Park Mania Play-In Game Results

It’s that time of year, when college basketball fans around the country fill out their National Championship brackets in hopes that their teams wins it all in the NCAA Basketball National Championship. Here at Coaster101, while we love a good bracket pool, we decided to have some fun with the bracket system this year, and bring back our annual bracket event, this year (in an effort not to get a cease and desist letter) called Park Mania!

After the success of last year’s inaugural”Park Madness,” which was won by Idaho’s Silverwood Theme Park, we’ve decided to keep this year’s Park Mania mostly the same, but with a few new additions to keep it interesting. (With their win last year, Silverwood has clinched a #1 Seed in the West.)

We’ve included parks from across North America, divided into four 16-team geographic regions; East, West, Midwest and South. Just like the real tournament, we’ve created a “Play-In” round where 8 parks will have the chance to be voted into the 64-park field.

However, instead of the parks facing off against each other, we’re going to let you, the readers of decide your pick for your favorite park in North America! (Note: Parks were divided by geography, and loosely ranked on seed lines. We’re just having fun with this. PLEASE do not be offended by the rankings.)

Click Here for a Full Size Bracket!

Each voting round will take place over several days, and the schedule will be as follows. We’ll create a post each day with new polls for voting. All voting will be done right here on, and will end at 8:00pm Eastern Time on the specified date.

Play-In Game Voting: Friday, March 9-Sunday, March 11

Round One Voting: Monday, March 12-Wednesday, March 14

Round Two Voting: Thursday, March 15-Sunday, March 18

Regional Semi-Final Voting: Monday, March 19-Wednesday, March 21

Regional Final Voting: Thursday, March 22-Sunday, March 25

National Semi-Final Voting: Monday, March 26-Wednesday, March 28

Championship Voting: Thursday, March 29-Sunday, April 1.

Winner Announced: Monday, April 2.


New this year is the inclusion of the “Play-In” Round, to determine which parks will make it into the Field of 64.

16) Wild Adventures: 65%

16) Family Kingdom: 35%

13) Morey’s Piers: 74%
13) Casino Pier: 26%

16) Magic Springs: 17%
16) Frontier City: 83%

13) Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk: 77%
13) Belmont Park: 23%

Best of luck to all of the parks! Feel free to use #C101ParkMania to talk about Park Mania on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

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2 Responses

  1. Go Frontier City!

  2. Anthony says:

    YES!!! I’ve been waiting for this!!!