Coaster101 Presents Park Mania 2020: First Round
68 Enter. 64 Left. One Winner. Let The Games Begin!
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 event, Park Mania!
Just like the College Basketball tournament, we’ve included parks from across North America, and this year, added an International division, divided into four 16-team geographic regions; East, West, Central and International.
However, instead of the parks facing off against each other, we’re going to let you, the readers of Coaster101.com 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.)
We have updated our voting process slightly this year and are closely monitoring spikes in votes. We will not be reporting exact results on social media during this year’s Park Mania, and voting percentages will be hidden this year. While this might feel less “transparent,” there were concerns with fraudulent votes last year. We reserve the right to remove any potentially fraudulent votes from the results, which kind of defeats the purpose of this being fun. Bottom Line: Don’t cheat and ruin this for your favorite park and everyone else legitimately voting for them!
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 Coaster101.com, and will end at 8:00pm Eastern Time on the specified date.
Play-In Game Voting: Saturday, March 14-Tuesday, March 17 RESULTS: CLICK HERE
Round One Voting: Wednesday, March 18-Friday, March 20
Round Two Voting: Saturday, March 21-Tuesday, March 24
Regional Semi-Final Voting: Wednesday, March 25-Friday, March 27
Regional Final Voting: Saturday, March 28-Tuesday, March 31
National Semi-Final Voting: Wednesday, April 1-Friday, April 3
Championship Voting: Saturday, April 4-Monday, April 6
Winner Announced: Tuesday, April 7
First Round Voting
There are 32 first round match-ups, 8 in each geographic region. Record your votes below. Voting will take place Wednesday, March 18-Friday, March 20, and voting will end at approximately 8:00pm Eastern Time on Friday night.
We’ll post the results on Friday Night, and Round 2 will begin on Saturday Morning!
Best of luck to all of the parks! Be sure to use #C101ParkMania to talk about Park Mania on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!