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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.

CriticismEdit

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.

Theme Park AwardsEdit

Best Amuesment ParkEdit

Winner: Cedar Point (23% of votes).

2nd Place: Knoebels Amusement Park (13% of votes).

3rd Place: Europa Park (12% of votes).

4th Place: Dollywood (8% of votes).

5th Place: Disneyland Park (7% of votes).

Best LandscapingEdit

Cleanest ParkEdit

Winner: Holiday World (35% of votes).

Friendliest ParkEdit

Winner: Holiday World (32% of votes).

Best FoodEdit

Best Kids AreaEdit

Best ShowsEdit

Roller Coaster AwardsEdit

Best Steel Roller CoasterEdit

Rank 2011 Recipient Park Points
1 Millennium Force Cedar Point 1540
2 Bizarro Six Flags New England 1201
3 Nitro Six Flags Great Adventure 864
4 Goliath Six Flags Over Georgia 794
5 Phantom's Revenge Kennywood 756
6 Texas Giant Six Flags Over Texas 743

Best Wooden Roller CoasterEdit

Best Indoor Roller CoasterEdit

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 Disneyworld.

Other AwardsEdit

Best New RideEdit

Winner: New Texas Giant at Six Flags Over Texas (45% of votes).

2nd Place: Cheetah Hunt at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (12% of votes).

Best New Waterpark RideEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.themeparkgeekly.com/11/geek-speak-reactions-to-the-2011-golden-ticket-awards/

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