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
— SF Great America (@SFGreat_America) April 2, 2016
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
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!