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Amusement Today Golden Ticket Awards

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Golden Ticket Awards
Statistics

Host Park

SeaWorld San Diego

Amusement Today's Golden Ticket Awards are annual awards given out based on surveys taken by roller coaster enthusiasts from around the world. They were first handed out in 1998 and continue to this day.

The results shown below are for the 2011 awards, hosted at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari.

Criticism[edit]

The Golden Ticket Awards have received substantial criticism for being a simple popularity contest, with most of the voters living in the Midwest United States.[1] In addition, the core group of panel has remained mostly the same, causing the results to be nearly identical year after year.

2014 Golden Ticket Awards[edit]

Host Park: SeaWorld San Diego

Category Rank Name Park/Location Vote
Best New Ride (Amusement Park) 1 Flying Turns Knoebels Amusement Resort 27%
2
3
4 Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts Universal Studios Florida 10%
5 Lightning Run Kentucky Kingdom 9%

Top 50 Steel Roller Coasters[edit]

Rank Name Park Supplier Points
1 Millennium Force Cedar Point Intamin 1,139
2 Bizarro Six Flags New England Intamin 1,049
3 Expedition GeForce Holiday Park Intamin 764
4 Diamondback Kings Island Bolliger & Mabillard 579
5 Nitro Six Flags Great Adventure Bolliger & Mabillard 563
6 Leviathan Canada's Wonderland Bolliger & Mabillard 500
7 Apollo's Chariot Busch Gardens Williamsburg Bolliger & Mabillard 484
8 New Texas Giant Six Flags Over Texas Rocky Mountain Construction 465
9 Goliath Six Flags Over Georgia Bolliger & Mabillard 422
10 Intimidator Carowinds Bolliger & Mabillard 387
15 Behemoth Canada's Wonderland Bolliger & Mabillard 318
16 Banshee Kings Island Bolliger & Mabillard 317
20
25 Lightning Run Kentucky Kingdom Chance Rides 165
30
35
40 Shock Wave Six Flags Over Texas Schwarzkopf 90
49 California Screamin' Disney California Adventure Park Intamin 70
Volcano The Blast Coaster Kings Dominion Intamin

Top 50 Wooden Roller coasters of 2014[edit]

Rank Name Park Points
1 Boulder Dash Lake Compounce 1480
5
6 Ravine Flyer II Waldameer 719
10
15
20
25 Flying Turns Knoebels Amusement Park 155
30
35
40
45
50 Wood Coaster Knight Valley 68

2013 Golden Ticket Awards[edit]

Host Park: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Best New Ride (Amusement Park)[edit]

Winner: Outlaw Run

2012 Golden Ticket Awards[edit]

Host Park: Dollywood

Best New Ride (Amusement Park)[edit]

Winner: Wild Eagle at Dollywood (30% of votes)

2nd: Radiator Springs Racers at Disney California Adventure (15% of votes)

2011 Golden Ticket Awards[edit]

Host Park: Holiday World & Splashin' Safari

Category Rank Name Location/Park Vote
Best New Ride (Amusement Park) 1 New Texas Giant Six Flags Over Texas 45%
2 Cheetah Hunt Busch Gardens Tampa 12%
3 Wooden Warrior Quassy Amusement Park 11%
4 Twister Gröna Lund 5%
Zippin Pippin Bay Beach Amusement Park
Best New Ride (Water Park) 1 The Falls Schlitterbahn New Braunfels 45%
2 Vanish Point Water Country USA 15%
3 Bombs Away Raging Waters 8%
Viper NRH2O
Best Amusement Park 1 Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio 23%
2 Knoebels Amusement Park Elysburg, Pennsylvania 13%
3 Europa-Park Rust, Germany 12%
4 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 8%
5 Disneyland Anaheim, California 7%
Best Water Park 1 Schlitterbahn New Braunfels, Texas 66%
Best Carousel 1 Carousel Knoebels Amusement Park
Best Funhouse/Walk-Through Attraction 1 Noah's Ark Kennywood 24%
2 Frankenstein's Castle Indiana Beach 23%

Top 50 Steel Roller Coasters of 2011[edit]

Rank 2011 Recipient Park/Owner Supplier Points
1 Millenium Force Cedar Point Intamin 1,540
2 Bizarro Six Flags New England Intamin 1,201
3 Nitro Six Flags Great Adventure Bolliger & Mabillard 864
4 Goliath Six Flags Over Georgia Bolliger & Mabillard 794
5 Phantom's Revenge Kennywood Morgan/Arrow Dynamics 756
6 New Texas Giant Six Flags Over Texas Rocky Mountain Construction 743
7 Apollo's Chariot Busch Gardens Williamsburg Bolliger & Mabillard 643
Expedition GeForce Holiday Park Intamin
9 Top Thrill Dragster Cedar Point Intamin 627
10 Magnum XL-200 Cedar Point Arrow Dynamics 510
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20
25 Titan Six Flags Over Texas Giovanola 178
29 Ride of Steel Darien Lake Intamin 148
Volcano, The Blast Coaster Kings Dominion Intamin
31 Kumba Busch Gardens Tampa Bolliger & Mabillard 144
35
40 Goliath Six Flags Magic Mountain Giovanola 97
Superman: Ride of Steel Six Flags America Intamin
45 Manta SeaWorld Orlando Bolliger & Mabillard 84
Olympia Looping R. Barth and Sohn KG. Schwarzkopf
50 Mamba Worlds of Fun Morgan 73

Top 50 Wooden Roller Coasters of 2011[edit]

1998 Golden Ticket Awards[edit]

Category Rank Name
Best Amusement Park 1 Kennywood
Best Non-coaster Ride 1
2 Space Shot

Best Landscaping[edit]

Cleanest Park[edit]

Winner: Holiday World (35% of votes).

Friendliest Park[edit]

Winner: Holiday World (32% of votes).

Best Food[edit]

Best Kids Area[edit]

Best Shows[edit]

Roller Coaster Awards[edit]

Best Wooden Roller Coaster[edit]

Best Indoor Roller Coaster[edit]

Winner: Revenge of the Mummy at Universal Studios Orlando.

2nd Place: Space Mountain at Disney's Magic Kingdom.

3rd Place: Rock 'n' Roller Coaster at Disney's Hollywood Studios.


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