best Special Event

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort

Honorable mention: Christmas in the Smokies at Dollywood


4. Best VR Attraction

Rage of the Gargoyles at Six Flags Great America

Honorable mention: Iron Dragon at Cedar Point


5. Best Dessert

Fried Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups at Holiday World

Honorable mention: Cinnamon Bread at Dollywood


6. Best Attraction Entrance:

Banshee at Kings Island

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Honorable mention: Radiator Springs Raceway at Disney California Adventure


Thank you for your participation in the 2017 Attraction Awards. We’ll see you again next year!

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1 Response

  1. Zachary says:

    My home park won the most AWARDS!

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