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Amusement Today, a magazine about amusement park industry, annually gives out awards to the top amusement

Golden Ticket Awards
Statistics

Founder

Gary Slade

Catagories

Amusement parks

First Occurance

1998

Latest Occurance

2013

Website

http://www.amusementtoday.com/

parks and roller coasters. These special ceremonies are known as the Golden Ticket Awards. Experienced coaster enthusiasts are surveyed to come up with the best of the best. Although they do their best to make the featured coasters worldwide, Amusement Today has been known to mainly feature american parks.

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Best New RideEdit

Amusement/Theme ParkEdit

Rank Name Amusement/Theme Park Vote
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

Water ParkEdit

Rank Name Water Park Vote
1 The Falls Splashin Safari' 45%
2 Vanish Point Water Country USA 15%
3 Bombs Away Raging Waters 8%
Viper NRH2O

Park & Ride WinnersEdit

Category Rank 2011 Recipient Location Vote
Best Amusement/Theme Park
1
Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio 23%
2
Knoebels Amusement Park Elysburg, Pa. 13%
3
Europa-Park Rust, Germany 12%
4
Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tenn. 8%

Roller coaster rankingsEdit

SteelEdit

Rank Name Park Supplier Points
1 Millennium Force Cedar Point Intamin AG 1,540
2 Bizarro Six Flags New England Intamin AG 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 AG
9 Top Thrill Dragster Cedar Point Intamin AG 627
10 Magnum XL-200 Arrow Dynamics 510

WoodenEdit

Rank Name Park Supplier Points
1 Voyage Holiday World The Gravity Group, LLC 1,631
2 Phoenix Knoebels Amusement Park Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc./Herbert Schmeck 1,375
3 El Toro Six Flags Great Adventure Intamin AG 1,359
4 Boulder Dash Lake Compounce Custom Coasters International, Inc. 1,267
5 Thunderhead Dollywood Great Coasters International 1,065

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