Attraction Awards 2015: Results
Drum roll, please — the results for the 2015 Attraction Awards have arrived!
We had some very challenging and competitive categories this year. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners, and thanks to everyone who nominated and voted!
Remember, the Attraction Awards is a fun, non-scientific web polling. View the results below:
1. Most Anticipated 2015 Attraction
Fury 325 at Carowinds
At 325 feet, it’s the tallest giga coaster in the world. And with more than 6,600 feet of track and a top speed of 95 mph, the specs alone would entice any thrill seeker. Readers agreed, selecting Fury 325 as the most anticipated attraction of 2015. Be sure to read our review of the coaster.
Honorable mention: Wicked Cyclone at Six Flags New England
2. Best Coaster Class
Readers determined that we’re in the midst of the best year for roller coasters. And if you look at the 2015 coaster roster, you’ll see why. With bizarre creations like Cannibal at Lagoon (pictured above) and beautiful reincarnated steel hybrid coasters like Twisted Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain, there’s something for every type of roller coaster aficionado.
Honorable mention: 2000
3. Favorite Amusement Industry Employee on Twitter
Tony Clark, Cedar Point (@TonyClarkCP)
Cedar Point Director of Communications Tony Clark is a busy man at America’s Roller Coast. Yet he makes time to share behind-the-scenes park updates, videos of Rougarou, answer fan questions and much, much more. You could say he’s a coaster-tweeting legend. Our Twitter hats off to you, Tony!
Honorable mention: Michael Fehnel, Carowinds (@mikefehnel)
4. Best Park Website
Six Flags (sixflags.com)
Little is left to the imagination when you visit Six Flags’ national website, which acts as a portal for the chain’s 18 properties. Immediately upon landing on the website, viewers are treated to a high-octane montage of the parks’ flagship thrill rides. Navigating away from the homepage may prove to be a challenge for coaster lovers.
Honorable mention: Cedar Point (cedarpoint.com)
5. Best Coaster of 2005
Kingda Ka at Six Flags Great Adventure
Kingda Ka at Six Flags Great Adventure, at least for now, still stands as the world’s tallest roller coaster. When it opened in 2005, it also held the record for the world’s fastest (until Formula Rossa at Ferrari World opened in November 2010). Regardless, even after a decade, it’s still a crowd favorite.
Honorable mention: Sheikra at Busch Gardens Tampa
6. Best Coaster Color Scheme
Fury 325 at Carowinds
Fury 325 earns a second Attraction Award in the same year — this one for its striking color scheme. Most of the track sports a teal color, but the bottom of the box spine features a stinging lime green. The blue-green combo contrasts well with the bright white supports.
Honorable mention: Twisted Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain
Thank you again to everyone who participated in this year’s Attraction Awards. We’ll see you again for another round next year!